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Miami-Dade Mayor Ponders Waste Facility Site In Doral

County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, who was tasked to put together the report that was up for approval resulting in an analysis of different locations for the new incinerator plant, could veto the recommendation made by the commission.

Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz, who represents the area, proposed the motion to select Doral as the site to build the new plant. Vice Chairman Oliver Gilbert moved the proposal, Commissioner Kionne McGhee seconded it, and it was approved unanimously without discussion.
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Land Of Development Opportunity: Builders Bet On South Miami-Dade

Miami real estate development duo Jose Hevia and Stephen Blumenthal are not afraid of taking risks, let alone catching heat.

While developers’ proposals often anger residents who are fearful of traffic congestion and the loss of green space, Hevia and Blumenthal’s plan is so controversial, it’s on a scale that Miami-Dade County has not seen for almost a decade. The partners envision an up to 9.2 million-square-foot industrial complex outside the Urban Development Boundary, an invisible line that restricts the sprawl of development as a way to preserve farms and wetlands surrounding the built-out part of Miami-Dade.

The greenbelt is vital to protecting the county from flooding, as well as for preservation and restoration of the Everglades, environmentalists say. They argue this is especially applicable to the land where Hevia and Blumenthal want to build their South Dade Logistics & Technology District.
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Miami-Dade May Move Its Resources Recovery Facility From Doral

Miami-Dade is looking to replace its Resources Recovery Facility, located in Doral since 1982, with a state-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant on the same or a different site.

County commissioners approved a resolution directing the administration to develop and issue a request for information within 60 days for design criteria professionals to create a design criteria package for new waste-to-energy plant.
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