Miami’s Coral Gables City Commission voted to direct $15 million from new development impact fees towards construction of the linear park.
The Underline will transform the land underneath the southern half of Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail, and living art destination.
Currently in the design, advocacy, and procurement phase, The Underline will serve as a gateway to adjacent communities by tapping into the unique identities of each adjoining neighborhood and by providing distinctive places for programs relevant to each community. The project will also offer improved access north, south, east, and west, as well as an off-road safe haven to improve walking and biking safety. Inspired by South Florida and the Miami region, The Underline will become a significant social and civic spine for the area that will foster community, enhance value, and encourage recreation and healthy living. It will facilitate connectivity and social exchange, connecting people to their surroundings and each other.
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Opening||To be determined|
|Size||120 acres, 10 miles|
|Design Team||James Corner Field Operations|
Managed by Friends of The Underline in partnership with Miami-Dade County, FDOT, Federal Transit Authority, and three municipalities
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The proposal would allow developers adjacent to The Underline to make contributions to the public benefits trust in exchange for bonus building capacity. The funds would be used for construction and maintenance of the 10-mile linear park.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, building a more resilient Miami will involve a concentrated effort to facilitate transit-oriented development, new housing, and employment centers in key districts including Grand Central Station and Brickell Backyard, and the first phase of The Underline.