Enhanced lighting, improved amenities, and public art in a renovated, CNG-compliant bus terminal
This 41,000 SF downtown terminal was built in 1989 as a part of a larger parking garage facility. It is adjacent to the newly completed Columbus Commons Park, as well as many new residential buildings. Unfortunately, this original terminal had become outdated, with antiquated facilities and very poor lighting. Bowen led design for a major renovation of this facility.
The renovated terminal now includes new entrance features at both ends of the terminal, creating a more inviting aesthetic for passengers as they approach the facility. On the interior, all of the lighting was upgraded, a new security and I.T. building was constructed in the center of the terminal, all of the flooring was replaced, a new decorative ceiling was installed over the passenger areas and new large scale murals were hung along the side walls to add color and excitement. The Bowen team also renovated driver rest rooms and upgraded the building systems to allow CNG buses to enter into the terminal. Since its completion, ridership is up and now a local hospital utilizes the terminal as a main hub for its employees.