Metrolink Station and Parking Structure
Placentia’s Metrolink Station and Parking Structure
At the June 27, 2016 Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors meeting, the Board Members approved the funding and cooperative agreement for the construction of the newest Metrolink Station in Orange County and a new parking structure. Mayor Pro Tem Craig Green, Council Members Scott Nelson and Chad Wanke, City Administrator Damien Arrula, and City Staff were present at the Board meeting along with several representatives from the Placentia Chamber of Commerce, Placita Santa Fe Merchants, and Cal State Fullerton’s Transportation Department.
"The City has been working with OCTA on the construction of a Metrolink Station and Parking Structure to serve the City and surrounding area for several years now," said City Administrator Damien Arrula. "We are particularly thankful to CEO Darrell Johnson and his OCTA team for their partnership and support in developing a cohesive plan together to bring this project to fruition. We are excited for the prospect of having the station serve as the catalyst for making Old Town Placentia a destination while serving regional transportation needs in the North Orange County area" said City Administrator Arrula.
The Cooperative Agreement was presented at the July 12, 2016 Placentia City Council meeting for final approval. The Agreement was unanimously approved by the City Council.
Once constructed, this will be the 13th station serving the 91 line, which will run from Los Angeles Union Station to downtown Riverside. The Placentia Metrolink station will be the closest station in proximity to Cal State Fullerton and will provide passengers with an alternative to the Fullerton Metrolink station.
The total cost of the Project is $35 million, of which the City will contribute $5.4 million.
|June 27, 2016||OCTA Board of Directors Meeting Approved Cooperative Agreement|
|July 12, 2016||City Council Meeting Approved Cooperative Agreement|
|November 2016||OCTA and City Staff reviewed Construction Management Bids|
|December 2016||OCTA Board of Directors Approved Construction Management Firm|
|Jan-Oct 2017||Final Station and Structure Design Review and Plan Check Review|
|January 2020||Construction of Underground Utilities|
|November 2020||Complete Construction of Underground Utilities|
|TBD||Construction of 3rd Railroad Tracks and Signal|
|June 2021||OCTA to Release Bids for Construction of Station & Parking Structure|
|December 2021||OCTA Award of Contract for Construction of Station & Parking Structure|
|January/February 2022||Construction Groundbreaking of Metrolink Station and Parking Structure (South Platform First)|
|June 2023||Complete Construction of Metrolink Station and Parking Structure|
If you have any questions regarding this tentative schedule, please call Andrea West, Government Relations for the Orange County Transportation Authority at (714) 560-5611 or via email.