Herald American

Bellflowers plans new transit center

BELLFLOWER — The City Council has hired the engineering firm of Hartzog and Crabill Inc. of Tustin, to design and provide construction plans for the new transit center, on the west side of Bellflower Boulevard at Mayne Street and Pacific Avenue for a fee of $22,115.

Completion is expected by spring 2016 with construction taking about 90 days, Public Works Director Len Gorecki said.

The center has been relocated from Oak Street east of Bellflower Boulevard to City Hall, 16600 Civic Center Drive, to make way for a condominium development at the Oak Street site.

In a report to the council, Gorecki said the center will include landscaping and irrigation, a shelter, a vehicle service bay, restrooms, a public art element and plaza amenities such as lighting and benches.

Lawrence R. Moss and Associates has previously been hired for the landscape design, Gorecki said.

Hartzog and Crabill also will oversee construction, under Bellflower City Engineer Jerry Stock, who also is an official with the engineering firm.

Cost of the center is to be determined with funding from county transit allocations, Gorecki said.