Beyer Blinder Belle and Grimshaw to Lead Master Development Plan for Washington Union Station

April 08, 2015

“The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), together with its partners Amtrak and Akridge, have commissioned Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP and Grimshaw Architects (BBB/Grimshaw) to create the Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century.

Building on the initial vision presented in Amtrak’s 2012 Washington Union Terminal Master Plan, the Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century is the next major milestone in the process and will encompass comprehensive planning, public engagement, and an environmental assessment. The project scope also includes conceptual design services for improving and expanding passenger spaces, enhancing the overall customer experience, as well as analysis and progression of the initial 2012 vision concepts to ensure the development enhances the functionality of the existing regional intermodal facility.

The Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century will respect and reinforce the station’s historic setting, while also integrating it with surrounding neighborhoods, and the construction of Burnham Place: three-million-square-feet of mixed-use space, parks, and plazas to be developed over the rail yard.”

Continue reading about the project below, including the official press release and several news articles.

USRC Press Release

Union Station in Washington Has a Grand Development Plan,” New York Times, April 14

Grimshaw & Beyer Blinder Belle to Oversee 2nd Phase of Master Plan for DC’s Union Station,” Architect’s Newspaper, April 8th

Grand Central Terminal Architect Selected for Union Station Expansion,” Washington Post, April 7, 2015

8 things: Key architectural firm tapped for proposed Union Station expansion,” Washington Business Journal, April 7th