The Real Deal Miami

All Aboard seeks special status for Miami’s “Grand Central”

The passenger rail developers are proposing a station that rivals other mega-projects
September 18, 2013 11:00AM

A rendering of the station

A rendering of the station

Developers of the All Aboard Florida passenger rail line from Miami to Orlando want Miami to have its own version of New York’s century-old station on an even larger scale.

Plans submitted to Miami-Dade County in April include up to 1.5 million square feet of office space, and enough residential, retail and hotel to rival other Miami mega-projects in the works, according to exMiami.

The towers above the station and the station itself are being designed by the New York architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

Miami is currently processing the developer’s application for the project to be treated as a Special Area Plan so that the project can be fast-tracked to the public hearing phase without having submitting further plans or drawings. [exMiami]Emily Schmall