Arcade View of New TRCL Commuter Station

The Treasure Coast RPC is working with the City of Delray Beach on a Tri-Rail Station Area Master Plan Charette.  The Tri-Rail Coastal Link (TRCL) commuter rail project is currently anticipated to include up to twenty-five stations along the Florida East Coast Railway Corridor between the City of Miami and the Town of Jupiter.  Establishing transit-oriented development (TOD) land use patterns along the corridor and around these stations is a local decision and critical to the success of passenger rail service. The Treasure Coast RPC is working with the City of Delray Beach on a Tri-Rail Station Area Master Plan Charette.  The Tri-Rail Coastal Link (TRCL) commuter rail project is currently anticipated to include up to twenty-five stations along the Florida East Coast Railway Corridor between the City of Miami and the Town of Jupiter.  Establishing transit-oriented development (TOD) land use patterns along the corridor and around these stations is a local decision and critical to the success of passenger rail service.

TRCL Commuter Station Site Plan

Working together, the Treasure Coast and South Florida Regional Planning Councils were recently awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to work with motivated local governments in the corridor on community planning and land use activities supporting TOD.  Seven cities along the TRCL commuter rail corridor were selected to receive TOD planning services through a competitive grant process, which required a local funding match.

Land use, zoning code, urban design, and visioning work began in August 2017 with the City of Delray Beach’s Station Area Master Plan Charrette. The charrette consisted of seven days of public involvement and community engagement activities resulting in a TOD master plan for the station area.  Assessments were also provided for the station area related to water/sewer infrastructure capacity, affordable housing, bicycle/pedestrian connectivity, and opportunities to develop a TOD business fund to generate a sustainable revenue stream for operations and maintenance.

Other cities selected under the grant include:

  • City of Wilton Manors Station Area Plan
  • City of Miami TOD Overlay Zones
  • City of Hollywood Station Area Master Plan Charrette
  • City of North Miami Beach Station Area Plan
  • City of Oakland Park TOD Form-Based Code
  • City of Palm Beach Gardens Station Area Plan

All work is expected to be completed by June 2019.

Axonometric View of TRCL Station Area Mixed-Use Development Proposal