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Commission Advances Expanded Urban Development Boundary Near Homestead For Warehouses

Miami-Dade commissioners just sidestepped concerns about Biscayne Bay pollution, flooding and hazy development details to give preliminary approval for expanding the Urban Development Boundary and converting farmland into a 9 million-square-foot industrial park near Homestead.

By a 9-3 vote, commissioners voted to send the expansion application to state agencies for review, a key step for developers in their effort to move the “UDB” for the first time since 2013.
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Will Miami-Dade Move Urban Development Boundary For Industrial Park By Homestead Base?

Miami-Dade County’s new political landscape faces a familiar controversy in the coming weeks: whether to “hold the line” on urban expansion or allow millions of square feet of new development to take over existing farmland.

A push by developers to expand Miami-Dade’s Urban Development Boundary for a project near the Homestead Air Reserve Base is making its way to a county commission where six of the 13 members are newcomers. Continue reading