Allen Morris Plans Ponce Park Residences In Coral Gables, Designed By Oppenheim

The Allen Morris Company has announced plans for a 16-story tower in Coral Gables called Ponce Park Residences.

Ponce Park Residences will include 171 residential units with retail and restaurant space on the ground level. A .75 acre open-air space with an urban park dedicated to the City of Coral Gables will also be built as part of the project.

The design of the building is said to be inspired by George Merrick’s Coral Gables City Hall and its coral rock rotunda and arcade.

The podium façade will be covered with natural stone, above which the building tapers back significantly to the project’s slender 80-foot-wide upper floors.

The ground floor area will include a retail-lined pedestrian paseo joining the park, a double ceiling height arcade modeled after the historic Hotel Colonnade on Miracle Mile, dozens of shade trees, multiple water features and various seating areas.

Ponce Park Residences will include residences with 1 to 3 bedrooms, ranging in size from 750 sq. ft. to over 1,780 square feet. Ceiling heights will be 10 to 12 feet, with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Allen Morris Company, which is headquartered in Coral Gables, will contribute $2.4 million to the city to pay for the creation of the park. The company will also cover maintenance of the park at no cost to the city.

The developer will also donate an additional $1 million towards the beautification of the Fred B. Harnett (Ponce Circle) Park, and contribute over $330,000 to the city’s parking fund.

The project has already passed review by multiple Coral Gables boards.

Groundbreaking is anticipated for Q4 of 2021 with an expected completion date of Q3 2023.

Oppenheim Architecture firm is the architect, with Naturalficial designing the development’s 31,470 sq. ft. open-air greenspace.


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Azarius
4 months ago

This is a nice project this area of downtown Coral Gables could use some new development. And this will add to the new development across the street. Lot of activity Coral Gables

Shawn Kouri
4 months ago

That might actually help bring more condo units built for families into the area.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nice high rise infill to the area.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Better than that old sketchy quick stop.

Anonymous
3 months ago

What a piece of crap, we don’t need cheap rentals with not enough parking
The traffic will be a nightmare, they are talking about a park, this is not a park but just a bigger sidewalk
You can go to Kendall or Doral with this building, we don’t want in Coral Gables.
Looks like all the positive comments must be from the developer

Anonymous
3 months ago

Totally agree!!!! This building does not belong in Coral Gables.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Awesome project!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Very nice

Anonymous
4 months ago

How much money to rent?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Looking forward to the safer traffic pattern from the removal of that little section of University Drive. More space for people = better city

Anonymous
3 months ago

There are no accidents on this section and if you don’t like it drive somewhere else but this part of university stays

Anonymous
4 months ago

i’m happy to see there are lots of construction projects going on all over Miami dade county. i hope it gets built. this area in ponce de leon from bird road to 8 st has the potential to turn into a really great neighborhood

Anonymous
4 months ago

More of this in the City of Miami, please. The beach, too. It fits well in South Florida as a whole.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Coral Gables has higher standards than the City of Miami. This is a perfect modern fit for the architecturally significant context of the Gables. Sorry, Miami. It will be more Related Arquitectonica LLC

Anonymous
3 months ago

Alas, the City of Miami allegedly has the country’s most comprehensive form-based zoning code to foster new urbanism, traditional architecture at the human scale. Miami and much of South Florida developed in the 1920s has the same architectural context, but we should have a mix of classical and modern architecture rather than a Related/Arquitectonica monopoly.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Most of the precedent/character imagery used as a reference is intellectual property from Raymond Jungles, Inc. and is from the firm’s private professional photography of their gardens. It should not be referenced as work from NaturalFicial. NaturalFicial does not have the usage rights for these images. They belong to Raymond Jungles, Inc. and the firm’s professional photographers.

Anonymous
4 months ago

where is the red roof?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Gorgeous

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yes. Let all the old and family condo dwellers from downtown move here and let the young professionals move into downtown. CG is perfect for anyone with a 11:00 or earlier bedtime.

Andrew
4 months ago

I’m not sure if this post is meant to be offensive or not… lol… but I actually don’t completely disagree. I have lived in Brickell for almost 10 years now and definitely enjoyed the late nights etc and vibe.
But I’m in my 30’s now and the nights lasting past 12am are few and far between. So some more space, a more chill vibe, but still plenty of great restaurants and bars is sounding pretty attractive.
Getting old what can I say. lol

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wait til you’re into your 40’s…..I’m only staying up past midnight to watch the end of west coast NBA games at home on my flat screen.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nothing wrong with that.
It all cannot be party town USA.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Party Party Party all adds up to an unhealthy life only for someone in their 20’s. The dawn of a new day is the best part!

Anonymous
4 months ago

ill attempt to mimic Mediterranean architecture, George Merrick wouldn’t approve..copying and pasting the measurements of squares and rectangles from the Biltmore doesn’t make it look Mediterranean

Anonymous
4 months ago

…and the Biltmore mimicked La Giralda, and a whole chunk of Neoclassical architecture around the world mimic Greco-Roman temples. Still better than any glass or concrete box that all intentionally look the same.

Anonymous
4 months ago

So funny – you are. It’s all a version of a previous past historic style based on centuries past.

Anonymous
2 months ago

It appears this development has been withdrawn due to heavy opposition.