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Plaza Coral Gables works through the chain of reviews

The Plaza Coral Gables, formerly known as the Mediterranean Village, is still in the process of reviewing permits along with neighborhood concerns before moving forward with any further construction, according to city Planning and Zoning Director Ramon Trias.

The mixed-use project, which is set to rise at 2801, 2901 and 3001 Ponce de Leon Blvd., just south of downtown Coral Gables, will stand at 190 feet tall and have one level of retail along with a hotel component in the rear of the complex, creating an open pedestrian space in front of it, Mr. Trias previously told Miami Today.

“Right now we are doing the foundation work that is necessary to move forward,” Mr. Trias said. “We have started construction on one half of the project, but we are still in the permit reviewing process for the other half.”

“As of right now,” he said, “we can’t predict when the permitting process will finish.”

“We are also taking care to deal with any neighborhood concerns,” he said, such as landscape and other aesthetic related concerns.

As for what the new development will include, he said, the hotel will have 220 rooms, 16,000 square feet of meeting space, a 10,000-square-foot casual restaurant and a 30,000-square-foot quality restaurant, along with a gym and movie theater.

The residential component will be comprised of 136 rental apartments and 15 townhouses, along with 473,000 square feet of office space.

As for parking, Agave Ponce, the developer, plans to keep a planned 2,408-space garage within the building, with parking to be shared (during different hours) by the commercial and the residential users.

Delivery of the mixed-use project is anticipated for 2020 or 2021, according to the developer.

“This is a very big project,” Mr. Trias told Miami Today, “and it’s going to take some time to get everything up and running.”

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