Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Congressman Richard E. Neal announced today that Springfield Union Station has won the grand prize of the Phoenix Awards for best Brownfields redevelopment in the country in 2017. The award was the highlight of the annual Phoenix Awards, announced at the 2017 National Brownfields Conference in Pittsburgh, Penn., earlier this month. Springfield Union Station was redeveloped by the Springfield Redevelopment Authority (SRA), reopening in 2017 after being vacant since its closure in 1973.
The award highlights the environmental cleanup that was the critical first phase in being able to redevelop the historic Union Station, the former baggage building property, and the former site of the Hotel Charles. The property had petroleum, metals, and asbestos contamination and the project also addressed air quality and congestion mitigation.
“This is further proof on how impactful the Union Station project has been, to win such an award with competition of great redevelopment projects not only in New England but throughout the country,” said Kevin Kennedy, Chief Development Officer.
The Phoenix Awards recognize exemplary brownfield redevelopment and revitalization. Winning projects offer a fresh take on significant environmental issues, show innovation and demonstrate masterful community impact.
Union Station first won the EPA’s Region 1 award for best project in the region. Region 1 encompasses all of New England. Union Station was then named grand prize winner amongst all 10 national regions.
For more information on the Phoenix Award please visit: http://www.phoenixawards.org/.
Peter Pan Bus Lines has signed a five year deal to move its corporate headquarters to Union Station, with potential options for 20 years. The Executive Offices, with around 100 jobs, will occupy the entire third floor of the Station. The lease is valued at $1,600,000 for the initial term.
Since opening in late June, the Union Station property is now at 65% occupancy. The Springfield Redevelopment Authority, along with management company Appleton, continue to work with other tenants for the remaining office and retail space.
On October 18th, Business Leaders and Public Officials from around the region got together at the newly renovated Union Station to discuss enhanced rail and travel within the "Knowledge Corridor" (New Haven-Hartford-Springfield-Boston).
For more information, please contact the Springfield Redevelopment Authority at 787-6020.
On Wednesday September 27th, folks from Glenmeadow Senior Living Community came to see the restored Station and revisit memories. Click here to see the slideshow.
On Wednesday September 6th, Peter Pan and Greyhound began intercity bus service out of Union Station. Welcome home!
Subway Union Station is now open! Subway joins Dunkin' Donuts and Commuters Variety for refreshments and more in the Main Concourse.
Congratulations to Dietz and Company Architects on the move to their new home!
Dunkin' Donuts has arrived!
WWLP InFocus June 23rd - Reopening of Union Station
Guests include Congressman Richard E. Neal; Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno; Armando Feliciano, Chairman of the Board for the Springfield Redevelopment Authority; Kerry Dietz of Dietz and Company Architects; and Kevin Kennedy, Springfield’s Chief Development Officer. Thank you to WWLP Channel 22 for providing the video
The PVTA (Pioneer Valley Transit Authority) is now servicing passengers at Union Station. Congratulations to new Administrator Sandra Sheehan and the Transit Authority team for a smooth start. All Aboard.
Stop by for refreshments while you are at Union Station.
SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield's Union Station has its first office tenant.
Kerry L. Dietz, owner and principal of Dietz & Company Architects, announced Tuesday that the company, the largest architecture firm in the region, will move into Union Station from offices nearby at 17 Hampden St., also in downtown Springfield.
"We thank Kerry Dietz for her long-term commitment to being part of downtown Springfield and being a pioneer at Springfield Union Station," said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno in a press release. "Her company does outstanding work throughout New England and we are so happy... read more
02/11/2016 - Springfield's Union Station, now in the midst of a $75 million facelift, was a hub of rail transportation for decades. It was constructed in 1926 by the Boston & Albany Railroad to replace a smaller rail a facility and it was utilized by the New York, New Haven & Hartford, Central New England Railway and Boston & Maine railroads... Read More
This $84.5 million project will integrate multiple transit modes in one convenient, functional and attractive mixed-used complex that includes not only a regionally significant transportation facility but also third-party tenants.
Now under preliminary construction, Springfield Union Station will include:
Springfield Union Station was building in 1926 as part of a series of civic buildings and spaces which help define central Springfield. The complex stands as a successor to three earlier stations on or near this spot on the north edge of downtown. From 1926 until after World War II, rail travel thrived and Springfield Union Station was the heart of a bustling district that included the North Blocks of downtown and the adjacent North End.
Springfield Union Station closed in the 1970's, a witness to the post-war ascendancy of the suburbs and the decline in intercity rail. In the decades since, the Main Street core south of the station has seen concerted public and private reinvestment, through new construction and extensive reuse of historic structures, as city leadership embraced a movement to reclaim the distinguished character of Springfield and preserve its heritage.