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Published on April 23, 2024
Miami-Dade Leaders to Celebrate The Underline’s Phase 2 Opening Near Vizcaya Metrorail Station Source: Wikipedia/Alancrh, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tomorrow morning, Miami-Dade County will be buzzing with the excitement of a new chapter in urban renewal as local leaders and the community come together for a special ribbon-cutting. The ceremony, marking the opening of The Underline’s Phase 2, kicks off at 10:00 a.m. The Underline is Miami's ambitious project to transform the areas beneath its Metrorail tracks, and Phase 2 of the project will extend the multi-modal corridor through several historic neighborhoods.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will be in attendance, along with various key figures such as Congressman Carlos Gimenez and State Representatives Vicki Lopez and Alex Rizo. They will witness the unveiling of a 2.14-mile stretch that promises, safer pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, and upgraded public amenities like Wi-Fi and enhanced lighting. The expansion is vital, it connects the already completed Brickell Backyard to the Roads, Shenandoah, and Silver Bluff neighborhoods.

As reported by Miami-Dade County, The Underline showcases the county's commitment to reimagining underutilized spaces. The full 10-mile corridor, when complete, is set to not only bolster pedestrian and cyclist safety but also dramatically enhance connectivity, with easy access to eight Metrorail stations along its path.

The event will take place near the Vizcaya Metrorail station, a location that speaks to the heart of, The Underline's vision for seamless integration with existing transportation infrastructure. Commissioner Eileen Higgins, Chair of the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Committee, along with Commissioner Raquel Regalado and Friends of The Underline CEO Meg Daly, are expected to deliver remarks highlighting the benefits and potential this project brings to Miami’s future.

For media inquiries and event photos, attendees have been directed to contact Calvin Sykes via email at [email protected]. Tomorrow's ribbon cutting not only signifies a step forward in urban development but also shines a light on the innovative strides being made in one of Florida's most dynamic counties.