In partnership with the California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) the City of Palmdale (City) shall undertake station area planning (the Project) around the planned high speed rail (HSR) multi-modal station near the vicinity of downtown Palmdale. This planning effort shall guide the ultimate design of the station and station area as well as enable the City to promote economic development, encourage station area development and enhance multimodal connections to the future station. Working with the Authority, regional partners, stakeholders, community, and developers, station area planning shall complement the planning and design of the HSR system and transportation planning efforts currently underway by the City and regional agencies. Planning efforts include the Metro-led Transit Oriented Development (TOD)3, Mobility Matrix, North County Multi-modal Integrated Transportation Study, High Desert Corridor Project and Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)-led Avenue Q Feasibility Study.
Project Study Area
The study area is located between Rancho Vista Boulevard and Avenue R and between State Route 14 and 15th Street East, and includes the Palmdale Airport (located approximately 2 miles northeast of the existing Palmdale Transportation Center). The primary focus area is located approximately one-half mile around the future multi-modal HSR station.