The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Board of
Directors unanimously approved a professional services agreement with Pelli
Clarke Pelli Architects to design the new Transbay
in downtown San Francisco.
The contract’s scope
includes the complete design of the Transit
Center building and bus ramps
connecting to the Bay
Bridge, which will be
constructed in two phases. The first phase includes the new center, the bus
ramps connecting the building to the west approach of the Bay Bridge
and bus storage facilities. The second phase of the project includes the
construction of the below-grade train platform and mezzanine levels of the Center.
The contract value is $105 million.
The new Transbay Transit Center at First and Mission streets
will serve as a Grand Central of the West and centralize the region’s
transportation network by accommodating nine transportation systems under one
roof, including: AC Transit, Caltrain, MUNI, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans,
Greyhound, BART, WestCAT and future California High-Speed Rail. The area
surrounding the Transit
Center will be
redeveloped to include housing, retail and an adjacent tower poised to redefine
the City’s skyline.