MIA Reveals Rendering Of 2,200-Space Employee Parking Garage Directly Across From Terminal

A rendering has been released by Miami International Airport of the new Park 6 employee parking garage planned directly across from the terminal area.

The 7-story Park 6 garage will replace what is currently a surface parking lot adjacent to the Flamingo Garage and across from the South Terminal.

Previously, the land had been planned to have a hotel as part of the Airport City complex.

The new garage will have a total of 2,200 spaces.

MIA’s website says employees will be able to walk from their parking spot into the terminal, “eliminating the need of shuttle buses.” Airport officials think they will save around $20 million dollars in shuttle costs over 20 years.

Although adding thousands of employee spaces to the terminal area is likely to increase congestion, the airport claims that the actual construction process itself “will have minimal impact to operations.”

By placing the employee garages next to passenger garages, the airport will have the flexibility to adjust and interchange their uses, MIA’s website added.

Parking garages for passengers have frequently been full this year due to a surge in airport traffic.

The construction cost is estimated at $86.5 million, with bidding underway.

Construction is estimated to begin in early 2023, with completion in Spring 2024.

 

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Urbanist
15 days ago

We literally have transit that goes to the airport with empty parking garages nearby. Why don’t employees park at Earlington and take the train?

Because the train doesn’t come often enough? FIX THAT PROBLEM!

Vacant
15 days ago

Miami is not like New York. The infrastructure here is more setup for cars, not trains.

Anonymous
15 days ago

That’s actually not true at all.

Miami had a fully electric light rail system that connected the entire city from Coral Gables to Downtown to Miami Beach. It connected to Henry Flagler’s railroad as well, which would regularly take people from Key West to Miami, Palm Beach, and beyond.

The city tore out the entire system in the 50’s and 60’s and replaced it with busses.

anonymous
15 days ago

but now you have all those beautiful trees on Coral Way offering shade to cars passing by…

Slim Shady
15 days ago

…and the population has been booming ever since!

Anonymous
14 days ago

The population boom would have come regardless. Boston and Chicago, two cities that kept their metro’s (among others) have experienced population booms as well.

Anonymous
15 days ago

People forget Miami existed decades before a guy with a beard and funny cap took over an island 90 miles south of Key West. It was a full-fledged metropolis by the 1920s.

Zonked
15 days ago

This isn’t Dallas, we have limited space here. It’s common sense that we literally just DO NOT HAVE SPACE for all these new cars. You either have to stack highways on top of each other or *God Forbid* invest in good public transportation.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Tunnels are the future.

Anonymous
15 days ago

No, multimodal transportation is the future. Cars, light rail, BRT, bikes, etc

Not Anonymous
15 days ago

And heavy rail

Anonymous
15 days ago

This isn’t Dallas, we have a water table here.

Jeffrey
14 days ago

That would be great. Wouldn’t our really high water table make that really tough to execute?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Look, it doesn’t matter how many times you point that shit out some numbskulls in this city still won’t get it.

Joe CARollo
15 days ago

Triple deck baby!!!

Anonymous
15 days ago

They dont even need to do that, they should be parking at the Intermodal Station and taking the MIAMover to the terminal. The MIAMover already operates every 5-10 minutes from the Intermodal to the Terminal anyway so its not like anything needs to change. They just need to put a parking garage for employees at the Intermodal.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Because they don’t have 2,200 parking spaces at Earlington.

anonymous
15 days ago

Well said.

Slim Shady
15 days ago

Really Urbanist?
Whose “we”??

Other people do not have to do what you want them to do with their jobs and their cars.

Their aren’t 2,200 spaces at Erlington Heights Station.
IF there were, MIA would have to hire a security battalion so that cars are not vandalized or robbed.

Anonymous
14 days ago

^^never mind, you’re discussing things like Going to Work and The Real World with a young budding urban planner with near zero real life experience.

Anon
13 days ago

The train runs about every 30 mins !

Anonymous
15 days ago

Add a stadium to the mix and this place is gonna be a mess 🤠 We want a Douglas Rd Metrorail extension….

MiamiArchi
15 days ago

How on Earth is this parking garage $86.5 Million?
You can build an entire apartment tower with finishes, plumbing etc etc. for less than that!

Anan
15 days ago

Government bidding.

MBernini
13 days ago

Government “infrastructure” have become political “economic stimulus” packages…It’s also a difficult central terminal site to build.

anonymous
15 days ago

Huge miss! A hotel is needed for those who need a quick stay and don’t need to drive around the city looking for one.

Slim Shady
15 days ago

The airport already has a hotel inside.

Anonymous
15 days ago

A decent one, too. If the central terminal is redeveloped, hopefully the hotel is retained, because it’s a genuine MiMo piece or architecture, unlike some glorified motels along Biscayne Boulevard to keep mid-rise development away from where it’s appropriate.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The proposed hotel, although likely conceptual renderings, looked hideous.

MBernini
13 days ago

Two hotels are coming to MIA, one in near future.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Can it get more utilitarian? Looks horrible.

Downtown Blue Voter
15 days ago

Welcome to Miami Politics.

anony
15 days ago

especially at $39k a stall! this is a joke, someone is getting a big bag of $$$ to line their pockets.

Anan
15 days ago

Government bidding.

Anon
15 days ago

Pretty bleak.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I am lucky to live 2 blocks away from a metro rail Station and be able to ride for $2.00 each way. I wish they extend the system so more people can enjoy it.

Vacant
15 days ago

I guess it’s going to be where those old warehouses are been sitting there vacant for years

Son of Putin
15 days ago

No, across the South Terminal

iFlyMIA
15 days ago

Great. Now can we get a world class terminal?

Slim Shady
15 days ago

What’s wrong with Terminal J?

Anonymous
14 days ago

it has less than 20 gates and most passengers don’t use that side of MIA

Anunimos
15 days ago

Great !!!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Iconic, game changer!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Good Infill

Anonymous
14 days ago

You think a parking garage is iconic?

Jose Rivera
14 days ago

What a gaffe. This will certainly be a passenger parking lot. My guess is that at around 6 am there is approximately 2000 employees on site. Let’s not forget the overnight crew. What happens as the day goes along and you still have those employees on site and those who are still due in. Think outside the box. Passengers are all that matter.

Anon
13 days ago

And I hope all those spaces have EV hookups! The future simple

Tbone
11 days ago

What Miami Dade should look into is connecting the employee lot to the train system there’re using for the car rental it might be a lot cheaper to add a third rail connector to include the employee lot

I hate traffic
11 days ago

Going to have to come 3 hours early for work anyway, when stadium is built. Just the traffic is going to be a nightmare. Forget coming 3 hours early to get through TSA, 6 hours here. 3 hours to get through checkpoint, after spending 3 hours navigating game day traffic and finding parking, because if airport is cheaper than stadium, everyone will be trying to park at airport. But, I forgot, this is Miami……they don’t worry about practicality of anything.

analyst
15 days ago

why don’t they build it at the modular center and a garage for paying passengers close to the terminal?

AlexanderIII45
14 days ago

What we need is to replace all bridges around Miami , make under water tunnels for traffic to facilitate movement. Also construct a Metro system underground , people say is not possible because of water! Example : look at Saint Petersburg Russia metro system , not only runs deep but is the 8 marvel of the world their stations are an art exhibition

Anonymous
14 days ago

Are you a Mole?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Just curious, who are the passengers that actually park at the airport? Why not take a Lyft/Uber that drops you off at the terminal?

Slim Shady
15 days ago

Me.
Because, I’d rather have the certainty of my own vehicle than have to chance it with an Uber who can’t find my house or gets lost trying to find me on the pick up.

To each his own.
If its only a couple of days, parking works better for me. Evidently, there are A LOT of people parking, because the lots are always near capacity.

Anonymous
15 days ago

If you live in the Keys and want to fly out of MIA, I doubt Lyft/Uber will work.