Amark, a partially government-funded American passenger railroad service, has launched a request for information for the Chicago Union station PPP project.
The project will include the opportunity to redevelop the Amtrak-owned station and surrounding land parcels, as well as improvements to both passenger and employee facilities, all integrated with the surrounding neighborhoods.
The RFI represents the first step in the evaluation of interested parties capable of all aspects of project delivery including an implementable Master Development Plan, design, construction, financing the potential operation and maintenance of non-rail assets, as well as identification of expansion opportunities and commercial development in surrounding areas in the West Loop.
The RFI and future phases of the Master Development process is part of a larger corporate program to leverage the substantial Amtrak asset portfolio. Focused on innovative strategies for sustainable financial performance and infrastructure reinvestment, this program includes additional future opportunities at other Amtrak-owned properties that will undergo a similar Master Development process.
Union Station is a major railroad station that opened in 1925 in Chicago, replacing an earlier station built in 1881. It is now the only intercity railterminal in Chicago, as well as being the city's primary terminal for commuter trains. The station stands on the west side of the Chicago Riverbetween West Adams Street and West Jackson Boulevard, just outside the Chicago Loop.
Interested parties must submit the solicited documentation on or before 20 November 2015.