The Underline, a planned project to transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and living art destination, has received a $25,000 donation from Atton Brickell Miami hotel.
The money will be earmarked for the “Brickell Backyard Hammock Trail” portion of the project adjacent to Simpson Park. The first phase, slated for construction in Spring 2018, will include a series of park-like “rooms” for commuters that are tied together by a succession of parks and punctuated by trails for cyclists and pedestrians.
Founded in Santiago, Chile, in 2000, Atton Hotels is a Latin American hotel chain focused primarily on the business travel market, offering proximity to business areas with access to modern facilities and quality services at attractive rates. Atton Hotels currently owns, operates and develops hotels in Chile, Colombia and Peru. Atton Brickell Miami is its first U.S. property.
The 12-story Atton Brickell Miami overlooks Simpson Park and is located across the street from the planned project. The property is Atton Hotel’s first and only U.S. flagship property and features 275 guest rooms and suites with views of Brickell’s skyline and Biscayne Bay.
The property also includes 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a rooftop pool with cabanas, a Vista bar with cocktails and tapas, a gym, Uva bar and a Peruvian inspired restaurant, Lima.
Once complete, The Underline 10-mile linear park, urban trail and living art destination, will be anchored on the north by the Miami River near Brickell Avenue and on the south end by the Dadeland South Metrorail Station. The project is a public/ private collaboration between Miami-Dade Parks, Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works and Friends of The Underline, a 501C3 non-profit organization.
The Underline will serve as an enhanced mobility corridor, designed to better connect communities, improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and promote a healthier lifestyle with accessible green spaces and park amenities for exercise, active transportation and relaxation.
The project also is expected to have substantial economic impact by encouraging mixed use development along US 1, increasing property values, adding jobs and inviting adjacent businesses to activate and connect to it. In total, The Underline is anticipated to bring an additional $170 million in total economic output during construction and $50 million annually after completion and over $650 million in increased property values. The project is part of Dade County’s Masterplan Greenway network that consists of 500 miles of trails and connected public spaces.