Concurrency is a mechanism to ensure public facilities are in place and available to serve new development. Pursuant to Florida Statutes and the City of Coral Gables Comprehensive Plan, concurrency review is required for all applications for development approval to identify and address the impacts of new development on the levels of service for various public facilities, services, and infrastructure.

Public Facilities Reviewed

  • Sanitary sewers to determine the capacity of sewage treatment/disposal facilities, and collection/transmission facilities.
  • Solid waste determines landfills' capacity, incineration facilities, recycling facilities, and other disposal facilities.
  • Drainage to determine the capacity of storm water drainage facilities.
  • Potable water & fire protection to determine the capacity of potable water treatment plants and the capacity of water mains to provide sufficient water for fire protection.
  • Parks and recreation to determine the number or size, as applicable, of each type of open space, park, or recreational facility.

The City of Coral Gables has adopted a  “Gables Redevelopment Infill District” (GRID) area  for traffic concurrency purposes; hence road facilities are exempt from concurrency review for projects within the GRID area.

Projects Exempt from Concurrency Review

  • Single-family residential development platted before December 8, 1992.
  • Additions, renovations, or reconstruction of residential dwellings which do not increase the number of dwelling units placed on the premises or approved for the property.
  • Additions, renovations, or reconstruction of uses accessory to residential dwellings.
  • Sign permits.
  • Applications that will not result in a development order.
  • Applications requesting modifications of previously approved development orders where no greater than the impacts are anticipated.
  • Vested projects.

Public Schools Concurrency

Public schools also require concurrency review under state law and the City of Coral Gables Comprehensive Plan. 

Process for Public School Concurrency Review

The application can be obtained by clicking this link Public School Concurrency Application.

  • There is no charge to file the city application.
  • It takes about 10 working days for a determination from MDCPS.

Applications submitted to the city will be transmitted electronically to Miami-Dade Public Schools (MDPS) for Public School Concurrency review.

  • Applicants will receive an e-mail from MDCPS acknowledging receipt, providing the MDCPS application number and the link to MDCPS to the website where fees can be paid.
  • An application will not be processed without the required payments to MDCPS.
  • For additional questions, please contact Miami-Dade Public Schools Board at (305) 995-7634 or e-mail at: