The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking proposals to design a mixed use facility to compliment the new train station being constructed for the All-Aboard Florida Rail line. You can find out more details about this project at the following website - http://www.allaboardflorida.com/stations/fort-lauderdale
All Aboard Florida is an under-construction passenger rail system that will connect Orlando and Miami, including stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Not only will passengers enjoy the comfort of ergonomic seating and the convenience of onboard Wi-Fi, they will also make the 235-mile journey from Orlando to Miami about 25 percent faster than driving. Once the system is fully operational, All Aboard Florida plans to make the journey in about three hours, with 16 southbound and 16 northbound trains each day.
The downtown Fort Lauderdale station provides a new gateway into the city and Broward County. Poised to further Fort Lauderdale's position as a fully connected “City of Tomorrow,’ the 60,000 square foot station and platform includes a modern, multi-story lobby spanning an elevated passenger lounge area for travelers, and parking facilities. The Fort Lauderdale station is located at NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street. Planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in association with Zyscovich Architects, it will:
Construction of the other South Florida stations also began in late 2014. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami stations, with Moss & Associates serving as general contractor in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Suffolk Construction is general contractor in Miami.
The Orlando station is part of a larger Intermodal Transportation Center planned for Orlando International Airport. Once complete, this new rail system and the stations it serves will comprise an advanced transportation experience that will offer passengers a uniquely comfortable and efficient option when visiting Central and South Florida.
The new mixed used facility shall include:
The proposed budget for this project is $60 million. The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to find the best design option that falls within the proposed budget in order for the City of Fort Lauderdale to gain citizen support for this taxpayer funded project.
Final proposals will be presented in May 2015 with periodic reviews by the Owner after the issuance of this RFQ based on the RFQ schedule.
The best design solution may have the opportunity of presenting to the Broward County Commissioners after the May 2016 Student presentation.
May 2016, actual date to be announced in March/April 2016.