In partnership with New Belgium Brewing, ADC will design and build a bus shelter at the inbound bus stop located at the intersection of Haywood Road and Craven Street in West Asheville. The shelter will serve transit patrons traveling into Asheville/West Asheville, as well as employees of and visitors to the New Belgium Brewery. The project will also contribute to the place making efforts for this West Asheville gateway by drawing inspiration from the cultural history of the site and surrounding neighborhoods.
Led by architects Luke W. Perry and Geoffrey Barton, ADC’s volunteer designers used a community-driven design process to engage transit users in a series of outreach events, listening sessions, and design workshops that will inform a selection of designs for the shelter. In the summer of 2016, the public voted online to select their favorite shelter among four distinct designs. The Mix & Match option was the clear favorite.
ADC will coordinate each phase with City staff to ensure our project’s alignment with the planned Craven Street improvements. ADC will also strive to design a shelter that will serve as a prototype for future bus shelters throughout Asheville and throughout North Carolina.