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.