The Historic Preservation Board in Coral Gables has approved the creation of a historic district along the city’s Coral Way.
Some of the first homes built in Coral Gables are part of the new district, which received unanimous approval from the board on Thursday, the Miami Herald reported. The district includes 61 residential properties, three plazas, three vacant parcels and a park. City officials hope the designation preserves the streetscape and the vision of city founder George Merrick.
The historic designation forces property owners within the district to go through additional layers of approval if they want to make substantial renovations or other improvements. Some of the homes in the district already had a historic designation. [Miami Herald] — Eric Kalis