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City of El Monte Celebrates Grand Opening of State-of-theArt Public Works

  • Transportation Yard (photo by Jimmie Sarabia)

By Chelsea Dickerson

El Monte

The City of El Monte celebrated the new home of its much-anticipated state-of-the-art Public Works and Transportation Yard with a grand-opening celebration on Thursday.

“This is another step in the right direction for an improved El Monte,” said Councilmember Juventino “J” Gomez.  “This new facility is just one of several notable projects that include our Veterans and senior housing developments, demonstrating that we are investing heavily in a better future for our community.”

During a tour led by city staff, residents enjoyed learning about and seeing where city staff conducts maintenance work and stores equipment.

The new 7.6-acre yard at 3990 Arden Drive includes a 69,000-square-foot building where 65 employees from the city’s Public Works Maintenance and Transportation divisions have worked since last year.  The city relocated the yard from its current site near the Transit Center at Santa Anita Avenue and Ramona Boulevard to open up 5.5 acres near the bus station that the city is planning to develop as the El Monte Gateway Project.

“We are undergoing a renaissance here in the City of El Monte,” said Councilmember Bart Patel.  “Not only will our Public Works and Transportation departments benefit from an upgraded facility built to the specific needs of our city, but we are paving the way to start developing the El Monte Gateway Project, which will provide many economic benefits to the community.”

The project represents a $19 million investment in the city’s infrastructure.


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