Development Boom: The ComReal Guide to New Projects in the Gables

Written by Hayley Smith

January 31, 2020

With headquarters in the heart of Coral Gables, ComReal is both a stakeholder and developer of the community. That’s why we are pleased to see several new projects in the pipeline for our historic neighborhood. Here’s a look at what’s going up in the Gables 

The Link at Douglas

The Link at Douglas

Rendering via Adler Group

This mixed-use, multi-phase project is already underway on Douglas Road near US-1—just down the road from ComReal. The Link at Douglas will include approximately 1,500 housing units; 25,000 sq. ft. of retail space; a 250,000 sq. ft. office building; and a public plaza that connects with The Underline, a 10-mile long park that runs toward downtown. The project will also see a redevelopment of the Douglas Road Metrorail station–providing increased connectivity to rail, bus and train lines.

The $600m project is being developed by 13th Floor and Adler Groups with design by Corwil Architects. Phase One—a 22-story Class A apartment building with 312 units—has already broken ground, and new renderings of the design were recently released.

The Collection

The Collection

Rendering via the Collection

Also in the US-1 corridor is the massive expansion of the Collection, an ultra-luxury car dealership in the Gables.

The new eight-story, 500,000 sq. ft. building will house fully enclosed, stand-alone shops for Jaguar and Land Rover, along with maintenance and repair shops and several stories of auto storage—enough to hold 850 new cars. As part of the project, the Collection will contribute to a portion of the Underline.

The building’s neo-classical Mediterranean design blends classic Gables with whitewashed modernism, and is a collaboration between architect Jorge Hernandez and Spring Engineering. It is being developed by Nolan Reynolds International.

Gables Station

Gables Station

Image via Gables Station

If the Collections’ expansion design looks familiar, that’s because the architect is also a co-designer of the upcoming Gables Station. This mixed-use project is being touted as an oasis of residences, public, and commercial space in a prime location connecting Coral Gables to Downtown Miami.

Located on 4.5 acres just steps from the Metrorail, Gables Station will be comprised of three buildings. Buildings 1 and 2 are residential buildings with a combined 450 units and 37,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail space. Building 3 is an “executive extended-stay hotel/residential product” with 66 rooms and 68,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground level. The project’s commercial space includes 10,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, plus ample parking, amenities, and public and outdoor spaces.

Loew’s Coral Gables

Loew's

Rendering via Loew’s

Hospitality giant Loews will open its second location in Miami-Dade County at 2901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard in the Gables. The new luxury hotel will feature 242 rooms that cater to business travelers and weekend vacationers, and will include 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and a rooftop pool and event deck. The $150m project is scheduled for completion in 2022, and is a joint venture between Agave Holdings (which is currently developing The Plaza in the Gables) and Loews Hotels.

Leasing Activity:

The Gables isn’t just about sales. The neighborhood has several new lease tenants, too:

  • Tur Kitchen: This 2,300 sq. ft. Mediterranean restaurant opened in January at 259 Giralda Avenue.
  • Cebada: This wood-fired grill will occupy a portion of the 1,700 sq. ft. former American Brasserie space at 116 Giralda Avenue beginning in April.
  • Piuma: This Italian gourmet restaurant will also occupy some of the pace at 116 Giralda Avenue beginning in April.
  • De La Gallery: A gallery space for original photographs and framing will occupy 850 sq. ft at 290 Miracle Mile.
  • La Sandwicherie: This Iconic French bakery will operate 4,855 sq. ft. at 142 Giralda Avenue beginning in April
  • GreenLife Organic Bistro, Bank United, Buenos Aires Bistro, Freddo Gelato, La Glace Restaurant, Rodilla Restaurant, Segafredo Restaurant and SweetGreen will also be joining the neighborhood later in 2020.

As long-time members of the Coral Gables community, we are looking forward to the influx of residents, workers, retail and restaurants in our area. There’s never been a better time to invest in the Gables.

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