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Miami walkability is about to boost thanks to the Underline

New linear park will connect residents to businesses via walking and bike paths
  • The Underline is a 10-mile stretch of land comprised of 120 acres that will be used for bike and walking paths.
  • The estimated cost of the project is $110 million.
  • Swire Properties, Inc., developers of Brickell City Centre, donated $600,000 to the project.

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Rendering/The Underline The raspy voice heard by Kevin Costner's character in Field of Dreams saying "If you build it, they will come," inspired a baseball field. No such voice inspired The Underline project, but the ten-mile expanse under Miami's MetroRail is being developed, and people are already coming. Miami, which just ranked no. 5 on WalkScore's top ten list of walkable cities, is working on something else to help it move to the no. 1 spot next year. Along the stretch of land underneath Miami's MetroRail, The Underline will connect residents and tourists to local businesses. The linear park will be home to art installations, bike paths and fixing stations and various workout components along the way. Swire Properties, Inc. has made a sizable donation of $600,000 to help kickstart the project. The group, which is developing the $1.05 billion, 5.4 million square feet,mixed used Brickell City Centre, sees the positive impact The Underline will have on the neighborhood...