Mineola Intermodal Center
In order to meet the parking demand for Long Island Rail Road customers, Prismatic Development was engaged as the General Contractor in charge of the design and construction of this four level 995 car precast concrete parking garage. Up to 6,000 commuters use the existing railroad station on a typical weekday and struggle to find available on-street parking.
Since the project was federally funded, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations and guidelines were applicable to this project.
The garage was designed to complement the proposed Mineola Downtown Revitalization Plan and the immediate surroundings. The facade is composed of brick and precast concrete elements, along with decorative precast concrete pilasters with tile inserts to match a nearby historic bridge. Each of the stair towers and the elevator were clad in aluminum panels and clear glass. The same aluminum and glass aesthetics were utilized for an enclosed pedestrian bridge which was constructed to connect the garage with the historic Mineola Station and north platform. The entire garage and overpass was ADA compliant and provided the area with improved handicapped access.
In addition to the parking garage, the facility was outfitted with a bus stop area that will accommodate seven compressed natural gas buses and a pedestrian bridge that crosses the very busy and active Port Jefferson, Oyster Bay and Ronkonkoma Branches railroad tracks. The Intermodal Center allows commuters to comfortably and safely transfer between cars, trains, buses, and nearby taxis.