Preserving History in Coral Gables: A Closer Look at the Restoration of 1104 Malaga Avenue

In Coral Gables, preserving the architectural heritage of the past while accommodating the needs of modern living presents a unique challenge. It’s a challenge that the new owner of the property at 1104 Malaga Avenue, Nicholas Soane, has embraced with…

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Opinion: (Un)enhanced Mediterranean Design Requirements

This letter is in response to the proposed “enhancements” to Coral Gables’ Mediterranean Ordinance, which I do not believe will “enhance” Mediterranean design in the City.  On the contrary, the proposed measures sponsored by Vice Mayor Rhonda Anderson could encourage…

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Project Redesign Sets New Standard for Resident Focus Influence in Future Coral Gables Development

In the upcoming Coral Gables Commission Meeting slated for March 12, 2024, a development project known as Ponce Park Residences will take center stage for consideration under Agenda Items E-5 through E-10, with discussions scheduled to commence at 3:00 PM….

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Opinion: SAY No to 130 Almeria Avenue

(By Maria Cristina Longo) Update: The presentation of 130 Almeria Avenue in front of the Planning and Zoning Board was rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in city Hall.  The developer of 130 Almeria Avenue is duplicating his “business model” from…

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City Manager Peter Iglesias Terminated Following Commission Vote

In a decisive move that marks a significant shift in the City Beautiful’s governance, City Manager Peter Iglesias was terminated from his position on February 13, 2024. The termination came as a result of a vote during a highly anticipated…

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Commissioner Fernandez Seeks Removal of City Manager Peter Iglesias, Proposes Replacement

In a bold move that has stirred the political waters of the City Beautiful, Commissioner Fernandez has once more officially called for a vote on the removal of City Manager Peter Iglesias. This request, formalized in a letter to fellow…

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“Mayor Lago’s Controversial Proposal: A Parking Garage in Coral Way Amidst St. Philip’s School Remodeling Dispute”

In the heart of Coral Gables, a proposed update to St. Philip’s Episcopal School’s site plan has sparked a contentious debate within the community, displayed during the January 9, 2024 Commission Meeting. The church, a cornerstone of the area for…

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Exploring the Future Skyline: A Look at Coral Gables’ Proposed Developments

Introduction/Disclaimer: As Coral Gables endures potentially transformative urban development, this article offers an overview of the various building projects currently under the city government’s consideration. Derived from developer submissions and under the scrutiny of various boards and building authorities, the…

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Coral Gables Grapples with the Future of Urban Development in Open Green Space Initiative

A recent Sunshine meeting, convened on November 30, 2023, by Commissioner Kirk Menendez and the City Commission, sparked a lively debate over a new proposed zoning program aimed at enhancing open space within the city’s Central Business District. This area,…

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City Manager Breaks Protocol To Push Through Up-Zoning Of Properties Next To Cafe Abbracci, To Bring High-Rise Development

At the City of Coral Gables Planning & Zoning Board February 9th meeting, the board was presented two items by City Manager Peter Iglesias, to consider zoning changes to properties on Aragon Avenue. The four properties in question are located…

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