The Second Phase Of The Underline Is Now Under Construction South Of Brickell

Construction is now underway on the second phase of The Underline.

Groundbreaking took place on Monday, according to the Herald.

The second phase will begin behind the Brickell Publix at Southwest 13th Street, where the first phase now ends.

It will run past the Vizcaya Metrorail station to SW 19th Avenue. In total, the second phase will have 2.14 miles.

Construction cost is estimated at $18 million, with completion to take place in 2 years. Work is beginning in five phases from the south to north, until it eventually reaches Brickell.

Contractors are now removing contaminated soil from the second phase area, and replacing it with clean soil to support new plants and trees. The existing soil was contaminated due to its former use as a Florida East Coast Railway line.

GSLA Design and Lead Engineering Contractors is designing the second phase (New York’s James Corner Field Operations designed the first phase but is not working on the second phase).

The entire 10-mile Underline is on track for completion in late 2025.

Bidding is already underway for an architect and contractor for the third and final phase, which will run seven miles. When complete, there will be a path starting at Dadeland South and ending in Brickell.

The second phase will include:

  • A 4-acre “nature-focused” children’s playground next to Simpson Park in Brickell
  • A plaza for farmer’s markets, yoga and other uses near Vizcaya Station
  • “Tens of thousands” of new plantings, including native hardwood trees. Landscaping will be dog friendly, with only rainwater needed
  • Bioswales designed to collect and filter rainwater to the Floridan Aquifer below
  • Trails for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Lighting along the length of the route

 

 

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Anonymous
27 days ago

I think the first phase was a little underwhelming considering how long it took and how much money used to build it… in comparison to The High line in NYC it’s not as good… with that said I’m not complaining I love the underline I just expected a little more.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Exact thoughts!

Anonymous
27 days ago

Yea aside from a mural or two on the southern side of the current strip, and the little basketball/soccer court, there’s really nothing special about it. Not to say it’s not nice and a very welcome piece of this urban jungle that I use regularly… but yea. It seems like kind of an obvious thing that should have been there all along, not a special high-cost project.

Azarius
27 days ago

I WOULD SAY THE DESIGN IS THE MOST UNDER WHELMING PART. THIS WOULD LLOK GREAT IN ORLANDO OR EVEN NAPLES OR SOMEWHER. THERE IS NOTHING REALLY SPECIAL ABOUT IT THE PLANTS A BLAH, THE DESIGNS ARE VERY MINIMUM AND FORGIVE ME BUT CHEAP LOOKING, THERE IS SOOOOO MUCH THAT CAN BE DONE TO REALLY BRING THIS SPACE ALIVE

Anonymous
26 days ago

Tell us how to make it special, muttbrain. Like you want a damn infinity pool to make it “Miami?”

Anonymous
27 days ago

The high line looks much better than it did when it first opened so maybe we just need to give it time

Azarius
26 days ago

I know it’s part of the public benefit program maybe some developers might spruce it up a bit

Anonymous
27 days ago

It’s so exciting to see Phase II finally get off the ground. Ask anyone who has biked the M-Path, they will tell you how poor of a condition that pavement was. Bumps, roots, branches, ditches, and sometimes even dead peacocks. Particularly the area around Vizcaya station, it was almost unusable and a huge liability. Not to mention the damage that those bumps can do to your bike long-term.

As someone who bikes the M-Path from Brickell to campus in Coral Gables routinely, I cannot wait for this project to finally open. I’m sure it will be worth the wait, although it will certainly lag behind schedule.

Miami is in desperate need of bike paths. Off the top of my head, I can only think of the M-Path, Venetian, and Rickenbacker. The M-Path, however, is the only one I can think of that is completely separate from the road. This upgrade is exciting to say the least.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Red Road+Cutler route too, no?

Anonymous
15 days ago

57th is a one way street for most of it’s route. Wouldn’t catch me dead riding bike in the lane.

Azarius
27 days ago

THE PARK IS DESIGNED LIKE IT IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE GLADES SMH

Anonymous
26 days ago

Um, that’s the idea… An “oasis” of sorts in an urban area. If you don’t like it, enjoy MDC’s parking lots on prime real estate downtown.

Azarius
26 days ago

Rather the paths but for the money and time being put into a bike/walkway this is very mediocre!

Anonymous
27 days ago

By the time this finishes I will be an abuelo… & I’m currently 23

Anonymous
27 days ago

“The entire 10-mile Underline is on track for completion in late 2025.”
At 27 you will be the youngest grandfather on record.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Worlds youngest grandfather is 23 years old.

Anonymous
27 days ago

#hedidtheresearch

Anonymous
27 days ago

#hyperbole

Anonymous
26 days ago

IDK, the way some of these people reproduce…

Anonymous
26 days ago

By them America won’t be what it used to be!!

Anonymous
27 days ago

Not sure why this takes 24 months but excited for this to be open.

Jesus
27 days ago

Late 2025? That is ridiculous. Better late than never but this is a project that needs to exist already. 🤦‍♂️

Anonymous
26 days ago

I never thought private development could take longer than public. But this is a good example.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Yeah I see the work being done driving down US-1, many trees already removed….. Hope they replace them…

Anonymous
26 days ago

I have NEVER seen 2 girls like that in Miami on a bicycle like that carrying stuff like that.

LMFAO
26 days ago

Funny

Anonymous
27 days ago

That lighting on the 2nd portion is badly needed. Can’t wait to see this project come to fruition!

Anonymous
27 days ago

Underline needs to go North!! MiamiCentral to Dadeland!

Anonymous
27 days ago

They’ll have to make serious progress cleaning up Flagler and downtown before anyone thinks of spending time under the metrorail tracks by MiamiCentral, especially at night. All the foot traffic there is going to the Wharf. Everything else is dead and sketchy

Anonymous
27 days ago

Isn’t the river in the way of that route?

Azarius
26 days ago

North To Overtown and link with the new signature bridge and parks which links to the bay walk, creating a real network of connecting parks and paths

Anonymous
26 days ago

The homeless in BRICKELL are increasing by the day!! What the Brickell Homeowners Association is planning to do? 🧐

Anonymous
27 days ago

Sad to see the trees on US 1 go. The big overhanging ones created a sense of beauty when driving south rather than openness. That said, this is a needed upgrade

Anonymous
27 days ago

How about “North of Brickell”?

Anonymous
27 days ago

Amazing real estate is going to boom along the metro path

Anonymous
26 days ago

When are they going to do something with Broadway, the boulevard that goes from Brickell Ave to Coral way. South of Publix and Walgreens?? It’s already with beautiful old trees
We pay lots of taxes and that will be a place I will like to see my tax money in !!
🤓

peej
27 days ago

Why not have Field Ops design the whole path? For a project of this caliber, they sure seem to be going the cheap route…

1987
25 days ago

During good weather (aka not so humid) I ride my bike to Coconut Grove office from Brickell and am wondering why at 27th Avenue they added a mega new parking lot where the bike lane underline was. Any ideas?

Anonymous
15 days ago

*not the high line* but other park type projects in NYC have more food vendors. I’m not saying high end – but ice cream, lemonade, smoothies, etc. should be sold along this route.

When I bike around Coconut Grove I sometimes stop at Panther for water.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Miami will never be Paris !! What’s the point ?

Anonymous
25 days ago

Miami is the most European American city. Just need more pedestrians streets and more educated residents.

Anonymous
23 days ago

How did Paris enter the conversation?
random point

Anonymous
27 days ago

Families live under the same rail system by 79 St NW and 27 Ave. The funds should be used accordingly

Anonymous
26 days ago

Maybe they can just move themselves then

Anonymous
26 days ago

According to what? Get educated on what the Underline is and how it started.

Then YOU can take action (instead of whining) based on that example. YOU can get a grass roots coalition, YOU can set up community meetings and charities, YOU can get corporate sponsorship, and YOU can finally get the government to match those funds.
If YOU can’t be bothered, perhaps YOU should just stop whining.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Why don’t you take them to live with you ?