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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.

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Hurricane Irma Aftermath Video

Hurricane Irma Aftermath Photos In Miami - Part 1

Hurricane Irma Aftermath Photos In Miami - Part 1

As Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on September 10th as a category 3 hurricane, winds over 100 mph caused damage throughout Miami and Coconut Grove.

Brickell Avenue and Brickell Bay Drive turned into a river and Coconut Grove experienced storm surges past South Bayshore Drive. 

The next day the water had subsided leaving behind many uprooted trees and sunken boats. 

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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. 

Scotty's Landing Now Grove Bay Grill

Scotty's Landing in Coconut Grove

The beloved restaurant and bar of Coconut Grove - Scotty's Landing - has now changed ownership and is now called Grove Bay Grill, according to The Coconut Grove Grapevine.

The new ownership is Grove Bay Hospitality Group and they plan on making improvements to the kitchens and bathrooms of the restaurant located right on the Bay.

The Chart House next door is reportedly already closed and plans are still underway for the development of the site.

The End Of Scotty's Landing?

Scotty's Landing and The Chart House

On August 12th, 2015 Scotty's Landing in Coconut Grove was given 60 days notice to move out of the building in documents obtained by Crespogram. 

On October 12, The Grove Harbour Investment Group, led by Geraldo Leyva and Eduardo J Garcia plan on taking control of Scotty's Landing after years of legal battle over the site. However, this does not necessary mean that Scotty's will close right away after the 60 day notice. The Miami Herald states that, "the Grove Bay partners plan to operate some of the existing businesses for at least several months, which some believe is motivated more by existing profits than by a push to develop." 

The Grove Harbour Investment Group won the bid to develop the site, which will include restaurants, public pier, boat storage and restoration of the old Pan Am hangars. This was approved by voters in a November 2013 referendum and requires the group to invest $18 million into the site and $5 million into a parking garage. 

According to the Miami Herald, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said, "he’s been told that the developer plans to begin some demolition before the end of the year, and start work on the marina in the first quarter of next year." 

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.