Meeting: Watsonville Transit Center Design


Shaping the vision for the future design of the station

Santa Cruz METRO wants to hear from you to identify options for improving the Watsonville Transit Center and needs your ideas! Take the survey online!

Project Goals include:

  • More visually open design
  • More inviting to transit center users
  • Smoother operating
  • More consistent with downtown improvements
  • Improved safety and functionality

Tell the Santa Cruz METRO what you think

Help improve the Watsonville Transit Center by completing the survey online  no later than Friday, July 31, 2015.  You can also download the survey below and mail it to the address below or you can also return it to staff who will be at the Watsonville Farmers Market on July 17th from 2:00-7:00 p.m.

WatsonvilleTransitSurvey (124.3 KiB)

Attn: Planning
Santa Cruz Metro
110 Vernon Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Located at the corner of Rodriguez Street and W. Lake Avenue, the site began its existence as a bank and was later converted in 1994 to serve as Watsonville’s primary multimodal transit center.

After 20 years of wear and tear, the current Watsonville Transit Centeris an aging and outdated facility with issues that need to be addressed. The primary goal of this redesign project is to transform the current configuration into a smoother operating, visually open, and inviting transit center that is compatible with the downtown Watsonville area and able to meet the City’s current and future needs.

The Transit Center Redesign project offers opportunities for METRO, the City of Watsonville, and the surrounding community to improve the transit experience for commuters and METRO employees alike. The Watsonville Transit Center will act as a catalyst for positive development in the surrounding area and provide an attractive environment that is safe, functional, and iconic for the Watsonville community at large.

Community input is an indispensable asset in the process of visioning and designing the new Watsonville Transit Center.  Public Outreach meetings are an opportunity to gather community input and feedback on the current design options.  The first round of community outreach meetings was a great success in guiding the planning and design process in the right direction, and METRO would like to continue the collaborative process with a second round of public outreach events on the following dates:

July 8, 2015
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Watsonville Transit Center
475 Rodriguez St.

July 8, 2015
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Civic Plaza Community Room (4th floor)
275 Main Street

July 17, 2015
2:00-7:00 p.m.
Watsonville Farmers’ Market

Community members are encouraged to participate in shaping the future of the Watsonville Transit Center and will be accommodated with both English and Spanish resources. We look forward to your input!

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