Baltimore Penn Station upgrades to feature high-speed rail
Maryland – Plans are in motion for renovating Baltimore Penn Station and redeveloping the surrounding area.
An Amtrak high-speed rail expansion will involve renovating an existing platform and constructing a new platform.
Baltimore Penn Station rendering
Essential core and shell improvements will bring historic Penn Station to a state of good repair. This includes masonry repairs, existing window refurbishment, a new roof, new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, and vertical circulation.
The usable spaces will be programmed with new retail and restaurants on the concourse level, as well as office space on three upper levels. A repurposed Penn Station will serve as the prominent anchor for all future development that springs up on the adjacent property.
Just over the tracks from Penn Station, a new, state-of-the-art station expansion will be connected and integrated with the existing station and with the planned high-speed rail platform. Transit functions, such as ticketing and baggage, will be relocated to the new station expansion, freeing up the concourse level of Penn Station for commercial uses.
A major new waypoint for Penn Station, the mixed-use Lanvale building will create additional density with commercial and residential uses. A street-level retail program will integrate with the new station expansion.
Restorative work on the exterior of the historic station is scheduled to begin in late summer 2021. Core and shell improvements to the existing station should begin in late fall or early winter 2021. Construction of the station expansion on the Lanvale lot is projected to start in spring 2022.