The Federal Way Transit Center is a five-story, 1,200-stall parking structure connected by a pedestrian bridge to a bus-boarding platform. The platform’s 400-foot-long translucent canopy provides a safe, convenient, and comfortable place to wait for the bus. The parking garage has dedicated corridors that lead to an exterior pathway and pedestrian bridge, minimizing potential conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles.
The 369,000-square-foot garage structure is primarily posttensioned concrete and cast-in-place shear walls for seismic requirements. Low Impact Development site work improvements included colored concrete sidewalks, landscaping, irrigation, bus drives, and a new traffic signal. The exterior of the garage is composed of steel wall grilles and colored precast concrete panels. The base structure for an owner-installed clock tower was provided in this contract. The 20,000-square-foot bus-loading platform is located on the southern end of the parking garage and accommodates bus passengers. Along with seating for the passengers, the bus platform includes offices for workers, mechanical service rooms, and bathrooms. Vertical transportation consists of two glass-enclosed elevators and steel stairs.
PCL completed this project with a safety record of zero incidents.