Say no to extending 836 past the Urban Development Boundary

The Kendall Parkway is a proposed north-south expressway west of 167th Avenue from the Tamiami Trail to SW 136th Street which connects to SR 836 at 137th Avenue and NW 12th Street. The project requires expansion of our current urban development boundary. There are multiple issues, including impacts on drinking water, increased flood risk, more urban sprawl. County commissioners need to hear your thoughts now in advance of the April 25th public hearing. 

THE BREAKDOWN...

Drinking Water Impact: The road itself stretches right over a large portion of our Western well-field, an area where surface water and drinking water intermix most heavily, threatening to pollute and deplete the drinking water resources of the very residents this road is meant to serve.

Low laying land: Development of this region puts all of its potential new occupants at risk of flooding as well as potential health effects associated with living next to heavy mining operations and virtually guarantees impossible long commutes.

Sprawl: For decades, the county’s development has followed a pattern of developing sprawling subdivisions, expanding roads to accommodate sprawl, and watching as those roads inevitably produce ever more sprawl. Our sprawling urban landscape combined with our underdeveloped mass public transit infrastructure has led to a situation where residents have few viable options beyond the automobile. County leadership is tasked with overcoming the uniquely troubling challenge of addressing legacy congestion while simultaneously preparing for an even more populous future.

There is no one initiative or project that will bring us to that goal; it will take a series of wise decisions geared towards the development of a transportation infrastructure and urban landscape that maximizes transportation options, minimizes emissions and takes our county’s unique topography and resources into account. The approval of application 8 to allow for the expansion of the SR-836 Expressway past the 2020 Urban Development Boundary is not one of those wise decisions. The approval of this proposal would only undermine our capacity to ever reach an effective long-term solution.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  • Fill out the following petition to stop paving Miami. We will share the names with the commissioners.
  • Attend the town hall with Mayor Gimenez  at John A Ferguson Senior High (15900 SW 56th street, Miami FL 33185) on April 18 at 6:30pm
  • and/or the Miami-Dade County Commission Public Hearing at Stephen P Clark Center (Commission Chambers, 2nd Floor, 111 NW 1rst Street, Miami FL 33128) on April 25 at 9:30am
  • Call, tweet, and email your commissioners

Suggested tweet:

By the time the negative impacts of highway development are felt, it's too late. @barbarajordan1 @jeanmonestime @audreymedmonson @RebecaSosaMiami @XavierLSuarez1 @DLCAVA @JoeMartinez4026 @commishdiaz @CommBovo http://www.miamidadedems.org/holdtheline

District 1 - Barbara J. Jordan
305-375-5694
https://twitter.com/barbarajordan1
bjordan@miamidade.gov
Miami Gardens, Opa Locka

District 2 - Jean Monestime
305-375-4833
https://twitter.com/jeanmonestime
district2@miamidade.gov
North Miami Beach, North Miami, Liberty City, Opa Locka, Hialeah

District 3 - Audrey M. Edmonson
305-375-5393
https://twitter.com/audreymedmonson
district3@miamidade.gov
Liberty City, Little Haiti, Overtown, the Upper East Side, Edgewater, Buena Vista, Allapattah, Wynwood, Venetian Causeway and Watson Island, all located in the City of Miami; Brownsville, Biscayne Shores and Gardens Park area, the Village of El Portal and the Village of Miami Shores.

District 4 - Sally A. Heyman
305-375-5128
district4@miamidade.gov
Golden Beach, Aventura, North Miami Beach, North Miami, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Biscayne Park, Indian Creek, Miami Beach, Miami Shores and North Bay Village.

District 5 - Vacant
ELECTION ON MAY 22, 2018
Downtown, Brickell, The Roads, Little Havana, South Beach

District 6 - Rebeca Sosa
305-375-5696
https://twitter.com/RebecaSosaMiami
district6@miamidade.gov
Miami Springs, Coral Gables

District 7 - Xavier L. Suarez
305-669-4003
https://twitter.com/XavierLSuarez1
district7@miamidade.gov
Pinecrest, Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne

District 8 - Daniella Levine Cava
305-375-5218
https://twitter.com/DLCAVA
district8@miamidade.gov
South Dade. Cutler Bay, Homestead, South Kendall.

District 9 - Dennis C. Moss
305-375-4832
DennisMoss@miamidade.gov
Homestead, Florida City

District 10 - Javier D. Souto
305-375-4835
district10@miamidade.gov
Kendall, Westchester, and Fontainebleau

District 11 - Joe A. Martinez
305-375-5511
https://twitter.com/JoeMartinez4026
district11@miamidade.gov
West Kendall, FIU

District 12 - José "Pepe" Diaz
305-375-4343
https://twitter.com/commishdiaz
district12@miamidade.gov
City of Doral, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Medley, Sweetwater, and Virginia Gardens

District 13 - Esteban L. Bovo, Jr.
305-375-4831
https://twitter.com/CommBovo
district13@miamidade.gov
Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Palm Springs North