The Union Pacific Railroad strategically evaluated several locations
for a new intermodal shipping transfer facility within the Midwest.
The sites within the City of Chicago required traffic analysis,
site planning and neighborhood urban design alternatives to accommodate
transportation connections within the existing street network and
to integrate the facility with community development goals.
Sonoc Architects provided traffic analysis and site plan diagrams
as well as urban design drawings that portray a variety of interrelationships
between the intermodal facility and the bordering communities. The
development goals focused on buffering and blending the "edges"of
the intermodal train and truck yards with the surrounding residential
neighborhoods, ensuring that transportation routes to and from the
shipping facility were easily accessible.