Current Site

The 27.5-acre Miami Wilds is being built in the paved parking areas at Zoo Miami. All plans for Miami Wilds will continue to be subject to Miami-Dade County review and approval including but not limited to environmental, traffic, and other impacts. Indeed, because Miami-Dade County owns the land upon which Miami Wilds is being built, the County retains approval rights both in its capacity as regulator and as owner of the property.

Miami Wilds Plan

The Miami Wilds attractions lie entirely outside protected natural areas, but are being designed to increase awareness of the nearby ecosystem and foster a greater appreciation for South Dade’s natural resources. Miami Wilds seeks to create a carefully managed development that will protect the nearby area and its unique ecosystem.

Project Plan Approval Process Still Required After Ground Lease Execution

  • Submit Site Plan to Miami-Dade County Parks Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Department for Approval as Property Owner.
  • Submit Site Plan to Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory & Economic Resources (RER) for zoning confirmation, site plan review, and for platting to the extent re-plat is required.
  • Submit site plan to Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) for environmental reviews include review of impacts on natural areas.
  • Submit site plan to state and federal agencies as determined by county agencies or otherwise required for reviews and subsequent approvals.
  • Submit traffic analysis and obtain approval for traffic mitigation measures to Miami Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works.
  • Submit water/sewer plan to Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department for review and approval.
  • Submit site plan to PROS (in regulatory capacity) for compliance with parks requirements.
  • Submit site plan to other County Departments including but not limited to Aviation, Fire, and Police for review and approval as required.
  • Submit final site plan and survey to PROS (as owner) incorporating other agency comments/approvals for final approval.
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