The Urban Development Boundary ("The Line") is a long-term planning tool used by the Planning Department to help discourage sprawl and encourage infill development.
Holding the Line, or the UDB, encourages development close to existing houses and businesses, where roads, transit lines, schools, and other government services already exist.
By Holding The Line, we create a green buffer between existing development and environmentally sensitive lands that protect the Everglades and Biscayne Bay.
Holding The Line means prioritizing our limited tax dollars to fully fund infrastructure projects in existing communities, not diverting resources for new developments and sprawl.
To Hold The Line means to maintain the current growth boundary until existing infrastructure needs are funded and completed. By Holding The Line, we protect our water supply, local farms that supply food, and create resilience by preserving the Everglades and Biscayne Bay.
Develop, Don't Destroy
We support smart growth,
not endless sprawl into sensitive habitats.
There is already sufficient land inside the Urban Development Boundary to allow for decades of residential and industrial development, without putting our communities and
Everglades Restoration at risk.
We Can Relocate Development,
We Can’t Relocate Our Wetlands
Develop an Industrial Project that benefits South Dade with new jobs, but do it on the designated land
inside the UDB!
Building outside of the UDB while there is available space inside the line, is destructive to wildlife and an inefficient use of existing infrastructure capacity.
Hold The Line... Before There Is Nothing Left To Protect
Our natural coastal lands give communities vital protection from the impacts of sea level rise, including:
Land Use Is A Foundational
Quality-Of-Life & Resilience Issue
We are fortunate to still have
untouched, wild spaces near our
South Florida communities.
This land must be preserved to
protect communities as sea level rises and local supply chains, farmland and food supply become more critical.
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