Corbett Village is a Transit Oriented Development proposal for the southwest corner of La Cienega Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The 8-acre site lies adjacent to the Expo Line (light rail) which opened in April 2012 and will serve as a gateway into the neighborhood. The site has major constraints including heavily traveled La Cienega Boulevard to the east, Jefferson Bouelvard to the North, and the elevated light rail to the north which limits the porosity of the site. Currently the site is light industrial and supports a candy factory and storage facility. In order to capitalize on the catalytic potential of the Expo Line, a design proposal for the site was envisioned as a live/work center with neighborhood serving retail and commercial, and a mixture of residences and open space.
The development of Corbett Village is centered on the connection to the light rail station and proposes a welcoming plaza and connected bike path to ensure connectivity and accessibility to the site. The greater Expo Line Bicycle Path connects to Ballona Creek Bike Trail to the west of the site and so integrated bicycle facilities and improved pathways are critical to the project. A retail promenade attracts visitors and residents into the site and connects to live/work residences and apartments. A mixture of uses ensures a vibrant center which will stimulate the neighborhood and provide the much needed amenities to residents.
Spring 2012 | University of Southern California