Connect Transit – Downtown Bloomington Transit Center
AltusWorks is currently managing the Section 106 review process for Connect Transit’s new Downtown Bloomington Transit Center project, which seeks to construct a modern bus transfer facility that will improve service, accessibility, and comfort for riders. The transit center will be located in the heart of the city’s historic downtown near the Bloomington Central Business District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and encompasses over 100 buildings that were constructed as early as 1842. AltusWorks architectural historians performed extensive archival research and multiple field surveys to create a comprehensive catalog of historic buildings, and are currently assessing any potential adverse effects they could incur as a result of the proposed construction.
AltusWorks will continue consulting with federal and local agencies on matters of historic preservation for this project as it progresses.
An 1895 map of the area where our 2022 survey took place.
A corner of downtown Bloomington in the 1910s. Most of the buildings pictured here are still present and were part of our survey. (photo from McLean County Museum of History archives)
NRHP-listed George H. Miller House in 1906 (photo from McLean County Museum of History archives)
NRHP-listed George H. Miller House in 2022, photo taken for our survey