Miami-Dade allows builders over urban development boundary

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The Miami-Dade County Commission voted to allow building beyond the urban development boundary, the line normally used to protect the Everglades and the county’s water supply from developers. The decision to build a Lowe’s home improvement store and an office complex beyond the line, at Southwest Eight Street and 137th Avenue and Kendall Drive and 167th Avenue respectively, came just two days after the Miami-Dade County global warming task force warned the County Commission that Miami ranks number one in potential damages from flooding, facing a possible $3.5 trillion in damages by mid-century.

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