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Miami-Dade board backs plan for Everglades suburb

Miami Herald - 11/20/2008 12:00:00 AM

Miami-Dade County's Planning Advisory Board voted 7-3 to recommend that commissioners move the Urban Development Boundary in western Miami-Dade for a new 19,000-person suburb called Parkland.

The 961-acre project has drawn opposition from those worried about its proposed location about 2.5 miles from Everglades National Park and whether the project will add more suburban sprawl to traffic-clogged West Kendall. The developers, led by home builder Lennar, say it's a well-planned and environmentally sensitive community that will avoid the mistakes of the past.