Springfield City Council Approves $3.2 Million for Union Station Project, Set to be Covered by MGM Springfield Payments

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno watches as the Union Station baggage building demolition on Frank B. Murray St in Springfield continues. (DAVE ROBACK / THE REPUBLICAN)

December 16, 2014 -  The City Council on Monday authorized spending $3.2 million toward the long-awaited, $75.6 million Union Station intermodal transportation project.

The funding was approved by unanimous vote, occurring as construction crews continue demolishing the deteriorated baggage building adjacent to the long-vacant station, helping to provide space for bus bays and a new parking garage, as key components of the project.

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12/12/14 - RFQ is Closed

RFQ Closed: Trade Contractor RFQ - Parking Garage Elevator Resolicitation

NOTE: RESPONDENTS WHO PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED QUALIFICATIONS PACKAGES FOR THE ORIGINAL ELEVATOR TRADE CONTRACTOR PREQUALIFICATION SOLICITATION ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RESUBMIT.

Closed Bid: Final List of Respondents For the Parking Garage Elevator Resolicitation

Sole Respondent
Bay State Elevator

10/23/14 - RFQ is Closed

RFQ Closed: Trade Contractor RFQ - Terminal Building

NOTE:  This is a separate procurement from the Union Station Regional Intermodal Transportation Center Parking Garage Construction Project which was recently advertised.  All interested Trade Contractors must submit and prequalify separately for this procurement, even if they submitted for the Parking Garage Construction previously. See more details in the legal notice below.

Closed Bid: Final List of Respondents For the Parking Garage Prequalification

Electrical
Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Collins Electric Company
ML Schmitt, Inc.
Universal Electric Company, Inc.
Amp Electrical, Inc.
Goodless Electric Co., Inc.
Ostrow Electric

HVAC
Adams Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
TJ Conway Company
B-G Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Dobbert Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
General Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Plumbing
Adams Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
TJ Conway Company
B-G Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Dobbert Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

Fire Protection
Carlysle Engineering, Inc.
Xcel Fire Protection, Inc.
Dobbert Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.
Allied Fire Protection
SRI Fire Sprinkler, LLC

Elevator
Eagle Elevator Company, Inc.

Roofing & Flashing
Titan Roofing, Inc.
Rockwell Roofing, Inc.
Silktown Roofing, Inc.
Architectural Roof Management, Inc.
JD Rivet and Company, Inc.

Water & Dampproofing
P.J. Spillane Co., Inc.
Superior Caulking & Waterproofing Co., Inc.
Chapman Waterproofing Company
Armani Restoration Inc.
Folan Waterproofing and Construction
Debrino Caulking Associates, Inc.

Miscellaneous Metals & Ornamental Iron
Avid Ironworks, Inc.
EDM Construction, Inc.
V & G Iron Works, Inc.
The Berlin Steel Construction Company
SMJ Metal Co., Inc.
Erection and Welding Contractors, LLC
HB Welding Inc.

Masonry
Cantarella & Son, Inc.
Chabot & Burnett Construction Co., Inc.
L.A.L. Masonry, Inc.
Chapman Waterproofing Company
Sullivan & Narey Construction Co., Inc.
Champlain Masonry Inc.

 

 

Project Update

Demolition Continues - October 2014

Soil nail rig at work.

Significant progress has been made on the site over the past several months.  Early in the year, DOC and their subcontractors demolished the former parking garage at 30 Frank B. Murray St.  This demolition makes way for new parking and bus berth areas on the campus.  Also, efforts are well underway in the operations to demolish the baggage building which is connected to the Terminal Building and will provide the footprint for the bus terminal.  A soil nail installation has been ongoing which includes the installation of nearly 370 ?nails? into the earth to hold the trackside retaining wall in place.  Completion of this soil nail support system allows the baggage building to be demolished.  Actual demolition of the building is expected in November/December of 2014. 


Work has also commenced to remove the terminal building roof and perform abatement of the terminal building interior with work expected to complete by the end of the year.  The terminal building interior demolition work will be starting in November.  All of this early work on site is in preparation for the construction of the new parking garage and renovations to the terminal building which will start in earnest in the early spring of 2015.

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Springfield Union Station: The Massachusetts Crossroad for B&M, NYC, NYNH&H, and today, Amtrak

Reprinted from Passenger Train Journal, April 1988

About Union Station

This $77.8 million project will integrate multiple transit modes in one convenient, functional and attractive transportation complex.

Phase I:

A $68.3 million Phase I program of independent transit utility will reconstruct Union Station as a primary transportation hub for the region and will include:

    • Restoration of Terminal Building and its central concourse.
    • Removal of the Baggage Building and construction of 26-bay bus terminal and a 255-space parking garage.
    • Restoration and reactivation of the passenger tunnel linking the terminal building to Lyman Street and the rail boarding platform.

      Phase II (Full Redevelopment):

      A $9.5 million Phase II program will enable the completion of a comprehensive mixed-used complex that includes a regionally significant transportation facility as well as third-party tenants and will:

      • Open up 64,000 square feet of leasable commercial space on the Terminal Building's upper floors.
      • Include two additional levels of parking (122 spaces).

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      Union Station History

      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 Union Station was the heart of a bustling district that included the North Blocks of downtown and the adjacent North End.

      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.

      Union Station: A Look Back

      Archive Articles Reprinted Courtesy of the Springfield Republican

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