Commercial, Industrial and Transit
IGW designed this 50,000 square foot facility to provide a consolidated terminal for inter-city bus service, rail passenger service, and major transfer point for local mass transit service. Initially conceived as a transfer point for its downtown Champaign, Illinois passengers, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District expanded the program to meet the ground transportation requirements of several modes and users in an efficient, economic and sustainable manner.
In addition to the multi-modal transit function, the building was also developed as a mixed-use facility to encourage pedestrian and economic activity in an area slated for renewal. Along with various office, retail, and other tenants within the facility, a meeting and banquet venue occupies the top floor and overlooks both cities.
Illinois Terminal was the first of its kind in the State of Illinois and one of few in the country to combine inter-city bus, rail and local mass transit services in a single location. It was a pioneering project in the revitalization of downtown Champaign and serves as a ground transportation gateway to the Champaign-Urbana and University of Illinois communities.