This Is What The Metro Brings To the City: Martin Expo Town Center

Last Friday, following nearly five years of work, the full Expo Line route to Santa Monica opened to throngs of eager passengers.  As if on cue, a mixed-use development inspired by the $2.5-billion light rail line is poised to go before the Los Angeles City Planning Commission later this week.

The proposed Martin Expo Town Center would rise at the northwest corner of Olympic Boulevard and Bundy Drive, replacing the longtime Martin Cadillac dealership.  The project, which would be located slightly north of the elevated Expo/Bundy Station, is slated to include commercial office space, rental apartments and pedestrian-oriented shops and restaurants.