"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:
Send letters to Florida Committee members to preserve local control and defend environmental resources!
As we feared, the first bill attacking wetlands protections has been filed. Sponsored by Representative Randy Maggard, HB 527 requires municipalities and counties to purchase land for wetland buffer zones via eminent domain and preempts dredge and fill regulations to the state. This bill appears designed to avoid any developer vs community conflict similar to the unpopular vote to reduce wetland buffers earlier this year in Manatee County.