SCOBEY COMPLEX REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
The Scobey Complex Redevelopment Project fulfills VIA’s plans to create the city’s first Transit-Oriented Community, which is designed to create a walkable, mixed-use space near high-quality, frequent transit service. Centro Plaza at VIA Villa is home to over 1 million trips per year and represents VIA’s ongoing investment and contributions to mobility on the near-West Side.
The adjacent Scobey Complex currently offers no benefit to the residents, businesses or services in the area. VIA plans to rehabilitate and repurpose the structures to create a community asset from a dangerous eyesore. Redevelopment of the Scobey Complex would create new employment opportunities, increase access to housing and improve equitable access to opportunities for VIA riders and area residents.
Transit Oriented Communities (TOCs) reduce transportation costs, which lower the cost of living for residents, while providing improved amenities for transit customers and enhancing local business and employment opportunities. The project completes plans for the VIA Villa complex, which include Centro Plaza, The Grand, and the Joint Law Enforcement Center (JLEC) buildings.