Expansion Project Coming Soon at Union Station

By | January 15, 2016 at 5:47 am | No comments | Around Town - All Things KC | Tags: ,

Billed as the largest project to take place at historic Union Station in Kansas City since the station was completely remodeled in 1999, work on a $7.5 million facelift and expansion will start as early as next week.  This week Union Station KC, Inc. announced the expansion and remodeling plan.

 

The full story from the Kansas City Business Journal can be read here:

 

$7.5M Union Station expansion begins journey

Union Station is ready for its first major facelift since its renovation and reopening in 1999.

Union Station Kansas City Inc. announced Monday that it will begin work on a $7.5 million expansion and improvement project.

“Early next week, visitors to Union Station will see the first signs of what is to be a tremendous guest experience improvement project here at Union Station,” CEO George Guastello said in a release.

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The initiative, which has been in the works since early 2014, aims to modernize the streetscape around the station, add a bridge to connect cars and pedestrians to a parking garage on the property and expand the Science City attraction inside Union Station.

“This is a big moment in the history of Union Station … in fact the largest construction project since the historic Station was renovated and reopened in 1999. We can’t wait for Kansas City to experience what’s in store!”

The improvement project is financed through private contributions and through $2.25 million in tax credits from the Missouri Development Finance Board.

The station, opened in 1914, was redeveloped through a $250 million project financed partially by taxpayers from Missouri and Kansas in the late 1990s. It reopened in 1999 and is now run by the non-profit organization Union Station Kansas City.

The original article can be read by clicking here.

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