“Placemaking” Opportunities

Union Station Main Hall Washington D.C.

The Union Station Master Plan Study team has worked closely with a Civic Advisory Committee established by the Metropolitan Planning Council to advance the goal of creating a transportation terminal that is vibrant, a civic asset, and a catalyst for growth in the West Loop and region, as well as exploring innovative financing strategies for the overall redevelopment effort. These placemaking principles call for the station’s redesign to favor the creation of vibrant public spaces that have the potential to transform an imposing historic structure into one that invites interaction with its users and the surrounding city. Through the planned investments, the station should not only evolve into an efficient intercity and regional railroad hub, with easy connections to other transit modes, but also become a truly great place that attracts travelers and non-travelers alike.


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