Official Press Release of MG Developer
Gables Village, a 48-unit Seville-inspired residential community that will pay homage to George Merrick’s Coral Gables legacy and history in the form of shaded tree-lined streets, plazas, parks, and fountains has just been approved unanimously by the city commission of Coral Gables.
“It’s an exemplary designed building project. I’ve had the pleasure of being in this business to see the level of finish that is being provided by the developer and the architect. They are not skimping on any corners. When you take a walk through the developer’s other projects, you are seeing thoughtfulness and the consideration for a lot of our heritage”, said Coral Gables, Mayor Vince Lago. “I welcome this type of product in the city and think that it’s very beneficial for a lot of families.”
The developer for this Gables Village is MG Developer, who recently completed Biltmore Square, a luxury village development in the heart of Coral Gables.
“MG Developer is committed to the beautification of the city,” says MG developer Aliro Torrealba.
Located at 535 Santander Avenue, the village will consist of duplexes, townhouses, and condominiums set throughout 17 lots, replacing the existing rental apartments bordered by Malaga Avenue, Santander Avenue, Segovia Street, and Hernando Street. Inspired by Merrick’s seven villages, Gables Village will be built in a Mediterranean Revival-style Architecture, designed by De La Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists, and bordered by gardens inspired by the alcoves in the Plaza de España. It will also have nice visual experiences for pedestrians who enjoy walks in the neighborhood creating a walkway for a public right of away.
“Gables Village stems from the conviction that the fundamental unit of design and architecture is not an individual building but as the city as a whole, and to the ideal of civic art and town building for the well-being of individuals and community alike,” says Maria de La Guardia, principal at De la Guardia Victoria Architects.
Now in its planning stage, Gables Village will integrate gardens and courtyards throughout an entire block, with 50 percent of the site expected to include lush landscaping and hidden parking garages featuring an artistic component that complements the entire Coral Gables area. The assembly of the project pays homage to the city’s past while building for modern-day luxurious comforts. The $50 million development has an expected completion date of 2024.
The development will include townhomes, duplexes, lofts, flats, and an archway with raised residences above ground level, creating a distinct welcoming feeling into the Gables Village enclave.
“From my perspective, this is one of the highest quality, nicest project I’ve seen presented in the city since I’ve been here, frankly only rivaled by few, and some of them are other projects by this developer,” said City Commissioner Vice Mayor Michael Mena.