Tropico Station Plan


Tropico diagram  - annotated

Tropico TOD area plan

The Tropico Station Plan is a neighborhood-level policy study which recommends design guidelines, zoning designations and parking standards for the Tropico neighborhood surrounding Glendale’s Metrolink Station and Transit Center.

Throughout its history, Tropico has been defined by its proximity to high-quality transportation and a mix of uses, though its development has not always reflected its potential for sustainable residential and commercial growth. As the look, feel, and function of Tropico continues to change, its industrial past, transit-rich present, and future as a center for jobs and housing will come together to create a unique sense of place.

The Plan recommends a number of changes to zoning, land use, parking policy, and street standards in order to encourage and sustain high quality, neighborhood appropriate transit-oriented development in Tropico. The Tropico Station Plan is a foundational component of the South Glendale Community Plan.

As Principal Urban Designer at the City of Glendale, Alan Loomis was the primary author of TOD Planning Grant and Team Leader for the Tropico Station Plan.


2014 APA / Los Angeles , Public Outreach Award of Merit [for Tropico Station TOD Outreach]

2012 Metro Transit Oriented Development Planning Grant, Round 2 [$225,000 Award for Tropico Station TOD Plan]

SGCP-Tropico Streetcar Birdseye_DRAFT 030617

Tropico Station Aerial illustrating Glendale Streetcar Terminus | rendering by CityWorks Design

Tropico Station area plan

Tropico Station area plan


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