HR&A Selected as Part of the Master Plan Development for Washington DC’s Union Station


The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, together with its partners Amtrak and Akridge, have commissioned Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP and Grimshaw Architects to create the Master Development Plan for Washington, DC’s Union Station. HR&A is excited to have been selected as part of the Master Development Plan team. Building on the initial vision presented in Amtrak’s 2012 Washington Union Terminal Master Plan, the Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century is the next major milestone in the process and will encompass comprehensive planning, public engagement, and an environmental assessment.


Union Station is one of the busiest stations along the Northeast Corridor, and situated at the center of a rapidly revitalizing area of the District. The Master Development Plan will position Union Station to accommodate significance future multimodal use, and be a key transformational project in the city.


HR&A is the lead economic advisor for the Plan, providing market and financial analyses, development guidance, and a retail strategy throughout expanded passenger and visitor spaces. This project further demonstrates HR&A’s expertise in providing rail station master planning projects with unique visions and implementable solutions. Similar to our prior experience selecting a master lessee for the new Fulton Center transit hub, delivering a redevelopment strategy for the historic Union Depot in downtown St. Paul, and our current work on the 30th Street Station District Master Plan in Philadelphia, HR&A will support a comprehensive strategy that enhances passenger experience and contributes to the economic vitality of the city.


For more information about the Master Development Plan, see the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, and featured articles in the New York Times and Washington Post.