The Transportation Center Phase II Improvements are complete! This project provides the following amenities to the Transportation Center: The North Plaza, The Courtyard, and
The South Plaza and Drop-off. The North Plaza features a small stage and
plentiful shade to facilitate social gatherings such as musical
performances and other community events; it is also predominated by
permeable pavement with a shallow water wicking system to provide the
trees with an excellent growing medium. On Juan Perea Road the center
will include a bus stop. The Courtyard is enclosed by a stuccoed wall
to match the transportation center; it provides a more intimate setting
conducive to smaller, private gatherings with a demure water feature and
plazuela with centralized seating area. The South Plaza is designed for
pedestrian traffic between the Rail Runner station and the permeable
paved loading and unloading zone at Juan Perea Road. It features several
landscaped berms with seating areas with a dense canopy of Cottonwood
trees that will provide refuge from the sun.
The Transportation Center Phase II Improvements are a part of a larger plan to establish a Town Center for the Village. Sites Southwest, a landscape architecture and planning firm, was commissioned by the Village of Los Lunas to master plan and then design the area that will become the Town Center for the Village focused around the existing Rail Runner Station. The project includes land use planning, town center planning and streetscape planning and design and a new plaza for the village (its first). The project includes land planning for institutional, commercial, residential and recreational uses.
If you haven't yet visited the newly improved Transportation Center area, please do!
The site plan for the Transportation Center Phase II Project, which was completed in September, 2016.
The conceptual site plan for the Transportation Center area, produced in 2013.