The Prez and Chief Development Officer of All Aboard Florida, Michael Reininger told Miami Today that "We hope to break ground probably late this year" on the Florida East Coast Railway's new downtown Miami passenger station. The station will be on almost ten acres of surface parking lots currently owned by the FEC smack in the middle of Downtown Miami that once was the site of Miami's original train station.
"We'll turn that neighborhood into a very connected urban village, and we'll become a very significant intermodal kind of facility that will link our infrastructure and transportation uses with many of the other existing transportation uses, like the Metrorail and Metromover station, which exist adjacent to the station," he said, saying the plan was still in the design phase but making it all just sound fabulous anyways. Last year they announced that station master plans were being developed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and Zyscovich, so since no other architects have been announced, those firms are presumably doing the architectural design work as well. Check out some earlier station schematics here.
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· Miami's New Train Station Will Be Big, Grand, Up In The Sky [Curbed Miami]
· All Aboard Florida coverage [Curbed Miami]