Coral Gables Residents and Friends:
On August 12 at the City of Coral Gables Planning and Zoning meeting there was a significant turnout of people who came to listen and to speak about the “Paseo de la Riviera” project (where the Holiday Inn is located on US#1).
Most residents never had an opportunity to speak, so the item was continued to September 16, 6 – 9 pm, at City Hall. We urge you to attend this public hearing to provide input on this project which could increase the allowed height from 77 feet up to 190.5 feet on a site just across from low-rise apartments and only one block from single-family residential homes.
The “Paseo de la Riviera” is proposed on the site of the Holiday Inn on US1 across from the University of Miami. It includes two 14-story towers, a 250 room hotel and a massive 234 unit rental apartment building with 860 plus garage spaces. There is understandable concern by the surrounding neighbors about the inevitability of traffic overflow into the residential neighborhood, particularly since there is no traffic light on US 1 and Caballero Blvd.
Gables Good Government Committee