Coral Gables Tests Hurricane Resiliency Measures

The City of Coral Gables, home to The Astor Companies’ luxury residential project Merrick Manor, is testing new resiliency measures that could protect its infrastructure during a major hurricane.

Coral Gables is collaborating with the University of Miami – located in close proximity to Merrick Manor – to integrate “smart energy micro-grids” that could provide necessary power to help first responders and other emergency personnel help those in need, according to the Coral Gables News. Two initial tests of the solar-powered micro-grids have been completed, and a simulation model is in the works.

If successful, the city and university would have created something that could be implemented in all parts of the nation and world that are impacted by hurricanes.

Astor Companies has given strong consideration to hurricane safety in the planning and construction of Merrick Manor. The company is going above and beyond to ensure Merrick Manor residents stay safe and connected in the event of a major storm.

Throughout hurricane season, the Merrick Manor team will share a series of blog posts and videos about the different features that make the project second-to-none when it comes to weathering a storm. Make sure to visit the project blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn pages so you do not miss any important updates.

Located at 301 Altara Avenue, the 10-story, 227-residence Merrick Manor is located just steps away from the luxurious Shops at Merrick Park. Construction of Merrick Manor will be completed in 2018.

Astor just unveiled the finished model residences at Merrick Manor. Tours of the model residences can be scheduled through the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty sales team.

For pricing and other information about the residences at Merrick Manor, call (305) 779-6870 or visit the project Sales Gallery at 4200 Laguna Street, which is located directly across the street from the project site.

For commercial and retail opportunities available at Merrick Manor, contact Roza H. Radkiewicz of Astor Real Estate Group at (305) 779-5672 or (786) 218-8322 or email

Additional information about the project can be found by visiting or emailing