The Real Deal Miami

Builder’s boundary push criticized

October 31, 2008 12:20PM

Homebuilder Lennar’s effort to win government approval for a new suburb on Miami-Dade County’s western fringe has incurred opposition from two of Miami’s most prominent developers. Armando Codina, South Florida’s biggest commercial builder, and Jorge Perez, the region’s largest condominium developer, said now is not the time to allow construction of a 19,000-person community near the Everglades. The Parkland development would require an expansion of the Urban Development Boundary, which limits large-scale building along the western and southern edges of the county.