Nevada City firm lands transit center contract |

Nevada City firm lands transit center contract

When bids came in from Tahoe to the Bay Area for the right design for Grass Valley’s new transit center, a local company bested the competitors.

Siteline Architecture of Nevada City will design the new, $1 million Gold Country Stage transit center on Tinloy Street in Grass Valley.

Designers plan to use the center to transform a small part of downtown.

“The project is a complex challenge, as the site needs to serve three purposes at the same time: Transit facility, creek parkway and downtown streetscape,” said Siteline architect Andrew Pawlowski.

“The most rewarding part of the project is that we are taking an unremarkable stretch of what amounts to freeway frontage road and turning it into something that serves not only transit riders, but also gives the whole community a small urban park in a creek-side setting,” Pawlowski added.

County Public Works authorities chose Siteline’s bid as the best from about 20 they received for the project.

The project will relocate the existing transfer station at Church and Neal streets to Tinloy between Bank and Bennett streets along Wolf Creek.

– For more on the story, check out Tuesday’s print edition of The Union.

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