Urban Development Boundary, Homestead
794 acres being pushed for 9 million sq ft industrial.
It’s a nearly 800-acre parcel of land environmentalists say is vital to restoring the Everglades and the health of Biscayne Bay.
And, Hold the line coalition is fighting to protect the UDB and the use of this land for Everglades restoration, to recover the more than 27,000 acres of wetlands lost that’s contributing to water quality issues and seagrass die-offs in Biscayne Bay.
The 794 acres sit south of Florida’s Turnpike and north of Southwest 268th Street, between Southwest 107th and 122nd avenues.
It’s land outside of Miami Dade’s urban development boundary (UDB), drawn by the county to protect farmland and the Everglades from urban encroachment. Developers are now asking the county to expand it to make room for their project.
If approved, the South Dade Technology and Logistics District would be Miami-Dade’s largest industrial park: 9 million square feet of warehouses and retail space plus a 150-room hotel, promising over 11,000 jobs for residents tired of commuting and sitting in traffic for hours- argue developers.