As an addition to Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) central transit facility in Columbus, the project enlarges an existing parking area and improves the transit staff’s gathering and information facility and dayroom. An outdoor terrace area provides a place for transit staff to sit and relax while viewing a water fountain and decorative screen plantings. The plaza area includes permeable pavers and locally sourced fieldstone as backdrop to the fountain. Plantings are drought tolerant selections requiring minimal maintenance. Schematic design for terrace by R. L. Bowen & Associates. Services: Plaza & Fountain Construction Plan and Detailing, Site Planting Plan. Construction completed in 2016.