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On Feb. 8, Valley Metro and city of Phoenix will host a public meeting to provide an update on the design of the 50th Street light rail station. The 60 percent design presentation will include renderings of the station, including a 3D model, an update on how the station will be integrated into the roadway and illustrations of station art elements. Click here to learn more about the public meeting.
Station design will continue over the next several months. In mid 2017, a public meeting will be held to share the final design and construction will follow.
Construction of the first new station along the existing Valley Metro Rail system will serve the communities and future development near 50th Street and Washington. The station will provide access to the Ability360 facility and the neighboring business community, as well as support transit-oriented development planned for the area. Ability360 offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.
The station will be a model of increased accessibility with design elements incorporated as a result of the PHX Innovation Games challenge issued by the City of Phoenix Mayor’s Office. The station designer is working with Innovation Games winner, Dig Studio, on station access, aesthetics and station entry areas. Artist Barbara Grygutis is creating the art for the station.
The 50th Street Station is the first light rail project slated under Phoenix Transportation 2050 (T2050).
50th Street & Washington, Phoenix, AZ
|Design||Late 2016-mid 2017|
|Construction||Mid 2017-mid 2019|