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|Anaheim City Council Approves Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK For 100% Design of ARTIC, Phase One|
Architectural and engineering process to begin May 27
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 27, 2009) - The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the team of Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK (PB/HOK) as the design architects and engineers for Phase One of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) complex. Designed to be a world-class transportation center, ARTIC will serve as a connectivity gateway and mixed-use destination for the region on a prominent 16-acre site owned by the OCTA and the City of Anaheim. Images of the proposed design are below.
“This is an exciting step for the City of Anaheim,” said Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle. “The ARTIC vision is now a reality, and we look forward to the near future when Anaheim will be recognized as a transportation hub for the City, Orange County and beyond. The Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) has been a wonderful partner in this project, and the PB/HOK design is classic, yet modern in its design efficiencies. The ARTIC building will be recognized as a gateway to southern California. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with OCTA and PB/HOK.”
The design submitted by PB/HOK features an iconic, landmark building with an open feeling, skyline presence and an impressive recognition factor. The world-class transportation facility design is highly functional and can be adapted for growth and additional development. The proposed design features approximately 66,000 total square feet to accommodate passenger arrivals, departures and transfers with supporting retail, restaurants and passenger services within the building.
The sustainable building will also be built according to LEED™ "Platinum" certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the green-building rating system created by the U.S. Green Building Council, the leading accrediting body for the industry. The different LEED rating categories, Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, indicate the level of performance of the building that receives the certification. Achieving a Platinum rating can result in the dramatic reduction of energy use (up to 50%), water use (up to 40%), solid waste produced (up to 70%) and CO2 emissions emitted (more than 35%.)
The ARTIC project is a partnership between the City of Anaheim and the OCTA. ARTIC will provide easy connections between the various locations in Anaheim and extend through Orange County, the southern California region and beyond, and will offer convenient travel via train, car, intercity bus, taxi, or local transit. In addition, it will also accommodate future plans for high-speed train service to destinations such as San Francisco, Ontario and Las Vegas.
ARTIC is a multi-year, multi-phase project with each phase coinciding with new and/or expanded transportation services and development. The first phase of this project, valued at approximately $180 million, shall consist of site work and preparation, transportation center and supporting facilities, trackwork and platforms, parking, public art, and access and street improvements. Completion date is expected mid 2013.
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