Project DescriptionFROM THE ARCHITECTS:
The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) combines the heritage and civic importance of the grand 19th Century rail stations of the past with the size, scale and complexity of today’s modern airport terminals. ARTIC will be a world class transportation gateway to Orange County, California, the 5th most densely populated county in the United States. Each year, Orange County attracts more than 40 million visitors, Anaheim alone attracts more than 20 million visitors annually. ARTIC will link freeways, major arterial roadways, bus, taxi and rail systems, as well as bike and pedestrian pathways in one central location.
ARTIC will serve the transportation needs of a population of more than three million people in 34 cities. The project will include retail spaces, restaurants, ticketing and waiting areas, and will serve as a grand hall for community uses. It will anchor the Anaheim Rapid Connection (ARC), a high-capacity, fixed-guideway transit system. ARTIC will be the southern terminus of the California High Speed Rail which will link the State’s southern and northern urban centers. This mixed-use location will support four million square feet of office, commercial and institutional development and 520 residential units. Future development opportunities include revenue generation that repays local grant funds, Public/Private Partnership (P3) opportunities, economic benefits such as employment and sales tax revenue, and Transit Oriented Development