Underline’s Second Phase From Brickell Through Coconut Grove Now Moving Forward With County Review

Plans for a second phase of The Underline have been submitted to Miami-Dade County for review, with the first phase now nearing completion.

The second phase will run for 2.1 miles, starting at Southwest 13th Street in Brickell and ending at Southwest 19th Avenue in Coconut Grove.

There will be a bicycle and pedestrian path, along with landscaping.

It will connect to the Underline’s first phase and the Miami River Greenway, creating the “Miami Loop,” a safe network of walking and bicycle paths.

Total cost of the second phase is estimated at $18 million. The State of Florida will contribute $8.6 million, Miami-Dade $8 million, with the balance from the City of Miami.

Two virtual meetings where the public is requested to provide input have been scheduled by the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works. The first is December 9.

James Corner Field Operations is designing the project.

 

A typical section of the second phase:

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Alpina
1 month ago

I like the idea of the underline but the execution has been not so great. The design, materials, and plant selection are very ‘typical’ Miami; not that is wrong, but I think we need new approaches and ideas to catch attention; and at the end have a linear park that it is definitely inviting because the 1st phase looks very basic

Anonymous
1 month ago

The current M-Path has needed a repair for a while. It’s so damaged with cracks and roots sticking up that it’s almost too difficult to bike on. Very excited for the the continuation of this project, whose 2nd phase is fully funded. Just wish they worked a little faster on Phase 1, was supposed to open in summer and then fall.

Anonymous
1 month ago

actually winter, spring, summer, fall

Anonymous
1 month ago

The M-Path is a great idea, but it just never seemed “finished”, and the path constantly winding between the Metrorail columns makes for dangerous cycling/walking/jogging. The Underline should have separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians, in straight lines. And adequate lighting for nighttime! It’ll be a huge improvement!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just get the homeless out of parks and streets or this will become their new camp

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree with you and a few other commentators. This needs to have a slicker more open design if not it will become a homeless encampment. (I want the homeless to be taken care of, before you come at me.)

Anonymous
1 month ago

A lot of those homeless people you now see used to pay taxes for those parks and streets.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But do they pay them now? No so your point is invalid. Plus, a lot of those homeless aren’t even from Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I guess you’re out there mingling with the homeless and that’s how you know that “a lot of those homeless aren’t even from Miami?”

Don’t think things always stay the same.. one day you might be one of those homeless people you like to look down on.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Homeless people still pay a lot of taxes on that cheap Miller high life Beer they buy

Anonymous
1 month ago

We literally picked up 650+ pounds of trash around Brickell two weekends ago. 95% of that was related to our homeless population. It will be a matter of weeks before the homeless and Miamians trash this.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

When this is done I’m going to be able to ride bikes with my dad on this thing.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’ll be 28 years old by then

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is a great project. Ultimately will be 10 miles long. Result of hard work from many in the community. I wish the people that immediately go negative on this site, would do just a little research about projects prior to commenting.

Azarius
1 month ago

I think the design could be a lil more inviting and I’m pretty sure they can find more usability. But hey I’m happy for what we are getting

Azarius
1 month ago

Lot of money for basic designs

Anonymous G
1 month ago

I like the Underline. I’m glad they are doing it. It would be cool if they added more onto the Underline after Phase 2.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Phase 2 should incorporate some sort of restaurant or cafe option at Vizcaya station. I hope that whoever the county picks for the station’s redevelopment incorporates some food options as it’s a perfect stopping point in between Brickell and Coconut Grove. The area around the station is almost entirely residential so given the food option desert that exists, a cafe/restaurant or two is sure to succeed with the foot traffic from tourists visiting Vizcaya and locals using the underline from the surrounding area.

Dan
1 month ago

Agreed completely. That parking Viscaya parking lot could be developed too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The $100+ million could have been used to expand our network. Instead we get pretty paint on an existing pathway.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is so much more than just pretty paint, it’s an entirely re-imagined use of an under-utilized space. Creating a 10-mile linear park out of a scar.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Will spur additional development along MetroRail line.

Anonymous
1 month ago

phase 1 terrible design and execution. Also phase 2 looks the same for the most part.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Phase 1: So many tables and benches; I don’t know how often i will go to eat there if there is not a lot of activations like food trucks or something. Building something doesn’t mean they will come.

Anonymous
1 month ago

why do they keep asking for donations when it says here they are fully funded

Anonymous
1 month ago

This phase will literally have nothing underneath it except more plants and it needs approval? Why does this section suck already. Phase 2 is officially a waste of time and money, finish all the destination activities like the basketball court with James harden in the pic and the stupid jungle gym stuff idk if it’s only more plants then wtf are we even doing, there’s already a path called the M path so wtf

Dan
1 month ago

I thought the basketball court was under contustrcution? What a shame.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t get too upset. It will be years before this is finished. This is literally the slowest project I’ve ever witnessed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So many tables and benches; looks like a bunch for the homeless.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This project is a sham

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why?