The construction of the Raleigh Union Station bus facility is underway


The developers announced on Monday, construction work has begun on a pair of high-rise buildings in downtown Raleigh that are aimed at creating a pedestrian community connected to buses and trains.

Project – nicknamed “Bus RUS” – will eventually include a regional bus station, 400 apartments, a 200-room hotel and 18,000 square feet of retail space, all connected by a pedestrian bridge to Raleigh Union Station.

Raleigh Mayor Mary Ann Baldwin called it a “giant leap forward” to make public transportation more accessible to residents and guests.

“Whenever we can build transit-related mixed-use pedestrian communities, everyone will win,” she said in a press release.

RUS Bus is a partnership between GoTriangle, the regional transit authority, and the development company Hoffman & Associates.

The last plan of the object provides a 34-storey residential tower. The hotel will be on 15 floors. Parking will add about 500 parking spaces.

By 2025, the Raleigh Union Station will have a 500,000-square-foot multifunctional complex known as RUS Bus. There will be various retail chains, 200 hotel rooms and 400 apartments, 10% of which will be allocated for affordable housing. Hoffman & Associates

Ten percent of the apartments on the plot, about 40 apartments, will be rented at affordable prices for households, which make up 80% of the district’s average income.

“As Wake County’s population grows rapidly, GoTriangle and its partners are working to promote transit options, promote housing affordability and stimulate economic growth,” said Wake County Commissioner and GoTriangle Board Chairman Sig Hutchinson in a press release. “This public-private project solves all three fronts.”

The bus station is expected to open by mid-2025, and construction of private buildings could continue until 2026.

Passengers and bus drivers prepare to board buses at the GoTriangle Regional Transit Center on Monday, June 7, 2021, in Durham, North Carolina Casey Toth

It is planned that construction will continue until 2026

It is expected that the construction of the bus station will be $ 40 million, partly funded by Fr. $ 20 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation. The rest of the money will come from state and local sources, and the private components will be funded by Hoffman & Associates.

GoTriangle’s predecessor, the Triangle Transit Authority, bought the land southwest of Hargett and West streets in the Warehouses area in 2005.

The two high-rises connect with Raleigh Union Station, which is serviced daily Amtrak since its opening in 2018. Local leaders hope that Fr. regional suburban railway stop at that one day.

“We are honored to be able to work with GoTriangle and continue to shape the Raleigh downtown landscape while improving communication with the area,” said John Florian, Hoffman & Associates ’executive vice president of southern regional office in a press release.

“This unique bus carrier, linked to Raleigh Union Station, will provide critical transportation for people across the region to get where they need to go,” added Charles Latuca, President and CEO of GoTriangle.

Workers should start by clearing the site and performing utility work in preparation for construction. It is expected that in the spring of next year will be laying high-rise buildings with a total area of ​​†‹вЂ‹ 500 thousand square feet.

David Stats of the Northern Kingdom Department of Transportation photographs the building when the new Raleigh Union Station has a grand opening in the city center on Monday, April 30, 2018. Chris Seward

This story was originally published April 26, 2022 08:46.

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Mary Helen Moore covers real estate and business for The News & Observer. She grew up in East North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill before working for several years in newspapers in Florida. Outside of work you can meet her to ride a bike, read or arrange plants.

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