Church Street Transportation Center, Williamsport, PA
L.R. Kimball provided architectural and engineering services for a combined automobile parking facility and bus transit facility in Williamsport, PA. This facility acts as the visual gateway to the City with its use of pre-cast concrete panels, brick veneer, and curved archways, accentuating the City’s cultural feel and history. At the same time, it incorporates glazed stair and elevator towers, maximizing scenic views of the city, river and mountains, while maintaining safety and security.
This is a four-level, multi-use facility with parking for an adjacent hotel and bank patrons as well as public city parking. It contains 344 total parking spaces, plus three motorcycle parking spaces. Flexible parking control systems were incorporated to handle a wide variety of users and parking scenarios. The commercial bus terminal can accommodate up to five buses at a time and includes a waiting room, restrooms, ticket desk, work and break areas, offices, conference room, baggage room, and driver room. Integral art murals were selected for display from local artists depicting the history and vitality of the City including a mural dedicated to the Little League World Series.
Site design features include a pedestrian bicycle rental station to enhance the downtown experience and facilitate the use of the City’s riverwalk trail, as well as site streetscaping being integrated into the City’s ongoing streetscape improvement projects.
The compact plan organization maximizes functionality of multiple functions on one site and minimizes impact on traffic flow on busy downtown streets.
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