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A recent poll commissioned by the Hold the Line coalition showed that 54% oppose moving the line. When presented with arguments for and against it, 60% of survey participants opposed expanding the UDB, preferring to protect the environment and drinking water supply. In comparison, 29% supported it to build more affordable single-family homes
Miami now ranks as the least affordable region in the country, with the typical tenant paying a staggering 59.5% of monthly household income to pay rent. As Realtor.com notes, the federal housing department considers affordable rent to cost 30% of household income, and anything more to be unaffordable.
The Urban Development Boundary is a legal divide on Miami-Dade’s land-planning maps that governs how much construction can occur on a piece of land.
The UDB encourages development closer to existing houses and businesses, where roads, transit lines, schools and other government services already exist and also serves as a buffer between development and environmentally sensitive lands around the Everglades.
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The fate of Biscayne Bay is once again before the Miami-Dade County Commission, who must now decide whether to extend the county’s boundary to allow a massive industrial complex on what is now farmland in South Dade.
It’s a nearly 800-acre parcel of land environmentalists say is vital to restoring the Everglades and the health of Biscayne Bay.
Developers plan to remedy storm surge issues by raising the elevation of the proposed project by up to 9 feet. But that has neighbors worried.
“So if you let them raise that land all that water is going to be pushed to us. I’m totally against it."
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