Main Street Train Station

Richmond’s Main Street Train Station is envisioned as a major regional multi-modal transportation hub. Renovation of its historic train shed is the third phase of a $92 million investment to make this dream come true for the city and the landmark building. The 1901 structure is reimagined as an urban resident, traveler and tourist destination featuring an indoor marketplace, a welcome center and event space. Completion is anticipated by summer 2017 at a cost of nearly $50 million.

As the geotechnical engineer of record, Schnabel performed multiple studies to support the planning and design phases. During construction we provided a full range of special inspections as well as a variety of construction materials testing services, including a comprehensive survey of the condition of the original steel frame.  We also fulfilled the role of special inspector for the city.

Photo credit: Richard MacDonald
Renderings courtesy of SMBW