Live, shop, hang out--all within a quarter mile of the metro transportation you use to get to work. Some villages are underway, with others planned.
Pasadena, Long Beach and Sylmar already have them: villages with apartments and retail space near a Metrolink station. Eleven other sites are in review. These projects are an effort to get people out of cars and into mass transit, and to "introduce urbanity into a neighborhood without destroying it."
Thanks to Gwenn Hilburn
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