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Anaheim City Council to Consider Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK For 100% Design of ARTIC, Phase One
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 26, 2009) - The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) became one step closer to ground-breaking today as the Anaheim City Council, in partnership with the Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA), will consider the firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff/HOK (PB/HOK) as the design architects and engineers for Phase One of the ARTIC complex. The City Council will vote on the approval of the PB/HOK team at the May 26 City Council meeting. Designed to be a world-class transportation center, ARTIC will serve as a connectivity gateway and mixed-use destination for the region on a prominent 16-acre site owned by the OCTA and the City of Anaheim.

The design submitted by PB/HOK features an iconic, landmark building with an open feeling, skyline presence and an impressive recognition factor. The world-class transportation facility design is highly functional and can be adapted for growth and additional development. The proposed design features approximately 66,000 total square feet to accommodate passenger arrivals, departures and transfers with supporting retail, restaurants and passenger services within the building.

The sustainable building will also be built according to LEEDâ„¢ "Platinum" certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the green-building rating system created by the U.S. Green Building Council, the leading accrediting body for the industry. The different LEED rating categories, Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, indicate the level of performance of the building that receives the certification. Achieving a Platinum rating can result in the dramatic reduction of energy use (up to 50%), water use (up to 40%), solid waste produced (up to 70%) and CO2 emissions emitted (more than 35%.)

ARTIC will provide easy connections between the various locations in Anaheim and extend through Orange County, the southern California region and beyond, and will offer convenient travel via train, car, intercity bus, taxi, or local transit. In addition, it will also accommodate future plans for high-speed train service to destinations such as San Francisco, Ontario and Las Vegas.

ARTIC is a multi-year, multi-phase project with each phase coinciding with new and/or expanded transportation services and development. The first phase of this project, valued at approximately $180 million, shall consist of site work and preparation, transportation center and supporting facilities, trackwork and platforms, parking, public art, and access and street improvements.

Upon approval from the Anaheim City Council, the ARTIC architectural and engineering will begin immediately. Completion date is expected mid 2013.

For more information on the ARTIC project, please visit www.anaheim.net or www.OCTA.net.


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