Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Rankings & Awards Project Update


JACKSONVILLE, FL – (June 9, 2021) – Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center has achieved LEED Gold Certification.

Pond, our joint venture partner Michael Baker, multiple subconsultants, and construction manager Balfour Beatty, are proud to have developed this landmark project for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). We started out to create a project that would solve JTA’s need for consolidated space including a new headquarters administration building and that would have a positive and transformative presence in the LaVilla area of downtown for JTA, and we succeeded. We designed both the adjacent Intercity Bus Terminal (IBT) and the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla (JRTC) as phase 1 and phase 2 of the overall development that brings local buses and intercity buses, the Skyway elevated light rail system, pedestrians, and cars into a single multi-modal complex across the street from Jacksonville’s former grand railroad station, now the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, and near the intersection of Interstate 95 and Interstate 10. The JRTC has been awarded LEED Gold award for its high levels of sustainability and coupled with the previously awarded LEED Silver rating for the IBT, we created a complex that achieves all of the objectives of JTA. A few of the notable characteristics of the project are:

  • Creative design to fit on a narrow and awkward site that had an existing elevated light rail transit line and station already on it.
  • Rejuvenates LaVilla, a historic section of downtown that had been in recent decline.
  • Recalls the LaVilla area’s jazz-era vibrancy, improvisation, and innovation with a unique curtainwall design that “breaks the mold”.
  • The LEED Gold JRTC and the LEED Silver IBT provide JTA with its only two LEED certified building on one campus, reflecting its commitment to sustainability.

Read more about the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Authority here.

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