FPW wins “Best Historic Preservation Project” for Luray Train Depot. (Luray, Virginia)
“The rehabilitation of the historic Luray Train Depot caps a 10-year effort by motivated local officials and citizens. The depot had sat vacant since the 1950s until a group of citizens approached the town in 1999 about saving the marquee community asset. The Town put together a committee of stakeholders, which led to a successful application for funding through the Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21). Unflagging community participation — fund raising, promotion, and donations of materials, labor, and expertise – was a great part of the project’s success, especially the help of the Luray Train Club. The five-phase project, completed in 2009, restored the Depot’s interior and exterior and provided for enhanced parking and landscaped areas. Today the beautifully restored Luray Train Depot serves as administrative offices for the Page/Luray Chamber of Commerce and is home to a local railroad museum. The site was also very well done. The depot is connected to the Town’s greenway and its bicycle and walking paths; it incorporates a concealed on-site storm water retention system using a permeable brick paver system (no storm water leaves the site); and the plaza provides a public gathering space and is fitted for performances. FPW Architects provided architectural
services for the project.”
Valley Conservation Council. Better Models for Development: 2011 Awards. 01 June. 2011.