Transit Center Renovations

Transit Center rendering

 

Happening Now

 

The project team is currently finalizing the design for the ART Station renovations in preparation to put the project out for bid. We are also working through plans for the transition, including bus and ticketing operations during construction. The renovations are anticipated to begin in Spring 2019.

 


Background

 

On March 28, 2017, the Asheville City Council directed staff to proceed with a design to improve the ART Transit Center. The project is based on a recommendation from the 2009 Transit Master Plan for Near-Term Enhancements. The size, shape, location and budget are the predominant factors influencing the scope of the project.

 

The project includes:

  • Improving the passenger experience by updating digital displays, adding new lighting fixtures,  upgrading Wifi access, refreshed paint, renovating restrooms, and renovating the passenger waiting area.
  • Improving building performance and energy efficiency of facilities by replacing outdated mechanical equipment, using more robust fixtures and equipment, increasing compliance with current Energy Code standards, and upgrading outdoor lighting fixtures.
  • The project will also include a “Photovoltaic Array” (Solar Panels). 180 solar panels will be installed on the south facing side of the passenger canopy to create a system is designed for 64.8 kilowatts (kW), and estimated to produce 90,630 kW hours of electricity per year. For perspective, this would provide enough electricity to power about 7 homes.

 


Timeline

 

February 2018 – December 2018 – Design

Winter 2019 – Bidding and Contracting

Spring 2019- Winter 2020 – Construction

 


Supporting Documents

 

RFQ Document

Proposal from Moser Meyer Phoenix

Proposed Schedule from Moser Meyer Phoenix

Transit Facilities Renovation Renderings

Presentation for the Transit Committee and Multi-Modal Transportation Committee, June 2019