Community Meeting Planned To Discuss $83M The Underdeck

A community meeting to discuss The Underdeck is planned by the City of Miami tomorrow.

The $83M project includes public park space underneath the new Signature Bridge in downtown Miami.

A $60M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently awarded, the largest such award in Miami’s history.

Miami commissioners voted recently to recommend to FDOT that the space be named the Rev. Edward T. Graham Greenway, instead of The Underdeck.

The 33-acre space is being built beneath and around the new Signature Bridge under construction in downtown Miami. Completion of the Signature Bridge is planned in 2027.

It will include a mile long trail, with space for walking, jogging, biking, and scooting.

A Signature Pedestrian Bridge is planned. Other planned amenities included multiple play and green areas, a water feature, multi-purpose court, and dog park.

 

Renderings shown in a 2022 presentation:

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Anonymous
20 days ago

I hope they don’t pull a miami and start cutting corners with this project, this is the best part of the whole signature bridge. It could really be impactful for the are.

Anon
20 days ago

They just got 80 million in federal funding.

Jordan
19 days ago

All of the renderings that you see posted here were paid for commissioned by private citizen volunteers.

The City of Miami ignored all the work and community outreach performed 9ver the last 3+ years and changed the name.

You can be assured that if the City commandeers the whole thing, those renderings above will change significantly.

Anonymoose
18 days ago

the more I think about the project, the less optimistic I get.

It’ll a path to from nowhere to nowhere, that no one would reasonably be transversing by foot anyway.

Marilou
20 days ago

I hope they keep the name simple. The Underdeck is totally fine, we don’t need to have lengthy names just Maurice A Ferrè Park…Museum Park was perfect!

Anin
20 days ago

Via Verde is a nice name and feels fancier than “underdeck”

Anon
20 days ago

We don’t need your fake fancy.

Marilou
20 days ago

I would prefer an English name though

leslie glassblock
19 days ago

I agree with you 100%. We already have the underline, I think it connects the two public space projects nicely. NYC has the Highline, we have the Underline/Underdeck.

Jordan
19 days ago

Underdeck is what bridge engineers call the area under the deck.

Underdeck would be like naming a bridge, the bridge.
Or a tunnel, tunnel.

No one involved, not even FDOT, expected the final name to be Underdeck.

The HEART was a great name for the public space under the deck.

Names matter
10 days ago

Bicentennial Park was better.

Brooklyn
20 days ago

Need basketball courts

Anonymous
19 days ago

…and tennis, and pickleball, and shuffleboard… you know plentiful recreational amenities that make a park a park.

DWNTWNR
20 days ago

I’m old enough to remember when FDOT promised the park underneath was included in the $800something million project budget

Jordan
19 days ago

It was.
But when you let bridge engineers design public spaces, you get bad names and bad public spaces.

No one wanted what FDOT was selling.

DWNTWNR
19 days ago

The thing people wanted the least of this project was the viaduct/double decked highway on the 836.

george
19 days ago

With constant noise from above and possible noxious fumes from the never ending traffic it should be called is the Underdreck.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Who?

Mike Jones
16 days ago

Google is free

MKW
19 days ago

The picture of a Midwest perennial garden with coneflowers and other temperate flowers is comical. At least use tropical flora in the renderings.

Anon
18 days ago

And I thought it was bad that state and local planners were considering hardy zone 9 north Florida plants as native to south Florida. 🤦‍♂️

Anonymous
19 days ago

God I hope they have a good bike route planned within this project

anonymous
16 days ago

keep it the underdeck not another long name please

Anonymous
19 days ago

The majority of the park isn’t even in Overtown, which is west of the FEC tracks, so why name it for an Overtown figure, other than cheap virtue signaling? It’s on the border of Park West and the A&E District.

Jordan
19 days ago

Politics.

DWNTWNR
19 days ago

Overtown was destroyed by I-95 and I-395 construction. Where the 395 is today quite literally was Overtown.

Jamrock
19 days ago

Imagine destroying a community with a highway then getting upset that people are honoring the community. Overtown deserves way more than this.

calivalle
19 days ago

DO not start messing things up Miami.. It will be called the UNDERDECK.

Robert
20 days ago

Pickleball

Anonymous
19 days ago

I don’t understand why we can’t allocate half of these funds to develop the under deck between Brickell, Downtown, and Riverside, where people already live and new development keeps growing.

Let’s kickstart the river walk project already!

Ana
19 days ago

lol, they haven’t given that area any good zoning, Jose Marti park is intentionally left under zoned

DWNTWNR
19 days ago

Considering a massive chunk of Jose Marti is under I-95, what do you want it to be zoned? There is literally a height constraint.

Anonymous
19 days ago

Keep religion out of naming our parks please. I don’t care who this reverend is how much of my tax dollars are paying for this versus churches NON tax dollars. I’d call it the under deck

Cesar
19 days ago

Rev. Graham was the MLK (who was also a reverend) of Miami. It’s no different than naming streets or parks after MLK.

TYRONE JONES
18 days ago

Exactly alot have no respect for the local community.

TYRONE JONES
18 days ago

This is a comment that is very offensive to people who lived and founded that area. Reapect the historical character of the area. I dare you not to call that man by his proper title.

Tony M.
18 days ago

Need more BBLs in the renderings

MiamiCityMan
14 days ago

Is anyone from FDOT at all concerned about pollution, both noise and particle? Will we be breathing in tire residue while playing ball?

Dumb name
10 days ago

Dumb name.

Chris D
19 days ago

What about parking? I do not see lots allocated for parking in the images, am I missing something?

DWNTWNR
19 days ago

There are thousands of residential units and parking spaces within walking or Metromover distance. Parking for a park underneath an interstate highway is a terrible idea.

Anon
20 days ago

I think naming it a Greenway after an important community figure is a much better route than the previous word salad

Anin
20 days ago

Via Verde is a much better name

Anon
20 days ago

This isn’t Paris…it’s a park under a highway in Miami.

Anin
20 days ago

Via Verde isn’t French and Miami is known for embracing its Spanish influence 🤡

Anonymous
19 days ago

Via Verde can be the name of a suburban development or street anywhere.

Marilou
20 days ago

An English name is more appropriate

Anon
19 days ago

I guess people here prefer “The Miami Overtown Greenway Trail” or whatever the hell it was…blegh

Name
19 days ago

Via Verde already exists in Mexico City.

Anonymous
19 days ago

IDK who this Reverend is, but one Google Search tells me another racecard-pulling “community organizer” Jesse Jackson wannabe.

Name
19 days ago

Do you know the history of Overtown, my dude?

Jordan
19 days ago

The HEART?

“The concert will be at the HEART.”
The HEART of Miami seems like a great place for communities to come together.

Decent acronym too. Historic Entertainment Arts Recreational Trail.
YKIYK.

Anon
20 days ago

I like the new name

Dog walker
20 days ago

Dog s..t park – good name