THE STATION EXPANSION PROJECT
Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) is one of the partners involved in the plans for Union Station’s 2nd Century. USRC is working closely with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Amtrak to implement long-term development plans for Union Station and the surrounding area.
The Station Expansion Project (SEP), led by consulting architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle, consists of two major work efforts: the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) led by FRA and the conceptual design of the project based upon a final Record of Decision, expected in 2019. The project will include a transportation plan, passenger amenities, market demand and urban design analyses, and public outreach and involvement. Additionally, with the completion of the EIS, it will fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the concurrent National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 process.
At this stage of the major development project, FRA is leading the NEPA process, including the associated stakeholder and community outreach and the concurrent NHPA Section 106 process. FRA is currently reviewing the preliminary alternatives that were included in the Concept Development Report released on July 31, 2017. In 2018, work will continue to refine and engage in a new round of public participation on the preliminary concepts.
Upcoming Fall and Winter 2018 Public Engagement Events
This fall and winter, representatives of the Station Expansion Project will be present at several community events to engage with the public and community organizations and provide information on the project. Below is a list of events that representatives of the SEP are currently planning to attend. Please note that these events are not sponsored by the Station Expansion Project or USRC. Some may require registration and payment of a fee to the event sponsor. Please check by clicking on the links provided. Participation of SEP representatives at any of these events may be cancelled without notice.
NoMa BID PumpkinPalooza – October 24, 2018, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (1150 First Street NE)
Hill-o-Ween at Eastern Market – October 26, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (225 7th Street SE)
Eastern Market – November 3, 2018, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Union Station Holiday Extravaganza and 22nd Annual Norwegian Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 29, 2018, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Union Station Main Hall)
Wunder Garten Winterfest Holiday Market – December 7, 2018, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (1100-1110 First Street NE)