A proposed new 55-year deal between the city and state would see New Haven stay in control of Union Station for the next half century — along with the development of 600 new parking spaces, an “intermodal center” for bus riders, and improved retail options at the local transit hub, all depending on the availability of state, federal and private funds.
Those details are laid out in three separate documents that the city submitted to the Board of Alders as a communication on Thursday.
The tripartite proposed order includes:
- A lease, operating and funding agreement between the city and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) for the management and operation of New Haven Union Station, State Street Station, and associated parking garages and parking lots. The proposed agreement includes a base term of 35 years with two 10-year options for renewal.
- A “Capital Partnership Agreement” that lays out the city’s and state’s goals for the redevelopment of the Union Station campus over the next five decades.
- An agreement between the city and the New Haven Parking Authority that would have the parking authority continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the local transit hub. That parking authority agreement includes a base term of five years, with automatic five-year-term renewals thereafter.