Construction on the renovation of the Danville Train Station has started!
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Construction has started!  In fall 2023 the site work for the train station renovation began.  When the renovation is complete, the Danville Train Station will serve as a trailhead for the LVRT, complete with accessible bathrooms, water refill station, historic displays, and other amenities.

Major Milestones in 2023:

  • Ryan Edwards & Company architects and Engineering Ventures were selected from a bid competition to develop design and construction plans for the stattion in accordance with Vermont historic, environmental, transportation, and building codes.
  • The Town of Danville hired Millbrook Building and Remodeling Inc. as the construction manager through a bid process.
  • The Architecture/Construction program at St. Johnsbury Academy is the electrical contractor. Faculty member Jeremy Roberts, master electrician, is leading a 15 member team.  The Town pays for materials and Academy uses this apprenticeship opportunity to build trade skills.
  • Vermont State historic, environmental, wetlands, fire and transportation permits/agreements have been approved along with a building permit from the Danville Development Review Board.
  • VTrans has agreed to lease the ground under the ramp on the south side of the building as well as the green space on the other side of the trail to the Town.
  • the drainage system has been installed, the basement cleaned, the structure reinforced and the stonework parged.  In addition, some of the sitework grading has been completed and piers placed for entrances and ramps.
  • Upstairs in the freight room the ceiling has been lifted 4 feet exposing beams, and the ADA bathrooms and mechanical rooms have been framed.
  • Community Roots LLC completed the study to “commercialize” the freight room by identifying leases for grab and go food, eBike rentals/tours, and a gear shop as the best fit.  The feasibility study was funded by a Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC).

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