The Wynwood BID prides itself on implementing forward-thinking urban planning concepts in the growing, arts-focused district it represents – that includes finding smart transit solutions to alleviate Miami’s growing traffic challenges.
To that end, the Wynwood BID recently commissioned a study by respected urban planner Cesar Garcia-Pons to determine if Wynwood – and the adjacent Edgewater and Midtown neighborhoods – would be capable of supporting a commuter rail station along the existing FEC rail lines that run through the neighborhood.
The answer is a resounding ‘YES’. Wynwood already welcomes millions of visitors each year and new residential and office projects are coming online. But as the study makes clear, it’s Wynwood’s untapped development capacity – and the new residential population growth that would come with it – that will create the critical mass needed to sustain a viable commuter rail station over the coming years and decades. Similar growth projections for next-door Midtown and Edgewater complete the promising picture.
You can read the full study here and learn why the Wynwood-Midtown-Edgewater is primed to support permanent mass transit solutions in Miami’s urban core.