PHOTOS: On the scene at the Underline’s VIP launch party

Majority of $120 million to develop Underline will be raised privately
December 30, 2015 12:00PM

Friends of the Underline unveiled its master plan for the 10-mile long linear park and trail in early November at a private reception.

Meg Daly, the organization’s founder; along with Carlos Rosso, president of the Related Group’s condo division; James Corner, founder of James Corner Field Operations; and Mark Trowbridge, president of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; held the presentation at Building.Co’s rooftop garden. The event highlighted the Underline’s safety challenges, destination parks and options for public art.

Proponents of the project, valued at $120 million when completed, said at the reception that the Underline is already spurring development nearby, especially in areas such as Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. They also said that it will add to projects such as Brickell City Centre, Brickell Heights and developments near the Miami River.

It starts at the Miami River next to American Social – which is located in the Neo Vertika condo tower – and ends at Southwest 17th Street, across from Simpson Park. – Katherine Kallergis and Sean Stewart-Muniz