The El Monte Transit Village
The City of El Monte is the tenth largest city in Los Angeles County with a population of nearly 114,000. The City of El Monte has worked extensively over the last several decades to revitalize key commercial areas, including Downtown El Monte. This case study focuses on one of the City’s efforts, the El Monte Transit Village, which is located between Downtown El Monte and Interstate 10.
The City of El Monte is located in the central San Gabriel Valley, just to the west of the intersection of Interstates 10 and
605. The San Gabriel Valley represents nearly a cross-section of the regional Los Angeles population in terms of ethnic mix, income mix and jobs. While many consider the San Gabriel Valley to be a suburban feeder for the City of Los Angeles, it in fact accommodates 20 percent of the population of Los Angeles County, and 18 percent of the County’s jobs. Figure 2 shows that while job densities are not quite as high near the City…