Spurred by Tom Clyde’s great column in this week’s Park Record, I just had to visit the new Kimball Junction Transit Center. The Transit Center is the building and bus stop behind the library in Kimball Junction. While Tom had a number of good points about how many people
will won’t use it, I have a fundamentally different question.
Is this all you get for three million dollars?
When you walk inside you see a smaller than expected room, with a lot of benches, 50 power outlets, a piano, and a couple of bathrooms. You’ll probably think to yourself, “this is smaller than my kitchen and living room.” It is true that there is a lot of concrete outside and there is a downstairs that the public can’t access. Maybe they are storing the county’s gold or something down there.
But heck, they got the most expensive part for free… the land.
After spending about 10 minutes and seeing no one, I left thinking one thing…
If this is what you get for $3 million, the school district better plan on $50 million for their field house and maybe $200 million for upgrades to the high school.