After Completing New $37 Million Clubhouse, Riviera Country Club Wants To “Go Cheap” On Commitment To City

The Riviera Country Club, an exclusive members-only club that does not allow Coral Gables residents access unless invited by a member, is asking the City of Coral Gables to allow for it to go back on its commitment regarding the…

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Mobility Hub In Limbo, As Rising Costs Bring Estimated Price From $28.9 Million To Over $62 Million

The City of Coral Gables’ controversial Mobility Hub is in limbo, as construction prices skyrocket and have increased the latest projected cost by 40% and the initial estimate by 107%. The Mobility Hub, a 626 parking space garage with retail…

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Mayor Leads Sunshine Trolley Tour With Commission And Staff To Address Code Enforcement And Landscaping Issues In The City

Gables Insider was onboard this past Monday, March 7th, as Mayor Vince Lago led a tour of Coral Gables today with Commissioners Jorge L. Fors, Jr. and Kirk R. Menendez; focused on addressing code enforcement and landscaping issues in commercial…

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Biltmore Operator Seeks To Increase Profits At Taxpayer Risk & Expense, While Questioning Need For Public Process And Participation

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in June of 1996, the Biltmore has seen many peaks and valleys throughout its 96 year history. The Biltmore’s first 16 years were storied ones. Hollywood elite, royalty, President Franklin D. Roosevelt…

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Commission To Discuss Parks Referendum, Tuesday (3/8) At 5:00PM

The Coral Gables City Commission will have a discussion on the proposed parks master plan referendum at a time certain of 5:00PM on Tuesday, March 8th. The discussion will be a part of the regular Commission meeting scheduled for that…

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City Hall Lit Blue And Yellow In Solidarity With Ukraine

On Monday, February 28th, Coral Gables City Hall was lit in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, as a symbol of solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Coral Gables City Hall joins a list of numerous international…

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Sunshine Meeting To Discuss Parks Master Plan General Obligation Bond Referendum – Thursday 2/24 At 5:00PM

Please all take notice that in accordance with City of Coral Gables Code Section 2-26 and Chapter 286.011(8), there will be a Sunshine Meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2022, beginning at 5:00 P.M., at Coral Gables City Hall, Commission Chambers,…

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Biltmore Way MF4 Zoning Changes To Be Discussed At Sunshine Meeting 2/15

The Coral Gables City Commission will hold a sunshine meeting on Tuesday, February 15th, to discuss reversing the zoning code changes adopted in 2021 to the Biltmore Way section of the City. As you will recall, staff acknowledged it had…

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Lago Moves For TPO To Study Multimodal And Roadway Improvements On US1

On January 20, 2022, the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board held its monthly meeting. Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago, the City’s representative to the TPO sponsored a resolution “which provides the scope of services and the budget required to…

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Commission Sheds Light On Future Of Coral Gables Country Club And Burger Bob’s

At the January 25th Coral Gables City Commission meeting, the Commission discussed the future of the Coral Gables Country Club and the location of Burger Bob’s. Both locations had Request for Proposals (RFPs) done for them at the end of…

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