Agenda Digest: Commission Meeting (5/11/2021)

On Tuesday, May 11th, the Coral Gables City Commission will convene for the first official meeting of the newly sworn-in Commission. Here is what is in store: Mayor’s Comments Mayor Vince Lago will lead a discussion regarding his Listening Tour…

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Developers Begin Tearing Down Miracle Mile

In a clear demonstration of their power over residents, developer bulldozers began leveling 385 Miracle Mile, the former home of Randazzo’s Little Italy. The building, located across the street from City Hall, is the first to begin its planned demolition….

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Opinion: Coral Gables Loses A Legal Battle And Taxpayers Are Left Holding The Bill

By: Raul Mas Canosa Three years ago, I challenged an attempt by the Mayor of Coral Gables to pass a local ordinance banning “assault weapons” in my city. I hired an attorney and threatened to sue them if they did…

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Wawa And Redevco Defy Promise To The City, Cut Down Oak Trees

In more proof of ill-will from Wawa and their developer, Redevco, on Wednesday, April 14th and Thursday, April 15th, two large live oaks were cut down by Redevco defying the commitment Wawa had made to halt the process until the…

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Developers Defeat Residents: Miracle Mile Up-Zoned

In a 4-1 vote by the Coral Gables City Commission at Tuesday’s Commission meeting, Miracle Mile was up-zoned (Valdes-Fauli, Keon, Mena and Fors in favor and Lago against), granting a huge victory for Developers over the wishes of Residents. Discussion…

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Commission Digest: Final Vote On Miracle Mile Zoning Changes

Tuesday, March 23rd is the final scheduled meeting of the current Coral Gables Commission. At least two new members of the City Commission will be elected in the April 13th municipal election. Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli is retiring and not seeking…

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OPINION: The Time Is Now To Make Miracle Mile An Official Local Historic Landmark

By: Karelia Martinez Carbonell, President Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables On behalf of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables, an application for local historic designation for Miracle Mile has been submitted to the city’s historic preservation office.   The…

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First Reading Of New Miracle Mile Zoning Change Set For Tuesday (3/9)

Following last month’s sunshine workshop where the Commission instructed staff to proceed with a new proposal on the zoning changes to the Miracle Mile, the first reading of this new proposal will come before the City Commission at Tuesday’s meeting….

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City of Coral Gables Names New Director of Historical Resources and Cultural Arts

Warren Adams has been appointed Director of Historical Resources and Cultural Arts for the City of Coral Gables. Adams brings with him more than two decades of expertise in the historic preservation field, most recently serving as the City of…

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Special Planning and Zoning Board Meeting To Discuss Crafts Section (3/2)

The Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd at 5:30PM to discuss zoning changes not addressed in the Commission’s approved zoning code changes for the Crafts Section. The board will take…

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