Over the weekend, Transit Coalition forumer Rubbertoe snapped a few pictures of construction work on the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, otherwise known as ARTIC.  The $180 million station is situated within Anaheim's Platinum Triangle, with easy access to the Honda Center, Disneyland, Angel Stadium and the Anaheim Convention Center.  The  Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum designed project will link multiple OCTA bus lines and the future Anaheim Streetcar with Metrolink and Amtrak train service.  ARTIC is also planned to serve as the southern terminus for Phase 1 of California High Speed Rail, providing one seat rides to Los Angeles Union Station and San Francisco's Transbay Terminal.  The first phase of CAHSR is scheduled to open in 2029, assuming that cost overruns and legal hurdles don't derail the project.  Of course, that's a big assumption given the current political landscape.  In the meantime, check out the construction camera tracking ARTIC's progress.  The station is scheduled to open late in 2014.


Data Center Planned for Parking Lot Near Union Station Terminal Annex

Transit-oriented data center?

A large parking lot next door to the Union Station Terminal Annex Building is slated for development as a data center. CoreSite Realty Corp., a Denver-based owner and operator of data centers across the country, is behind the proposed development, which would raze the parking lot at 900 N. Alameda Street for the construction of a four-story, 93-foot-tall data center with nearly 180,000 square feet of floor area.