Coral Gables approves high-rise on LeJeune Road
Merrick Manor, a mixed-use, 180-unit rental apartment complex and retail property extending 100 feet above the ground along Le Jeune Road, received final approval from the Coral Gables City Commission on Tuesday (Aug. 28).
The five commissioners, including Mayor Jim Cason, unanimously voted on second reading to support several stages of the project that will eventually replace an old trolley yard at LeJeune at Altara Avenue, once Miami-based Astor Development Holdings completes the project sometime next year.
The mixed-use site plan proposes a seven-story building of 72 feet fronting LeJeune and 10 floors and 100 feet at the opposite side of the property, along Laguna Street. Merrick Manor would feature apartments ranging from 790 to 1,200 square feet, along with 11,740 square-feet of retail and 5,946 square-feet of office space along with street level improvements.