In order to be proper stewards of the building and truly represent the Central Terminal’s interests, the CTRC Board in the fall of 2009, unanimously decided to take an active role in the reutilization and redevelopment of the complex. In order to represent this change of direction, every aspect of the organization was examined and amended to represent this new course. This included expansion of the board, adoption of updated organizational by-laws, revision of Vision and Mission statements, and creation of the organization’s first Master Plan.
Over a series of meetings, in consultation with professors of Medaille College, the general framework of development came into focus. The resounding preference of the organization was for the concourse to remain public space with supplementary yet supportive programs occupying the remainder of the complex. This concept continued to be refined and eventually produced a “Hub” development approach (diagram below) which reflected the historical use of the complex while also incorporating elements relevant to modern day and future neighborhoood, city and regional demands.
To aid in facilitating the creation of the “Hub” Master Plan, CTRC created an Architectural Advisory Committee. This committee’s primary task was to advise the Board on architectural and preservation issues while developing a conceptual plan and implementation strategy for the organization’s new path. In doing so, the committee has developed a hierarchy for projects, the recommendations for procedures, and potential programmatic reuses to be explored and thoroughly analyzed. The following pages are the result of this initial task.
Download the complete Master Plan Executive Summary [PDF, 4.5MB, 28 pages]