Commissioners To Vote On Utilities Deal For Seaplane Base

Miami commissioners are scheduled to vote on a utilities deal that would allow a seaplane base to be built in the waters off downtown Miami.

Nautilus Enterprises is developing the new terminal, which will be operated by Chalk’s Airline Inc.

Most of the space in the new project will be devoted to restaurant use, despite it being an air terminal.

According to agenda item scheduled for Miami’s commission next week, the seaplane terminal will have:

  • 30,483 square feet of full service restaurant
  • 10,209 square feet of airport common concourse area

No other uses are included in the utilities deal (areas such as parking normally don’t need to be part of a utilities agreement).

The commission vote is scheduled for March 10.

There does not yet appear to be a construction permit pending for the project.

Kobi Karp is the architect.

 


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Anonymous
2 months ago

Still love this proposal for a contest to design a seaplane base on Watson Island. That underwater waiting area is muy cool.comment image

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

yeah, I like that one better

Anonymous
2 months ago

The underwater waiting area is cool, but the architecture is awful.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Ugly, looks like a tech oligarch’s spec house in Commiefornia.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Perfect location!

Anonymous
2 months ago

There was a seaplane base there since the beginning of commercial aviation. Chalks holds the honor of being the first to fly people for a fee.

Anonymous
2 months ago

There used to be seaplanes there on byscane bay I remember

Not Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s pretty, and will serve the city well

Melo is sigma and Chad
2 months ago

I’m its going to be used has the back drop for some movies.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Seems like a beautiful attraction with unbeatable views, hope they vote yes and build it!!!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Should be a full hotel

Anonymous
2 months ago

This should be a no brainer.
Make it happen

Anonymous
2 months ago

If you find something offensive leave it and never go back.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Good — you can move back to NY

Anonymous
2 months ago

^ See… my point is made!

Anonymous
2 months ago

The comments section of The Miami Herald and Twitter’s censored trending topics await.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Placing a seaplane base right up against that narrow slit where 10+ mega cruise ships come and go is not very smart. Knowing how Miami usually is, I would be surprised if a seaplane runs into a cruise ship, especially in that area where cruise ships do their re-positioning maneuver upon arrival

Anonymous
2 months ago

I swear people are so dumb… do you not think cruises are scheduled when to depart and arrive… and do you not think there’d be coordination with this…???

Anonymous
2 months ago

There exists no coordinating authority between seaplanes and cruise ships so he does have a point that such a public office would need to exist and hire for this in order to ensure safety between the two

Anonymous
2 months ago

Ok genius, we will let them know. I guess they didn’t think about that. Man, this guy should be on the board.

Anonymous
2 months ago

is this site where the soccer stadium was once proposed? (or at least one of the proposals…)

Anonymous
2 months ago

What does a seaplane base need a swimming pool for?

Long MIA
2 months ago

You must be new to the 645

eymay
2 months ago

🤣 too soon

Anonymous.
2 months ago

Somewhere nice to wait on windier days.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Why does a grain silo need a swimming pool? To swim in, you Midwest hick?! Now get out of here!

Anonymous
2 months ago

You should’ve asked: Why does a swimming pool need a seaplane base?