After Years Of Planning, The Underline Is Breaking Ground Tomorrow In Brickell

Construction on the first phase of The Underline will get underway tomorrow, following years of intensive planning and fundraising.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled in Brickell tomorrow, November 1, near the Miami River at SW 7th Street and SW 1st Court. The ceremony will be held at 11 AM.

Earlier this month, Miami-Dade County awarded a $14.3 million construction contract to begin building the first half-mile segment, known as Brickell Backyard. The work includes new pedestrian and bike paths, landscaping, lighting, sports areas, and soil remediation.

Completion of the Brickell Backyard area is expected in 18 months.

In total, The Underline will run ten miles and cost $120 million to build, plus $3 million annually to maintain.  Founder Meg Daly told the Herald that the group has lined up $90 million in pledges so far.