The Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board has approved the new historic district. The decision was made this past Thursday after an unanimous decision.
The new district will encompass 61 residences, three lots, three plazas, and Salvadore Park, located between Alhambra Circle and Anderson Road. Of the 61 homes designated, 17 were already considered historic and already under went the required review of the Historic Preservation Board.
The Historic Resources Department proposed the district in order to help preserve the original planning model of Coral Gables founder, George Merrick. The city preservation board received just one opposition from a resident before the decision was made.
The new historic appointment means that the properties will need additional reviews from the city before making any type of changes in order to help keep the original integrity of the historic Coral Way. Before applying for city permits, the Historical Resources Department will need to give approval.
Residents are happy with these changes, believing they will help to keep home values up and keep Coral Gables original city character.
Residents who have questions about the new historic district can call the Historical Resources Department at 305-460-5093.