All Aboard Florida Unveiling West Palm Beach Station Plans on Monday
This is what the company's Fort Lauderdale station will look like. Monday, the West Palm Beach station's plans come out.
All Aboard Florida
Just 10 days ago, All Aboard Florida held a news conference announcing design plans for a sleek $30 million Fort Lauderdale station. The passenger rail service originally had plans on running trains from Miami to Orlando, but for now, plans include stops at Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach when the first trains start running in 2016.
On Monday, the company will release design plans on the West Palm Beach station.
The station is set to cost $29 million and will find itself on the land north of CityPlace. The plans will be released at 10:30 a.m. Monday at 501 Evernia St.
When the Fort Lauderdale's station's plans were let loose, many commented on how modern (and sexy) the structure was. It even featured a bevy of palm trees and multiple levels above with plans for restaurants and shops to open there too.
With a similar Miami station already announced back in May, West Palm Beach can probably expect something close to the same.
"Imagine a day," Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said when the Lauderdale station plans were unveiled, "when tourists from South America who want to see Broward's beaches can fly into Orlando, hop on a train after spending a few days at the theme parks, and get off in downtown Fort Lauderdale, just steps across from the platform to ride a commuter train to get to another one of our great cities."
Over the next eight years, Florida is set to see about $6 billion in economic impact thanks to All Aboard, with more than 10,000 new jobs, according to Mike Reininger, president and CEO of All Aboard Florida.
We will update this story on Monday following the unveiling.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Broward / Palm Beach, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.