The Atascadero City Council on Tuesday moved ahead on the design of a new transit hub along Capistrano Avenue by City Hall.
Construction could begin this summer on the outdoor center featuring sidewalk shelters, a small tree-lined plaza with benches and bus loading stalls on the street — but only if state funding can be secured.
The $825,000 project would be funded with state money already requested by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments. The money would come from Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by California voters in 2008.
The City Council confirmed Tuesday that the project would only move forward once SLOCOG could secure the money, Public Works Director Russ Thompson said.
Additional landscaping, more shade and wind protection and a passenger drop-off area for the disabled, elderly or youth were among additional council requests, Thompson said.
The council also approved the pursuit of establishing a Park-N-Ride lease across the street at the Bank of America parking lot.
Stamped concrete crosswalks at Lewis and Capistrano avenues would be added as part of the project to help pedestrian flow.