A vibrant transportation hub and future Transit-Oriented Development.
At over 30 years old, the Chinook LRT Station was among the oldest of Calgary’s original LRT stations. In 2011, GEC began work as the designer and coordinating consultant to comprehensively redevelop the station and the adjacent transit plaza. Due to the condition, usability and safety of the existing facility, the Chinook LRT Station and Transit Hub redevelopment consisted of the complete removal of the existing enclosed station head and the re-visioning of the site using current urban LRT best practices. There was also an opportunity to redevelop the station plaza to better accommodate the high ridership of the station and bring it in line with current TOD planning policy, the Chinook Station Area Redevelopment Plan. These changes involved the transformation of Chinook into a vibrant, safe and universally accessible public place.
The redevelopment of the existing canopy envelope, removal of the station head, and replacement of the precast concrete platform allowed Calgary Transit to address deferred maintenance and resulted in a much more durable and robust building. With the new plaza came an opportunity to make significant improvements to the existing bus terminal, which included a brand-new purpose-built bus station and amenity building.