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Construction On All Aboard Florida's MiamiCentral To Begin Within 45 Days

Construction On All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral To Begin Within 45 Days

Dade’s Rapid Transit Developmental Impact Committee granted final approval for the first phase of All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral station at a meeting last week. The meeting lasted less than thirty minutes, including a presentation on the project by Zyscovich Architects.

Construction on the rail portion will begin within 45 days. Under Florida statutes, the railway portion is not subject to local regulations or construction permitting.

Construction permitting for the station will be done at the county level, as the design review was. As part of the motion to approve, the committee added a condition the AAF must work with City of Miami officials on open space and landscape design.

Other than the terminal itself, the first phase will include mostly retail space. A European-style food market with multiple vendors is included in the plans.

A county source told TNM that All Aboard Florida is planning to submit plans for the second phase of the project within a few weeks. Those plans are expected to include two high-end apartment buildings, with hotel and office space also possible.

The third phase, known as the Supertower, will be built on the southernmost lot. That lot will be used as a staging area for the first two phases.

New York’s SOM and Miami’s Zyscovich are the project architects.

 

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Raymond

Nice! Is there any word on the possible tri-rail addition to that station?

marc
marc

According to the TriRail and AAF folks at the transit summit last week it is happening.

Raymond

Awesome!

anonymous
anonymous

Tri-Rail Coastal Link is 100x more important than a train to Orlando.

marc
marc

Of course and that’s next. The double tracking the AAF is laying for this is setting things up for that much quicker.

anonymous
anonymous

Commuter Rail along the Biscayne Blvd FEC tracks should be Miami-Dade’s #1 transportation priority.

It’s low hanging fruit that can be built and implemented inexpensively and cheaply.

The tracks are there and commuter rail stations are relativity simple.

marc
marc

And we’re getting it or are you just being obtuse?

Edin Corlic
Edin Corlic

Good luck AAF,lets make Miami best city in the country. I’m so excited about this project…game changer for South Florida.

Fredric
Fredric

Just imagine what it is going to be like having a commuter rail line (Tri-rail) coming into the heart of downtown Miami. The Miami-to-Orlando (and eventually to Tampa, Jacksonville and beyond) will be nice too but it is the coastal commuter link that is really going to charge things up for downtown Miami and for Miami-Dade mass transit in general.

anonymous
anonymous

Agree completely. With the tracks already there, I wish the county would fast-track the project.

marc
marc

I despise driving through I-95 and Biscayne Blvd traffic and am so looking forward to the Coastal. I’m a 10 minute walk from the proposed 79th street stop and will be using this for work and play from Downtown Miami to Downtown Ft Lauderdale all the time.