Metrolink Parking Structure at the Orange Transportation Center

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    Construction Notice

    On Monday, Oct. 9 crews will begin excavating and hauling soil from the construction site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Crews will also be excavating and hauling materials on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.  

    Please note the hauling hours and days have been extended due to limitations of the disposals sites receiving the contaminated materials. Currently, removal of the contaminated materials is estimated to take up to three weeks.

    Located in the heart of Old Towne Orange, the Orange Transportation Center is serviced by Metrolink and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus routes which provide connectivity to downtown Orange businesses, Chapman University, and other nearby destinations and employment centers.

    Project Overview

    OCTA and the City of Orange are currently constructing a new shared-use multi-story parking structure to provide much needed parking for the growing number of transit users at the Orange Transportation Center and for people coming to Old Towne Orange to enjoy the many shopping and dining destinations.

    Opening to the public in late 2018, the new parking structure will be located on the site of the previous City of Orange surface parking lot at the northwest corner of Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue. The structure will house 611 parking spaces, 500 reserved for train riders and 111 designated for general use, which will more than triple the parking capacity of the 172-space lot it replaces.

    Funding

    This $33.2 million project is funded by the City of Orange, Measure M, State Transportation Improvement Program, and Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funds.

    Approved by over 70% of voters, Measure M is Orange County’s half-cent sales tax to fund transportation investments.

    Alternative Parking During Construction

    The Lemon Street Parking Lot is now permanently closed for construction of the new Metrolink Parking Structure. During construction, alternative parking is signed available for public use at these neighboring Chapman University facilities. No special permits or passes are required.

    Chapman University W. Palm Ave. Parking Lot
    Address: 502 W. Palm Ave.
    Hours: Open daily 24 hours
    Directions from the Lemon St. Lot: Travel north on Cypress St., turn left onto Palm Ave., continue over the train tracks, and turn left into the surface parking lot.

    Top Level (Only) of the Chapman University West Campus Structure
    Address: 230 N. Cypress St.
    Hours: Closed daily from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.
    Directions for the Lemon St. Lot: Travel north on Cypress St. and then turn left into the parking structure.

    Hours of Construction

    Hours of construction are scheduled for 8AM-5PM. Hauling of soils and materials will occur as necessary betweenthe hours of 9AM-3:30 PM. There will be no overnight construction.

    Please note these hours are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Design to Reflect the Past and Advance the Future

    The new parking structure will blend into the historic architectural design of the area and incorporate modern features like solar panels and electric car charging ports to contribute to the building’s energy efficiency. Some key design elements include:

    611 New Parking Spaces
    This 5-story structure will have 2 subterranean levels and a total of 611 parking spaces. The increase of parking spaces will improve accessibility for Metrolink riders and motorists visiting Old Towne Orange.

    Electric Car Charging Ports
    Several dedicated parking spaces will feature electric car charging ports, allowing for eco-friendly vehicles to plug in and recharge.

    Historic Design
    The building and plaza areas will reflect the historic character and scale of Old Towne Orange to blend into the architectural design of the historic district. The design was developed with extensive input from the community.

    Solar Panels
    Solar panels will be placed on the facility’s roof, thereby providing reduced energy costs for lighting, mechanical and ventilation systems.

    Bike Racks and Lockers
    This newly added feature will encourage active transportation by providing commuters peace of mind knowing there is a secure place to store their bicycles.

    Project Schedule

    Environmental: December 2009 – May 2016
    Design: November 2010 – April 2016
    Construction: July 2017 – Late 2018

    Orange Transportation Center Transit Connections

    Bike Locker Program

    The new bike lockers will be managed through the existing City of Orange bike locker program. Public bike locker storage requires a $50 deposit and signing of an agreement which can be found on the City website. Reservations are not yet being accepted, however, for questions please contact Doug Keys of the City of Orange at (714) 744-5540.

    Hours of Construction

    Construction activities are scheduled to occur daily from 8AM-5PM with hauling hours from 9AM-3:30 PM. There will be no overnight construction.

    Please note these times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Closures and Detours

    Vehicle Impacts
    Intermittent daytime lane closures on Lemon Street and Maple Avenue are expected to occur while certain construction activities are conducted. These closures are necessary to provide crews space to safely and efficiently complete the required work. Although the temporary lane closures may cause slight delay, access along these streets are not expected to close. 

    Bus Stop Impacts
    The southbound OCTA bus stop on Lemon Street between Maple Avenue and Chapman Avenue is currently open. However, direct pedestrian access from Maple Avenue is closed on the western side of Lemon Street so please follow the pedestrian detour signs to safely access the bus stop. 

    Pedestrian Impacts
    In addition to the partial sidewalk closure along western Lemon Street, the southern sidewalk along Maple Avenue adjacent to the construction site is closed. Please use the northern sidewalk to safely walk along this stretch of Maple Avenue

    Overview

    Construction Notice

    On Monday, Oct. 9 crews will begin excavating and hauling soil from the construction site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Crews will also be excavating and hauling materials on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.  

    Please note the hauling hours and days have been extended due to limitations of the disposals sites receiving the contaminated materials. Currently, removal of the contaminated materials is estimated to take up to three weeks.

    Located in the heart of Old Towne Orange, the Orange Transportation Center is serviced by Metrolink and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus routes which provide connectivity to downtown Orange businesses, Chapman University, and other nearby destinations and employment centers.

    Project Overview

    OCTA and the City of Orange are currently constructing a new shared-use multi-story parking structure to provide much needed parking for the growing number of transit users at the Orange Transportation Center and for people coming to Old Towne Orange to enjoy the many shopping and dining destinations.

    Opening to the public in late 2018, the new parking structure will be located on the site of the previous City of Orange surface parking lot at the northwest corner of Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue. The structure will house 611 parking spaces, 500 reserved for train riders and 111 designated for general use, which will more than triple the parking capacity of the 172-space lot it replaces.

    Funding

    This $33.2 million project is funded by the City of Orange, Measure M, State Transportation Improvement Program, and Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funds.

    Approved by over 70% of voters, Measure M is Orange County’s half-cent sales tax to fund transportation investments.

    Alternative Parking During Construction

    The Lemon Street Parking Lot is now permanently closed for construction of the new Metrolink Parking Structure. During construction, alternative parking is signed available for public use at these neighboring Chapman University facilities. No special permits or passes are required.

    Chapman University W. Palm Ave. Parking Lot
    Address: 502 W. Palm Ave.
    Hours: Open daily 24 hours
    Directions from the Lemon St. Lot: Travel north on Cypress St., turn left onto Palm Ave., continue over the train tracks, and turn left into the surface parking lot.

    Top Level (Only) of the Chapman University West Campus Structure
    Address: 230 N. Cypress St.
    Hours: Closed daily from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.
    Directions for the Lemon St. Lot: Travel north on Cypress St. and then turn left into the parking structure.

    Hours of Construction

    Hours of construction are scheduled for 8AM-5PM. Hauling of soils and materials will occur as necessary betweenthe hours of 9AM-3:30 PM. There will be no overnight construction.

    Please note these hours are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Details

    Design to Reflect the Past and Advance the Future

    The new parking structure will blend into the historic architectural design of the area and incorporate modern features like solar panels and electric car charging ports to contribute to the building’s energy efficiency. Some key design elements include:

    611 New Parking Spaces
    This 5-story structure will have 2 subterranean levels and a total of 611 parking spaces. The increase of parking spaces will improve accessibility for Metrolink riders and motorists visiting Old Towne Orange.

    Electric Car Charging Ports
    Several dedicated parking spaces will feature electric car charging ports, allowing for eco-friendly vehicles to plug in and recharge.

    Historic Design
    The building and plaza areas will reflect the historic character and scale of Old Towne Orange to blend into the architectural design of the historic district. The design was developed with extensive input from the community.

    Solar Panels
    Solar panels will be placed on the facility’s roof, thereby providing reduced energy costs for lighting, mechanical and ventilation systems.

    Bike Racks and Lockers
    This newly added feature will encourage active transportation by providing commuters peace of mind knowing there is a secure place to store their bicycles.

    Project Schedule

    Environmental: December 2009 – May 2016
    Design: November 2010 – April 2016
    Construction: July 2017 – Late 2018

    Orange Transportation Center Transit Connections

    Bike Locker Program

    The new bike lockers will be managed through the existing City of Orange bike locker program. Public bike locker storage requires a $50 deposit and signing of an agreement which can be found on the City website. Reservations are not yet being accepted, however, for questions please contact Doug Keys of the City of Orange at (714) 744-5540.

    Detours

    Hours of Construction

    Construction activities are scheduled to occur daily from 8AM-5PM with hauling hours from 9AM-3:30 PM. There will be no overnight construction.

    Please note these times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Closures and Detours

    Vehicle Impacts
    Intermittent daytime lane closures on Lemon Street and Maple Avenue are expected to occur while certain construction activities are conducted. These closures are necessary to provide crews space to safely and efficiently complete the required work. Although the temporary lane closures may cause slight delay, access along these streets are not expected to close. 

    Bus Stop Impacts
    The southbound OCTA bus stop on Lemon Street between Maple Avenue and Chapman Avenue is currently open. However, direct pedestrian access from Maple Avenue is closed on the western side of Lemon Street so please follow the pedestrian detour signs to safely access the bus stop. 

    Pedestrian Impacts
    In addition to the partial sidewalk closure along western Lemon Street, the southern sidewalk along Maple Avenue adjacent to the construction site is closed. Please use the northern sidewalk to safely walk along this stretch of Maple Avenue

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