The company, All Aboard Florida has plans to open a new train station in Fort Lauderdale. They have planned to build this station near the bus depot on Broward Boulevard. It will actually end up across the from the bus depot on land owned by many different companies including Florida Power & Light.
This was first reported by Curbed Miami and the Business Journal confirmed the location. The company chose this location because it was the preferred choice on the environmental assessment report.
Many sources have stated the train coming through the station will be around 800 to 1,000 feet. The station itself will be about 200 to 250 feet in length, which is about equal to one city block.
Two architects have been hired to work jointly on the station. Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill is one and the other is Zyscovich Architects. Both the architects are well respected for this type of work.
This was the last station to be identified by the company after announcing stations they will open in West Palm, the Orlando Airport and downtown Miami.
Not only will the company develop the station, but they will also add commercial property around the station. The company is known for this type of development and the estimated cost of the entire project is nearly $2.4 billion.
The station in Fort Lauderdale could serve as a huge economic boost for the Flagler Village neighborhood. This area has already been targeted by the city as a place for redevelopment and the station would help get the initiative started.
Another part of this redevelopment is Wave streetcar, which designed a better connection to the north and south sides of the downtown area.
Jack Seiler, the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale is unable to provide the site location for this new station, but did state, the All Aboard company will make the announcement on Friday, November 22nd.