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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Commission Meeting Summary (7/13/2021)

In what must have been one of the latest meetings in Coral Gables Commission history, the City Commission met on July 13th as their sole July meeting, which was the first to begin at 4:00PM. The meeting, which followed a…

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Opinion: Commission Missed Golden Opportunity To Represent Residents, Instead Of Pandering To Developers

At the July 13th Coral Gables Commission meeting, Commissioner Rhonda Anderson tried to hit the “pause button” on any more development that is looking to take advantage of the Mediterranean Bonus until the Med Bonus criteria is revised and strengthened. …

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Petition Requests Moratorium On New Development Pending Resident-Led Review Of Approval Process

Over-development has been a concern for most residents in the City for several years. The rapid growth of development, encroachment into residential neighborhoods and lack of parking, safety and traffic solutions have led residents to express their concerns at City…

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Sunshine Meeting: Residents Clear, Mediterranean Bonus Policies Must Change

The City Commission held an evening sunshine meeting on June 14th to discuss the City’s Mediterranean Bonuses. The meeting had been requested by Commissioner Rhonda Anderson at her first Commission meeting on May 11th. Mediterranean Bonus The City offered a…

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Court Finds City Violated Zoning Code In Settlement Benefiting Developer

The backroom settlement with developers that led to the pending development of a Wawa across the street from George Washington Carver Elementary and Middle School was an eye opener to residents of Coral Gables. As you will remember, the Wawa…

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Commission Meeting Summary (6/8/2021)

Crosswalks At Carver and Ponce Middle Brought up during the Mayor’s Comments, the Commission discussed the need of crosswalks at key locations near George Washington Carver Elementary and Middle School, as well as Ponce Middle School. The Commission directed staff…

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More Details Emerge On 350 Greco Avenue Buyers

As Gables Insider reported previously, the property at 350 Greco Avenue is in consideration for sale by the City of Coral Gables to the ownership group of the adjacent properties to the South on LeJeune Road. Those properties are owned…

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