The Beckley Intermodal Gateway project is a multi-phase transportation center being constructed in the heart of Beckley's downtown area that will serve as a gateway into the city.
The structure will include a terminal for local and regional bus lines, a parking garage and a public event area. The bulk of the funding, $20 million, was secured in 2006 through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The city's 20 percent funding match came from $2.3 million in land value and $2.7 million in Department of Transportation revenue credits. It is a redevelopment project designed to enhance transportation and help revitalize downtown Beckley.
The lower level of the structure will house transit facilities, while a two-level parking garage will accommodate approximately 300 vehicles in a covered, lighted and secure area. Topping the structure will be a civic plaza for community gatherings such as the farmer's market and Chili Night. The property is bordered by Robert C. Byrd Drive, Prince Street, Neville Street and Leslie C. Gates Place.