First Look At New Miami Design District Train Station On Brightline Tracks, Plus Conceptual Drawings Of Signature Tower

The developer of the Miami Design District is moving forward with plans to develop a signature tower. A new train station on the Brightline tracks is also planned.

A rendering of the new train station was revealed last month in a presentation to city commissioners by Neisen Kasdin, an attorney for the developer.

The Design District station is planned just north of I-195.

The station would be connected to two new towers that would be built, along with the rest of the Design District.

The two new Design District towers are planned to rise 20 stories and 36 stories. The new towers will be architecturally significant, developer Craig Robins has said. Conceptual drawings of the towers were included in the presentation.

Up to 845,000 square feet can be built, likely a mix of office and hotel. Robins said it would make a good corporate headquarters.

Miami-Dade commissioners have approved a deal with Brightline for commuter rail service on their tracks, with details now being finalized.

City of Miami commissioners approved a rezoning to allow for the Design District signature towers last month. A second reading is scheduled on May 27.

 

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Marc
4 months ago

If Craig Robbins is behind it, I’m sure it will be great. Let’s get this moving forward!

Azarius
4 months ago

He has done wonders in Miami DD and I can’t wait to see the towers. Hopefully we can get something looks like Frank Gehry design it!

Paul
4 months ago

If Craig Robbins says it is architecturally significant, you know he’s talking about a world-famous starchitect. The concept reminds me of Woha’s Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Gehry or Calatrava.

Anonymous
4 months ago

29th street makes far more sense because its near more apartment buildings and Wynwood/midtown residents and visitors will use it more often their design distract visitors.

Azarius
4 months ago

I believe both stations will eventually be built.

Anonymous
4 months ago

waste of money and time by adding a extra stop .8 miles away from each other.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The two areas will likely attract different patrons.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is commuter rail. Stations are usually 3-4 miles apart; often closer.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I believe there is another station planned on 29th St.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I believe the Wynwood station will be closer to 20th.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I believe the station in Wynwood is supposed to be just south of 27th St

Anonymous
4 months ago

The place is 27 street if they build it. Wynwood Edgewater has 5 times the people to ride than Design District, but with the political clout of Dacra, you never know.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Signed, Wynwood BID

Anonymous
4 months ago

The station looks meh, but the drawing of those towers looks promising. Looking forward to a rendering

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah.. just hope Arquitectonica isn’t hired to be the designer.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Just build it!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Great retro design of the station element.

Anonymous
4 months ago

By retro, you mean boring suburban Tri-Rail station in Broward County?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Third world train station…think India.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They should consider making the stations more covered or indoors, between the heat and rains, a commuter will seek other less environmentally exposed options.

Anonymous
4 months ago

So two stations within a mile of each other.. Combo package.

Do it.. We can live with it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

this is by far the best of miami, the design district has delivered!!!

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

I still need to see photos of this signature tower.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Signature????
Nothing symbolic or iconic about them….

Anonymous
4 months ago

Haven’t you heard, anything built in Miami gets the “Signature and Iconic” label.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Lol….

Moishe Mana
4 months ago

Train station is ugly, basic and boring!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Others could see it as a nod to mid-century cool minimalism. The finish of the materials will make the difference one way or the other.

Anonymous
4 months ago

A “mid-century cool minimalist” station AKA symbol of a failing business like the one which used to be in this area that replaced the downtown station in its last gasp. Hardly sentiment I would want to see.

Richard Lopez
4 months ago

With all this talk what ever happened to the trirail connection to downtown Miami ?

Anonymous
4 months ago

CGI renderings would have been preferred or at least a good artist to draw the mockup like the 20s & 30s.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I wonder if tower will be another premium car partnership… Lamborghini Tower…

Anonymous
4 months ago

UGLY!!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

And, what else?…

Vote No.
4 months ago

36 stories? That is too tall! It means the tower could be 515′ high.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I agree.. I’m 5ft 1ins tall, if I can’t see over anyone’s else head, then they’re too tall to me.

Anonymous
4 months ago

That’s not out of scale for the edges of Midtown & the Design District.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Signed, Dacra