King Street Station patrons in Alexandria, Virginia needed a second entrance for entry from the north side of the station, serving new residences on the east and west sides of the station. The existing WMATA area under the elevated tracks was used to create a new mezzanine entrance with elevators and stairs up to an extended walkway from the end of the existing platform. New mechanical spaces were added as well as a new kiosk with fare gates and machines. The ground level enclosure was completed with a combination of open grills and glass walls. The existing concrete retaining wall was faced with “old town brick” to blend into the neighborhood and hide the unfinished concrete that was excavated to create the space.
KGP Design Studio provided design services for the new mezzanine and entry facility for the King Street Station as part of the on-call services provided to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
KGP developed the design-build project to 30% construction documents and coordinated the efforts of the project’s consulting engineers.