CORAL GABLES CHARRETTE: PUBLIC PROCESS
Vice Mayor Maria Andersen, who helped initiate the charrette and worked behind the scenes to ensure its success, vowed to keep the process moving forward with action, implementation and commitment.
The ensuing part of this report consists of a final edit of the Master Plan, its illustrations and recommendations. The large number of recommendations represent the organizers' original intention to be responsive and comprehensive. As such, it is hoped that this document will be a wellspring of ideas and advice that will serve City leaders and administrators well as they continue their work in behalf of the public good.
"The inclusiveness of the process inspired a range of solutions, all of which shared the fundamental goal of honoring the city's history through new ways to make the original vision of the Merricks, the Finks, and Frank Button evident -- the character of the architecture, the presence of the native and exotic landscape, and the sense of community."
Professor Joanna Lombard, University of Miami School of Architecture and Charrette team member