Miracle Mile Zoning Changes Workshop Scheduled For Wednesday Feb. 24

The City Commission will be holding a Commission workshop on Wednesday, February 24th at 4:00PM to discuss the proposed zoning changes to Miracle Mile. This workshop will primarily discuss the suggested variations to the proposed zoning code by Vice Mayor…

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Zoning Code Takes A Back Seat To Role Of Public Opinion

Residents of Coral Gables are generally happy with the way the City plays its role. For the most part, they express their opinions via emails and calls to the Commission, away from public light. However, over the last few months,…

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Opinion: Upzoning The Crafts Section Is NOT The Answer

by Dr. Brett Gillis The proposal that the City Commission is considering to upzone and change the land use of the 300 blocks of Catalonia, Malaga, and Santander Avenues (which are currently low-scale residential) is, at best, befuddling and concerning….

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OPINION: How Many No’s Does It Take?

Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, President Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables The community is saying NO. Residents are saying STOP. Constituents are saying ENOUGH. Over 2000 residents to date have voiced their opinion against the Miracle Mile & Crafts Section…

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Wawa Update: Parents Sue The City

The City of Coral Gables has been sued by parents of students attending George Washington Carver Elementary and Middle Schools over the construction of the Wawa gas station across the street from the schools. As previously reported on Gables Insider,…

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OPINION: Has The City Beautiful Gone Over To The Dark Side?

Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell, President of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables No, the City is not starring in the next Star Wars film, but it may have lost its light source—“government in the sunshine” that is.   According…

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OPINION: Do Not Let History Be Gone With The Wind

By: Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell On Wednesday, the Historic Preservation Board will be faced with an important decision: preserve or lose the resource to demolition. The Board will consider local historic designation for 649 Palmarito Court per recommendation of the…

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Sunshine Meeting Lays Groundwork For Showdown December 8th

What should have been an open forum for residents to hear the City’s plans for Miracle Mile and Crafts Section and share their thoughts on that plan, turned into a scolding by the Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli and a nearly two…

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OPINION: Miracle Mile Is Not “Sick” But May Be Suffering From Munchausen’s Syndrome

By: Dr. Karelia Martinez Carbonell One keeps hearing that Miracle Mile is “sick.” But is it? Or is Miracle Mile suffering from Munchausen’s Syndrome– a malady where powers that be pretend to “sickness” or deliberately produce symptoms of sickness in…

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OPINION: Zoning Code Re-write Will Lead To End Of Coral Gables As A Suburb

By: Jackson Rip Holmes Zoning Code re-write will lead to end of Coral Gables as a suburb, unless we speak up before final vote December 8. THE NIGHTMARE IS UPON US. The City Commission will vote December 8 on the…

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