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Re-Imagine Pacific Station
Santa Cruz METRO and City kick-off a visioning process for the Downtown Pacific Station
Posted Date: 9/12/2013 9:00 AM

re-imagine pacific station

Located in the heart of downtown, Pacific Station is the City of Santa Cruz’s primary multi-modal public transit center. Constructed in 1984, the existing building has endured nearly three decades of heavy use. Today, the facility is aged and shows deterioration that continues to worsen. Numerous functional inadequacies have begun to directly affect commuters’ experiences. At the same time, these limitations are also restricting increased system needs, in spite of growing demand.

Santa Cruz METRO and the City of Santa Cruz are partnering to redesign the transit center at Pacific Station. A redesigned transit center presents an opportunity to improve the experiences of both commuters and METRO employees. It is a great chance to reimagine waiting spaces, public facilities and back-of-house, or operational, areas. A new Pacific Station will also catalyze the lower Pacific Avenue area, contributing to a safer environment and encouraging other property owners to invest in their properties. Pedestrian-friendly, active street frontages will enhance the viability and attractiveness of the area. The new Pacific Station will provide an attractive civic place that is safe, sustainable, functional, and appreciated by the whole Santa Cruz community.

In addition to transit center, the project will explore the mix of uses that may be appropriate at this site, with the potential of developing a multi-story building with a variety of compatible uses.
Community input will be solicited to help shape the future of Pacific Station. A first round of community engagement will be conducted to gather input on needs and opportunities for Pacific Station and lower Pacific Avenue. A second phase will collect feedback on site and use options. A third round will consist of a presentation of the preferred option. Each round will consist of a community meeting, an open-house, and tables at the farmers market and Pacific Station. Information is available on the Metro and City’s websites and through various social media platforms.

As community members, your involvement and input in the project is vital to the success of this project.

Share your ideas!
Join our community meetings and help create the vision for the new design of Pacific Station on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz.

¡Comparta sus ideas!
Participe en nuestras reuniones de la comunidad. ¡Ayude a crear la visión para el nuevo diseño de la Estación Pacific en la avenida Pacific en el centro de Santa Cruz.
Heading: Join us at an upcoming meeting! Meeting dates and details below:

October 9th 1:30-3:30 PM - Kiosk at Farmers Market
At the intersection of Cedar & Lincoln Street
4:00-6:00 PM - Kiosk at Pacific Station
October 10th 4:00-6:00 PM - Drop in at Pacific Station
6:00-8:00 PM - Community Meeting
All Pacific Station meetings will take place at 920 Pacific Avenue

9 de octubre 1:30-3:30 PM - Kiosco en el Mercado “Farmers Market”
En la intersección de Cedar y Lincoln St
4:00-6:00 PM - Kiosco en la Estacion Pacific
10 de octubre 4:00-6:00 PM - Visitenos en la Estacion Pacific
6:00-8:00 PM - Reunion de la Communidad
Todas las reuniones de Pacific Station se llevarán a cabo en 920 Pacific Avenue

Follow the project and share your thoughts via Facebook and Twitter:

Link to the webpage -

Link to Facebook - will send as soon as they are ready

Link to Twitter - @SCMetroPS