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.