Say Goodbye to Scotty's Landing!

Real Estate Agent with EWM Realtors, Inc.

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Say goodbye to Scotty's Landing! Developers have been proposing a Coconut Grove waterfront project for several years and finally on November 5th voters approved a waterfront plan, which will lead to the demolishing of Scotty's Landing. According to the Miami Herald the vote allows the Grove Bay Investment Group to sign a 50-year lease with the city for the sites of the Chart House and Scotty's Landing restaurants and the Grove Key Marina. The plan, as it is currently outlined, will require the developers to spend $18 million to refurbish the Marina and to build three new restaurants (with one reportedly being a Shula's Steak House). Aside from the new eateries the plan also entails building a pedestrian promenade from South Bayshore Drive terminating at a new public pier over Biscayne Bay. Although there are people who do not support the revamping of Grove's waterfront I believe this is long overdue. Aside from the obvious financial ramifications, such as the increased revenue from the increase in foot traffic and the likely increase in property values in the years to come, there are two other benefits from this project. First, it has always seemed odd to me that although Coconut Grove is bordered by Biscayne Bay there really is almost no public access to enjoy the picturesque beauty the Bay offers us all. That said, I think the most exciting part of this project is the addition of the pedestrian promenade and public pier. These two pieces will really help define Coconut Grove as a true bayside community. Second, even though I love Scotty's Landing for its atmosphere the restaurant was in dire need of improvement. When you take in the whole project this is undoubtedly a great deal for the city and for its residents and I can't wait to take my first walk down the Coconut Grove Pier!!!

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