The Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) is the guiding document of planning in Miami-Dade County. It sets the regulations governing land development and is the DNA of our urban plan (both within and outside of the UDB). Fixing this document is one of the most important ways that we can realize serious changes in our unsustainable pattern of development. This from the Miami-Dade Planning and Zoning Department:

Every 7 years, the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) is reviewed and updated as required per Chapter 163 of the Florida Statutes.  The EAR evaluates the progress in implementing the goals, objectives, policies, maps and text of the CDMP and recommends changes through EAR-based plan amendments, which are to be prepared and adopted within 18 months of a sufficiency review conducted by the Florida Department of Community Affairs.

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Because the CDMP governs what can be built outside the UDB, it is imperative that the regulations governing residential development outside the line be changed. Currently the plan allows for 1 unit per 5 acres, leading to large ranch estate subdivisions. Amending the CDMP is the front line of the UDB battle. Everyone interested in holding the line should make their opinion heard at the Town Hall meetings.

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One Response to CDMP Review

  1. Eastward Ho! says:

    Interesting, isn’t it, that all but one of the public hearings are being held out West, and that not one is being held in the County’s largest municipality, the City of Miami. It’s almost as if they are intentionally seeking to skew the feedback results in favor of suburban issues, and away from urban ones. The County talks a good game about “Eastward Ho” and urban infill, but their actions speak louder than their words. Most of their attention and investment are focused on the Western suburban and sprawling communities to the detriment of the communities in the urban core. Let’s use this EAR opportunity to force the County to focus Eastward! After all, the answer to holding the UDB line lies in promoting growth in the urban core.

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