Redevelopment and the MRA
The Monrovia Redevelopment Agency was formed in 1969, and our project area was created in 1973. It has been the backbone of progress in our community over the past four decades, and today it now includes an Economic Development focus.
To learn more about this history, click here here to see our past projects, and click here to read "The Best of Times", a complete history of the past 40 years.
Here’s just a snapshot of the Agency’s accomplishments:
Created and Saved Jobs
In the Agency’s history, it has completed more than 150 projects, accounting for more than $300 million of total private investment and $40 million in public investment. This work has led to the creation of 3,250 jobs, and the creation and attraction of our top sales tax revenue and property tax generators
Since 1973, the Agency has created more than 800 low to moderate housing units, created five senior housing facilities, and has invested $5.7 million towards the creation of affordable housing in the past 10 years. This included the development of four new homes with the help of Habitat for Humanity in 2010.
Enhanced Public Safety and the Community
Redevelopment reduces crime by funding the award-winning Monrovia Area Partnership program, which empowers residents in lower-socio economic communities by giving them access to leadership training, education and rehabilitation grants for their homes and neighborhoods.
Partners with Schools
The Agency has a long and positive history of partnership with the Monrovia Unified School District. In 1984, the Agency helped create the $2 million MUSD headquarters on E. Foothill Boulevard. Each year, the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency contributes 7 percent of its $6.5 million worth of tax increment to the Monrovia Unified School District and Citrus College. In the last five years alone, MUSD received $1.6 million from the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency.
Planning for the Future
Redevelopment dollars have paved the way for the transit-oriented project known as Station Square Transit Village, an 80-acre development located in the southern region of Monrovia. The creation of Station Square will lead to hundreds of additional new jobs for Monrovia. To learn more about Station Square, click here.
Have more questions about Redevelopment? Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions about Redevelopment and the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency, or contact Sr. Project Manager Darlene Sanchez by email at
, or call her at (626)303-6604.