Miracle Mile & Giralda Streetscape Project Moves Forward!
On Thursday, January 27, 2011 the City of Coral Gables commissioners approved a much-anticipated streetscape project for Downtown Coral Gables that will transform Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue into an urban and vibrant pedestrian-friendly destination.
The streetscape design for both Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue calls for the installation of improved urban lighting, wider sidewalks, tree canopy, benches, kiosks, the development of cleaner and more welcoming connections or “paseos” to garages and alleyways along with mid-block parks, outdoor art installations, intimate public space and plazas for events and gatherings. The plan also creates a better balance between pedestrian and vehicular traffic by converting the current angled parking to parallel parking to support pedestrian circulation.
The next step is for the City of Coral Gables to host additional meetings focusing on the project’s overall cost and design.