According to the Miami Herald, plans to build a new Chalks Seaplane Base which was delayed for years due to litigation and zoning restrictions, is finally getting on the step. Miami Commissioners voted Thursday to remove a major obstacle blocking the construction of a new aviation center by rezoning the southwest corner of Watson Island. The 4 to 1 decision, with Frank Carollo dissenting, allows Chalks owner Nautilus Enterprises to seek approvals for its new headquarters. Ignacio “Nacho” Vega, whose Nautilus Enterprises bought Chalks from its previous owner said:
“We’re going to start doing an amazing seaplane base serving Miami and all our visitors and friends who come to Miami. We’re looking forward to it.” .