The City of Santa Clarita got out the golden handled shovels last month to celebrate the act of breaking ground on a transportation center in Canyon Country. Dozens of visitors gathered at the site of the new bus transfer center at Vista Canyon. Mayor Cameron Smyth, along with City Councilmembers, members of the Metro board, City officials and more were in attendance to help commemorate the start of construction on the project.
Adjacent to the new KB Homes sales office, it is located south of the 14 Freeway off of Lost Canyon Road and will function as Santa Clarita Transit’s hub on the east side of the city. It will feature a commuter platform with seven bus bays, parking spaces, restrooms, bicycle storage and additional enhancements to promote a safe and convenient transit option. The development is one of the many noteworthy amenities on the way at the Vista Canyon Project.
Designed to be a “car optional” community, Vista Canyon will be home to both work and leisure opportunities, all within walking and biking distance of each other. Additionally, the community will provide a new Metrolink commuter rail station that will allow for access to downtown Los Angeles in just 60 minutes. Vista Canyon’s encouragement of clean and alternative commute options aims to not only reduce carbon emissions but also aid in maintaining a sustainable living environment.
The Vista Canyon development will consist of 1,100 dwelling units, 646,000 square feet of office space, 164,000 square feet of commercial and retail space and a 200-room hotel. To stay up to date on the new bus transfer center, current service offerings, new route schedules and everything transit, visit SantaClaritaTransit.com.