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The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce is a 1,500 member, not-for-profit association whose mission is: "To foster and enhance the economic interests and quality of life in the Coral Gables community.
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Believing that the charrette was a ...
Believing that the charrette was a good urban renewal effort, if somewhat too recherché, after attending it, I asked Planning Director Eric Riel to quantify the recommendations, and urged Anderson to insist on that next logical step.
But nothing happened.
12. Planning Director Eric ...
12. Planning Director Eric Riel
That changed in 2004, when the ...
That changed in 2004, when the city created a special district within the industrial area to allow retail, office and residential uses in a same project, said Eric Riel, the city's planning director.
In exchange for the alley, the developer would volunteer to pay for sidewalk, irrigation and landscaping improvements on Coral Gables streets that are not connected to Merrick Park, Riel
News -- Zoning Code 1st approval 10/19
Planning Director Eric Riel said pushing the second reading of the rewrite back into the new year would allow the his staff to answer new questions brought up at the meeting and incorporate final changes while also giving time to schedule an additional Planning and Zoning meeting next month if needed.
responded to the commissioner that the current Zoning Code did not specifically set the distance at 100 ft. - although he
acknowledged that the distance was interpreted from existing code - and that the new code put in a reduced distance to help developers meet more parking requirements and additional landscaping provisions.
challenged the assertion saying that other factors played a larger role in determining what developers would build.
acknowledged that both properties would be losing permitted uses in the new Zoning Map which is part of the new Zoning Code, he
said current uses were still allowed as non-conforming uses.
Eventually, the commission directed Riel
to reevaluate the new map to address certain properties and report back to them before final approval, although they did not specify that any action be taken.
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The city is finalizing the rewrite and Planning Director Eric Riel has scheduled three meetings next month to address the rest of the articles that have either been deferred or unresolved.