Brightline Begins Construction of Boca Raton Train Station Parking Lot

Brightline has begun construction of the new Brightline/Downtown Library parking garage for its future station in Boca Raton, Florida. Brightline contractor Kaufman Lynn has begun initial work on the site. This project, which is a partnership between Brightline, the City of Boca Raton and the Federal Railroad Administration, is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022. When completed, the 4.5-story, 455-space garage will include the parking needed for La Brightline’s Boca station, as well as a separate entrance to the library parking lot. Library visitors will have dedicated covered parking on the first floor, which will be free of charge. Brightline expects to sign the Boca station construction contract later this month, with construction expected to begin in early 2022.

In October, Brightline completed construction of the new community garden for Boca Raton’s Junior League as well as the temporary downtown library parking lot. Brightline managed and financed the construction of these two significant projects under the Brightline Station Construction Agreement.

“The construction of Brightline’s Boca Station parking garage is a critical step in bringing the station closer to service launch,” said Brian Kronberg, Brightline’s vice president of development. “The Boca Raton community has shown great enthusiasm and support for this station, which we believe is vital to the connectivity of communities from Miami to Orlando.”

“So many residents and businesses have been discussing how Brightline will be a game changer for Boca Raton, and especially our downtown,” said Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer. “We look forward to the many runners who will come to Boca Raton to add to our thriving businesses and visit the cultural, dining and shopping attractions of Mizner Park and beyond, and for our residents to connect to a major transportation network of Miami to Orlando. We can’t wait to tell you all aboard in Boca Raton!”

Brightline currently serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, with its expansion station in Aventura opening in 2022. Brightline’s current construction project in Orlando is over 70% complete with over 1,300 daily workers at work totaling more than four million hours of work. .

Melvin Z. Madore