The ARTIC Project – A Landmark in Orange County
ARTIC- $188 million transportation hub is a 67,000-square-foot, three-story terminal building built on a 16 acre site owned by the City of Anaheim. This state of the art, one of a kind development is redefining the skyline between The Honda Center and Angel Stadium. ARTIC stands for Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center and will serve AMTRAK and Metrolink rail passengers, OCTA bus service, tour and charter buses, taxis and a bicycle-sharing program.
Clark Construction Group California was awarded the project by the City of Anaheim to build this Iconic (ARTIC) Project. When complete in 2014, the ARTIC project will become the gateway to transportation in Orange County, serving local and regional trains, commuter and charter bus lines, resort transit, and shuttles and taxis. The Artic will also accommodate the future plans for the Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC) and high-speed trains and streetcars that are expected to be constructed and operational by 2018.
Construction began in September 2012, and the project team has already constructed a 68,000 square-foot steel-framed tubular structure with ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) and glass cladding as part of the terminal building. The inflatable “pillow” or cushion roof is comprised of a UV stable plastic material that will withstand intense wind and weather conditions. When complete the Artic will be the largest ETFE Structure in North America.
The civil scope of work includes parking areas for 1,000 vehicles, a railroad bridge, baggage tunnel and pedestrian tunnel, 2-sided rail station platform, pedestrian concourse bridge from the terminal to the rail platforms, as well as infrastructure improvements to local utilities and roadways.
With an environmentally-friendly LEED Platinum design, ARTIC will also include interior and exterior public plaza areas, public art, landscaping, amenities such as electrical vehicle charging stations, and bicycle access to the Santa Ana River Trail. The ARTIC Project will also improve pedestrian access along Douglass Road and enhance pedestrian connections to Honda Center and Angel Stadium.
The ARTIC project is expected to create over 5000 new jobs during and after construction of this Orange County landmark. Now that IS GOOD NEWS!