The Underline will transform the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park and urban trail.

The Underline

Vision

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.

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    Station - Brickell Now

  • UL_1B-Station-after

    Station - Brickell After, courtesy LandscapeDE

  • UL_4A_Park-before

    Park - University of Miami Now

  • Underline Park at UM

    Park - University of Miami After, courtesy Anna Baez

  • UL_2A_Trail-before

    Trail - Vizcaya Now

  • Underline Trail After

    Trail - Vizcaya After, courtesy UM School of Architecture

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    Intersection - Bird Road Now

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    Intersection - Bird Road After, courtesy UM School of Architecture

Design

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.

Design Plans

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

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.

The Underline Team

  • Meg Daly Founder and President
  • Parker Thomson Vice President
  • Roger Terrone Treasurer
  • Laura Besvenick
  • Tanya Bhatt
  • Rocco Ceo
  • Alex Daly
  • David Henderson
  • Aric Kurzman
  • Francine Madera
  • Carlos Markovich, Photographer & Videographer
  • Hillit Meidar-Alfi
  • Margaret Nee
  • Ralph Rosado
  • Evan Schlecker
  • Gita Shamdasani
  • Pete Wood
  • Lauren Robie, Project Manager

Board

  • Javier Betancourt
  • Jessi Berrin
  • Stu Blumberg
  • Carol Coletta
  • Roberto Espejo
  • Bill Kerdyk
  • Alfred Lurigados
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
  • Roberto Rovira
  • Paul Schwiep
  • Marta Viciedo

Endorsements

  • Miami-Dade County
  • City of Miami
  • City of Coral Gables
  • City of South Miami
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
  • Village of Pinecrest
  • APA FL Gold Coast Section
  • Bike Coconut Grove
  • Bike SoMi
  • Bike Walk Coral Gables
  • Bike 305
  • The Downtown Development
    Authority
  • Emerge Miami
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • Florida Department of
    Transportation
  • Friends of the Ludlam Trail
  • Friends of the MPath
  • Goldstein Schechter Koch
  • Magic City Bicycle Collective
  • MIAMI Association of REALTORS
  • Miami-Dade County MPO
    BPAC
  • Miami-Dade County MPO
    TARC
  • The Mitchell Wolfson
    Foundation
  • Salazar Jackson LLP
  • South Miami Bike Shop
  • Swire Properties
  • TrAC
  • University of Miami

Partners

  • Miami-Dade County Transit Department
  • Miami-Dade County Parks,
      Recreation & Open Spaces Department
  • University of Miami School of Architecture
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Miami Foundation

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FAQ

Are the plans by the University of Miami School of Architecture students final?

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.

How long will it take to finish The Underline?

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

How will the project be funded?

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.

I have an idea for The Underline. How do I send it to you?

One of our top priorities is getting the community involved. Please email us at info@theunderline.org with your design comments.

What are you doing about safety?

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.

How do I get involved?

Click the Join button on the home page. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and make a donation.

Where will my donation go?

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.