Saturday, January 23, 2021
City Eyes Redevelopment Of Union Station

City Eyes Redevelopment Of Union Station

The City of Goldsboro is looking at potential reuse plans for the old Union Station.

The dilapidated train station on the 100 block of S. Carolina Street has stood unused for years after the passenger rail service through the station came to an end in 1968.

Earlier this month, the Goldsboro City Council heard a presentation on possibly redeveloping the historic building from Jason Epley, the President of Benchmark Planning.

Epley says the potential uses for the rehabilitated station include office space, a restaurant, event center, and a commercial kitchen.

Just the restoration of the aging building could cost up to $1 million, while completely repurposing and readying the structure for a new enterprise could cost up to $6.6 million.

Epley says all of the plans call for the south end of the station to be used for future passenger rail service.

The presentation was just for information purposes and the Goldsboro City Council took no action on the matter at the last meeting.

Goldsboro’s Union Station was placed onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

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