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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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Developer Seeks To Expand Miami-Dade Urban Development Boundary By 316 Acres

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.

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Miami-Dade Commission Approves Controversial Proposal To Extend 836 Expressway

Call it much-needed traffic relief for Kendall residents or the “Everglades Snakeway” — but it’s on its way to completion.

Miami-Dade County commissioners just voted to approve construction of a controversial 14-mile extension of the 836 expressway. The road will pass close to, and in some areas beyond, the county’s urban development boundary, which serves as a buffer to limit development into sensitive Everglades wetlands.

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