TRAIN STATION WORK NEARS COMPLETION
Freight building at station officially added back as part of the project
Work on the first two buildings in the train station redevelopment project is almost done and the third building has been officially added back into the job.
The first two buildings are the train station and wait building.
“We’re down to the site work and some punch list things,” borough Manager Mike Coll said following the Oct. 3 Souderton Borough Council meeting. “The buildings themselves are essentially done.”
The borough rents the train station property from SEPTA and is using $1.5 million of federal and state grants to renovate the train station and wait building and make site improvements, including the parking lot, in order to sublease the buildings to businesses for economic development.
The third building is the freight building, which the borough initially planned to include in the project, but then temporarily removed to stay within the original $1.5 million budget.
Last month, Coll told council the cost of putting the freight building back into the project would be about $500,000, for which the borough could take out a loan, with rental income from the property covering the
An exterior view of the Souderton Train Station under reconstruction along Main and Broad streets in Souderton on Wednesday.
A view of the Souderton Train Station under reconstruction along Main and Broad streets in Souderton on Wednesday.