The renovation of the historic depot began in October of 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in December of 2016.
The opportunity to start phase two was made possible when the City was awarded a $15 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant money will be combined with local Measure A funds to cover the $33 million construction cost.
The renovation project will result in the following benefits:
- Create a more hospitable, welcoming, convenient station
- Improve mobility and connections among modes and set the stage for future transportation center expansion, including high speed rail and streetcars
- Improve condition of building spaces, systems and exteriors, extend building life and add energy-saving features
- Create a dynamic urban center and gateway to destinations at or adjacent to the Depot and to the city and Railyards
- Upgrade transportation services at the station and introduce new transportation, retail and commercial uses
- Rehabilitate and restore historic features of the building, which is renown as a classic American rail station