Division 6 – Venice
In January 2016, the Metro Board adopted a motion calling for a community-based process to determine a new use for Division 6, the former Metro bus maintenance facility, through Metro’s Joint Development Program. This site is 3.12 acres located at 100 Sunset Avenue in the heart of the Venice community, just a few blocks from the beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The site had been in operation as a transit facility for over 100 years before being decommissioned in 2016.
In the fall of 2018, Metro’s Joint Development department initiated an outreach effort to facilitate a community visioning process for the long-term reuse of the site. The team used various methods to gather feedback and ideas about how the site could be developed to have broader positive community impact, increase mobility connections and improve quality of life.
This feedback has been utilized to create Development Guidelines, which will help Metro solicit proposals from developers, evaluate their work and guide building.
Joint Development Process.