The Board of Commissioners works together on projects that improve the state of Lorain County. This section of the site highlights current projects that each of the Commissioners are involved in, according to Lorain County Initiatives.
Lorain County Solid Waste Collection Center Guided Tour
The Lorain County Board of Commissioners gave a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Collection Center (located at 540 S Abbe Road, Elyria) to local media. The attendees got to see what residents experience in addition to learning how the collection center staff sorts and processes the materials received. There have been some renovations made at the center to streamline operations as well as new equipment installation. The Collection Center business hours are Monday 9am-3 pm, Wednesday 12-6 pm, and Saturday 9am-3 pm. For a list of the materials accepted please visit: Lorain County Solid Waste Collection Center or contact the Solid Waste District at 440-329-5440.
911 Dispatch Center Open House
The 911 Dispatch Center Open House was held on October 26th, 2019.
Lorain County Transportation Passenger Station Phase I Planning Study
The Lorain County Transportation Center involves the restoration and preservation of the historic New York Central Train Station. The facility will serve the transit needs of Lorain County and create an attractive space for public events.
After the renovation, the first floor will serve customers with a passenger waiting room, vending and internet services, public restrooms, ticketing area, and baggage handling. Transit users will enter from a new entrance on the east side of the building.
The project site was expanded in 2002 with the purchase of the parking lot to the east of the depot. The site now extends to Cedar Street. The site plan includes a ten bus "pulse" area for Lorain County Transit, where all northern and southern routes will converge regularly to exchange passengers. It also has three bus slips, 76 parking spaces, and an area for a stand-alone rental car facility. A secondary function of the building will be to provide a beautiful civic hall for the community.
The railroad station was built in 1926 in the grand neoclassical style of the period. It featured a 70 x 80 foot sky-lighted octagonal waiting room with marble wainscoting, ornamental ceiling, and terrazzo floor. Although subsequently altered, all of these original features will be restored. This important landmark will be reborn as a community space available to the public for rental at a nominal charge for health fairs, art shows and other social functions.
Phase 3 & 4 Train Platforms Canopies Stairs & Elevators
View the list of phase 3 and phase 4 items:
- New entry patio complete with ramps, stairs, canopied walkways, and sidewalks
- Paved bus areas for Lorain County Transit hub
- Park and Ride and public parking area
- Curbing and landscape improvements
- Construct a stair and elevator tower for rail access.
- Elevator machine room with operating equipment
- Elevator concrete foundation, slabs pit, and minor modifications to retaining wall
- Holeless hydraulic, 5,000 pounds capacity, passenger elevator
- Lighting and appropriate ventilation and heating system
- Secure (electronic) door lock/release hardware on the entrance door
- Rail platform with exterior lighting and communication systems
- Exterior site improvements at first-floor level
Estimated Cost (Phases 3 and 4): $3,000,000
Schedule: 15 Months