WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The new owners of Union Station in Wichita say remodeling work on the historic building could begin later this year.
Occidental Management bought the passenger terminal and two adjoining properties in February. CEO Gary Oborny says the company plans mixed uses such as offices, restaurants, retail shops and possibly residential units.
Oborny says he hopes to preserve historical components of the building in downtown Wichita, which first opened in 1914. But he says developers also want to add some modern architecture and make the area a busy, active place.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/15WK02b ) Oborny says the plans would accommodate passenger trains, if city and state officials succeed in getting Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer to add Wichita to its route.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com