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Project Details

Status:Completed
Progress:
Region:East Valley
Type:Facilities
Fund Source:Proposition 400

Superstition Springs Transit Center

The award winning Transit Center provides service for the Valley’s first arterial Bus Rapid Transit service, Main Street LINK, which began connecting the east valley to the Valley Metro Rail station at Sycamore and Main December 2008. Features of the new transit center include artistic fencing made of rusty steel and stone inspired by the earth’s curves and a main shelter that mimics the arches of the mall. Local artist, William Barnhart, provided the design for the artwork that provides for the center’s unique look.

The Transit Center’s main shelter also features a living roof to offer a cooling effect with native, low water plants.  Other elements include benches, trash receptacles and tree grates that have an integrated design with the shelter structure and fencing. Eighty spaces were added to the site and a specially-designed driveway that will save $100,000 annually in bus operations.

The Transit Center received Valley Forward’s highest honor at the 2010 Environmental Excellence Awards, “The Crescordia” (meaning To Grow in Harmony) in the Multi-Modal Transportation Connectivity category.

Street Address

Superstition Springs Mall, Power Road and US 60, Mesa

Location is Nearby

Superstition Spring Circle between Superstition Springs Blvd. and South Power Road, north of US 60

Features

A living roof to offer a cooling effect with native, low water plants.  Benches, trash receptacles and tree grates that have an integrated design with the shelter structure and fencing.

effect with native, low water plants; trees were place in areas to block the western setting sun and provide shade during the hotter, summer season.

Timeline:

Event Schedule
Completed November 2009

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