Our vision is to transform the underutilized land below Miami’s MetroRail, from the Miami River to Dadeland South Station, into an iconic linear park, world-class urban trail and living art destination.
The Underline will connect communities, improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, create hundreds of acres of new green space with restored natural habitats, encourage a healthy lifestyle, provide an easily accessible place to exercise, create a mobility corridor that integrates transit, car, biking and walking, provide a 10-mile canvas for artistic expression, attract development along US1, and generate significant economic impact.
Station - Brickell Now
Station - Brickell After, courtesy LandscapeDE
Park - University of Miami Now
Park - University of Miami After, courtesy Anna Baez
Trail - Vizcaya Now
Trail - Vizcaya After, courtesy UM School of Architecture
Intersection - Bird Road Now
Intersection - Bird Road After, courtesy UM School of Architecture
University of Miami School of Architecture
The University of Miami School of Architecture devoted a Spring 2014 studio class of ten students to create a concept plan for The Underline. The class was directed by Professor Rocco Ceo and assisted by Arquitectonica’s Raymond Fort. Each student was assigned a 1-mile segment of The Underline’s 10 miles.
We will begin the design process with a thorough analysis of the 10 miles and complete an economic impact study. The analysis and the study will inform project execution. After substantial community engagement, we will proceed with final design plans and secure funding for construction. Join now to become a Friend of The Underline so we can keep you up-to-date during the design process.
Friends of The Underline is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status.
We share the common goal of making our community more connected while growing our future economic base.
We have partnered with the Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation and Miami-Dade County Transit departments. Our committee includes preeminent architects, designers, urban planners, biking advocates, marketing experts, legal and accounting professionals, real estate developers, and more.
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No. The University of Miami School of Architecture generously offered university resources for the development of a conceptual plan for the initiative. We have engaged a professional design team for master planning of the 10 miles and detailed plans for the Brickell area and an additional site.
Future construction documents, construction and project management will require professional teams.
Projects with similar vision and scope have taken a decade to complete. You can help us build it in less type by supporting the initiative and donating to the cause www.theunderline.org
We are fully-funded for our master planning. Funders include the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, and South Miam and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Miami Foundation, the Health Foundation of South Florida and the Mitchell Wolfson Foundation.
We are currently seeking funding from both the public and private sectors for construction and ongoing maintenance.
One of our top priorities is getting the community involved. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your design comments.
User safety is one of our biggest concerns. Currently the MPath, the bike path underneath MetroRail, has limited lighting or amenities, and needs wider and safer crosswalks. All of these, and other safety issues, are being addressed.
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Friends of the Underline is a 501C3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible and will be used to help us advocate and promote The Underline and administrate our organization. We really appreciate your support.