Ed Pastor Regional Transit Center
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
DEA was the lead firm providing engineering, planning, landscape architecture, urban design, historic preservation, and construction management services for this transit center project. The 5-acre transit center at South Mountain Village in Phoenix provides increased bus capacity and operational flexibility to accommodate transit needs in the area. The center has eight bus bays, bicycle racks and lockers, signage and other information/way-finding, shelter from the elements, waiting areas, pedestrian crossings, trash receptacles, benches, landscaping, and public art. This $3.5 million project incorporates a restored historic building and highlights the agricultural heritage of south Phoenix. The project also involved coordination with local stakeholders as well as a multidiscipline project team. A goal of the project was to develop a more modern image for the area and ensure the center's compatibility with the nearby South Mountain Preserve Park.
2003 Merit Award for Historic Preservation, Valley Forward Association