Coconut Grove Waterfront Development Being Delayed

Waterfront Site In Coconut Grove

A lawsuit against the Grove Bay Investment Group LLC filed by Stephen J. Kneapler that was dismissed, is now under appeal. 

Because of the lingering lawsuits, Scotty's Landing and the Chart House have agreed to remove the December 31, 2014 termination license and continue on a month to month basis, according to Miami Today.

In 2013, City Commissioners agreed to allow Grove Bay Investment Group LLC to develop 7 acres of waterfront land for $18 million that will include a Shula's and Oceana, Pub & Grub and retail space. Voters approved of the plan in November 2013. 

Lawsuit Filed To Stop Island Gardens On Watson Island

Site Of Island Gardens on Watson Island

After receiving approval in May, Flagstone has begun doing site work on Watson Island, which includes preparing the area for a marina to dock mega yachts. However, Flagstone has not given a timeframe when they plan to start the rest of the project.

Two Miami residents are suing to block the project according to the Miami Herald. They argue that the city approved to lease the site at $2 million a year based on the original agreement in 2001 and Flagstone should not have to pay that amount. Over time, the lease for the site should be valued at over $ 7 million a year based on 2014 estimates. 

The residents want new bids for the site and the existing contract thrown out.

Lawsuits Against Coconut Grove Marina Waterfront Dismissed

Site Of Proposed Waterfront Restaurant

Site Of Proposed Waterfront Restaurant

A judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Steve Kneapler against The Grove Bay Investment Group the claiming the city did not have enough votes to pass a referendum allowing the waterfront project to be built. 

Voters approved an $18 million two story waterfront restaurant to replace Scotty's Landing and The Chart House, which is next to Miami City Hall. Scotty's Landing restaurant has been there for 35 years and is a local favorite. Part of the approval process is the restoring of two old Pan-Am hangars, which was formally used to store airplanes. Coconut Grove architect firm Arquitectonica is designing the project. More renderings of the waterfront design can be seen here.

Kneapler plans on appealing.

One Thousand Museum Can Now Move Forward After Lawsuit Resolved

One Thousand Museum Site

One Thousand Museum Site

ExMiami is reporting that a lawsuit between Marc Roberts, who manages 1000 Biscayne Miami LLC and BP gas station has been resolved. 

Roberts had agreed to buy the gas station for $26.6 million in 2007, but failed to close the deal in 2010. 

One Thousand Museum developers under the 1000 Biscayne Tower LLC company can now close on the station with a sale price between $27 million and $60 million.

One Thousand Museum is designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Construction is expected to start by the end of 2014 or early 2015.