Judge Does Not Grant Motion To Dismiss, Wawa Civil Challenge Continues

On Friday, September 24th, the legal teams of the City of Coral Gables, Wawa and REDEVCO argued a motion to dismiss the legal challenge presented by the Gables Accountability Project (GAP) regarding the proposed construction of a Wawa Gas Station…

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Wawa Hearing Set For Friday (9-24)

Earlier this year, the City of Coral Gables, Wawa and REDEVCO Grand (Developer) filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by residents of Coral Gables over the construction of a Wawa gas station. At a hearing on Tuesday, Judge…

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Moratorium Bypass 2.0: Alexan Crafts Project Goes Before Board Of Architects TODAY

As previously discussed on Gables Insider, the moratorium on development projects that are requesting Mediterranean Bonuses was passed by the Commission in July and is in effect until at least the next Commission meeting on Tuesday, August 24th. The moratorium…

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Planning & Zoning Board Unanimously Votes To Deny 17-story Tower

In a meeting that carried on for over three hours, the Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously to deny all seven requests for W. Allen Morris’ Ponce Park Residences. As previously reported on Gables Insider, Ponce Park Residences…

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Opinion: Another Obscene Attempt By Our City To Continue To Over-Develop Our “City Beautiful “

Lisa Maroon Third generation property owner of a commercial building on Ponce de Leon Blvd and longtime Coral Gables resident Once again I find myself writing in concern of yet another obscene attempt by our City to continue to over-develop…

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UPDATED: Staff Ignores Moratorium, Pushes For Gifted Land To Developer At Wednesday’s Planning & Zoning Meeting

On July 13th, the Coral Gables City Commission enacted a moratorium on new development projects that would require approval of Mediterranean Bonuses. At the meeting, the City’s Director of Planning and Zoning, Ramon Trias, stated that the only current project…

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Another Staff Backroom Deal Has Been Cooked; Burger Bob’s New Deal Agreed To Prior To An RFP

First, there was Wawa. Then, there was Greco. Now there is Burger Bob’s. On more than one occasion, residents have been told these were one-off cases and that there are no other deals being done behind the scenes, Gables Insider…

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Blue Ribbon Committee On Mediterranean Bonuses Set For First Meeting Thursday (7/22)

The Blue Ribbon Committee on the City of Coral Gables’ Mediterranean Bonuses is set to hold its first meeting on Thursday, July 22nd at 4:00PM. Created by the Commission at the July 13th Commission meeting as proposed by Commissioner Rhonda…

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Carver PTA Takes Home Florida PTA Advocacy Award

The George Washington Carver Elementary School PTA received its second advocacy award this past week, this time from the Florida PTA for their work with the community to address the controversial construction of a Wawa gas station across the street…

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Temporary Moratorium Placed On New Development; Blue Ribbon Committee Created

A measure that was first suggested by a resident at the development workshop and followed up by a resident petition has now unanimously been approved by the Commission. At the July 13th City Commission meeting, the Commission approved a moratorium…

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