Gettysburg Transit Center
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Client: York Adams Transportation Authority
Completed Transit Center - Front View
JMT provided land development, site and building design,
and construction management and inspection for a new transit center
in historic downtown Gettysburg.
The new Gettysburg Transit Center is located one block from the
Gettysburg square within the Gettysburg Battlefield Historic
District. It provides access to existing bus/trolley
operations through downtown and the Gettysburg National Battlefield
as well as potential future commuter rail travel.
The transit center consists of a 1,500 SF bus transfer
center, outdoor open and covered plaza areas, patron seat walls,
bicycle facilities, landscaping and water quality rain gardens,
lighting, wayfinding signage, historic panels, and other site
The site is situated along an existing rail line opposite the
existing Historic Gettysburg Railroad Station. The historic
railroad station, built in 1859, has since been restored and listed
on the National Register of Historic Places. The architectural and
site design for the bus transfer center were developed using a
design compatible with existing historic structures and the nearby
Early in the design process, JMT worked with our client to
develop proposed building renderings in order to secure local
Historic Architectural Review Board approval and a determination of
no adverse effect from the Pennsylvania Historic Museum Commission.
Taking the client's vision for the building, JMT prepared 3-D
renderings and supporting documentation that enabled the
facilitation of these approvals.
JMT secured local land development and zoning approvals for the
proposed site development and provided final civil/site
construction plans, MEP and structural building design plans. JMT
was responsible for the overall project management and preparing
the final construction plans and specifications, bidding services
and post award construction management and inspection on behalf of
The transit center provides a much-needed redevelopment
opportunity for the Gettysburg community and tourists visiting one
of the nation's most famous small towns.
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