Brightline starts construction on Boca Raton station parking garage

Dec. 27, 2021
The structure, which is scheduled for completion in Q4 of 2022, will reach 4.5 stories tall and have room for 455 vehicles.
Brightline began construction of the new Brightline/Downtown Library Parking Garage for its future station in Boca Raton, Fla. Brightline’s contractor, Kaufman Lynn, has started 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. Upon completion, the 4.5 story, 455-space garage will include the necessary parking for Brightline’s Boca station, as well as a separate entrance for library parking. Library visitors will have dedicated, covered, parking on the first floor, which will be complimentary. Brightline expects to sign the construction contract for the Boca station later this month with construction expected to commence in early 2022.
In October, Brightline completed the construction of the new Community Garden for the Junior League of Boca Raton as well as the temporary parking lot for the Downtown Library. Brightline managed and funded the construction of both of these important projects as part of the agreement to build the Brightline station.
“The construction of Brightline’s Boca station parking garage is an integral step in bringing the station closer to the launch of service,” said Brian Kronberg, vice president of Development for Brightline. “The community of Boca Raton has shown great enthusiasm and support for this station, which we believe is vital to the connectivity of the communities from Miami to Orlando.”
“So many residents and businesses have discussed 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 riders who will come to Boca Raton to add to our thriving businesses and visit the cultural, dining, and shopping attractions in Mizner Park and beyond, and for our residents to connect to a major transportation network from Miami to Orlando. We can’t wait to say 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 to Orlando is more than 70 percent complete with over 1,300 daily workers on the job tallying more than four million hours of work.