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Miami-Dade Ludlam Trail decision put on hold

Fate of abandoned railroad tracks to be revisited in December
County commissioners will reconvene to discuss the Ludlam Trail’s fate in December.

County commissioners will reconvene to discuss the Ludlam Trail’s fate in December

A decision on the use of the abandoned railroad tracks known as the Ludlam Trail was put on hold.

Miami-Dade commissioners had to cut short a public hearing yesterday so some of them could avoid missing their flights to an out-of-town conference, according to the Miami Herald. The hearing to decide the fate of the 72-acre corridor will resume on Dec. 4.

Flagler Development wants to turn the area into a stretch of mixed-use projects and is pushing for a land-use change while residents want the area turned into park with gardens, bike trails and running paths.

County officials are concerned that without a land-use plan, Flagler could develop or sell parts one of the largest remaining undeveloped tracts in the county in pieces. [Miami Herald]  – Jennifer White Karp