Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All Aboard Florida reveals West Palm Beach design

All Aboard Florida revealed designs for its new West Palm Beach station, planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in association with Zyscovich Architects.

 

The nearly 60,000-square-foot future station and platform in downtown West Palm Beach will be located between Datura and Evernia Streets, with CityPlace and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Center to the south and the government center district and Clematis Street to the north. This location will act as a new gateway into the city and Palm Beach County. It will also strengthen links to the existing Tri-Rail and Amtrak stations and connect with the neighborhood's vehicular trolley and pedestrian networks, creating a new transportation hub for the West Palm Beach area.

"We are excited at what our vision of the future holds for West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County," said P. Michael Reininger, president and chief development officer of All Aboard Florida. "Passenger rail has been integral to the history of Florida and we have arrived at a point in time where it will once again take on a transformational role, creating connectivity, representing a unique collaboration between the private and public sectors and stimulating job creation and economic impacts. We have been working closely with the city staff to develop a station and overall master plan that makes the downtown area even more dynamic. We fully expect this underdeveloped part of the city to see a dramatic change with new development that will be spurred by the transit activity we are leading."

All Aboard Florida says each of its three planned stations in South Florida (Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach) will serve as key portals and iconic destinations within the city and provide a hub of transportation. As part of the urban infrastructure of each area, the stations are expected to generate significant economic impact to the state.

Earlier this month, All Aboard Florida released its design for the Fort Lauderdale station.

 

 

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