Thanks to the generous support for Proposition 1 in the November 2023 general election, the design work for Stations 36 and 38 is underway. These are the first two priorities of the VRFA’s Capital Facility Plan.

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STATION 36


After a couple of iterations by the architect, TCA, the Station Design Committee landed on a final design for Station 36. Final details such as brick, wood, glass, siding color and type do not need to be decided until later. Until then, here’s a first look:

A modern building with the number 36 on it, featuring large windows and a slanted roof, stands prominently as part of the recent Capital Facilities Update. Two people walk near the entrance under a partly cloudy sky.
A modern building with a flat roof and large windows, featuring the number 36 in red on the left side. The sky above is cloudy with patches of blue, hinting at recent capital facilities updates that enhanced its contemporary design.

After a couple of iterations by the architect, TCA, the Station Design Committee landed on a final design for Station 36. Final details such as brick, wood, glass, siding color and type do not need to be decided until later. Until then, here’s a first look:

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STATION 38


As expected, the 38 site is requiring additional studies related to the soil, wetlands, traffic, and requirements of the City of Pacific. Once these studies are completed, we’ll make a final determination on the orientation of the station on the site – i.e., how and where the building will be positioned and where the primary ingress/egress will be (Ellingson or Tacoma) – and on the internal layout of the station itself. It is possible that 38 will be a two-stories. This determination will be made after we understand the optimal layout on the site. Blackberries and other invasive species on the site have been cleared. The house and detached garages will be coming down soon. Construction on 38 will begin sometime in 2025 with a final schedule TBD.

Station 31

STATION 31


We’ll begin preliminary design work on 31 later this year.