SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Council on Wednesday approved making improved benches and seating, better lighting, exterior improvements and a historic paint scheme as top priorities for the city’s train station when it comes to how best to renovate the historic structure.
Discussion of the proposed renovation plans went much quicker than it did at the City Council’s April 15 meeting where council members spent much of the evening hashing out what they wanted done with the train station located at the north end of Main Street.
Earlier this year, the city hired Interactive Resources Inc. to make a study of what was needed to improve the depot’s exterior and interior, the surrounding area and the entryways. Suisun City plans to spend about $700,000 on the renovation that is expected to occur next spring.
The consultant submitted an extensive list that includes 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.
Last month, the council spent most of its meeting debating what changes were needed with some members asking for a delay and others wanting to reach a decision as soon as possible.
The next step in the project is to reach an agreement with the architect for developing construction documents and put the agreement before the City Council at one of its June meetings.
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