More West Palm Beach land bought by All Aboard Florida

Publish Date: 
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:45pm

By Kim Miller July 14, Full Article at The Palm Beach Post

All Aboard Florida added another piece of land to its downtown West Palm Beach cache with the $860,000 purchase of a plot of unused space from Florida Power & Light.

The property, which is just north of where the express passenger rail project plans to have a station, was purchased in April by a company called Land Parcel FLL, LLC. The company incorporated March 25, according to state records, and has All Aboard Florida executives and Florida East Coast Industries listed at its “authorized persons.”

Florida Power & Light sold the parcel to All Aboard Florida, and will maintain a substation on land to the west, said FPL spokesman Bill Orlove.

West Palm Beach city officials knew All Aboard Florida was interested in the property but didn’t know they had finalized the deal, said city spokesman Elliot Cohen.

Although All Aboard Florida plans to unveil the designs for the $29 million station this month, Cohen said the city has yet to see those plans. The city is asking the private company to pay for two pedestrian bridges and an access road to relieve congestion anticipated by the road closings.