Friends of the Everglades joined Tropical Audubon Society, Everglades Law Center, Audubon Florida, and National Parks Conservation Association  in sending a letter to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commission to express our concerns and strong opposition regarding the application to expand the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) to create the South Dade Logistics and Technology District.

Three areas of particular concern include:

  • The SDLTD proposal lacks detailed analyses and would create unacceptable risks to wetlands, flood protection, floodplain management and our regional water supply.
  • The promised economic benefits of the SDLTD amendment application are not real and the costs are greatly understated.
  • The proposal is dramatically inconsistent with the Miami-Dade Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) and its long-held planning policies.

The three areas of concern are described in detail in the following letter. The undersigned organizations strongly recommend that the Board of County Commissioners deny the policy exception for concurrent zoning and the application to expand the Urban Development Boundary (hearing scheduled May 19).