Three weeks since our last update, and progress at the SOM-designed MiamiCentral train station and high-rise mega-development has been moving steadily along. Progress has continued at the 33- and 30-storey Parkline Towers, with the second soon to top off, while far down below, additional retail and dining options within the station have already begun to serve their first customers. 

MiamiCentral, continuing to rise, image by Forum contributor PhillipPessar

The multi-modal transit hub, part of the All Aboard Florida Brightline network, has become a major piece of local infrastructure, serving several destinations across South Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando. A mix of heavy and light rail come through the station, in addition to several different bus routes, each with their own bays. 

Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar, image by Forum contributor PhillipPessar

For those who have begun using MiamiCentra for their daily commute, passengers are sure to have noticed the openings of several new dining and retail spaces within the various concourse levels. These include Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar (above) and the Miami Heat Store kiosk (below). In total, there are 50,000 square feet of dining options, in addition to 180,000 square feet of retail. 

Miami Heat Store, image by Forum contributor PhillipPessar

Beyond commuters, shoppers, and diners, MiamiCentral will also be home to upwards of 1,200 residents, to be spread across 816 units, as split between the two towers. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, at the confluence of several transit lines, the financial sector, and the coastline, MiamiCentral will be a popular destination for all. 

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.