The Bayview MARC Station was proposed to serve as part of a regional transit center which included the Red Line, Transit Oriented Development, and both Commuter and Core MTA Bus operations. The proposed Bayview MARC Station was comprised of three major elements: construction of the platform, station mezzanine, platform canopy, and pedestrian bridge for the MARC Station; installation of track infrastructure work to incorporate the MARC station; and enhancing Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS) operations while maintaining uninterrupted movement on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.
KGP provided design work for the proposed MARC station amenities and improved pedestrian access, including the design of the station mezzanine, vertical circulation elements, mezzanine enclosure, platform canopy, and pedestrian bridge enclosure. A high-level, ADA accessible platform was proposed for the new Bayview MARC Station. Consideration was given to passenger amenities and overall station aesthetics as well as potential emergency scenarios in order to maximize passenger safety, visibility, and comfort. In order to safely convey passengers across several existing tracks and an elevation drop to the proposed platform location, a pedestrian bridge was proposed from the plaza area adjacent to the City’s parking facility and proposed Red Line station to the MARC platform.
The Bayview MARC Station project was envisioned as a part of a regional transit center with future growth potential as mixed land use development within the framework of TOD. KGP was also involved with the additional projects under development for the Bayview site, which were considered separate projects that functioned as a seamless facility with the proposed Bayview MARC Station. Notably, the firm provided architecture, urban design, and public process facilitation for the Baltimore Red Line—a proposed 14-mile east-west transit line running from suburban Baltimore County through Baltimore City, for which the Bayview MARC Station would serve as a terminus.