A LEED certified building, the new facility is one of the most energy efficient public buildings in downstate Illinois. Among its many sustainable design features, the Multimodal Transportation Center uses energy efficient HVAC systems and green power sources, low construction waste and locally sourced materials, and design features to enhance thermal comfort and access to natural light. Additionally, the Multimodal Transportation Center is a significant driver for continued mixed-use redevelopment in Normal’s central business district, creating a positive impact on economic activity.
Located in downtown Normal, the $28 million Uptown Station multimodal transportation center offers patrons numerous transportation options including Amtrak passenger rail, intercity bus, local mass transit, car, intra-community shuttles, taxis, airport shuttle service and bike and pedestrian-related amenities. An attached 394-space parking garage provides patrons with convenient access to short- and long-term parking. The building also houses the City of Normal’s municipal offices and City Council chambers on its second and third floors and multipurpose rooms are available for public use on the fourth floor.
A Lasting Impression
Our graphic design team helped enhance the facility’s interior space with a custom floor terrazzo inlay design that showcases four different modes of transportation Uptown Station supports. Measuring 16 feet across, the Art-deco inspired graphic is made of terrazzo, a composite material consisting of marble, quartz, granite and glass that was poured in place.