Looking Back on the Historic Wichita Union Station Redevelopment
Wichita’s Union Station redevelopment project has recently wrapped up, and we provided our full list of services for the project. We’re excited to look back on a historic redevelopment project close to our office in the core of downtown Wichita.
Kaw Valley Engineering provided environmental, survey, geotechnical, civil design, testing and inspection services for the project. Improvements were made to the water main, sanitary sewer and drainage systems. The multimillion-dollar restoration is a mixed-use site and includes food, retail and office space.
Union Station previously served as an active railway station from 1914 to 1979, but now serves as a connection between four core neighborhoods in downtown Wichita: Old Town, INTRUST Bank Arena, Delano and the Douglas Design District. The redevelopment includes public walkways and a redeveloped plaza, which improve public access to the area.
Our Wichita office also worked on restoring the Ice House, which is across the street from Union Station. We provided environmental, geotechnical, civil design, staking and materials testing for the Ice House project. The building, nicknamed because it began storing blocks of ice coming off nearby railroads in 1909, will now function as office space.
We are happy to have worked with Occidental Management, Hutton Construction and SPT Architecture on the Union Station project, which will help revitalize the area, improve public access and serve as a connector in downtown Wichita. We’re glad we could work with Dondlinger Construction and Alloy Architects on the Ice House project.
“Being able to drive through it now and look at it, there’s definitely a sense of pride that comes through,” said Matt Tucker, Survey and Drafting Services Supervisor in our Wichita office. “It’s beautiful. The developers had a great vision and I really think between our team here at Kaw Valley and the architects, it came together. It’s something that I’m really proud of.”