OPINION: Nationally Designated MacFarlane District In Coral Gables Makes Headlines

By: Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, Local Preservationist Recently, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation announced the inclusion of the MacFarlane Historic District in its 2020 Florida’s 11 to Save, a list of the most threatened historic properties in the state….

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OPINION Update: – Court Orders Permanent Stay of Demolition on 1208 Asturia Avenue

By Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, Local Preservationist On July 30 the Appellate Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit issued a permanent stay on the City of Coral Gables releasing a demolition permit for 1208 Asturia Avenue.  This will prevent the…

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Opinion: Process Matters… Whether You Think 1208 Asturia Ave Should Be Preserved Or Demolished

By: David Winker What do the The Biltmore, Douglas Entrance and the Alhambra Water Tower have in common? They were each slated for demolition at some point, with developers and elected officials arguing that “this isn’t worth saving”… “preservationists are out…

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Opinion: All Structures Are Not Historic

By: Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the City of Coral Gables has been focused on the well-being of our more than 50,000 residents and our more than 800 team members…

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7000 Old Cutler Road

Remember that time when Coral Gables almost grossly overpaid a property at the Cocoplum (Cartagena) Circle to build a fire station and park? The city wanted to purchase a property located at 7000 Old Cutler Road for a fire station…

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Meeting Tonight To Discuss Future of US-1 Corridor Development

Today, Monday March 2nd there is an important commission workshop relating to the US-1 Corridor. The future of US-1 is yet to be determined however with recent development projects approved or as-of-right such as the Paseo de la Rivera, Gables…

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Important Commission Vote – January 14th Meeting

F-4: A Resolution of the City Commission of Coral Gables, Florida granting conditional use approval pursuant to Zoning Code Article 4, “Zoning Districts,” Division 2, “Overlay and Special Purpose Districts,” Section 4-208.A.3(a), “Residential Infill Regulations (RIR),” for a multi-family building…

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Coral Gables Zoning Law: Mixed Use Development Overview

By Anthony De Yurre and Jennifer E. Fine on October 24, 2019 Posted in Real Estate The clear evolution of infill real estate redevelopment in South Florida and Greater Miami is towards a true mixed-use environment that makes areas desirable…

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Transportation Advisory Board Opposes New Miracle Mile Hotel

As we mentioned in our prior article, the latest development project making its way through City Hall is a proposed seven story hotel with zero on-site parking owned by Terranova Corp.   Gables Miracle Mile, LLC., located at 220 Miracle…

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A New Hotel On Miracle Mile: Part 1

The latest development project making its way through City Hall is a proposed seven story hotel with zero on-site parking owned by Terranova Corp.   Gables Miracle Mile, LLC., located at 220 Miracle Mile, has plans to redevelop the existing…

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