Zom To Rebuild Freedom Tower Metromover Station

Apartment developer Zom is planning to rebuild the Freedom Tower Metromover station.

Zom is building the 434-unit Luma apartment tower on adjacent property, in a deal with Worldcenter. As part of the deal, construction will include the station rebuild.

Zom is paying about $19 million for the Luma site.

The cost of construction of the station is $2 million. Zom will be reimbursed by the Miami Worldcenter Community Development District after conveying the improvements over.

The CDD taxing district includes Zom’s property, so the developer will be assessed a portion of the debt costs to fund the project.

The CDD was scheduled to vote on the deal at an August 16 meeting.

Worldcenter’s CDD is also planning to spend another $2.5 million to rebuild the Park West Metromover station, bringing the total Metromover station improvement costs to $4.5 million.

Both stations opened in 1994.

 

 

 

original plans for luma. later revised slightly after indoor mall scrapped

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Makes sense to rebuild stations.. everything else will be brand new.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I wish the county would cough out some money to renovate all the metrorail stations, especially government center.

Midside Marty
3 years ago

Or maybe some Hobo repellent for said center…place constantly reeks of Urine and after a hard days work, being lambasted by 30 junkies asking for change is not a good look for a renovated area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

If built in the right way it could deter junkies. But Like the previous article, Gimenez is penny pinching public transit.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You would think Government Center will be rebuilt when connected to MiamiCentral, and the east-west platforms finally filled for a line to Miami Beach, and Doral and FIU.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Still no word about actuall construction of Luma.

Anonymous
3 years ago

whatever… MWC is happening.

BOA
3 years ago

it makes little sense if they wait more time to build Luma. i think the twin buildings behind are going to be rental too

Laz
3 years ago

Can we not use this money on renovations that frankly are not needed y, the reno of the Museum station and Brickell City center was nothing to brag about. extend the mover up to wynwood/midtown/design district with the money you are trying to get out of these companies

Anonymous
3 years ago

all that for a “couple million”?

Anonymous
3 years ago

ZOM is going to “rebuild” this Metromover station?

I didn’t know this station was out of service and in such a dilapidated condition?

Maybe ZOM and the CDD are going to “recondition” these Metromover stations instead?

B Dub
3 years ago

“Paint?”

Anonymous
3 years ago

A coupla million dollars?..that’ll be some expensive paint B Dub.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I thought it sounded like a large price tag as well. Anyone know how much was spent to renovate the station connected to Brickell City Center?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It was a couple million, most expensive part was installing a new elevator and escalator.