The 31-mile LauderTrail project, which is expected to cost more than $90 million, has secured $5 million in funding from the city so far.
The multi-phased park and trail would include pocket parks, bridges and boardwalks, bike and pedestrian paths and landscaping, and would connect at public transit hubs, according to the master plan. The proposal includes a bridge over Federal Highway at Southeast 14th Street, and the addition of a multi-use trail running parallel to the Florida East Coast Railway corridor along Southwest Second Avenue from Croissant Park to Southwest 20th Street.
The master plan identifies four model projects where construction could begin. Miami-based Related Group plans to extend the riverwalk near its three-phased New River Yacht Club development, which will loop around to the intersection of the first phase of the LauderTrail, stretching down to 17th Street.