The Miami Underline - Miami Public Transportation & Infrastructure Updates

The Miami Underline - Miami Public Transportation & Infrastructure Updates

Aug 24, 2021 August 24, 2021

Miami is undergoing a rapid expansion. Major tech companies, established investment and banking firms, start-ups, restaurant concepts, and more businesses are moving to Miami and the Tri-County area every day. The city’s focus on improving its public transportation systems and infrastructure has never been greater.

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Last updated August 21, 2021.

The Miami Underline

What is Miami’s Underline System?

A 10-mile, phased project running underneath the Metrorail, planned to connect Brickell to the Dadeland South Metrorail station. This people-first urban trail is set to feature 120 acres of open spaces with restored natural habitats, improved pedestrian and bicycle pathways, recreational facilities, public art installations, and community programs. The public-private partnership is designed by James Corner Field Operations. The project is planned to be completed in 2025.


Miami Underline Updates 

August - Phase II is set to begin

Underline - Phase Map

Phase II will extend from Coral Way to Southwest 19th Ave and will begin construction August 30.


First phase with ‘Brickell Backyard’ now open

The Underline: Brickell Backyard - Photo credit: Robin Hill ©2021

The Underline: Brickell Backyard - Photo credit: Robin Hill ©2021

Following 2.5 years of construction, the Underline’s first phase is finally complete. Stretching half a mile, starting at the Miami River along SW 1 Avenue to SW 13 Street, here’s what the ‘Brickell Backyard’ includes:

  • River Room – Connects the Underline to the Riverwalk. Inclusive of an art gallery, dog park, and native landscaping.
  • Urban Gym – Inclusive of a basketball half-court, soccer, and exercise areas. 
  • Promenade – Features a movie screen, stage, 50-foot communal table, and tables for chess or checkers.
  • Station Grove – Seating area at the entrance to the Brickell Metrorail station.
  • Oolite Room / Miami Limestone – Deposited around 75,000 to 125,000 years ago during the Sangamon interglacial - includes four butterfly gardens, meditative spaces, and bedrock benches.


Brickell to Coconut Grove ‘Second Phase’ submitted for County review

Separated biking and walking paths are great for a safe stroll, run or ride. Photo credit: Robin Hill ©2020

Separated biking and walking paths are great for a safe stroll, run or ride. Photo credit: Robin Hill ©2020

With the first phase nearing completion, plans for Underline’s second phase connecting Brickell and Coconut Grove have been submitted for review to Miami-Dade County. The 2.1-mile project is planned to start at Southwest 13th Street in Brickell and end at Southwest 19th Avenue in Coconut Grove. It will also connect to Phase 1 and the Miami River Greenway, creating a safe loop for pedestrians and cyclists. Read 
here for more details.


50-foot dining table installed as construction nears completion in Phase 1

50-foot dining table constructed as part of phase 1

In front of the Mary Brickell Village Publix, phase 1 of the Underline now has a happy green, 50-foot, communal dining table in place for future visitors. Accommodating up to 56 people at a time, the dining area hopes to bring the community together as commuters board the Metrorail above. Further reading

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