Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Council moves plans for train depot renovation ahead

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From page A4 | April 17, 2014 |

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Council approved a study supporting the renovation of the Suisun Train Depot late Tuesday and will vote on awarding a contract within the next four weeks for an architect to create construction documents for the work.

A council majority voiced their support, giving direction to city staff – but did not go as far as making a formal vote – for a consultant’s study that laid out a series of interior and exterior improvements to the historic depot, as well as to the area around it where Greyhound and local transit buses collect and drop off passengers.

Suisun City wants to renovate the station to improve its usability by commuters. It has budgeted about $700,000 for the project.

The consultant’s list of improvements included adding new paint, a new entry to Main Street, new handrails, new lighting, new benches, security cameras, new exterior signage, bus stop improvements, better lighting in the bus stop and plaza, better landscaping, new bike storage facilities and upgraded bus shelters.

Council members particularly supported painting the building a historic yellow; adding Wi-Fi capability; significantly upgrading security; improving visibility from Main Street, which includes putting up a monument sign; and working out ways to get people to cross at crosswalks from the station instead of simply walking across the street.

Earlier in the evening, several council members recommended a delay in giving staff direction on what they wanted from the study, but finally got down to dealing with the matter late Tuesday.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or ithompson@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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