New York got the High Line, fittingly Miami will get the Underline. From James Corner Field Operations, co-designer of Manhattan's High Line, Miami's Underline will be built in the shade below the Miami-Dade Metrorail along the South Dixie Highway. The project is expected to cost around $120 Million, but will transform Miami's public space offerings and provide one with ample shade for mixed-use recreation. Currently this endeavor is fully backed by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez along with the city of Miami, Coral Gables and South Miami.
Underline will transform the barren, cracking sidewalk that currently sits beneath the Metrorail. James Corner Field Operations new build out will feature gardens, dog parks, workout stations, sports courts and recreational areas, a skate park, event space, food kiosks and many other recreational areas. The project will span 36 roadway intersections with at least 5 featuring pedestrian and bike bridges.
Underline will break ground in 2016 when it undergoes its "Demonstration Phase," where a 3/4 mile stretch in Brickell will be built out to include a dog park, outdoor gym, picnic areas and recreational areas including a climbing wall. This project is sure to add excitement and provide Miami-Dade residents with improved recreational areas to enjoy.