North Quincy Site

About the Temporary ART Bus Parking at N Quincy

In order to maintain continuity of ART bus service during the construction of a new ART Operations and Maintenance Facility, 41 buses that were housed at the Shirlington facility needed to be parked elsewhere. Construction of the new ART facility will take place between 2022 and 2025.

After extensive evaluation of the County’s properties, it was determined that the Quincy property would be the most appropriate to hold 29 of the ART buses due to it already being zoned commercial/light industrial and needing very little modification to accommodate the buses, a dispatch office, and employee parking. Following completion of the new ART Operations Maintenance Facility (planned for 2025), the 29 buses will be relocated to that location.

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, the County Board approved the temporary ART Bus parking use permit on the North Quincy site. On May 16, site preparation activities for the relocation began, which included test fit of bus parking, striping on parking lots, installation of fencing, and construction of an ART Dispatch Office inside Building Quincy 2 (1429 N. Quincy Street).

Landscaping and Buffer Area Improvements Beginning Fall 2022

The County has been working on a plan to replace the fence along the south edge of the property and replenish the landscaping at this facility. On October 12, 2022, the project team provided a briefing(PDF, 2MB) to the community and asked for feedback on the proposed plan. The comment period closed on October 21 and a summary of the feedback will be shared soon. 

Fencing upgrades are planned for Fall 2022, followed by tree and shrub planting in Spring 2023. The community will be notified prior to the start of work.

Community Engagement

On Thursday, December 10, 2021, County staff met with neighboring residents to see operations plans for the temporary use, answer questions, and view a live demonstration of buses maneuvering through the facility. View the presentation(PDF, 3MB), and the discussed noise analysis report.(PDF, 10MB)