CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale has selected Design Works and hmb Architects LLC to design its new downtown transportation center, which will be known as the Southern Illinois Multi Modal Station (SIMMS).
In November 2019, the City was awarded a $13.9 million grant for the design and construction of this project through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program. In December 2020, the IDOT Transit Improvement Program contributed an additional $2.8 million towards the project.
The new transportation center will be constructed in downtown Carbondale on the east side of South Illinois Avenue. The City expects construction to begin in fall 2022.
The design process will include opportunities for the public to engage with the consultants and offer feedback regarding the final design. The City looks forward to working with the design team and expects a preliminary design for review by the City Council in late 2021.