Rapid Central Station
Rapid Central Station in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which opened on June 14, 2004, is the first LEED-certified transit facility in the country. Built with a number of green features and strategies, Rapid Central Station represents cutting-edge technology paired with solid design to provide passengers with a transfer hub that is both functionally sound and environmentally responsible.
The LEED certification process was very much in the minds of Progressive AE, the architectural firm that designed Rapid Central Station. The station itself is located on a designated brownfield, which also contributed to the LEED score. The redevelopment and remediation of the station site is only one of a number of new and renovated buildings along the southwestern edge of downtown Grand Rapids.
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