The Real Deal Miami

Architect picked for Old Spanish Village

By James Kelly | September 05, 2008 05:03PM

Ponce Circle Developers, a joint venture between developer Mas Group and Ralph Sanchez, has chosen the team of Jorge L. Hernandez Architect, P.A. to design Old Spanish Village in Coral Gables. Construction on the $350 million project, which Sanchez claims will mirror Coral Gables-founder George Merrick’s original vision of an ancient Spanish-style community there, is slated to begin this fall.

Merrick’s plan, conceived in the 1920’s, was for Coral Gables to include several enclaves of homes modeled after the traditional architecture of several ethnicities, including French, Chinese, Dutch and Spanish. 

Hernandez has been a faculty member at University of Miami since 1987, and has given lectures throughout Europe and the U.S. during that time. 

The seven-acre mixed-use development will be built over three city blocks in downtown, adjacent to Ponce Circle, and bordering Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

The project’s residential component will include three mid-rise condo towers and 38 villas. The condos’ amenities will include swimming pools, cabanas, fitness centers and parking. The villas will two-car garages, private elevators, private rooftops and emergency gas generators.  

Cervera Real Estate will be handling marketing and sales for project’s homes.