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Planning Underway For New Tri-Rail Train Station Near 79th Street

Planning Underway For New Tri-Rail Train Station Near 79th Street

Residents of Miami’s Little River neighborhood are being asked to help plan for a new Tri-Rail stop in the 79th Street area.

Architect Plusurbia Design is now conducting workshops and surveys to help shape the design of the station, which will be located on the Brightline tracks.

The first workshop was conducted over the weekend, and another is planned in the coming weeks. An online survey is also now ongoing.

Planning is being funded by the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, and the City of Miami. Planning is also underway for a Midtown Miami station and a Downtown station.

Plusurbia principal Juan Mullerat told The Next Miami that planners are depending on resident and stakeholder input to understand their vision, and participation is highly encouraged.

 

the first workshop took place last weekend:

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marc
marc

Fortunately there’s plenty of space around this spot for a platform as well as transit oriented development.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You should look at the survey linked. I think I know what they want to do with that space..

Question 6:
How would you or anyone in your household use the train station?

A) Parking for nearby businesses
B) Parking for carpooling
C) Would not use
d) Other

Anonymous
Anonymous

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Anonymous
Anonymous

from The Onion?

Andrewn2
Andrewn2

This was an awful survey. I took it.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m from the area. I took it too, very predictable.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Plenty of room for development but not currently zoned for TOD. All of the area is T6-8 with an 8 story limit which is absurd, it’s the same corridor zoning applied to all of 79th Street and Biscayne. This is not a corridor, it’s a nexus. There need to be much taller buildings in a walkable radius around the station to achieve the TOD needed to create ridership to make the system work. And this “what would you like to see” workshop approach is so ignorant – the city needs to go out to the community with nice TOD tower images and say “this is what is required for a successful transit system, are you in?”

Andrewn2
Andrewn2

The midpoint shopping center is over 9 acres and could qualify for higher density development under Miami 21.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agreed but it’s not by right, has to be requested and granted through a special process. Zoning in the immediate vicinity of transit stations should be hgh density by right or else they shouldn’t put the transit station there. Low density MetroRail stations severely hinder system success.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The Midpoint plaza was Openly purchased with the intention of redeveloping it into a new midtown alike project. Obviously the upper east side elitist activists gang will try to stop it, but right now they don’t have the power nor the money to keep fighting all the big projects proposed in the area.
This new station will also fuel the redevelopment of 79th St. contributing to solve the Upper East Side low population density problem.

CVS Plaza
CVS Plaza

The developer ruined the old Biscayne Shopping Center by putting a disgusting CVS on the most visible corner. Idiot

Anonymous
Anonymous

That wasn’t the developer’s fault. Apparently, CVS Low Budget Architects assumed that a crappy Faux Artdecoish building would the perfect match for Miami Beach. You know Ocean Drive, Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah is all the same.
Have you seen the New Pollo Tropical on the MiMo District? You get a square box, paint it in yellow and stick a Neon Sign to it and voila !!!

Maybe all corporate America Architects missed the American Post War Modern Architecture 101 class.

Anonymous
Anonymous

How about some wood and nails. We can open the station this weekend. There is even a hardware store right down the street.

marc
marc

We already got the Wynwood spot. Who bringing what?

Anonymous
Anonymous

About time they start doing something

aceraroja
aceraroja

In the 90s they popped open a ton of stations across 70 miles and didn’t make big deals about any of it because they knew they were gonna put 95 in a state of construction that would make it much worse of an option for commuters. (Of course we’d probably laugh at the traffic they thought was impossible back then.) Just pour some concrete and open the shit and worry later about what stupid modern-contempo architects to hire to design a zillion-dollar parking garage later. Deal?

Anonymous
Anonymous

What?

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Planning is being funded by the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council”…. I’m sorry what!?

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s just in name only based on how the boundaries are set. LOL, it’s not like the TCRPC does any transportation planning for its namesake area.

Anonymous
Anonymous

We really are the experts at “planning public transportation”. Our grandkids will one day see an affective mass transit in Miami.

Anonymous
Anonymous

And that is only If south Florida senile elitist coastal residents keep trying to perpetuate their archaic post war shopping plaza mentality to rest of the city.

Lemon City Station
Lemon City Station

A local stop in Lemon City at NE 59th Terrace would be nice.

Stakeholder
Stakeholder

Any serious meeting about a train station between 79th and 81st must have Doron, the property owner in attendance. He owns 10 acres there. Yes, he was a douche to put the CVS on the corner.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is a TOD planning study, the zoning will likely be changed based on the results of the study. 3 station sites where chosen in each county to be studied.