Miami is undergoing one of the most magnificent metamorphoses in its history.
One of the impetuses of this transformation is the Florida East Coast Industriesâ€™ (FECI) corridor project called All Aboard Florida. The project will link Miami and Southeast Florida to Orlando and Central Florida.
Itâ€™s a very big deal.
The fine folks at All Aboard Florida have been kind enough to share with TransitMiami a good aerial view of its 9-acre holdings in the west-central part of our downtown, that drab, de facto government-institutional land-use district in serious need of some transit-oriented development.
Weâ€™re hoping the development of the downtown train station — the tentatively named “Miami Grand Central Station” — might just do the trick for this lifeless, barren sea-of-asphalt section of downtown.
All Aboard Florida passed through its first evaluation gauntlet by receiving a formal “Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)” from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).Â According to our contacts over at All Aboard, the project is “still in the environmental process for the entire corridor”.
Things are a-changinâ€™!
On that note, a few weeks back, we here at TransitMiami encouraged you to support the Rails-to-Trails Conservancyâ€™s effort to have a multi-use trail added to the planned railway. While the official window for public commentary has closed, weâ€™d still like to hear your thoughts!
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