An intermodal facility that will incorporate a new bus transfer center with shops, restaurants, apartments and a park.
City of El Paso, Sun Metro
67,700 sf parking
17,028 sf retail
8,625 sf transfer center
181 parking spaces
Designed to LEED Silver
This project will be a signature project for the City of El Paso and for Sun Metro’s new RTS program. The $10.6 million dollar, 93,353 sf mixed-use project is set to make El Paso one of the first cities in the nation to create robust transit oriented development (TOD) around a bus rapid transit system.
The Northgate Transfer Center will be the northeast regional focal point for transit services that will serve as the terminus to the Dyer RTS. This project will not only drastically improve Sun Metro’s presence in the northeast, but also revitalize the area, the former site of the abandoned Northgate Mall. The station itself will include enclosed waiting areas, canopies at bus bays with electronic on-street message boards, Wi-Fi throughout the entire transfer center, and ticketing and information offices.
The intermodal facility will be Phase 1 and Town Center of a larger transit-centered community to be developed by a national mixed-use developer. Vertical development is organized around a central urban court featuring custom shade structures, public art and a flexible programming space. The adjacent parking structure features storefront retail facing high quality streetscape. Bus loading occurs to the rear of both buildings, and includes separated exclusive bus access for both inter- and intra-city routes as well as bus rapid transit (BRT).
“This unique transit-oriented development will give our economy a boost by creating jobs and will expand transportation options while revitalizing this key neighborhood in Northeast El Paso."