ANDERSON – When Anderson’s new transit hub opens in July, it was designed to save energy and lower costs for taxpayers.
The Transit Center, currently under construction on 13th and Jackson streets, was designed by krM Architecture of Anderson in collaboration with offices in Indianapolis and Detroit.
âThe Anderson Transit Center was designed by our team to achieve LEED Gold certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world’s most widely used green building rating system,â said Sally Meyer, Director of Marketing and Business Development for KrM.
Meyer said the design to meet the US Green Building Council’s gold certification means the transit hub will be more energy and resource efficient and generate less waste.
The transit center also includes geothermal geothermal technology, which is a highly efficient renewable energy technology for heating and cooling.
Solar panels have been installed to help reduce the cost of electricity.
The Anderson Town Transit System Terminal will be on the north side of the first floor, with a loading and unloading area to the east.
The remaining space of the first floor and the second and third floors will be available for rent to developers.
Jackson Street between 14th and 13th Streets will be reduced to two lanes with the current right lane modified for parking in front of the terminal.
Thirteenth Street will be closed to through traffic between Jackson Street and Meridian Street, and the driveway west of downtown Dickmann will be converted to two-way traffic.
The project costs $ 8.5 million. The city received a grant of $ 6.3 million and $ 1.5 million from the Anderson Redevelopment Commission to help fund the project.
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