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Amtrak Seeks Master Developer for Baltimore Penn Station

By January 15, 2016 No Comments
Exterior photo of Baltimore Penn Station with people sitting streetside.

Baltimore Penn Station

Reposted from the Amtrak Northeast Corridor website.

WASHINGTON – Amtrak has released a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit interest in a public-private partnership for a proposed comprehensive master development solution at Baltimore Penn Station.

Amtrak’s RFI represents the first step in the evaluation of interested parties capable of all aspects of project delivery including the development of an implementable Master Plan, design, construction, financing, as well as identification of expansion opportunities and commercial development in surrounding areas. The project scope includes the opportunity to redevelop the station’s upper floors, surrounding land parcels owned by Amtrak, the potential expansion of the station and improvements to both passenger and employee facilities – all integrated with the surrounding central Baltimore neighborhoods.

The Silver Star waits at the platform

The Silver Star (New York-Tampa-Miami) stops at Baltimore.

“Baltimore Penn Station is an enormous asset to Amtrak, the City of Baltimore and the Northeast Region,” said Stephen Gardner, Amtrak executive vice president NEC Business Development. “This procurement approach offers Amtrak the best opportunity to realize the full vision of Baltimore Penn Station as a vibrant transportation hub interwoven within an integrated mixed-use urban district.”

The RFI for Baltimore Penn Station’s Master Development is part of a larger corporate program to leverage Amtrak’s substantial asset portfolio. Focused on innovative strategies for sustainable financial performance and infrastructure reinvestment, this program includes additional future opportunities at one or more Amtrak stations including Chicago Union Station.

The RFI is available for download via the Amtrak Procurement Portal. Please submit any questions by January 29, 2016 to Responses are due back Friday, February 19, 2016.