New transit center proposed for North Loveland – Loveland Reporter-Herald
Loveland passengers could soon board their buses at a brand new location. City of Loveland Transit has proposed a new transit center at 305 37th St.
The proposed site includes eight bus stops, locations for 67 cars and four charging stations for electric vehicles. Racks that can accommodate 12 bikes, a temporary bus shelter and two portable toilets are also available for the location. Site plans provide space for future permanent buildings.
The site, which is currently vacant, is just west of Garfield Avenue, with access to nearby shopping malls. The proposed transit center is within 1,000 feet of UCHealth’s Loveland Urgent Care.
The site borders Dry Creek, but the planned construction boundary does not intersect the wetland boundary. Portions of the proposed parking lot are within the creek’s century-old floodplain. A rainwater retention basin is planned on the southern edge of the site.
Currently, 37th Street is served by a single bus line. If the proposed site is approved, the Loveland North Transit Center would move to the new location, according to Loveland city planner Troy Bliss.
The current north transfer point is just outside the Larimer County Loveland Pantry Food Bank at 2600 N. Lincoln Ave. Passengers can ride three of Loveland’s active bus routes, hitch a ride on the regional FLEX service and access portable toilets.
A neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed transit center is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on January 26 on Zoom. The meeting is open to members of the public who register in advance.
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