Implementing the Chicago Union Station Master Plan
Amtrak, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) – known as the "Project Partners" - invite you to learn more about the transformative initiatives taking place at Chicago Union Station, which will help the historic Station evolve into a modern transit hub as well as a destination in its own right.
Since the release of the 2012 Master Plan, many exciting projects at the Station already have come to fruition, such as the recently completed Union Station Transit Center and the beautifully restored Burlington Room. And now the Project Partners have initiated the next step of the 2012 Master Plan, which includes planning, historic review and preliminary engineering for 13 other near-term improvements. These projects were originally outlined in the Master Plan and can be followed as works in progress under the Implementation tab in the Current Design Work section. In addition to these efforts, the search for a Master Developer for Union Station’s commercial elements is also nearing completion.
Amtrak Board Designates Chicago Master Developer
CHICAGO – Amtrak has designated a team lead by Riverside Investment & Development Co. as the Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman made the announcement this morning at CUS with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, other stakeholders and civic leaders.
The initial conceptual design proposed by Riverside, in conjunction with co-developer and co-venture partner Convexity Properties – a DRW Company, includes three phases projected to be completed in about six years. Key project priorities include improved street entrances and pedestrian traffic flow entering and leaving Union Station, as well as improved pedestrian-friendly landscaping and open spaces.
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