West Palm Beach's All Aboard Florida station unveiled

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Residents of West Palm Beach got their first look Monday morning at a design for the All Aboard Florida train station.

The station will be located between CityPlace and City Hall.

The design is being described as a sleek, modern look with shops and restaurants on the second floor, costing about $29 million.

All Aboard Florida president Mike Reininger said this station will bring more spending and tourism to downtown West Palm Beach.

“It's a way to bring people into West Palm Beach and from that basis is where you get the kind of economic development activity that comes out of these transportation systems," said Reininger.

The rail line is scheduled to start running in 2016 from Miami to Orlando with planned stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

At least four Treasure Coast cities, as well as the Martin County commissioners, have passed resolutions opposing All Aboard Florida.

St. Lucie County’s resolution calls the high-speed passenger train “a threat to the public health, safety and welfare.”

Keona Gardner, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers contributed to this report

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