Reimagining old facilities for a new expansion
Since 1972, Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has been operating and maintaining a fleet of 110 buses from its Central Bus Garage. With a growing fleet and no ability to expand, this outdated facility needed to be replaced—we were tasked with designing a new building for UTA that will have the capacity to store, operate, maintain, and service 135 buses.
Located in a historic site that was formerly the Denver and Rio Grande railroad yard, the historic “locomotive” building—built in 1923—is the oldest and largest railroad building of its kind in Utah. Despite its age, this unique 72,000 square foot historic building is substantially intact architecturally—we decided to adapt it into a new 80,000-square foot bus maintenance facility.
A new 25,000-square foot, two-story facility will be added to house all administration and operations functions. Our goal with this project is to maintain the historic integrity of the area, while providing UTA with the facility it needs to meet demand. What’s next? Once the second phase is complete, UTA will be able to store, operate, maintain and service 256 buses.
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