Hurricane Irma Aerial Aftermath Photos & Video In Miami - Part 2

Hurricane Irma Aerial Photo

Hurricane Irma Aerial Photo

Yesterday, in Part 1, we showed photos of the damage done to Miami after Hurricane Irma.

Today we have aerial photos and a video of an area that was hit hardest by the storm - Coconut Grove.

At Bayshore Landing Marina many boats and yachts were sunk or overturned by the Hurricane. A lot of damage occurred at Scotty's Landing and The Chart House with the dock being torn apart. The railing was ripped apart at the shoreline around The Chart House.

Sailboats were pushed into Peacock Park from the storm and a dead body was found at The Mutiny along South Bayshore Drive.

Miami is slowly starting to recover from Hurricane Irma.

Aerial Photos

Hurricane Irma Aftermath Video

The Harbour In Coconut Grove To Begin Construction In July

The Harbour Site in Coconut Grove

The Harbour Site in Coconut Grove

Construction on The Harbour in Coconut Grove is expected to start next month in July, according to Miami Today.

The Harbour will have two restaurants, entertainment event space, marina with 400 boat slips and a public baywalk. A new two story parking garage with 333 spaces will be built, which site work has already started.

The site is currently home to the restaurant Scotty's Landing (Grove Bay Grill) and The Chart House which closed in November 2015. Those two buildings will be demolished soon and replaced with The Harbour.

The Harbour was approved by voters in a 2013 referendum and was supposed to begin construction at the end of 2015, but was held up by litigation. 

Virginia Key Marina Expansion Goes Back For Re-Bid

Virginia Key Marina

After three bids were submitted for a Virginia Key Marina expansion in February, the bidding process will now start over, according to The Miami Herald. 

City Commissioners voted to reject the bids and write new guidelines for the project that do not exceed the original 2010 master plan.

Bids Submitted To Expand Virginia Key Marina

Virginia Key Marina

Three bids have been submitted to the City of Miami to redevelop Virginia Key Marina, according to The Miami Herald.

Part of the bids would be to increase the wet slips from 198 to 498, build a public boat ramp and pay $3.45 million towards a 45,000 square foot public garage. The restaurant Rusty Pelican is the only part of the 53 acres that won't need to be redeveloped. The base rent will be $2.15 million a year, plus a percentage of gross sales.

First Phase Of Island Gardens Opens On Watson Island

After adding the docks and building a new seawall at Island Gardens in November, the first phase of the development, the deep harbor marina, is ready to open. The marina can hold up to 50 super yachts up to 550 feet in length.

The luxury Island Gardens on Watson Island is being developed by Mehmet Bayraktar of Flagstone Property Group and will have two hotels and a residential tower that will cost $1 billion. Construction is slated to begin in the fourth quarter of this year with completion in 2018.

Renderings of Island Gardens and views from Watson Island can be seen here.