A facelift complementing downtown landmarks.
The Jasper Place Transit Centre was constructed in 1980, located mid-block perpendicular to Stony Plain Road at 157 Street. This creates a unique urban condition resulting in a through block connection to 100A Avenue minimizing the Transit Centre’s street frontage on Stony Plain Road. Adjacent to Butler Memorial Park the Transit Centre is a node within a mature neighbourhood in need of positive urban redevelopment to be welcoming to pedestrians. It is located on the future Valley Line West Extension with the closest station on 156 Street. GEC’s design considered how the relationship between the future LRT Station and the Transit Centre can function today and in the future.
The Jasper Place Transit Centre operates primarily as a district transit centre from which the majority of the routes serve Edmonton’s west areas. The urban environment needed to be considered to enhance the sustainable integration of the facility into the existing urban fabric, and create a welcoming pedestrian environment that encourages consistent use of the facility.
As one of Edmonton’s busiest bus transit facilities, maintaining operations during construction was critical. Since the construction of a new waiting amenity impacted the City’s ability to continue bus operations at its original location, GEC worked with the City on a strategy for implementing temporary bus stops north and south of the transit centre, complete with the required wayfinding.