New Renderings Of The Proposed Wynwood Train Station: Related Group Is Now Lobbying For It

Below are renderings of the proposed Wynwood commuter rail station along the Northeast Corridor that neighborhood leaders are lobbying for.

Wynwood is competing with the Design District for a station location, although there is a possibility both could be built.

It is also still not decided if the line will be operated by Brightline or Tri-Rail.

The rail line will run between MiamiCentral and Aventura (where a station is under construction), with five to seven stations.

Another possible station location in the area is the Design District, near Northeast 39th Street. The developers of the Design District are major donors to the Gimenez campaign (the mayor is term limited and is now running for congress).

The Related Group has joined the push for the location to be located in Wynwood instead of the Design District, according to the Herald. A top Related Group executive recently texted Mayor Gimenez about the importance of a  Wynwood station, rather than the Design District.

A resolution by the county commission last week approved moving forward with both stations.

Related Group executives including founder Jorge Perez are also donors to the Gimenez campaign.

We will add further details on the status of the Northeast Corridor in an upcoming article.

 

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Anonymous
25 days ago

a Wynwood station is a no brainer. More traffic than the DD area. But if both are built, even better. I think both are needed to feed both ends of Midtown.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Agreed. Midtown population keeps growing with more residential developments being completed.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Can we talk about how the station itself doesn’t do anything a station should?

People need to be protected from the sun and rain. This is an expensive awning that won’t work, but will cost $$$

Living off A1A
25 days ago

I was about to say: “where’s the canopy?” It’s not like it ever rains in South Florida! (?)

Anonymous
23 days ago

Wrong

Anonymous
25 days ago

Build both!

Azarius
25 days ago

Build both they are needed

Anonymous
25 days ago

definitely build both

Jack
25 days ago

Both wynwood and DD station were added to the amendment as of last week’s county commission meeting. The public input helped.

Love the design renderings. If built, would look beautiful

Anonymous
25 days ago

Wynwood should get a TriRail station, and put a Brightline stop in the design district.

Anonymous
25 days ago

People who shop at Design District do NOT ride a train, they’re wealthy elitists….install the damn train station where it’ll get the most use for the majority of the city’s population…WYNWOOD

Anonymous
25 days ago

With that logic, put it adjacent to Midtown and you have solid TOD.

Anonymous G
25 days ago

Like everyone else has said…. BUILD BOTH! We need both

transplant
25 days ago

There should be three – one by Kush on 23rd Street, one on 29th for Midtown and one under 395 for Design District. Common sense stuff. Developers are about to crowd that whole area more than it already is!!!

transplant
25 days ago

195, not 395.

Anonymous
25 days ago

That’s too close together. This is supposed to be a longer-range commuter route with limited stops (similar to Tri-Rail) not like Metro with close stops. For closer together stops, would be better to add in Metromover or something to fill in the gaps.

Anonymous
25 days ago

But who cares what it’s supposed to be. It makes perfect sense to have train stations close together in a neighborhood that will soon be as dense as anywhere in the country.

Anonymous
25 days ago

And in big cities, train stations close to downtown are always no more than 10 mins apart from each other.

Anonymous
25 days ago

If there’s only one station for Wynwood and Midtown, then there should be plans for light rail for that area, plus Little Haiti.

Anonymous
24 days ago

there should be plans for light rail to wynwood/midtown, regardless of TriRail or Brightline

Anonymous
25 days ago

Looks like Park Güell in Barcelona….

Living off A1A
25 days ago

The Rail Needs of this vital corridor should be MetroRail. The CoastalLink is a “commuter” rail. And that constitutes longer distances between stations. Even if MetroRail gets there someday–TriRail CoastalLink could re-space the stations as they are not as infrastructure-heavy as MetroRail or MetroMover.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Both are needed and even though the renders look nice we know by now its bullshit! Im sure if approved a new dumb down version of the render will come out with an ultra cheap version that look horrible!

Anonymous
25 days ago

Actually the Wynwood station has a chance to look really nice cause it isn’t being paid for by the city/county. A bunch of Wynwood businesses have pledged to pay for it and I’d imagine they’d make it nice to keep up the image of Wynwood since that’s in their best interest

Anonymous
25 days ago

Are they low on cash?

Anonymous
24 days ago

I know this commuter rail but, would be great if they ran the trains every 10 minutes at least so it could be efficiently used by people downtown making a connection with the metromover

Anonymous
24 days ago

build both, well I believe it, if I live to see it

Anonymous
23 days ago

It should be by design district

Anonymous
22 days ago

Looks like 27th street. A compromise between 29th street and 20th street. I am OK with that.

Anonymous
25 days ago

The DD station makes zero sense. As others have mentioned, people who shop in the DD don’t take public transportation, it’s also about a fifth of the size of Wynwood and has more single family housing surrounding it.

A station at 39th Street means all the people in Midtown who want to use it to commute downtown would have to traverse across the worst intersection in Miami (NE 36TH ST and NE 2ND AVE)

Two stations makes even less sense, it’s a long distance rail line.

Anonymous
25 days ago

No air-conditioned space? Good luck with that.