The future of Miami-Dade County is in our hands…

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 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.

Every seven years, the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) is reviewed and updated, a process known as an Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR).

The EAR includes an evaluation of the progress the County has made in implementing the goals, objectives, policies, maps and text of the CDMP and also recommends changes.

Help shape the planning future of Miami-Dade County. Your vision can make an impact on the future of the County. Take the EAR 2018 Survey or email your comments.

For more information, call 305-375-2835.

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