Redlands Santa Fe Train Depot

In 2018, Property One, LLC contracted ARG to provide architectural services for the rehabilitation of the historic Redlands Santa Fe Train Depot in downtown Redlands, CA.

Constructed in 1909-1910, the Redlands Santa Fe Train Depot was designed by renowned architectural firm Bakewell and Brown for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. The Classical Revival building is significant as an excellent example of its architectural style and as an embodiment of the commercial and industrial development patterns that shaped Redlands in the early 20th century. As an individual property, the building is designated as a City of Redlands Historic Landmark and as a San Bernardino County Point of Historical Interest. It is also a contributor to the Redlands Santa Fe Depot National Register Historic District.

ARG served as the Architect for the Depot’s rehabilitation, from concept design through construction administration. In addition to architectural services, ARG completed an interior and exterior character-defining feature study and provided federal historic tax credit certification application services for the State Office of Historic Preservation and the National Park Service in conformity with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.

We also completed a conditions and finishes analysis, recommended conservation treatments, evaluated the structural solution to ensure compatibility, served as project representative to local preservation agencies, and provided construction phase support.

ARG studied various concepts for the Depot’s adaptive reuse. With a restaurant program selected, the project team moved forward with Phase 1, a warm core and shell rehabilitation, including new grade beams in the 300 foot colonnade and concealed FRP reinforcement throughout. The design included new electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems while restoring original materials including windows, doors, and light fixtures. Site utility and accessibility upgrades were also completed throughout the site, with some planning for future adjacent development. The project is currently waiting on a new restaurant tenant to complete Phase 2 Tenant Improvement.

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