DLZ was the prime architecture and engineering design consultant for the new CATA East Lansing Transportation Gateway in East Lansing, Michigan. The new transit center serves Amtrak and multiple intercity bus service providers.
The design process included input from several project stakeholders including the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Michigan State University, the City of East Lansing, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Amtrak, and others. The project was funded through a Federal Transit Administration Livability Grant and MDOT.
The project included demolition of four existing buildings and complete redevelopment of the site. New development included an 8,000 square foot transit center building including space for multiple transit service providers, public restrooms, waiting areas, administrative offices, and a multi-purpose community room. Additionally, the site development included canopies for exterior waiting areas, parking for 150 vehicles, site circulation drives, non-motorized vehicle access, pedestrian access, site utilities, way finding signage, landscaping, and other site amenities.
For the CATA East Lansing Transportation Gateway project, DLZ provided full-service A/E design including
- Site development
- Environmental engineering
- Survey services
The new East Lansing, Transportation Gateway replaced the original Amtrak station with a state-of-the-art transportation facility. It welcomes visitors and showcases the region, as well as incorporates rail, and city, regional and national bus lines.