GreenPrint does not supplant other Miami-Dade County Planning documents, but rather it is a green umbrella to capture and build upon their existing sustainability components. GreenPrint tackles barriers to achieving the sustainability goals of existing plans and addresses previously unaddressed issues within the County such as climate change and energy use. It also highlights our many existing programs that continue to significantly contribute to our sustainability, such as those surrounding drinking water and natural resource quality.
GreenPrint also makes a special effort to include concrete strategies and actions to help achieve the sustainable development vision laid out by a 30-year Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) in light of climate change considerations. The CDMP provides for sustainable development, adjusting developable land capacity to meet projected needs, preservation of wetlands and agricultural areas and protection of drinkable water well fields. It expresses the County's general objectives and policies, addressing where and how development or conservation of land and natural resources will occur during the next 10 to 20 years, as well as the delivery of County services to accomplish the Plan's objectives.
During the development process, the following plans were reviewed and their relation to sustainability considered. When appropriate, sustainability components were integrated into GreenPrint as goals or within the goal area text. These components are included as initiatives if deemed critical to achieving a GreenPrint strategy. A brief summary of each plan's purpose is included for reference within Appendix D: Existing Planning Documents .