Interwest is assisting the City of San Dimas with the preparation of its first Downtown Specific Plan. The new Specific Plan will help establish a planning and zoning framework for encouraging innovative, transit-oriented development in the downtown area while preserving the historic character of the district. During the planning process, new housing, retail, employment, and hospitality uses in the downtown area will be proposed in conjunction with a new Metro light rail line and transit station opening in 2025. Several opportunity sites within walking distance of the transit station will allow significant potential for infill development and adaptive reuse of existing underutilized properties in the downtown. Creating a strong community identity and sense of place, with design guidelines for buildings and the public realm, will also be a key outcome of the process.