The Chart House

Construction To Begin Soon On Grove Bay Parking Garage

Grove Bay Parking Garage Site

Grove Bay Parking Garage Site

Munilla Construction Management has been selected out of 5 other bidders to construct a new Grove Bay Parking Garage, according to Miami Today. 

The new redesigned parking garage will have two parking levels instead of three, but still have 333 parking spaces.

The Grove Bay Parking Garage is part of a 7 acre mixed used development leased by The City of Miami, called The Harbour, which will be developed by The Grove Bay Investment Group.

Demolition recently began on the abandoned Chart House on the edge of Biscayne Bay and construction will begin soon on The Harbour, that will have two restaurants, entertainment event space, marina with 400 boat slips, and a public baywalk.

Inside The Abandoned Chart House Restaurant Coconut Grove

Inside The Abandoned Chart House Restaurant Coconut Grove

As demolition begins at The Chart House in Coconut Grove to make way for a new mixed used development called The Harbour. The building sat empty for almost two years since closing in November 2015, which was delayed because of litigation. 

Built in 1982 by architect Joe Lancor of Hawaii, The Chart House had a unique design that featured wood panelling on the ceiling with large glass windows overlooking Biscayne Bay. There were three large sunlight windows on the roof of the building - one in the middle and two long windows on the West and East side of the restaurant. The interior had a distinct green carpet throughout the dining area. 

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Demolition Begins At The Chart House Coconut Grove

The Chart House Coconut Grove

The Chart House Coconut Grove

The Chart House in Coconut Grove is now being demolished after the initial demolition date of September 11th was delayed because of Hurricane Irma.

Built in 1982, with 10,515 square feet, The Chart House was designed by architect Joe Lancor of Hawaii who also designed many other Chart Houses across the country.

The Chart House closed in November 2015 after 33 years to make way for a mixed use development called The Harbour that will have two restaurants, entertainment event space, marina with 400 boat slips, a public baywalk and converting the seaplane hangars into retail space. It will be developed by The Grove Bay Hospitality Group who received the contract by Miami City Commissioners in 2013. The Harbour was approved by voters in a 2013 referendum. 

The Harbour is expected to be open early 2019 and cost $80 million.

Demolition Video

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

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.