Video: All Aboard Florida’s Under-Construction MiamiCentral

Below, a newly-released promotional video that fills in more details of All Aboard Florida’s under-construction MiamiCentral project.

The developer has also placed a sign on the job site stating that Tri-Rail will be a future tenant (although that deal hasn’t been finalized yet.)

Project specs:

  • North Tower – 30 floors
  • South Tower – 33 floors (combined with north for 800 rental apartment units, 182,000 square feet of retail, 800 parking spaces)
  • Two MiamiCentral, 10 floors, 190,000 square feet of leasable office space (300 parking spaces)
  • Three Miamicentral, 12 floors, 90,000 square feet of leasable office space, 30,000 square feet of retail (1,100 parking spaces)
  • One MiamiCentral (second phase, to begin in 2017) 600,000 square feet of leasable office space, 250 hotel rooms, 280 residential units

 

PreviouslyConstruction Underway At MiamiCentral, Set To Include 800 Residential Units

 

 

 

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Anonymous
6 years ago

“BILLIONS of taxpayer money on this farce?”

What source did you get your info from that told you billions of taxpayer dollars is going toward AAF? And why should other people care if you’d rather “drive your car to Orlando?”

I’d rather eat Snickers over Baby Ruth candy bars but besides me, who cares?

Anonymous
6 years ago

I agree. Snickers rock!

Anonymous
6 years ago

Was thinking the same thing… I’ll never understand the whole “I would never do that so it shouldn’t be built” mentality. There were a bunch of people saying they would never buy in Centro because it had no parking. Great, now they are close to topping off.

Fredric
6 years ago

There is no source for that sentiment. People who are against a major project just assume that public funds are the financing source because they then believe that gives them grounds to protest against it. In order for such people to become knowledgeable about something/anything, they must become self-informed and that is too difficult for them.

William P.
6 years ago

This is a great project. Well conceived and the combination of business models excellent. I wish them well.

Oscar
6 years ago

You can’t really be Anti-AAF and Pro Tri Rail – unless you’re misinformed. AAF is the only reason Tri Rail even has a chance of running commuter trains on the coveted FEC commuter corridor this decade. Also, billions of tax payer dollars are definitely not being spent on this.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Do people ever do their homework before they comment ever? This project again for The last time is privately funded now if tri-rail will be offered eventually then maybe because that has nothing to do with AAF just some type partnership. Now far as nobody using it well we will see but I bet the same thing was said about Amtrak or Greyhound

Anonymous
6 years ago

Thank You. Please repeat over and over again for misinformed readers.

Anti-AAF
6 years ago

The only people that like this project are from places where there will be stations. AAF is all about freight and real estate. I’d rather have 50 Tri-Rail trains that will be packed with commuters roll down the FEC corridor than 32 AAF trains that will be empty because nobody will use it. I’d rather drive to Orlando in the same amount of time and have my car than take AAF to the airport and be stranded. Plus it’s cheaper! $130 for a ticket is ridiculous. Why don’t we work on fixing Amtrak instead of spending BILLIONS of taxpayer money on this farce?

Pro AAF
6 years ago

Well there are a ton of people that do actually want this project. And like everything else in this city when someone tries to build anything, it will be played out in court. Personally I do want to be able to ride up to Orlando on the train and take a shuttle over to the park or a taxi anywhere else i might want to go. To me there is value in not having to drive everywhere I go, however I do understand your point.

Pro Transit
6 years ago

Living in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and going to Downtown Miami frequently I wish it was open already. Paying $22 for a nonstop round trip is cheaper than parking and gas plus you don’t have to sit in traffic.

Anti-AAF (Pro Tri-Rail)
6 years ago

It will cost over 2x as much to ride AAF from Ft Lauderdale to Miami every day as a commuter as it would if Tri-Rail ran there. Plus there’s no benefit to commuters and cities in between. We should focus on local transit needs before expanding out of the region! AAF isn’t going to alleviate traffic on US1 and I95.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Are you “griping” just to gripe? The private entity behind AAF never said that their goal with this rail line was to alleviate traffic on US1 and I95. Regional traffic solving is dependent on city, county, and state resolutions. AAF is owned and being run by a private entity whose stated goal is entirely different from what YOU think it ought to be.

dgm
6 years ago

Well, in Europe you are often given the choice between intercity rail and commuter rail and the intercity lines do very well. In fact, it is the intercity lines that are profitable. If you have doubts about how this project would work then look at the German Deutsche Bahn. First of all, it is a profitable private company. It runs both the IRE (a heavily subsidized commuter line) and the ICE (an intercity rail that is profitable on its own). Tickets for the ICE often cost twice as much or more than the IRE but many people are willing to pay for the tickets because of the convenience.

The AAF price scheme would actually be cheap by European standards and the rail line would travel through a region of density which you basically don’t see in Europe outside Paris and London. So AAF’s market forecast is not without precedent. The question is whether you could get Americans to give up their cars.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Are you not aware AAF is going to let the Tri-Rail pull into its miami station? And upgrading the tracks in the FEC corridor means that Coastal-Link is closer to being built.

suomynona
6 years ago

It’s very apparent you’re one of the uninformed. You’re citing the cost of a ticket from that one anti-AAF “study”? The “study” that failed to include the properties residential, retail and office space as a way to reduce ticket price and pay back debt?