AAF All Aboard Florida Fort Lauderdale Development

Discussion relating to the FEC operations, past and present. Includes Brightline. Official web site can be found here: FECRWY.COM.

Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM

Jeff Smith
Site Admin
Posts: 8534
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:28 am
Location: If it's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium

AAF All Aboard Florida Fort Lauderdale Development

Post by Jeff Smith » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:57 pm

Although more about the RE side of the ledger, some news: South Florida Biz Journals

Brief, fair-use quote:
All Aboard Florida preparing major development around Fort Lauderdale station

In Fort Lauderdale, AAF is working with the city to craft a development plan for the 10 acres around the station - 8.2 acres of which is owned by AAF or governments. The site is at the intersection of Northwest 3rd Avenue and Northwest 1st Street. Reininger said the area could eventually have 2 million square feet of transit-oriented development.

“It creates real estate uses that have the advantage of the connectivity that comes with having transit integrated into this neighborhood,” Reininger said.

In addition to AAF, that section of Fort Lauderdale will have service from the coming Wave Streetcar and an existing county bus station. Reininger is floating the idea of swapping sites between the bus station and an AAF-owned parcel a block to the north to move the commercial development closer to the rail station. That would allow for a bridge across Northwest 2nd Avenue and the tracks from the building to the station.
Next stop, Willoughby
~el Jefe ("Jeff Smith Rules") :: RAILROAD.NET Site Administrator/Co-Owner

Return to “Florida East Coast Railway”