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These Four Miami-Dade Cities May Be Expanding. County Commission Will Decide

A plan hatched nearly two decades ago to expand the boundaries of four municipalities in western Miami-Dade County may finally become a reality.

County commissioners will hold an initial public hearing Wednesday on a proposal to divvy up eight square miles of mostly industrial and commercial land in unincorporated Miami-Dade among the cities of Doral, Medley, Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens.

If approved, the plan would increase the size and tax base of the four cities west of Miami International Airport and south of West Okeechobee Road. Virginia Gardens would see the most drastic change — the village, which is less than one square mile, would grow to more than six times its current size.
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Doral Keeps Growing

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“People discovered Doral.” It is with this phrase that Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez defined the population’s growth in our city. Today, we can count a total of 75,874 residents according to the results of the last census of 2020.

The census showed that Doral is a culturally diverse city, a city represented by people of different nationalities and with a recent influx of people from different cities in the United States.

In 2010, the population of Doral was 45,704 residents, according to the Census Office. This shows a growth higher than 30,000 people in these ten years.  After witnessing this increase in the population, the obvious question is: is the city equipped with the necessary services to cater to this new population?

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Doral Awarded WCCD Smart City Certification At Council Meeting

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With Doral’s World Council on City Data (WCCD) ISO Smart City Certification (ISO 37122 – Indicators for Smart Cities) announced earlier this Summer, the WCCD President and CEO Dr. Patricia McCarney, joined last Wednesday’s City Council Meeting to present the certification officially. Doral is the first American city to achieve WCCD’s ISO 37122 Smart city certification and is among a handful of Early Adopters worldwide.

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