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Gateway Station meeting planned for interested developers

Developers interested in submitting qualifications for the Charlotte Gateway Station transit project have been invited to attend a meeting Thursday.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is holding a qualifications presubmittal meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. The meeting will be an opportunity to ask questions and get information, said Craig Newton, facilities director of NCDOT’s rail division.

“We just want to make sure that companies who are submitting qualifications are getting it right,” Newton said.

The NCDOT has compiled a list of developers that have expressed interest over the year and those that department thinks are qualified to bid on the project and that have received formal invitations to submit qualifications, Newton said.

But, he said, any interested developer is welcome to attend the meeting, even if they haven’t already contacted NCDOT or been invited by the department to submit qualifications, which are due Sept. 21.

Plans call for Gateway Station to be a multimodal transit hub in uptown Charlotte at Graham, Fourth and West Trade streets. When completed, it is supposed be nearly 300,000 square feet and feature train and bus service. A study done in 2002 estimated the project’s costs would be $206.8 million.

No timeline will be established until a general contractor is chosen, the Charlotte Area Transit System said.

Payton Guion can be reached at payton.guion@mecktimes.com.

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