Los Angeles-based developer Urban Partners has completed phase 1 in the construction of Del Mar Station in Pasadena, Calif., a transit-oriented, mixed-use project under development in Los Angeles County. Substantial completion of a 1,200-space subterranean parking garage and the installation of the infrastructure for the residential and retail complex coincided with July's opening of the Gold Line, a 13.7-mile, light-rail line that links downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. When completed in late 2004, the 500,000-square-foot Del Mar Station will feature four, two- to seven-story buildings designed by Pasadena architect Stefanos Polyzoides. The Gold Line will run right down the middle of Del Mar Station, a $90-million project that also includes 347 apartment units, 11,000 square feet of retail space, and the adaptive re-use of the historic Sante Fe Railroad Depot in Pasadena.

In Atlanta, more than 1,200 attendees are expected this month at Rail-Volution 2003, a national conference dedicated to helping build livable communities with transit. "It allows people to learn from other people about what's the latest, hottest, newest thing in transit-oriented development," says G.B. Arrington, chair of Rail-Volution's national steering committee. "Then they go out into the field with our mobile workshops and kick the tires." Participants will take an up-close and personal look at a major transit-oriented development at Lindberg Center Station in the Buckhead neighborhood and get inside information on Atlantic Station, one of the largest brownfield development projects in the country.

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