Suisun City

Train station renovation plan heads to City Council

By From page A3 | April 13, 2014

SUISUN CITY — Specifics of a plan to renovate the historic train station in downtown go before the City Council next week.

Interactive Resources Inc. was hired to prepare the conceptual study for the work. Four areas were examined: depot exterior and interior improvements, an iconic sign, surrounding depot improvements and Main Street entry improvements.

In its report, Interactive Resources recommends that the sign not be included in the study as it would limit funding for the core needs of the facility.

Essential elements for the depot exterior include paint, a new Main Street entry configuration, new parking stalls that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and installing a pigeon guard on the roof. In the interior, the study notes necessary work includes rehabilitating the windows and revising the restroom layout to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The report also suggests upgrading the bus stop shelters, installing lighting in them and putting in new bike storage facilities.

A majority of “yes” votes from the council would complete the first phase and prepare the way for construction documents.

Council members will also be asked to approve a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a funding agreement with Solano Transportation Authority for the depot’s maintenance. The agreement would provide up to $50,000 per year from the Transportation Development Act funds.

The council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, 701 Civic Center Blvd. A closed session begins at 6 p.m. Personnel matters and anticipated litigation will be discussed. The complete agenda can be found at www.suisun.com.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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  • The MisterApril 13, 2014 - 7:43 am

    The STA is proof of Agenda 21 in your community. Be sure to tell your Mayor and Councilmembers "Thanks!" for selling you out.

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