Project Details

Perris - Metrolink Station Area Plan

The Perris Station Demonstration Project analyzed the existing conditions and the development potential of the project site.

This demonstration project will serve as the basis for future recommendations and potential next steps for the City of Perris.


  • Transform an existing transit center into a transit focused mixed use hub
  • Integrate rail with regional buses
  • Coordinate developers with transit planning process

The Perris Metrolink Station will be the terminus of the San Jacinto Branch/Perris Valley Metrolink Line. The five-station, 19-mile extension from Downtown Riverside is projected to begin operation in 2009. The Perris Station will be located at the Old Perris Depot, about a quarter-mile from the Perris Civic Center in downtown Perris, within the City's Downtown Specific Plan area. The station will also include a new RTA bus transfer site for commuter, intercity and local shuttle bus service. The Perris Station is an important regional transportation link and its opening will be a step toward a mixed-use downtown core.


  • 160 acre project study area with potential for 800 new residential units
  • Land use opportunities and constraints analyses from a transit-oriented perspective
  • Contextual urban design strategies to intensify land uses
  • Circulation analysis that focus on issues associated with future transit ridership projects and intensification of land uses
  • Circulation concepts that incorporate pedestrians and propose multiple access routes within the half-mile area of influence
  • Coordinated evaluation of joint development associated with the proposed parking structure
  • Recommendations that better integrate local and regional bus service
  • Financing options for improvements within transit village
Project Highlights
  • Perris Metrolink Station Area

  • Timeframe:
  • 2006 - 2007

  • Project Partners: