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Miami-Dade County and Friends of The Underline break ground
on the first phase of The Underline

MIAMI ( October 25, 2018 )

On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Miami-Dade County and Friends of The Underline will break ground on the first phase of The Underline – The Brickell Backyard.

The Underline is a 10-mile linear park and mobility corridor below the Metrorail guideway. The proposed corridor will extend from the Miami River to the Dadeland South Metrorail station and will serve to enhance connectivity, increase mobility, and improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety as well as public health.

This project will be built in phases. Phase I - The Brickell Backyard – consists of a half-mile long segment below Metrorail that extends from the Brickell Metrorail station to the Miami River. It will have many amenities, including a gym area that consists of gym equipment and a flexible basketball/soccer court. The gym area will also provide space for group classes and activities. There will also be a community stage, gaming tables, an outdoor dining room and dog parks. The Underline features native vegetation and the first phase will have four butterfly gardens. To improve street crossings, high visibility crosswalks will be featured at SW Seventh, Eighth, and 13 streets.

Who:
Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Mayor
Honorable Eileen Higgins, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District Five
Honorable Francis Suarez, City of Miami Mayor
Jim Wolfe, Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation, District Six
Meg Daly, Founder and President of Friends of The Underline
Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works
What:
Groundbreaking ceremony for The Underline – Phase I: The Brickell Backyard
When:
November 01, 2018 — 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where:
Below Metrorail guideway, near the south shore of the Miami River, east of Neo Vertika Brickell and north of the intersection of SW Seventh Street and First Court
Editor's Note:
Friends of The Underline will host a celebration event at La Centrale, Aperitivo at Brickell City Centre, 601 S. Miami Ave., on the second floor, immediately following the groundbreaking. To attend this event, please RSVP by sending an email to: [email protected]

Also, please note that parking at the event is limited. Media are encouraged to take Metrorail to the event. Media can call ahead to make arrangements for parking at a Metrorail station.