Opinion: Open Letter To Coral Gables Residents And Business Owners: Have We Lost Our Minds?

For over 20 years we, elected officials, city administration and residents, have been part of a discussion about the need to replace our aging parking garages. Much discussion has been had, City Managers have come and gone, elected officials have…

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Opinion: Let’s “Garage” The Concept Until The Citizenry Has A Seat At The Drawing Table

The November 9th City Commission discussion centers on replacing the classic garage along Andalusia Avenue between Le Jeune Road and Salzedo Street and behind the historic Miracle Theatre. Back in October, during the presentation from Gensler, the design and architecture…

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Opinion: Our City Should Lead By Example

I had the opportunity to listen to the Mobility Hub presentation twice.  Most recently, Gensler’s slide show presentation was held in front of a joint meeting of the Transportation and Parking Advisory Boards on October 27th, 2021.  Furthermore, the mobility-hub…

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Opinion: Florida Greats – John Volk and 21 Casuarina Concourse

Built between 1958 and 1965, 21 Casuarina Concourse celebrates its 63rd birthday this year.  The residence was designed by John Volk for Mr. & Mrs. Swenson and constructed of CBS at a cost of $250,000.  As a point of comparison,…

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Opinion: Give Us A Glorious Native Poinciana To Gaze At Instead

David Pearson Pearson is a native Miamian who went to St. Theresa School. He founded his public relations firm, David Pearson Associates, in 1966 after serving in both JFK and LBJ Administrations.  He is also an accomplished author. In 2017,…

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Opinion: Our Vision for Burger Bob’s Is About Moving Forward With Respect For Tradition And History

It was a winter’s day in 2020 when my son Bradley, my In-House Counsel Rich Barbara, and I were in our Coral Gables office thinking about where we should have a quick lunch.  Someone suggested Burger Bob’s, a place I…

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Opinion: Granada Blvd Not The Place For Major Restaurant

Luis Uriarte Resident of Coral Gables for over 44 years who lives feet away from Burger Bob’s I have lived half a block from Burger Bob’s on Granada Blvd for the past 44 years, and I just became aware of…

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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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Opinion: Keep Our Garbage Services As They Are

It is garbage fee season in Coral Gables, the time when the City Beautiful graciously bestows upon all its residential property owners an invoice for the privilege of engaging in the most basic of government services: collecting our waste. Therefore,…

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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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