METRO Burnett Plaza

The Burnett Plaza Transit Center occupies a five acre site just north of downtown Houston and Buffalo Bayou. The urban site provides connectivity between the elevated light rail line which flanks its western side and the adjacent Near-northside residential and commercial neighborhoods to its north. Located on a brownfield site, the project includes an architecturally unique, six bus berth canopy, providing shelter to transit patrons and promoting easy bus-to-rail transfers. The site design utilizes site soils, which could not be removed from the site, as amenities creating topography which shields patrons from adjacent roadways and freight rail lines while framing views of the downtown skyline. Urban amenities include a pedestrian/ bicycle plaza designed to provide connectivity to the pedestrian street grid and nearby bike trails while accommodating various bicycle storage options and facilities for bike sharing services.