Published On: Wed, Nov 13th, 2019

Boca Raton Will Have a New Brightline Station by the End of Next Year

There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding the “will they, won’t they” of the newly proposed Boca Raton Brightline station.

At the City Council workshop on Tuesday, Brightline stated their efforts to efficiently complete the Boca Raton Station by the end of next year.

The station will be a few blocks west of Mizner Park, next to the city’s library.

The station has raised a great deal of concerns, which have been answered at yesterdays workshop.

Brightline will be paying to relocate the downtown community garden that the station will replace.

According to Sun Sentinel, Council members presented several options which the community garden may be moved to: east of Meadows Park or south of the Children’s Museum.

It has been officially noted that the city of Boca Raton would be responsible for the 400-space parking garage near the new Brightline station. City Council members have stated that the cost of said garage should not exceed $12 million.

The city will also be responsible for building a pedestrian bridge over North Dixie and Federal Highway.

In attempt to complete this station by the end of next year, Brightline has deserted the efforts to build high-rises near the new station. They may still be able to acquire the land in the future, however that is not their main concern as of right now.

Read more about the pro’s and con’s of the new Brightline station here.

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