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Supercharger- Coral Gables, FL (Coconut Grove)

jbcarioca

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There is a new Wawa now approved by Coral Gables zoning, to be located at the intersection of US 1 between Grand Avenue and Florida Avenue. There has been significant local controversy about this, but it has been approved. Building permits ahem not yet been issued although these will almost certainly be expedited to be completed before the current Coral Gables mayor completes is term and the City Council changes.

In the zoning plans submitted by Wawa they say:
"In addition, the project may provide Tesla charging stations on site."


https://www.coralgables.com/media/City Attorney/Opinions/2020/CAO 2020-003 Bahamian Village Site Plan.pdf

I had a conversation one this subject with an official in Coral Gables who said the Tesla inclusion was fully expected but is described as "...may provide..." because this application was fro zoning rather than permitting. Barring unforeseen problems it seems probable that this project will be completed by "late next summer, possibly earlier". The city definitely wants this project to be completed as soon as possible.

This location is a few blocks from the Coral Gables Tesla SC.
It will be a perfect stop for travelers on I95/US 1 between Miami and the Florida Keys. There are already four Superchargers within minutes of this one, but none are quite so convenient for travel along that route.
 
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jbcarioca

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Several building permits have been requested for this Wawa project and more regularly are being submitted. The master plan is here:
Permit
Nothing official has been submitted for the Tesla portion, nor is it expected for some time. My contacts say that the Tesla Superchargers are "expected" without any justification for that statement.
 

jbcarioca

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There are no permits thus far for a Supercharger at this location. Local Coral Gables sources claim that the expectation is for Tesla permits to be submitted sometime around June or July, once Wawa buildout nears completion. There are at other locations in Coral Gables that may compete with this location so nothing is firm yet. Those with long memories may really that Supercharger infrastructure was installed and pedestals delivered but not installed at the Coral Gables store and SC but were removed prior to opening. The posts and conduits are still there. So, until we see actual Pedestals installed I will not be certain that any CG location will actually happen. I'm sure I am not the only one who is trying to confirm the facts. The upcoming April city elections in Coral Gables might well shift the local priorities.
 

Larry Chanin

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There are no permits thus far for a Supercharger at this location. Local Coral Gables sources claim that the expectation is for Tesla permits to be submitted sometime around June or July, once Wawa buildout nears completion. There are at other locations in Coral Gables that may compete with this location so nothing is firm yet. Those with long memories may really that Supercharger infrastructure was installed and pedestals delivered but not installed at the Coral Gables store and SC but were removed prior to opening. The posts and conduits are still there. So, until we see actual Pedestals installed I will not be certain that any CG location will actually happen. I'm sure I am not the only one who is trying to confirm the facts. The upcoming April city elections in Coral Gables might well shift the local priorities.
JC,

Yes, anything can happen.
The location of the Wawa in question is 280 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33133. Correct?
A plumbing permit was issued on March 16, 2021, for the Wawa.
Permit
My sources say that the Wawa construction is on hold, but that Tesla still plans to proceed at that location.

Larry
 
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Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
Aug 22, 2011
4,910
764
Sarasota, Florida
JC,

Yes, anything can happen.
The location of the Wawa in question is 280 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33133. Correct?
A plumbing permit was issued on March 16, 2021, for the Wawa.
Permit
My sources say that the Wawa construction is on hold, but that Tesla still plans to proceed at that location.

Larry

jbcarioca forwarded the following local news blog to me:

Coral Gables candidates focus on WaWa gas station settlement in schools forum

Coral Gables Wawa.jpg


Above is the proposed Wawa. It only would have 6 gas pumps and the number of parking spaces would be quite limited. There is overhead electric supply on the south side and I'm guessing that, if the Wawa is constructed, that Tesla would install the Supercharger Station along 8 parking spaces on the south side with the equipment going in the green space there.


Coral Gables Wawa 2.jpg


As the blog points out, the George Washington Carver Elementary School is literally across the street from the proposed Wawa.

Larry
 
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