Jamestown Gateway & Visitors Center

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 houses a welcome center and serves as a hub for the Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System.

Completed in the fall of 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.

Over the course of the project, Sienna provided asbestos  and  lead-based  paint  inspection, and sampling of debris for waste characterization. In addition to these services, Sienna also performed project monitoring, oversight, and air sampling throughout the abatement process. Air samples were collected by a NYS-certified technician and analyzed at Sienna's in-house laboratory.

Sienna provided the following scope of work for this project: 

  • Hazardous Materials Inspections for Asbestos & Lead-Based Paint
  • Project Monitoring & Air Sampling
  • Laboratory Analysis of Fibers in Air by PCM 
  • Waste Characterization Sampling (TCLP)