With last week’s OK from the Preservation Commission of the final designs, the schedule is set to begin the second phase of the City’s multi modal transit center in September. On September 2, the final designs along with the first of several construction contracts will go to Council for approval.
Scheduled to begin late summer, the historic Sacramento Valley Station renovation will expand the availability of transit options as well as offer a mix of retail and business uses at the station. Currently the 7th busiest train station in the nation, some improvements slated to take place at the historic station include new bicycle facilities for storage and bike rental, architectural lighting of the south facade and major public spaces, and upgraded ticketing machines.
Inside the historic facility, the City will be creating a livelier atmosphere, with new office space, new dining terraces, landscaped seating areas, and decorative artwork.
The renovation is funded by a federal grant and local Measure A sales tax.
This project is scheduled to be complete in 2016, the 90th anniversary of the station’s opening.