CORAL GABLES CHARRETTE: OVERVIEW
Merrick’s and Button’s dream of a lush, beautiful garden city suvives largely intact in the City’s residential neighborhoods. However, the Downtown has strayed from its inaugural concept and is perceived to have a number of shortfalls. Residents, business owners and developers each have their own concerns, sometimes contradictory. The task of the charrette was to examine these concerns and to propose a plan to benefit both public and private inter- ests. The charrette goal was twofold: renew the vision for the City’s heart, and clarify the regulatory framework in order to achieve this vision.