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Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP)

The Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) expresses Miami-Dade County’s general objectives and policies addressing where and how it intends development or conservation of land and natural resources will occur during the next 10-20 years, and the delivery of County services to accomplish the Plan’s objectives.

The CDMP establishes the broad parameters for government to do detailed land use planning and zoning activities, functional planning and programming of infrastructure and services. As such, it is a framework for use by other programs to be developed to support it's long-range planning goals.

The CDMP establishes a growth policy that encourages development:

  1. At a rate commensurate with projected population and economic growth.
  2. In a contiguous pattern centered around a network of high-intensity urban centers well-connected by multi-modal intra-urban transportation facilities.
  3. In locations which optimize efficiency in public service delivery and conservation of valuable natural resources.

Miami-Dade County has more than 2,000 square miles of land, of which almost 500 square miles have been developed for urban uses.

The Countywide land use plan broadly defines land use categories, with the smallest distinguishable area of the Land Use map set at 5 acres.

The CDMP also establishes an Urban Development Boundary (UDB). Development orders for urban development within the boundary will generally be approved through the year 2020, provided that level-of-service standards for necessary public facilities are met.

A major review and update of the CDMP is done every seven years. There is also a semiannual CDMP amendment process for periodic review of the development capacity of the urban area.

Adopted Components

Read the adopted elements of the CDMP. This plan is organized into 12 plan elements preceded by a Statement of Legislative Intent.

Amendment Process

The semiannual CDMP amendment process is initiated in May and November each year when applications to amend the CDMP can be filed with the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources. The amendment process is an approximately 10-month long process, except that “small-scale” applications may be concluded within 7 months. “Small-scale” applications are generally Land Use Plan map amendment requests for property not more than 10 gross acres in size.

 The CDMP amendment process is fully described in the document titled CDMP Amendment Application Filing Instructions, the most recent copy of which may be downloaded from this site by clicking on the ‘Amendment  Process’ link above. The instructions document contains a schedule of activities associated with the CDMP amendment process and details the information requirements including, among others, a property ownership disclosure form necessary to file a CDMP amendment application.

Amendment Cycles

CDMP amendment reports, applications and documentation going back to 2001.

Upcoming Hearings

Public hearings regarding the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) and Planning Advisory Board, Community Councils and Board of County Commissioners take place on a regular basis.

Special Amendment Applications

Special amendment applications that have been submitted.

Evaluation & Appraisal Report

Every seven years, the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) is reviewed and updated.

The Evaluation & Appraisal Report (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 state sufficiency review.

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