Jamestown Gateway Station Intermodal and Visitors Center

Former Erie Railroad Station

Jamestown, New York

The Jamestown Gateway Station Intermodal and Visitors Center renovation is a $10.89 million project that has overhauled the historic Erie Railroad Station and recreated it as a multi-modal transit station and commercial space. The structure was originally constructed in 1931 as the Erie Railroad Station, and later transitioned to the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Station. Standing vacant since 1973, the structure slowly fell into disrepair until the New York State Historic Preservation Office approved a renewal plan set forth by Downtown Jamestown Revitalization, LLC. The plan reimagined the art-deco structure as a thriving community asset, and linchpin in the revitalization of downtown Jamestown. The renovated space will house a welcome center and serve as a hub for the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System.

Scheduled for completion in fall 2012, the 27,000 square foot building has undergone exhaustive exterior and interior rehabilitation efforts to restore such historic fixtures as the vaulted, art deco ceiling. To complete the renovations, Downtown Jamestown Revitalization, LLC assembled a team on behalf of the City of Jamestown. Sienna Environmental Technologies, LLC joined the design team to provide environmental services that include:

Hazardous materials inspections for asbestos and lead-based paint 

Project monitoring and air sampling

Laboratory analysis

Funding sources for this program included: Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administrations, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Jamestown Community Development Block Grant, Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, NYS Environmental Protection Fund Preservation Grant, federal and state preservation tax credits, and the Preserve New York Grant Program. TVGA Consultants and Foit-Albert Associates also partnered with the City of Jamestown on this project.