All Aboard Florida’s Striking Alternate Design For Station

All Aboard Florida actually unveiled two different designs design for a mixed-use train station last week: the first was revealed in a press conference to great fanfare, while the second and slightly different design was submitted to Dade County for review by the Rapid Transit Developmental Impact Committee. The discrepancy was spotted by exMiami commenter miadev.

In a letter sent to the county on May 21, Florida East Coast Industries Vice President Jose M. Gonzalez wrote that in addition to the elevated rail platform, the project will eventually include:

  • 1,107,000 square feet of office space
  • 1,111 residential apartment units
  • 327 hotel rooms
  • 177,400 square feet of retail space
  • 70,600 square feet of rail operational area

The first phase of the project is to include 546,000 square feet (including 177,400 of retail), with the remaining 2.7 million square feet to come in future phases. Much of the planned office space above the station could be flipped to residential, depending on demand.

The project is 100% owned by a subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries.