Miami-Dade County MPO Intermodal Site Feasibility Study
Miami Central Station serves as the region's core multi-modal hub connecting intermodal rapid transit, commuter rail, inter-city rail, local, and inter-city buses. After years of comprehensive planning the Miami Central Station is being built and will offer the city a true transit-oriented development.
As Downtown Miami expands upon its emergence as a major international world class city, it also continues to increase its role as a predominate metropolitan urban center within the United States. A key contributing factor to allow this growth must be ongoing investment in infrastructure and transit.
In 2011, the Miami-Dade MPO, working collectively with the City of Miami, Miami-Dade County, and numerous other public agencies, commenced a plan to have Downtown Miami serve as the terminus for Briteline (formerly All Aboard Florida), a high-speed rail line between Miami and Orlando. The Miami Central Station alas is envisioned to serve as the region’s central multimodal hub connecting intermodal rapid transit, commuter rail, intercity rail, local and intercity buses.
As part of this planning effort, Lambert Advisory, working with Jacobs Engineering, assessed the opportunity to integrate mixed-use development into the proposed transit sites as part of the broader MD-MPO Intermodal Site Feasibility Study. Lambert provided the consulting team with the economic and market data required to evaluate three proposed intermodal sites within Downtown Miami. The project will include approximately 180,000 square feet of retail and two Class A office towers totaling more than 300,000 square feet. Additionally, residential and hotel development is currently in the planning stages.