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Transportation and Visitors (Gateway) Center
Newport, RI

The Newport Transportation and Visitors (Gateway) Center, an intermodal transit and tourist hub suffered significant structural and flood damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  This six-million dollar improvement project combined Federal, State and Local funds to repair the facility and make it more resilient to future storms.  The project ensures that the Center is fully accessible and in compliance with Federal ADA regulations. It also includes pedestrian safety and bicycle-friendly features, improved signage, a taxi waiting area, and environmentally sustainable elements to collect stormwater onsite and improve drainage.
Pare’s scope of work included the design of steel support columns for new metal-roofed canopies, ADA-accessible crosswalks, a new traffic flow pattern, permeable pavers, and a “green” stormwater system using five bioretention areas/rain gardens and permeable pavers.  Pare worked closely with RIPTA, Northeast Collaborative Architects and WDA Design Group to create a resilient intermodal transit hub that ensures the safety of the thousands of people who use the facility each year.  

The project was awarded the Grow Smart RI 2018 Outstanding Smart Growth Award in March 2018.