The Doral city council earlier this month voted 4-0 to ban gambling and casinos from the city unless approved by residents in a referendum, weeks after Gov. Ron DeSantis negotiated a $500 million gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, reports the Miami Herald.
Developers want to expand Miami-Dade County’s Urban Development Boundary by 316 acres in West Kendall to construct homes and industrial space.
Major development is not permitted outside the county’s UDB and the county doesn’t provide major services, such as water and sewer, there. The UDB has only been moved a handful of times over the past few decades, as environmental supporters strive to protect the wetlands to the west of Miami-Dade’s urban core. However, there are fewer swaths of vacant land left to develop in Miami-Dade while the population keeps growing, so there’s pressure from developers to move the UDB.
The industrial sector has historically had a tough time finding enough skilled labor—but technology may be the key.