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Grove Bay Marina Mixed-Use Hangars

Lemartec is the Prime Construction Manager for the Grove Bay Marina Mixed-Use Hangars. The Project consists of the retrofit and renovation of two historic steel hangars (B and C) located in the heart of Coconut Grove, by the Dinner Key Basin, next to the world-class Grove Harbour Marina and the Fresh Market. Lemartec provided essential Pre-Construction Value Engineering and Cost Control services and is now executing the Construction work. Hangar B is a 19,850 SF proposed gray box fitted for future tenant space.

The scope of services includes asbestos abatement, general demolition, lead abatement, replacement of exterior metal panels, gutter system, and trims, replacement of exterior glazing and install new glazing and posterior structure on proposed east and west openings, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fixtures (MEPFs) for future kitchen and bathrooms, and interior-gray shell build-out. Hangar C is a 17,000 SF boat storage space that includes 2,825 SF ground floor proposed retail space and 2,825 SF second floor new office space. The scope of services includes general demolition, lead abatement, replacement of exterior metal panels, gutter system, trims, replacement of exterior glazing, and repair of twenty-four (24) hangar doors. On the interior, the Hangar is to have one (1) 2,100 lb. capacity, a 2-story elevator, and two stairwells. Boat Storage is to be fitted with complete MEPFs. New tenant spaces are to be fitted with complete MEPFs and interior finishes.

This historical Hangar was built in 1918 as the first continental naval air station in the United States until the end of WWI. Through the 1930s and 40s, Dinner Key served as a base for Pan American World Airway’s flying boats. Grove Bay Marina, a mixed-use facility that includes boat storage, new offices, and retail tenant spaces reached substantial completion and is in full operation. These existing hangars are under strict architectural requirements to preserve the original character of the building and the charm of the community. It was completed in conjunction with the owner and architect to ensure the character of the building was maintained.

Rebuilding the iconic hangars rather than repurposing the land allows the district to retain the view residents and visitors have enjoyed for decades. Our participation in helping preserve the marina and updating its structures is a source of pride and one that will endure for decades to come. With its historical presence and being adjacent to Miami’s City Hall, Lemartec had specific Art in Public Places (AiPP) requirements. Lemartec was requested by the client to help provide insight on how to inlay specific curated art pieces embedded into the concrete sidewalks throughout the 7 Acre site.

This development will bring new operations and retail tenants to the area, enhancing the dynamism inherent in Coconut Grove.

CLIENT: Grove Bay Investment Group
LOCATION: Coconut Grove, FL
SERVICES: Prime Construction Manager for Steel Structures