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CORAL GABLES CHARRETTE: DOWNTOWN

Buildings Height along Miracle Mile The public right-of-way of Miracle Mile is one hundred feet wide. This diagram shows four proposals for the street section of Miracle Mile. At the top is its existing condition of one and two storey buildings. The second section shows four stories facing the Mile as proposed in the Starwood proposal. The third section illustrates the one-to-one ratio, with buildings 100 feet tall, and at the bottom, the historical intention, with 150-foot-tall buildings.

The charrette proposes that buildings fronting Miracle Mile be maintained at a maximum of five to six stories. This responds to the overwhelming public desire for a lower scale along the Mile, and the precedent of lower buildings to the front and taller buildings to the rear as set by the historic Colonnade building and the approved Starwood project at the east end of the Mile. If this recommendation is pursued, Miracle Mile would eventually have a uniform urban space, with lower buildings to the front and taller to the back, in a manner which would give it a character unique among all South Florida urban centers.

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