Coconut Grove's Multi-Million Waterfront Project

Miami voters approved an $18 million plan to renovate the waterfront in Coconut Grove. The project aims to revitalize and improve public access to the historic village’s bayfront.

Photo by: Kara Franker View of the Coconut Grove waterfront from Scotty's Landing. 

Despite opposition from some residents in the neighborhood, voters approved a plan to completely remake the waterfront in Coconut Grove.

Developers from Grove Bay Investment Group will sign a 50-year lease with the city for the site and pay at least $1.4 million annually in rent. 

The renovations will include tearing down the Chart House restaurant and Scotty's Landing, a favorite local hang out spot. There's a chance that Scotty's could come back new and improved, but the Chart House? Not so much. Instead the upscale restaurant will be replaced with a Shula's Steak House. 

Developers will restore two historic Pan American Airways hangars, one for use as boat storage, the other for use as a marine-supply store. The plan also calls for creation of a pedestrian promenade from South Bayshore Drive that will extend out on to a new public pier over Biscayne Bay.

Rendering by: Arquitectonica The plan calls for replacing the two restaurants currently on the site with three restaurants, including Shula's Steak House.

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