All Aboard Florida Finalizing Plan for 3 MiamiCentral On CRA Property

All Aboard Florida has submitted plans for 3 MiamiCentral, a mixed-use development in Overtown.

The project is planned to be built on a CRA-owned 1.89-acre lot located at 160 NW 7th Street. The CRA approved a long term lease with the company in 2013, allowing a project to be built on the site.

According to the plans, the project will primarily serve as a parking garage for All Aboard Florida’s main MiamiCentral terminal project, which is already under construction. Parking will also be provided for the adjacent Lyric Theater and Black Archives, an attorney for the developer wrote.

3 MiamiCentral will include:

  • 1,114 parking spaces
  • 96,996 square feet of office space
  • 33,161 square feet of ground floor commercial space

Perforated stainless steel mesh material will act as a skin covering the garage. Artwork representing the African and Bahamian heritage of the area, as well as the South Florida environment, will be installed throughout the exterior.

Miami’s UDRB will review the plans at a meeting next week.

Aecom is the project architect. Design2form, a local minority-owned firm, is acting as an architectural consultant.


Previously: All Aboard Florida’s plan for 700 MiamiCentral




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6 years ago

Does this mean Tri-Rail is a go?

6 years ago

Barring lawsuits, nimbys, or any of the other usual suspects who prevent anything worthwhile from happening in Miami…my guess would be, Yes!

6 years ago

Tri-Rail is still looking for about $29 million. It is not a go yet. The Overtown CRA doesn’t appear likely to give money and the county and city have said they aren’t giving any additional funds. Mayor Regalado said he is asking other cities along the route of a potential Tri-Rail Coastal Service to help fund the Tri-Rail platforms. It is amazing to me that with such a great opportunity we are unable to find the money easily. Yet, there always seems to be money for other projects.

6 years ago

Exactly! Instead of making tax payers pay for the Marlins Stadium, that money should have gone to expanding Metrorail north to Aventura and east to South Beach as well as bringing Tri-Rail into Downtown, SMH.

6 years ago

I don’t foresee this project stalling and getting forever scuttled because of a mere $29 million shortfall. There is just too much advantage to having the Tri-Rail downtown station and the attendant coastal commuter rail link to let it all sink due to “lack of funds.”

If we were talking hundreds of millions of dollars and a similar time frame, then possibly it would be a no-go but at this point even All Aboard Florida is seeing the tremendous advantage of interfacing their inter-city train line with what will obviously be a massively popular commuter line. As a result, if no one else comes up with the funding, expect to see AFF kick it in, to the extent that this is or will be feasible and legal.

There is enormous positive energy and positive PR in the local media for this project and even the nimbys are mostly quiet about it, realizing the hopelessness of trying to stand in open opposition to the project.