The renovation and redevelopment of Union Station is a crucial component in the revitalization of downtown Springfield. At the start of this project, Union Station consisted of two vacant buildings: a three-story terminal building and a two-story baggage building. Both constructed in 1926, the buildings are located in the Downtown Springfield Railroad Historic District.
This public CM-at-Risk redevelopment project includes transforming the vacant rail Terminal into a modern transportation facility with a restored 120,250 square foot main terminal area and a 24-bay bus terminal with 480 structured parking spaces above. Office space will be provided for public transit agencies along with a daycare center to serve the downtown area. The ADA-accessible facility will also include space for the phased private development of transit-related space and future office uses.
Enabling for the project included the demolition of the 93,000 sf Baggage Building. Prior to the dismantling of the Baggage Building we completed abatement of all hazardous materials which included asbestos, elevator fluids, petroleum contaminated concrete, lead based paint, oil residue in the elevator shaft and transformer room and cupola. Contaminated soils consisting of ash and drill spoils were tested, loaded, and disposed of in a mass lined landfill.