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1 Taylor Street: 
Redevelopment and Transit Center

1 Taylor Street is the site formerly known as the "Carr Lot” property. It is located on the east side of Taylor Street in the city of Montpelier at the confluence of the North Branch and Winooski Rivers. It is approximately one acre in size. It was purchased by the city of Montpelier in January 2014 and is currently leased by the State of Vermont for state employee parking. It is centrally located in the downtown business district and adjacent to the State's Capitol Complex. The city of Montpelier hopes to transform what was once a scrap yard and train depot into a state-of-the-art transportation and commercial center and public park. This project is funded through the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration and the City of Montpelier.

As part of this redevelopment project, the city is in the process of entering into a development agreement with Redstone to build the multimodal transit center and upper floor private development. Here you will find information on that process.

Community Participation Event Process

Gossens Bachman Architects is guiding Montpelier through a community participation process with the expected outcome of a community-driven site design and plan for the redevelopment of 1 Taylor Street.

“The Taylor Street project and property presents a unique opportunity for a public/private partnership on a critical downtown site with exciting possibilities,” said Gregg Gossens, lead architect on the project. “To successfully capture these opportunities, we have laid out a meaningful public participation process. The process will be as inclusive as possible and productively structured. Participation by all, reinforced and facilitated by the design team, will ensure truly civic effort that is visionary and engaging.”

The four events are meant to build on one another. The public is encouraged to attend each event.

Community Participation Event Schedule

1 Taylor Street - Fact Sheet

Community Participation Event #1
Community Participation Event #2 Community Participation Event #3
Community Participation Event #4
Economic Impact Analysis

Environmental Conditions
Request for Proposals (RFP)In January 2014 this RFP was issued to the two qualified respondents to the RFQ - DEW and Redstone.  Their proposals are linked here:

Redstone (and attached large format sheets)

On March 11, 2014 a public meeting was held for the potential development partners to present their proposals to the Design Committee and the public.

Video of the presentations

RFP Background Materials:

On January 14, 2014 a public meeting was held with the qualified potential development partners to review the RFP and answer questions.  In response to requests, additional information is provided here:

Corrective Action Plan - Amendement #2
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment - December 2013 Update
Brownfields Reuse and Liability Limitation Act (BRELLA) - Determination of Eligibility
EPA Approval and Conditions
Topography Map - 1
Topography Map - 2
Geotechnical Investigation Report
PCB Risk-Based Cleanup and Disposal Plan
Boring Location Plan
Boring Logs
Farmers Market Sketch - 1
Farmers Market Sketch - 2
District Heat Montpelier - Model Customer Agreement
District Heat Montpelier - Cost Analysis
CCTA Carr Lot Design Requirements

Request for Qualifications (RFQ)In October 2013 an RFQ was issued asking interested parties to submit qualifications for entering into a partnership with the City of Montpelier to develop, design and construct the upper floors of the Multi Modal Transit Center. Their proposals are linked here:

Responses to RFQ 
Public Forum on Upper Floor Development
October 16, 2013 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Link to Video:

Public Forum Presentation (Powerpoint)

Overall Carr Lot Site Rendering

Comments from Public Meeting:

Anticipated Remaining Project Schedule***:
  •  Prepare Corrective Action Plan / Carr Lot Development Site Plan: October 2013
  •  Request for Qualifications Due November 1, 2013
  •  Finalize purchase of Carr Lot property January 2014
  •  Finalize land swap with VTrans
  •  Obtain Environmental Clearances May 2014
  •  Select Multi-Modal Development Partner February 2014
  •  Finalize Multi-Modal Project Design: August 2014
  •  Begin Construction, Multi-Modal Project October 2014
  •  Complete Construction / Open Facility for Use ……..Summer / Fall 2015
*** Schedule is subject to change based on the successful conclusion of the property acquisition process.


Carr Lot Design Committee Meeting and Agenda

History of the Site

Environmental Issues

Economic Impact Summary

Economic Impact Report