Finally, I thought that Brightline was going to incorporate shopping centers as part of their station scheme, marrying retail with rail travel. This may be the case in Miami, but there doesn't seem to be evidence of that from what I can see at either of the other two stations. I guess Fort Lauderdale is only a few blocks from the Tarpon River and the park/shopping area there. But I don't see much at West Palm.
Me too. I thought the train was just an enabler for the real estate. So I was expecting them to develop all real estate to the maximum.
But maybe they will do so in a future phase.
Although all the station sites have some potential, Miami is obviously the jewel in the crown in terms of value and potential rental income, so maybe they want to pool their efforts there for now, and come back to the other locations later. If they are smart they will have been queitly buying real estate around the sttaions before the hype sends land value through the roof.
Well, bear in mind that we're looking at what they're doing now. It's entirely possible that once things get rolling they'll expand some further development around the non-Miami stations (particularly if they add 2-3 more over time...Cocoa is already on their radar, and it seems quite probable that at least one more will get added on, particularly if they go to Jacksonville as well). Keep in mind that the Miami station, with its skyscrapers, was not cheap to build and there's only so much capital to deploy.
(Also, the proposal was 60 minutes MIA-WPB and 30 MIA-FLL, and 30 FLL-WPB, not 30 MIA-FLL and 90 FLL-WPB).