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Segovia Plaza
Restoring our Historic Plazas and Entrances

If you've noticed the orange barrier mesh around our historic plazas and entrances, it's for a very good reason. The historic plazas and entrances of Coral Gables, built in the early 1920s and so important to the City's architectural heritage, are being restored. Approximately $1.6 million is being funded for the restoration of Granada Plaza, Granada Entrance, Balboa Plaza, Segovia Plaza, Commercial Entrance, Ponce de Leon Plaza and Columbus Plaza.  The works include the architectural renovation and conservation of the structures, which includes the upgrade of the fountains and the retrofit of all light fixtures. Renovation has been ongoing since November 2016 with an anticipated completion date in the fall of 2017. Read more...
Balboa Plaza

New Sidewalks and Decorative Lighting To Enhance Your Neighborhood

Coral Gables residents can now request the installation of new sidewalks and decorative lighting on their streets through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program. This new program is designed to improve the safety of pedestrians throughout our neighborhoods as well as enhance the sense of community and quality of life.  The City will fully fund sidewalk installation on collector roadways and 50 percent of sidewalk installation on local residential streets.  The City will also fund design and electrical service costs for lighting on any residential street when residents elect to fund the installation of the lights through a monthly assessment, over 1-5 years, depending on the overall cost of the project. Read more...
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Register Early for Summer Camps

Register early to guarantee a spot for your child in their favorite summer camp. Members of the War Memorial Youth Center can now register to any of the very popular summer camp programs. Coral Gables residents can register beginning on Monday, March 13; non-residents/open registration is available beginning on Monday, March 20. Please stop by the Youth Center Office, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. All participants must register prior to the start date of the program.  Bring two proofs of Coral Gables residency, birth proof and report card of participant. For special needs accommodations, please contact cvester@coralgables.com.  To view a list of Summer Camps available, click here.
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Closing All Expired Construction Permits 

Attention licensed contractors and homeowners: if you have a construction permit that has expired without the required final inspection approvals on a home or building, or that is missing the required paperwork at the end of the job, you need to close it out. Contractors or any individuals doing owner-builder construction work won't be able to apply for any new permits until all expired permits have been closed. This new procedure seeks the safety and wellbeing of our residents by ensuring that all construction work in Coral Gables is being done according to code. The City's Development Services Department will walk you through the process to close any expired permits. Read more...
City Hall
Get to Know the Candidates for City Commission Seats

In addition to the candidate forum hosted yesterday by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce (watch it here), two additional debates will give voters the opportunity to meet the candidates for the upcoming General Biennial Municipal Election of Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The Coral Gables Forum is hosting the debates at the Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 DeSoto Boulevard, beginning at 7 p.m.  On Tuesday, March 21, the program features the four candidates for the City Commission Group V seat. On Thursday, March 30, candidates for City Commission Group III seat will debate, followed by candidates for the Mayoral seat. The moderator will be news anchor Eliott Rodriguez. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available. All debates will be aired on Coral Gables Television (CGTV) at a later date to be announced. Read more...
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Free UM Baseball Tickets Available for Residents

Residents of Coral Gables can receive up to four free tickets per household for the following Canes baseball games:
  • Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. - UM vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Tickets available now for pick up.
  • Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. - UM vs. Duke Blue Devils. Tickets available beginning on Saturday, March 25.
  • Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. - UM vs. Florida State Seminoles. Tickets available beginning on Saturday, April 8.
  • Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m. - UM vs. Virginia Tech Hokies. Tickets available beginning on Saturday, May 6.
Only 250 tickets are available for each game on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be distributed in person at the War Memorial Youth Center no earlier than the designated distribution date. Residents must show proof of residential address. Read more...
Around Town
Big City Folk Band
Big City Folk Band
Free Folk Band Concert for Gables Residents

As part of the Development Agreement between the City of Coral Gables and the University of Miami, Coral Gables residents can enjoy a free concert by Big City Folk Band on Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m. at the Gifford Arboretum. Big City Folk Band is comprised of University of Miami students and combines folk, bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, country, and other musical influences. The Gifford Arboretum is located on the Northwest corner of the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus near Robbia Avenue and San Amaro Drive. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Read more...
Pinewood Cemetery
It's All about Pioneer Day

The City of Coral Gables and the Pinewood Cemetery Advisory Board invite you to Pioneer Day, a celebration of the history of early pioneer families, many buried at Pinewood Cemetery. Join us on Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. at Pinewood Cemetery located on Erwin Road just south of Sunset Drive. Architect Rick Gonzalez is the guest speaker. The event features self-guided tours of the oldest burial ground in Miami-Dade County commonly used as such since 1897. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Read more...
Enjoy Last Three Weeks of Farmers Market

Enjoy the last three Saturdays of the Coral Gables Farmers Market on March 11, 18 and 25  at the corner of Miracle Mile and LeJeune Road, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Don't miss this great market of fun, fresh food and vegetables, plants and baked goods for sale. It all starts at 8 a.m. with a free Tai Chi class, followed by gardening workshops at 9 a.m., cooking demonstrations at 10 a.m. and children activities starting at 11 a.m. Read more...
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Mad Romance performs on March 14
More Free Jazz Concerts, Movie and Weekly Exercise Classes 

The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile is the place to be every Tuesday night, from 6-7:30 p.m. for free live Jazz in the Gables concerts. The last three concerts of the year are scheduled for March 14, 21 and 28. In addition, you can enjoy a free movie on Thursday, March 16, featuring "Raiders of the Lost Ark" . Grounds open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. The Wellness Wednesdays program held at the same location from 6-7 p.m. continues weekly until May 2017. Convenient parking is available at the municipal parking garages on Andalusia for $1 per hour. Read more...

Taste the Coral Gables Love Food Tour

Your taste buds are in for a treat. The City of Coral Gables has partnered with local blogger Coral Gables Love for a guided Food Tour on Giralda's Restaurant Row! Join us on Tuesday, March 21, 6-9 p.m., for a food-filled night visiting three restaurants on Giralda Avenue: Talavera Cocina Mexicana, PokéBao and The Local. Bring your appetite and sample delicious drinks and dishes. Tickets cost $40. Complimentary valet parking is available on Giralda, and self-parking is nearby at the City's parking garage at 51 Aragon Avenue. Enjoy a leisurely walk between these fine restaurants for a sneak peek at the beautiful Streetscape project taking shape. Space is limited. Read more...
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Bike Day
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Saturday, March 11
12-6 p.m.
Fred B. Harnett Ponce Circle Park
2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Gables Bike Day
Sunday, March 12
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Merrick Park across from City Hall
405 Biltmore Way
Quick Links
Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
To view weekly updates on the construction work, traffic impact and other relevant information, click here.
Traffic Update
FDOT is doing roadway construction along LeJeune Road from Almeria Avenue to Majorca Avenue. This project will last until June of next year. Lane closures may occur during non-peak hours on nights and weekends. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits. 
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