Final Vote on Zoning Code Changes, Tues Feb. 9 At 4:00PM

The Coral Gables City Commission in a rare move is having their regularly scheduled meeting at 4pm in the afternoon. Vice Mayor Vince Lago, who has been an advocate for afternoon meetings for greater public participation, asked the commission to consider an afternoon meeting as the final vote for the Zoning Code changes to Miracle Mile and the Crafts Section comes about on second reading.

Residents can attend virtually by clicking here:

Let us know in the comments, are you for or against the proposed changes?


17 thoughts on “Final Vote on Zoning Code Changes, Tues Feb. 9 At 4:00PM

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  2. What a hypocrisy by our elected officials whose job is to voice the will of their constituents. Are you listening Coral Gables politicians. We are OPPOSED to this zoning change.

  3. Ive been a resident here for over 30 years. First it was a public parking garage behind City Hall and thanks to our residents insistence on maintaining City Hall as it was originally, this was demolished and brought back to its original state. I believe that any changes to the city such, as the proposed change to Miracle Mile, should be placed to a Vote by our residents and not left up to the zoning department. This is not what Merrick wanted for Coral Gables when he set out to build a city with Spanish style flair. It is a city with beautiful homes, beautiful parks and a place where we want our children and our children’s children to call home. The Citizens of Coral Gables need to have our voices heard, but not at a meeting before the board, but as a vote, so the wishes of its citizens and not the governing boards are carried out. We are opposed to the proposed changes to Miracle Mile.

  4. Mayor and commissioners that will vote Yes in the upcoming zoning changes for Miracle Mile, or those candidates who think similarly and pretend to be elected: Rest assured that you shall be kicked out by the voters or not be elected at all.

  5. The politicians are out of control. Soon more of the same, signs all over town for the political dynasty to continue in their fiefdom. Rinse and repeat.

  6. It’s a shame. The neighborhood behind the monster on Ponce will be devastated, traffic insufferable, sirens and modified muffler noise exacerbated, balcony facing balcony… Of course, developer money won’t be turned down.

  7. What is happening to “City Beautiful?” We have always been proud to say we live in Coral Gables but if we are to become the Concrete City with more and more tall buildings blocking our prevailing southeastern breezes, George Merrick would roll over in his grave. We are totally disappointed and against changing the zoning and character of Miracle Mile.

  8. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,………, no and many more.
    WE DO NOT WANT CHANGES TO MIRACLE MILE. We want upgrades like covered walkways and more street parking, not off-site garages. How many times do we need to say this?
    And if you think as a single woman I am going to park in a garage by myself and walk to a restaurant to meet my friends for lunch, you are sadly mistaken. I will be done with the area.

  9. Yes. The public needs more discussion on this important subject. We need examples of what can happen with and without the changes.

  10. The proposed reversals of our zoning codes and covenants, prompted directly by real estate developers and construction industries and their lobbyists and representatives, will dramatically undermine the essence and meaning of living in Coral Gables. It amounts to the equivalent of “rewriting our Constitution” to favor these commercial interests. These drastic changes will put the final touches on the direction the current administration is taking Coral Gables into another Brickell concrete corridor with increased traffic congestion, lack of parking, and the undermining of Coral Gables’ quality of life. We citizens and residents of Coral Gables need to make our voices heard above the bullhorn of money, vested interests and cheap politics masquerading as progress.

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