Renderings Of Biggest Project Ever In Coral Gables, Now Rising

Construction is underway on the the largest project ever built in Coral Gables, valued at $600 million.

The Plaza Coral Gables (formerly called Mediterranean Village) will include 2.1 million square feet of space, spanning seven acres and three city blocks.

It will encompass approximately:

  • 174 luxury residential rental apartments
  • 242 hotel rooms, with the hotel rated 4.5 stars
  • 161,000 square feet of retail, with a focus on food and beverage
  • 447,000 square feet of office space in two towers
  • 2,400 parking spaces

The north parcel first phase broke ground last summer (including residential, office and retail), and is on track for completion by the end of 2020, a spokesperson told Miami Today. The central and southern parcels will follow the northern construction.

Agave Ponce, LLC, a subsidiary of Agave Holdings, LLC, is the developer.

RTKL is the architect.

The Herald featured a story recently of a single homeowner in the area of the development who has refused to sell.

 

 

Construction in December 2018:

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

They build more office than apartments. What a relieve…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Notice, no condos mentioned. Yeah!!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Fabulous. Hopefully activates that part of downtown some more..

Miami
2 years ago

Just accept that Coral Gables is for Old People and Work – its NOT FUN for your favorite generation

Anonymous
2 years ago

I Love the single “UP” house in the middle of the development.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I do too, it fits in it

Anonymous
2 years ago

2,400 parking spaces

LMAO!!!

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Lawyers in the Gables aren’t going to take public transport and Uber waits are too long. It’s a compounding problem.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Picture perfect project for this section of Ponde de Leon

Anonymous
2 years ago

U mean PONCE.. NOT PONDE..

Anonymous
2 years ago

You realize the C and D keys are right next to each other, right? Great job catching his/her typo…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Heck, before that, somebody wrote “What a relieve…”

Anonymous
2 years ago

If Coral Gables really wants to imitate a European city, it would at a minimum some dedicated bus lanes in its downtown core.

Anonymous
2 years ago

nah, 2400 parking spaces sounds better.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It used to have trams. It would be great to see those running again along Coral Way and 8th Street, but that’s of course a pipe dream.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They should get rid of buses and subsidize Dodge Challenger leases for people instead.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Man I just love that architecture. So European. I love it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The landscaping is the cherry on top.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I liked that name that had for it – Mediterranean Village

Anonymous
2 years ago

Stunning Development. (But WAY Too Much Parking…)

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sheesshh!.. will you parking whiners ever give it a rest?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Nope. We are legion for we are many!

Anonymous
2 years ago

We are running a bit late because the train is delayed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sheesh! Give it a rest. Two thousand parking spaces isn’t that much.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Beautiful, but am I the only one that read the Herald’s article… I love development but people we need to remember neighborhoods already exist. Just like you all complain about “square boxes in Downtown” don’t complement the neighborhood. Doesn’t matter the size, a neighborhood is a neighborhood.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think Metrorail should be torn down to make way for a series of drag strips.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I thought that that was what HOV lanes were made for?

Anonymous
2 years ago

They should extend the Dolphin through the city so it is easier for cars to get to and from these new parking decks!

Anonymous
2 years ago

They should bulldoze city hall to make an on-ramp

Afi Keita James
2 years ago

I Hope they do a hotel reboot in coral gables.

Anonymous
2 years ago

so is this another mall or what?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Smart that they didn’t neglect those who need parking.
Stunning development.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yeah.. some people think that the city should be in the business of making people ditch their cars.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I remember when Coral Gables was a Suburb….

Anonymous
2 years ago

still is

Anonymous
2 years ago

no it is not

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes it is.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Looks like downtown Boca

Anonymous
2 years ago

Even if it’s a little kitschy, it’s still so much better than any Arquitectonica or Stantec monstrosity of random windows and balconies splatted on glass and concrete boxes.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How much for the lone house that didn’t sell out ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

so beautiful!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I wonder how they’re going to incorporate the “Up” house. I think it’s a really interesting contrast and hope they make it work.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What are your opinions on the guy who refused to sell his house amid all this construction?

Anonymous
2 years ago

They can whine all they want, but it isn’t as if they weren’t offered a lot of money for their spot.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m glad to see that there are still people out there that can’t be bought!

Anonymous
2 years ago

If that’s their stance, then don’t start whining when the bulldozers arrive.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It is not a house, it is an office building and a historical and architectural treasure in Coral Gables. The project around it is just a tacky, generic pseudo mediterranean nightmare, closer in style to Nicolaus Ceaucescu’s palace in Romania than to anything else in Europe.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’ll buy that sarcasm….

Anonymous
2 years ago

There are a few holdouts that you can see in the construction photo.

One is an office building, and another is a small single-family home. I think they are referring to the office building on Palermo, not the single-family home.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Those holdover homes/lots wont be worth anything after developers finish project.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The office building is not a holdout. The manager of the LLC is also a manager of the LLC for Agave.

Anonymous
2 years ago

thank you for that <3

Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree with you in almost everything, however, this project as ugly as it is was going to be built anyway. So now they are stuck with no money, in a house that worths close to nothing, and under a lot of pressure to maintain it accordingly with the new surroundings

Anonymous
2 years ago

When people put their emotions over intelligence. $900000 for God Sake. Once that project is finished the value of land would be close to $0. Enriqueta in Midtown made the same Mistake.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I see you don’t know anything about property appraisal or zoning. The land this house sits is more than likely double zoned. Meaning, it’s zoned for residential or commercial.

Anonymous
2 years ago

And the house from the stubborn homeowners that refused to sell still there. They’re going to regret not selling.

Anonymous
2 years ago

super tacky