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Urban Development Boundary Battle Not Over: Megaproject Opponents Take Fight To State

A controversial megaproject planned outside Miami-Dade County’s Urban Development Boundary faces new opposition.

In the latest move, a resident is asking the state to review commissioners’ recent approval of the UDB expansion. The vote allows for the 5.9 million-square-foot South Dade Logistics and Technology District industrial complex to be constructed in southeast Miami-Dade.

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Miami-Dade Mayor Vetoes Major Urban Development Boundary Expansion

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava vetoed a 379-acre expansion of the Urban Development Boundary near Homestead for a major industrial development.

The move could put the brakes on a 5.9 million-square-foot industrial project, one of the largest in the region.
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“Incredible Land Grab”: Miami-Dade OKs Project Outside UDB

It took developers Stephen Blumenthal and Jose Hevia five tries, but in the end they won approval for their controversial proposal to build outside Miami-Dade County’s Urban Development Boundary.

Commissioners just voted 8-4 to allow the South Dade Logistics & Technology District to be built on 379 acres on the southeast corner of the Florida Turnpike and Southwest 122nd Avenue in an unincorporated area of south Miami-Dade. The UDB is a greenbelt along Miami-Dade’s developed areas meant to limit encroachment of new construction onto farmland, wetlands, the Everglades and Biscayne Bay.
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