Flint Mass Transportation Authority

Campus Master Plan


In 1996, with Gregory N. Mason, A.I.A. as Lead Designer, CHMP programmed and planned for the Owner’s facility needs through 2015 with a multi-phased Campus Master Plan that has since resulted in the successful completion of five phases and currently the implementation of a sixth phase. Over $20MM in construction has been completed since 1998.


Q Phase I - Phase IV Totals

  • Budget: $15,943,637.00
  • Actual:  $15,773,920.00

Q Phase I, 1998

  • 136,000 sq.ft. Bus Garage Addition
  • New Salt Barn, Radio Tower & Paint Booth
  • Renovation of Existing Bus Wash Facility
  • New Bus Wash Systems Added (Drive Thru & Roll Over)
  • Retrofit Existing In-ground Lifts
  • Five New Drive-on Vehicle Lifts
  • New Air Purge System for Garage

Q Phase II, 1999

  • Removal of Underground Storage Tanks
  • New Above Ground Tank Farm
  • Maintenance Building Addition, 3,100 sq.ft.

Q Phase III, 2000

  • New Training & Administrative Center, Three Story (curva- linear) building, 45,000 sq.ft.

Q Phase IV, 2001

  • Remove 10,000 Gallon Underground Gasoline Tank
  • New 10,000 Gallon Above-Ground Tank Farm
  • New Employee Entrance, Lounge, Offices, Restrooms,   Lunchroom, Patio, 6,000 sq.ft.
  • New Central Dispatch
  • Remodel Offices, Meeting Rooms, Locker Rooms, 10,000 sq.ft.
  • New Mechanical & Electrical Systems.

Q Phase V, 2002

  • Intermodal Transportation Center (Amtrak) Renovations, 2,250 sq. ft. including Covered Loading

Q Phase VI, 2003 - On-going

  • Four New Out-Country Centers, Totaling 46,000 sq.ft.
  • Additional Locations Planned Including LEED-Certified Facility

Over $20MM In Construction Planned And Completed Since 1996

Overall Project Design Philosophy And Prominent Features

In 1996 the long range planning began for the development of this massive campus to meet Owner needs through 2015. 

The objective of the programming and site planning effort was to schedule multiple strategically sequenced phases that would pose minimal disruption to operations during construction and maximum synergy once implemented.

The objective was accomplished through a sophisticated programming effort.  Foundational to this effort was communication with various Owner and User groups and translating the specific needs of those groups into a cohesive space plan and prioritizing needs in light of budget constraints.


Flint Mass Transportation Authority

Campus Master Plan, Overview continued

The planning process involved:

  • Project phasing to eliminate disruption of ongoing operations
  • Identifying current and anticipated facility space deficiencies
  • Analyzing available resources on present site
  • Evaluating vehicular circulation requirements
  • Masterplanning for maximization of site potential in meeting future growth