New Kent Central Gateway

Project Name

Kent Central Gateway


Kent, OH

Project Description

Quandel provided Agency Construction Management services for a new $26 million, 211,333 square foot downtown transit facility.

The Kent Central Gateway is designed to accommodate bus operations for the Portage Area Regional Transit Authority (PARTA ), including providing retail and other amenities for riders, as well as parking and commercial rental units.
Pre-construction activities began July 2011 and the project was completed on time in June 2013. Quandel provided Building Information Modeling (BIM) services including structural coordination.

The project includes a bus transfer facility and a parking garage with 100 spaces for transit use, an additional 200 to 300 spaces to support a proposed adjacent hotel and conference center, offices and retail development, and commercial rental space area allotment of 22,000 square feet.

Square Footage

211,333 Sq. Ft.

Facility Type


Owner’s Name

Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority


TranSystems Corp.