Summit County Government

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Frisco Transit Center Open House Nov. 18

Photo of a bus pulling away from a transit shelter.

Summit County seeks public input on preliminary designs for future of Frisco Transit Center

Contacts:
Kate Berg, Senior Planner
970-668-4204, Kate.Berg@SummitCountyCO.gov
Jim Andrew, Transit Director
970-668-4161, Jim.Andrew@SummitCountyCO.gov

SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking input from the public on preliminary designs for future redevelopment of the Frisco Transit Center, Summit County’s busiest transportation hub. The County will hold an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 182 Lusher Ct., Frisco.

“We’ve spent the last several months gathering input and ideas from stakeholders, Summit Stage riders, transit center users and the general public,” Summit County Senior Planner Kate Berg said. “We’re looking forward to showing everyone how we’ve taken all that feedback and turned it into some exciting options for the future of the Frisco Transit Center.”

The 6-acre Frisco Transit Center property, located between Safeway and Whole Foods Market, houses a growing array of transportation services, including the County’s Summit Stage public transit system, regional bus services provided by Greyhound and CDOT's Bustang, four airport/resort shuttle services and a Hertz car rental location.

“We’ve reached a point where the facility can no longer adequately accommodate all the activity,” Summit County Transit Director Jim Andrew said. “We’ve come up with some proposals that will greatly improve the circulation of all modes of travel through the site, and we have a lot of great ideas on improving the overall experience for transit center users.”

Open house attendees will have the opportunity view preliminary designs, talk with the project’s design team and provide feedback. Free appetizers will be provided.

CDOT has awarded Summit County $593,000 in grant funding to plan and begin construction on the improvements to the Frisco Transit Center. The Summit County Transit and Planning departments are working with RNL, a consultant design team, to develop a comprehensive master plan that will guide redevelopment of the site over the next 20 years. The planning process began in September and will continue through January 2016. Construction of Phase I of the project will likely begin in spring or summer of 2016.

The master plan will identify existing and future transit center needs and uses. It will also lay out a plan to redevelop the site in phases over the coming years to best meet these needs. Some of the key goals for the site redesign are to

  • Improve circulation and enhance safety for all modes of travel, including buses, cars, bicycles and pedestrians.
  • Improve visibility and wayfinding signage.
  • Provide a helpful information center with local and regional transit information, as well as other visitor information for those arriving in Summit County.
For more information on the Frisco Transit Center Master Plan project, visit www.SummitCountyCO.gov/friscotransitcenter.

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