Phase 1 Now Open

Photo credit: Robin Hill ©2021

Phase Progress

Phase 1
Brickell Backyard

Phase 2
Vizcaya Station

Phase 3
Miami

Phase 1

Photo credit: Robin Hill ©2021

Brickell Backyard
Miami River to SW 13th Street

Length
0.5 miles

Progress
Now Open

Total Construction Cost
$16,524,258 

Design
James Corner Field Operations

Miami-Dade County Contractor
Central Pedrail

Construction Funding
$7,688,760 Miami-Dade County
$1,944,000 FDOT TAP Grant
$2,000,000 State of Florida
$4,871,690 City of Miami
$19,808 FDOT

 

Phase 1
Brickell Backyard

Phase 2
Vizcaya Station

Phase 3
Miami

Phase 2

Rendering credit: GSLA 2021

Miami
SW 13th Street to SW 19th Avenue

About Phase 2: Phase 2 of The Underline is a 2.14-mile segment that connects SW 13th St. to SW 19th Ave. Construction began Fall 2021 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.

Amenities: There are three amenity areas in the plan for Phase 2, which include the Simpson Park Playground Area, Vizcaya Station Plaza, and 17th Avenue Plaza. See images of feature areas here.

Goals and Priorities: Phase 2 is built on three key drivers: safe multi-modal transportation, nature, and community. After many presentations, public meetings, surveys, and community feedback, two of the main public priorities are: Safety: safe biking and walking paths, lighting and improved crosswalks; Nature: native vegetation including trees, plants and grasses that support The Underline master plan restoration of the Pine Rockland, Hardwood Hammock, Pollinator and Wet Prairie ecosystems. Part of pre-construction efforts include the removal and relocation of trees along the Phase 2 segment.

Features: Phase 2 will also feature the project’s first of many bioswales, green infrastructure and below ground drainage that will help with stormwater flooding and runoff. Other notable project components include:

The addition of 100,000 native plants and trees to attract butterflies, bees and birds.
– Resting areas along the path with oolitic limestone boulders or benches.
– Hydration stations at the amenities.
– Bike repair station at Vizcaya Metrorail station.
– Bike racks at all amenities.
– Dog friendly with doggie bag dispensers at each amenity area and pet water bowls.
– Trash and recycling receptacles throughout the corridor.
– LED lighting that is Dark Sky compliant.
– Green infrastructure: Bioswale native landscaping with natural infiltration planting.
– Free WiFi service at the Vizcaya and Simpson Park Playground areas.
– Public art
– Programmable areas for numerous public events, cultural, educational and health and wellness programs.

Length
2.14 miles

Progress
Under Construction

Public Meetings & Webinar
Public Meeting #1 12/9/20 presentation here and Poll results here.
Public Meeting #2 5/25/21 presentation here and Poll results here.
Webinar Landscape meeting #3 1/19/22 presentation here.

Phase 2 Fact Sheet here

Construction Advisories:
Advisory 1 Detours here
Advisory 1 here
Advisory 2 here
Advisory 3 here
Advisory 4 here
Advisory 5 here
Advisory 6 here

Total Construction Cost
$20,115,110

Miami-Dade County Contractor
Lead Construction

Link to Miami-Dade County Underline Phase 2 page here

Email: info@theunderline.org for questions

Construction Funding
$8,572,243, State of Florida
$8,000,000, Miami-Dade County
$3,572,243 City of Miami

Phase 1
Brickell Backyard

Phase 2
Vizcaya Station

Phase 3
Miami

Phase 3

Render credit: Field Operations ©2021

Miami
SW 19th Avenue to Dadeland South Metrorail Station

Length
7 miles

Progress
Miami-Dade County Procurement

Total Construction Cost
$109,000,000

Render credit (top): Field Operations ©2020