Its been three years since Hurricane Irma when shortly thereafter the City of Coral Gables commission took up the discussion and feasibility of under-grounding utilities. It is estimated that the initial cost of the project for under-grounding utilities would approximately be between $250 and $275 million. Each household would see a cost of approximately $25,000 – $30,000 with long-term finance options.
Due to Covid-19, the communication outreach and public meetings have been delayed. The city expects to resume communications and host various public meetings in 2021 for a 2022 ballot question. Issues such as costs, financing, locations of transformer boxes etc. will be discussed.