Miami-Dade County introduces transit oriented development ordinance

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The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners has adopted a Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CMDP) ordinance to increase the density along the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan corridors in unincorporated areas.

The increased density includes new land use policies that support the development of transit oriented development, Miami-Dade County says in a statement. These policies are intended to promote the use of transit for transportation purposes.

“I thank my colleagues for their support of this important ordinance for the future of transit and for the development of our County,” said chairman Estaben L. Bovo, Jr.

“This ordinance places the proper level of development closest to the transit corridors and removes pressure from the urban development boundary (UBD), which achieves increased ridership and protection of our environmentally sensitive and agricultural lands. The increased ridership along these corridors will further incentivize the state and federal government to participate in funding our transit projects.”

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