Rehabilitation of the former Burlington Northern railroad depot was a signature project that defined the character and resurgence of Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District. The building was purchased by a local development group that subsequently began a total rehabilitation in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Building Rehabilitation. First-floor features include over 21,000 SF of commercial space for a restaurant, banquet hall, retail, and Amtrak station functions. The second and third floors house 38,000 SF of administrative, personnel, and dispatch operations for Burlington Northern Railroad.
This Haymarket Redevelopment project also included the development of Iron Horse Park in the Haymarket District. Design features include new brick pavers matching those used elsewhere in the Haymarket area, ornamental fencing, a water tower reminiscent of the railroad era, a small playground, new site furnishings, native landscaping, signage, and coordination of the brick train mural with Jay Tschetter.