What will be done to the areas adjacent to Union Station? County Supervisor Gloria Molina wants the acreage devoted to servicing commuters. Some will undoubtedly want more residential units. Office buildings, hotels...Richard Guzmán in the Downtown News discusses the shaping of a Union Station Master Plan.
Whatever happens will be set on a fast track.
The report states that Metro will initiate a design competition between real estate, planning and architectural institutions to create the master plan; about five finalists will be selected by October, and they will then be asked to provide their approach and vision for master planning the property. Public presentations are scheduled for February 2012. The full master plan is slated to be ready in August 2013.&c. An introductory Request for Information and Qualifications (RFIQ) to be followed by a Request for Proposals (RFP) commenced July 13.