The project proposes to conduct an analysis that will determine the feasibility of developing the Avenue Q Corridor as a Transit Oriented Development (TOD), mixed use development corridor. The “Corridor” will ultimately serve as an extension of the Palmdale Transportation Center (PTC), as well as the Palmdale Transit Village Specific Plan Planning Area.
As Avenue Q provides a direct route to the PTC, the City believes that providing for TOD/mixed use development opportunities along the Avenue Q Corridor and extending the proposed multi-use trails from the Palmdale Transit Village Specific Plan (PTVSP) into the project area will allow for the development of a variety of land uses that will be beneficial to both the City and its residents.
Project Study Area
The project area, which includes approximately 270 acres of land, is generally located between Auto Center Drive and Palmdale Boulevard and between Trade Center Drive and Division Street within the City of Palmdale (refer to Exhibit 1). The eastern boundary of the project area is located 1,300 feet from the PTC while the western most boundary, is located approximately 1.3 miles from the PTC.
The project area is also located within the bounds of the Palmdale Trade and Commerce Center Specific Plan (PTCCSP), with the exception of the area generally located south of Auto Center Drive and north of Avenue Q, between 5th Street East and State Route 14 (SR 14), which is part of the Antelope Valley Auto Center Specific Plan (AVACSP) – (refer to Exhibit 2).