"The Line" is the County’s Urban Development Boundary (UDB), a land use rule that protects our green space, farms, and drinking water from overdevelopment and urban sprawl. Put simply, it’s a tool that helps our county make smart land use decisions and prioritize investments in existing neighborhoods.
By Holding The Line, we invest in thriving communities with affordable and accessible housing and transportation for all our residents, we preserve the agricultural heritage and economic diversity of our county, and we protect sensitive natural lands essential to restoring the health of the Everglades and Biscayne Bay.
Holding the Line means our taxes support clean drinking water, roads and transit, clean parks and playgrounds, and public safety to meet the needs of today. We also avoid building in places most threatened by severe weather, sea level rise and climate change.
No matter where you live in Miami-Dade County, Holding The Line benefits you!
Founded in 2004, The Hold the Line Coalition’s aim is to stop urban sprawl in Miami-Dade County and advocate for allocating public resources toward:
This May, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Sackett v EPA that reduced the types of wetlands protections regulated under the Clean Water Act. The Supreme Court's new definition that only waters with a "continuous surface connection" can receive federal protections threatens many of the wetlands in Miami-Dade, that may have seasonal or sub-surface connections to protected waters.The good news is we can act locally to protect remaining wetlands and continue to enjoy the ecosystem benefits they provide