MARC Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility
MARC Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility
MARC Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility


Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)


Baltimore, MD


Rail Transportation: Shops & Yards


Design: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Trackwork Coordination, Utility Design, Utility Coordination, Landscape Architecture, Geotechnical Foundations, Environmental Engineering

Environmental Sciences: Environmental Permitting & Mitigation, Hazardous Waste Management

MARC Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility

The MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Riverside Heavy Maintenance Facility was designed to support maintenance functions for MARC’s new Siemens Chargers, which require high spatial clearance and specialized industrial equipment not previously available in existing facilities within the commuter rail system’s Riverside Yard.

The new 32,113-square-foot facility incorporates a wheel truing machine, a drop table machine, and a 30-ton overhead crane. It utilizes high quality, durable, long-lasting materials and finishes to aid in creating a sufficient lifespan for the building. The modern design incorporates structural steel framing, daylighting, and sustainability elements. Innovative design solutions minimize costs and maximize space utilization.

STV served as the lead designer for the Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR), providing architectural, structural, industrial, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communications, civil, landscape architecture, utility, stormwater management, geotechnical, and hazardous waste removal services. The $48.3 million project was completed as part of an on-call services contract with the MDOT MTA.