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Urban Expansion Area Task Force

The purpose of the Urban Expansion Area Task Force is to provide recommendations for consideration by the Planning Advisory Board and Board of County Commissioners on the following topics:

  • Changes to the current boundaries of the Urban Expansion Areas;
  • Creation of new Urban Expansion Areas; and
  • Changes to the criteria that should be considered for applications requesting expansion of the UDB.

The recommendations of the UEA Task Force will inform the County’s review and update of the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) known as the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR), which the County is required by state law to undertake every seven years.

The Evaluation and Appraisal Report includes an evaluation of the progress the County has made in implementing the CDMP and also recommends changes to the CDMP. Created by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez in May of 2017, the UEA Task Force affords an opportunity to review the County’s Urban Expansion Area locations and policies in a comprehensive manner, together with other related policies. 

Urban Expansion Area

The County’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) Future Land Use Plan Map currently designates four Urban Expansion Areas (UEA)  located outside of the Urban Development Boundary which separates the area where urban growth can occur from the area where it should not. The UEA represent areas where the Board of County Commissioners may authorize urban expansion if certain criteria in the Land Use Element are met, and if there is a demonstrated need for urban development to occur beyond the Urban Development Boundary.

Upcoming Meetings

The Task Force will hear presentations from subject matter experts and receive public comments on key topics on:
October 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. - Environmental Considerations Input Session

South Dade Regional Library
10750 SW 211 St, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Additional input sessions will be scheduled at a later date addressing development, transportation, limestone mining and housing affordability. Please check back for updates.

Previous Meetings

October 16, 2017 Meeting – Agricultural Considerations Input Session

August 28, 2017 Meeting


Task Force Membership: The Task Force includes a representative from the following organizations:

  1. 1000 Friends of Florida
  2. Tropical Audubon Society
  3. Urban Environment League
  4. Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center
  5. Sierra Club
  6. Agricultural Practices Advisory Board
  7. Redland Citizens Association
  8. Rock mining representative
  9. Builders Association of South Florida
  10. Latin Builders Association
  11. Florida East Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
  12. Florida Home Builders Association
  13. Homestead Air Reserve Base Representative
  14. Property Owners’ Representative – Eastern Urban Expansion Area
  15. Property Owners’ Representative – Western Urban Expansion  Area
  16. Community Council 11
  17. Community Council 14
  18. Community Council 15
  19. Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association
  20. Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida
  21. Dade County Farm Bureau
  22. Latin American Business Association
  23. Biscayne National Park
  24. Everglades National Park
  25. Urban Land Institute (Southeast Florida/Caribbean Chapter)
  26. Friends of the Everglades
  27. Miccosukee Tribe of Florida



The first meeting took place on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the South Dade Regional Library, see documents below:

Urban Expansion Area Task Force Agenda

Urban Expansion Area Task Force Presentation

Urban Expansiton Area Task Force Briefing Book

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