Seaplanes Could Soon Be Making Regularly Scheduled Flights From Miami After Board Approved Plans For Terminal

Seaplanes could soon be regularly taking flight from the waters off downtown Miami again after plans for a Seaplane Base gained a key approval last week.

Miami’s Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board voted in favor of the plans at a meeting last week. A legal dispute over the development has also been settled, according to Law.com.

The Miami Seaplane Base was first established in 1919, prior to the adoption of the City of Miami’s first Zoning Code in 1934. It was recognized as an existing public airport by the State of Florida in 1947 and incorporated into the National Airspace System in 1959 by the Federal Aviation Administration

The project includes a 44,838-square-foot terminal, a 3,600-square-foot hangar, and 51 parking spaces. An existing building would be converted into a restaurant.

Chalk’s Airline Inc. and Nautilus Enterprises will operate the new terminal.

Kobi Karp is the architect.

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Anonymous

great decision, keep miami growing

Anonymous

Found the broker.

Anonymous

Much much better building. Very impressed.

Anonymous

Very cool!

Anonymous

Direct flights to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and the other islands.

Anonymous

Seaplanes can go that far without stopping?

Anonymous

Absolutely. Providenciales is less than 600 miles southeast.

Anonymous

Bro, we have advanced past Wright Brother’s technology.

Anonymous

Can anyone explain the large swimming pool in the rear of the complex?

Call me whatever you want

Explanation; Miami. You can watch a baseball game at Marlins Park from a pool, enough said.

La Mala

This is great, Finally. We just need Helicopter service to MIA and FLL.

Anonymous

Disappointed a design like this didn’t get chosen, a terminal with a submerged lobby and an underwater view of the bay. The terminal could have been one of a kind, iconic, but what we got and will have to live with is utilitarian and boring. http://bit.ly/2qsVZbc and here: http://bit.ly/2qrFb4n

Anonymous

Flight To Miami Yacht Show
https://vimeo.com/317749349

Anonymous

Awesome!!!

Anonymous

Once a commissioner asks the developer to add a hotel, restaurants and movie megaplex, you can bet it will never get built.

Anonymous

I remember the initial proposal four years ago with that awful tower.

Anonymous

What you call an awful tower, I call iconic and a missed opportunity. Instead, what’s proposed looks like a 1960s community center. Sad!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

OK!!!

Anonymous

Too bad the old seaplane base couldn’t be used instead, which is now Miami’s City Hall. It could be moved to the old courthouse.

Anonymous

I remember those flights in Biscayne Bay

Flymia

The Seaplane Base is in full operational use right now. That being said maybe something like this will add more service and potentially more use by private seaplanes.

Rigo

Can’t wait for this. Amazing!

Anonymous

Chalk’s…hmmm…

Reality

No parking podium? Not interested.

Anonymous

NO SHORE POWER?!?!?!?!?

Anonymous

Shore power machine broke

Understandable, have a nice day.

Anonymous

At least these kinds of comments make me laugh. Not the usual bitching sessions by all the experts. Thanks.

Anonymous

I’m not shore about getting on a Seaplane.

Anonymous

Lol.