All Aboard Florida About To Begin Work At Site Of Ft. Lauderdale Station
All Aboard Florida is planning to begin work on the company’s new Fort Lauderdale station, with demolition at the site to begin tomorrow (October 29), the company announced.
FORT LAUDERDALE STATION
All Aboard Florida’s downtown Fort Lauderdale station provides a new gateway into the city and Broward County as part of the express, intercity passenger rail service operation. Poised to further Fort Lauderdale’s position as a fully connected “City of Tomorrow,” the 60,000 square foot station and platform includes a modern, multi-story lobby spanning an elevated passenger lounge area for travelers, and parking facilities. The Fort Lauderdale station, planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in association with Zyscovich Architects, will:
Connect to the Sun Trolley, Broward County Transit system, future Wave Streetcar and planned Tri-Rail station
Stimulate a currently underutilized area, driving new visitors into downtown and the surrounding cultural, economic and shopping destinations
Create more than $333 million in economic impact for Broward County through 2021 and 800 jobs in Broward County though the construction of the station and rail line
The Downtown Fort Lauderdale station will be located at NW 2nd Avenue, between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street.