Hold the Line!

Sign on to tell our commissioners to not extend the Urban Development Boundary into the Everglades!

Help us Hold the Line! Sign this petition today!

The Urban Development Boundary (UDB) is the most effective zoning tool in Dade County Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) that restricts high density and industrial uses in the western and southern portions that lie outside of the developed urban county.

Moving the UDB will only encourage development on sensitive low lying areas when we need to protect our communities from flood and sea level rise. Most importantly, the UDB protects our water supply, our local food supply, the Everglades and our livelihood. The boundary serves as a greenway belt separating Miami Dade from the Everglades through farms, low density housing and wetlands.  It also allows us to concentrate our tax dollars on infrastructure within the already developed portions of our community.

Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) want to extend the SR836 outside the UDB, a roughly 15-mile extension of the Dolphin Expressway into the Kendall area would take the highway past the County’s Urban Development Boundary, crossing through suburban neighborhoods, as well as farms, wetlands and other rural areas. To approve the project, Miami Dade would need to rewrite current growth rules, which prohibits this kind of massive highway project outside the urban boundary.

Take a pledge today and join The Hold the Line Coalition, a collective group of businesses, individuals and environmental and transit groups working together to ensure South Florida remains sustainable by protecting the rural and natural resources and the few remaining green spaces and agricultural resources to the west of the UDB and by endorsing smart growth and infill redevelopment projects within the already developed parts of Dade County. 

By signing this pledge today, I ask the mayor and county Commission to solve the traffic problems by investing heavily in public transit within the core of our city and investing in infill and redevelopment projects that mirror the results of the seven50 planning project.  Not in roads and bus rapid transit projects to nowhere that will perpetuate sprawl and reduce the value of my investments within Miami Dade.








Who's signing

Jane Day
Robert Keim
Jim Loveland
Ruth Thompson
Martha Singleton
Denise Luna
Karuna Eberl
Elaine Thomas
Ryan Imhof
Don Bowers
Jeslyn Rodriguez
Katherine Fuller
Jennifer Barreto
Yulissa Cruz
Christina Silva
Alan Diaz
Damaris Diaz
jennifer xart
Hugh Mungus
Gail Zwerman
Venkatesh Anala
John Hayth
Jonathan Tule
Dan Keys
Tom Keys
James Keys
Vanessa Tabor
Claudia Tenzer
Justin Allen
54 signatures

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Showing 48 reactions

  • Jane Day
    signed 2018-10-30 16:43:41 -0400
  • Robert Keim
    signed 2018-09-24 16:15:12 -0400
    Florida does NOT need this road. We already have too many roads that need care and maintenance – we can’t afford any more!
  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2018-09-24 15:45:55 -0400
  • Ruth Thompson
    signed 2018-09-13 00:13:21 -0400
    Ruth Thompson
  • Martha Singleton
    signed 2018-09-06 15:13:12 -0400
    As a native Miamian and lifetime voter and nature lover, I vehemently oppose the extension of SR 836. Our metropolis MUST move toward mass transit, not more cars and more carbon emmissions. This is too close to the Everglades!
  • Denise Luna
    signed 2018-08-16 12:32:21 -0400
    Please do NOT allow development in our Everglades
  • Karuna Eberl
    signed 2018-08-13 16:55:28 -0400
  • Elaine Thomas
    signed 2018-08-07 15:07:07 -0400
  • Ryan Imhof
    signed 2018-07-28 16:59:18 -0400
  • Don Bowers
    signed 2018-06-26 11:31:57 -0400
  • Jeslyn Rodriguez
    signed 2018-06-25 10:05:54 -0400
  • Katherine Fuller
    signed 2018-06-21 22:53:02 -0400
  • Jennifer Barreto
    signed 2018-06-21 22:41:57 -0400
  • Yulissa Cruz
    signed 2018-06-21 21:19:02 -0400
  • Tim Callahan
    followed this page 2018-06-10 13:17:05 -0400
  • Christina Silva
    signed 2018-06-08 17:13:14 -0400
  • Alan Diaz
    signed 2018-06-08 17:08:04 -0400
  • Damaris Diaz
    signed 2018-06-08 17:07:58 -0400
    No Way Jose.. That’s not acceptable
  • jennifer xart
    signed 2018-06-08 17:04:53 -0400
  • Hugh Mungus
    signed 2018-05-13 16:51:22 -0400
    Feminism is cancer.
  • Gail Zwerman
    signed 2018-03-23 15:47:58 -0400
    The Everglades are one of our last resources for the actual natural habitat of Florida. Please protect it, do not diminish it. Thank you!
  • Venkatesh Anala
    signed 2018-02-22 16:20:49 -0500
  • John Hayth
    signed 2018-02-19 13:54:15 -0500
  • Jonathan Tule
    signed 2018-02-06 11:11:22 -0500
  • Dan Keys
    signed via 2017-12-27 13:41:47 -0500
  • Tom Keys
    signed via 2017-12-26 18:02:24 -0500
    Tom Keys
  • James Keys
    signed 2017-12-26 17:01:59 -0500
  • Vanessa Tabor
    signed 2017-12-16 22:05:38 -0500
  • Claudia Tenzer
    signed 2017-12-13 00:25:05 -0500
  • Justin Allen
    signed via 2017-10-01 23:44:40 -0400