Ardmore Transit Center Request For Proposals

Ardmore Transit Center Request For Proposals

Township of Lower Merion

The Ardmore Transit Center and Business District Revitalization Request for Proposals ("RFP") is the result of more than four years of planning and preliminary implementation efforts by the Township of Lower Merion ("Township"), Montgomery County, PA to improve transportation facilities, to revitalize the Ardmore Business District ("ABD"), and to develop transit supportive uses around the Ardmore train station. The ABD is located on the historic "Main Line," just west of Philadelphia. ABD is on the south side of the railroad tracks, directly across from Suburban Square on the north side, one of America's oldest shopping centers and one that continues to be a regional retail destination.
In 2004, the Township, in conjunction with SEPTA and Amtrak, secured a $5.8 million federal appropriation to support multi-modal bus and rail improvements to the station facilities and platforms. Public funding is envisioned as a catalyst for private investment in the ABD and throughout downtown Ardmore.
In issuing this RFP, the Township is seeking creative development and revitalization ideas for the Transit Center and the broader ABD. The Township will work closely with the selected developer(s) and the other public partners throughout the development process to ensure that all components of development are of high quality design in every aspect, are architecturally significant, while at the same time sensitive to the historic character of the area, business district and surrounding residential communities. Moreover, the Township expects the selected developer to propose a financially viable Transit Center project and possibly other development projects that will help spur the revitalization of downtown Ardmore.
The full RFP and appendices can be found on the Township website at On the homepage, on the left side scroll bar, click on "What's New," then "Ardmore Transit Center Project." The RFP will be listed at the top of the page. The appendices can be accessed by clicking on the RFP and using the hyperlinks located at the end of the document.

Related Link: Township of Lower Merion

For more information contact:

Angela Murray
Township of Lower Merion
75 W. Lancaster Avenue
PA 19038

Phone: 610-645-6117
Fax: 610-649-8835
Email: [email protected]

Posted June 25, 2007

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