All Aboard Florida Will Swap Land, Build Fire Station For Two New Supertowers

A land swap agreement with the city that would allow All Aboard Florida to build two more supertowers at the MiamiCentral site is set for a vote next week by the Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board.

The terms of the deal call for All Aboard Florida to:

  • Give $500,000 to the city, which will go towards the construction of a fire station
  • Deed the city a .5 acre property at 435 Northwest 1st Court

The land swap will enable AAF to build two separate towers, one with 750 hotel rooms and another with 800,000 square feet of office.

 

this small park/homeless camp would be incorporated into the project:

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suomynona
4 years ago

As long as AAF has landscaping and tree-lined streets around its properties here, I’m ok with it. I understand “development” and “progress” are happening, but parts of NYC and Chicago are pretty ugly – in my opinion – due to their barren street feel.

Ricky
4 years ago

Interesting. I thought the super tower idea was scrapped in order to build just two towers. Now two ” super towers ” ? Or is the term just thrown loosely ? I know the first super tower idea was said to be between 990 ft to 1005 ft. or so in that range I believe.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Lets get it done….

Anonymous
4 years ago

Was the “homeless camp” comment really necessary? So Miami should plow over every park because homeless individuals will seek shade there? Every great city has urban plazas and parks, and the city should be designating small plots of land for such instead of handing them all to developers

Anonymous
4 years ago

You are absolutely right! The fact that they are homeless “people” seeking shelter is a visible symptom of a corrupt city and leadership looking to make a quick buck and gamble the future… with no planning. They do not represent the interests of the residents. These developments should, at minimum, provide opportunity for more people to join the work force and the parcels that are parks and the urban legacy of the city should not be traded like chips in a casino.

Dave
4 years ago

What would the City do with the 435 Northwest 1st Court property? The Property Appraiser site has that property including the tracks that go to the Port but probably only the portion near NW 1st Ave and NW 6th ST south of the old Miami Arena site would be deeded to the City.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Dave, agreed that this may not the best example, but the overall picture looks quite promiscuous among the city leaders and the developers. They need to show that they see beyond their noses… should we say… “pockets”?

Anonymous
4 years ago

They’re going to redirect NW 1st Ave

Anonymous
4 years ago

Don’t kill the small homeless park. It looks nice. lol .