The Underline Update
Meg Daly sent the following in response to our request for an update to The Underline:
Dear Beba, thank you so much for reaching out to our team to get more information on The Underline project.
As you know construction of the Brickell Backyard from the Miami River to Coral Way is underway with a projected opening date next summer. Miami Dade County is leading the construction. Once completed, our non-profit is primarily responsible for funding the organization maintains, manages and programs The Underline once open to the public. This is a big lift for us and a big priority to ensure The Underline is not only built, but maintained to a world-class level.
Phase 2 from Coral Way to SW 19th Avenue is fully funded and has been in the County construction procurement process which is is confidential through an enforced cone of silence. Once the construction team is selected, there will be a public announcement and schedule shared, including the public input period when we can hear what your neighborhood wants!
We are working hard with County and City of Miami leadership to secure the funding for phases 3 and 4 from SW 19th Avenue to Douglas Road. As each phase’s funding is committed, county construction procurement will begin, followed by design supported by community input and shovels in the ground will follow once permitted.
The Underline is 10 miles long with half of the project in the City of Miami, 3 miles in Coral Gables, 1 mile in South Miami and 1 mile in unincorporated Dade County with a total of 9 phases. We are pushing hard to get every segment funded and built as quickly as possible. We may build the project in segments that don’t connect to ensure we bring this incredible amenity to every neighborhood as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the project and we look forward to seeing you on The Underline soon.
President/CEO, Friends of The Underline 501C3 non-profit
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