The Florida Department of Transportation is encouraging new projects at Tri-Rail stations, replacing under-used park & ride lots.
By putting apartments, shops, offices and a school on one site, officials hope to create a development where residents can run errands in their own neighborhood without a car. One project is planned for Cypress Creek station and another for Hollywood. That plan calls for the 17-acre site to include about 500 apartments, a charter school, and amenities. "It's very cutting edge. It's very progressive," City Manager Cameron Benson said. FDOT wants these developments at five park & ride facilities along I-95 in South Florida. Developers would maintain the parking and lease the properties. Lots would become garages, so remaining land can be developed.