Even in primarily financial- and service-sector cities like Miami, industrial use of land is a critical component of the urban economy.

Industrial Land-Use in Miami-Dade County, Florida -- 2013. Source: Matthew Toro

Industrial Land-Use in Miami-Dade County, Florida — 2013. Source: Matthew Toro

Yes; Miami is a ‘post-industrial’ city, having carved its niche in the world economy after other metropolitan centers had carved their own on the foundation of manufacturing and production, but significant pockets of industrial land-use do exist in the county.

For some, the industrial space is closer than for others.

Just think about your own neighborhood: Is it near one of Miami’s industrial clusters, or far-removed where the illusion of a production-free world is more easily accepted?

This industrial land-use map includes spaces used for activities classified as:

  • [limestone/concrete] extraction, excavation, quarrying, and rock-mining,
  • heavy and light manufacturing,
  • industrial office parks,
  • industrial-commercial condominiums, and
  • junk yards.

If you’ve never been to one of the junk yards along the Miami River, or in Hialeah, it’s time you took a field trip. The industrial side of Miami’s economy will become much more apparent than you’ve ever imagined . . .

5 Responses to Industrial Land-Use in Miami-Dade

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome. Where can I find these maps?

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  2. Matthew Toro says:

    You can find them right here, Anon. Just download them!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    You made these maps?!

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  4. Matthew Toro says:

    Yes. But they’re for you and the rest of the community to use.

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  5. Lemon City and Little River says:

    Great maps. So little industrial zoned space in the City of Miami. Just Little River and a portion of Wynwood.

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