ERIC Number: ED117830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Reusing Railroad Stations, Book 2. A Report.
Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
This second book furthers the advocacy position of its predecessor in putting old railroad stations to new uses for combined public and commercial purposes, including arts and educational centers, transportation hubs, and focal points for downtown renewal. Sixteen stations are described that have been converted by either nonprofit organizations, commercial developers, or in part by the federal government to be used for transportation centers. A large section of the book explains some of the intricacies of financing that should be understood by a nonprofit group before successfully developing a railroad station. The subjects include how to evaluate a project's economic feasibility, how to reduce the cost of both acquiring a property and operating it after conversion, how to determine the real cost of financing the project, and how to determine the marketability of the proposed conversion. Listed are 30 government agencies that can give financial help to commercial and nonprofit groups working to reuse stations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Character, Building Conversion, Cost Effectiveness, Cultural Centers, Facility Improvement, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Land Use, Preservation, Public Facilities, Rail Transportation, Resources, Shared Facilities
Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., 850 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Note: A related document is ED 093 047