TODAY! COMMISSION MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 9 — ZONING CHANGES TO THE CRAFTS SECTION & MIRACLE MILE –

CRAFTS SECTION BLOCK 36– KEEP IT RESIDENTIAL 1. REQUEST the Commission MAINTAIN its initial recommendation to keep BLOCK 36 as RESIDENTIAL for the entire block and not split. 2. THE CRAFTS SECTION IS PART OF MERRICK’S PLANNED COMMUNITY. ANY CHANGE WILL ERODE THE “FOUNDATIONAL QUALITIES” AND HISTORICAL  INTEGRITY OF THE AREA.   3.  MERRICK PLANNED THE SAN SEBASTIAN APARTMENT HOTEL AT THE EXISTING HEIGHT OF 4-STORIES TO SET THE BOUNDARY FOR THE CRAFTS SECTION.   4. CORAL GABLES NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION has recently submitted a memo in opposition to the proposal to upzone Block 36 of the Crafts Section. It states, “The area proposed for upzoning is comprised mostly of houses and a few 2-story residential buildings and has been zoned residential since at least 1963.  As such, this has been an in-town residential neighborhood for over 50 years and offers valuable housing diversity to Coral Gables’ real estate market.  Upzoning will not solve the problems that some residents are concerned about as this is by definition an “in-town” neighborhood; upzoning would only perpetuate and shift the problems to the residential neighborhoods that abut.’

TODAY! COMMISSION MEETING TUESDAY MARCH 9 — ZONING CHANGES TO THE CRAFTS SECTION & MIRACLE MILE – stephenmcgy@gmail.com – Gmail

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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