Everglades Illustrated: Wrong project, wrong place
Last week, Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted 8-4 to approve the South Dade Logistics and Technology District, effectively gutting the Urban Development Boundary in favor of sprawling, industrial development at the expense of our natural environment.
The original footprint of the project, identified in the map above, has since been reduced in size from 800 acres to a 311-acre mix of warehouses, call centers and other commercial uses south of Florida’s Turnpike. Regardless, it remains the wrong project in the wrong place, with construction slated for “Coastal High Hazard Area” in dangerous proximity to Everglades National Park, Biscayne Bay and ongoing Everglades restoration projects.
As another tropical storm approaches Florida’s coast, it’s more clear than ever: It’s reckless to bend the rules to put new urban development in harm’s way.
Thankfully, there’s still a way to stop it as Mayor Daniella Levine Cava considers a veto in the coming days — a move that Friends of the Everglades fully supports.
As co-founders of the Hold the Line Coalition, Friends is helping to circulate a petition requesting the Mayor use the power of her veto pen. Now, we need your help.
The window for action is closing quickly. Please ACT NOW by using the button below to sign the petition in support of vetoing this shortsighted project. A veto would protect Biscayne National Park and America’s Everglades, so be sure to send a message even if you live outside of Miami-Dade County. There’s no time to waste.