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.
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.