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4/2/2012



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North Carolina DOT, Charlotte to gauge developers' interest in Gateway Station project


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and city of Charlotte recently issued a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) from developers with experience in urban mixed-use projects to partner on the proposed Gateway Station district development in uptown Charlotte.

To be built near Bank of America Stadium, the development would serve as a central hub for Amtrak, Greyhound, Charlotte Area Transit System buses and streetcars, future North Corridor commuter-rail service and Mecklenburg County’s greenway system.



“Gateway Station is designed to be Charlotte’s Grand Central — a one-stop connection to all forms of transportation available in the Charlotte region, as well as home to housing, commerce, shopping and entertainment,” said NCDOT Deputy Secretary for Transit Paul Morris in a prepared statement.

The RFEI is the first step in launching the process for developing the project as well as defining the parameters of any future public-private partnership, they said. Expressions of interest are due April 25.

A team of state and city representatives will review the submissions. After the RFEI process is completed and project/partnership parameters are defined, a request for proposals will be issued, NCDOT officials said.



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