Cedar Rapids Ground Transportation Center
Project Overview
Client

City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Project Cost

$12 Million

Role:

Construction Management

Key Features
  • 2.5 acres
  • 110,000 square feet
  • 40 bicycle spaces being provided
  • Dedicated bike lanes to be included on 4th Ave
  • Five off-street parking spaces
  • Project site is partially located in 100 year flood plain
  • 4th and 5th Avenues will become two-way traffic streets between 1st Street and 3rd Street.  Prior to construction, both 4th & 5th were one way traffic

Frew Development Group provided construction management services for the renovation of the flood-damaged City of Cedar Rapids Ground Transportation Center (GTC).   Renovations included repairing the interior first floor and some minor remodeling on the second floor, along with a complete reconstruction of the surrounding Site, Plaza, and adjoining roadways. This project also included relocating the entrance of the Montessori school currently located on Transit way, to 5th Avenue.

The Ground Transportation Center was redesigned and remodeled to improve the facility’s efficiency and accessibility for pedestrian, wheelchair, bicycle and vehicle safety. The interior of the city bus terminal was remodeled to include a passenger seating area, enlarged public restrooms, an information/dispatch office, a supervisor office, an employee break room, employee restrooms and a conference room. The redesigned facility now allows City buses to park around the perimeter of the building and depart without backing into traffic. The project also included the conversion of 4th and 5th Avenues from one-way to two-way traffic between 1st and 3rd Streets.

Landscaping was incorporated throughout the exterior of the GTC complex to make a more inviting and comfortable environment. Funding for the project included $7.4 million in Federal Transit Administration funds, $1.5 million in FEMA repair funds and $1.6 million in Local Option Sales Tax revenues. The building renovations were completed on schedule in December 2013.  The outdoor pedestrian enhancements and road work was completed in 2014.