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CITY OF MIAMI

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP NO. 16-17-011)


LEASE OF CITY-OWNED WATERFRONT PROPERTY
FOR MARINAS/RESTAURANT/SHIPS STORE USES
DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE & ASSET MANAGEMENT LOCATED AT VIRGINIA KEY, MIAMI FLORIDA
Proposers Name Virginia Key, LLC

Contact Person Robert Christoph, Jr.

Firms Liaison for the Contract Robert Christoph, Jr.

Primary Office Location 300 Alton Road, Suite 303


Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Local Business Address 300 Alton Road, Suite 303


Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Phone (305) 672.5588

Fax (305) 673.5995

Email Address rwcjr@rcimarine.com

RFP Title Request For Proposals (RFP No. 16-17-011)


For Lease Of City-Owned Waterfront Property
For Marinas/Restaurant/Ships Store Uses
Located At Virginia Key, Miami, Florida
Also Known As Virginia Key Marina RFP

RFP Number RFP NO. 16-17-011


1. COVER PAGE 6. REDEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE.................................... 13
(a) Land Use and Zoning Approvals.............................. 13
2. TABLE OF CONTENTS
(b) Phasing Schedule............................................................ 13
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................... 1 (c) Project Phasing................................................................14
(a) The Proposer.......................................................................1 i. Dry Storage....................................................................14

(b) Overall Experience and Qualifications.....................1 ii. Wet Slip Marina............................................................14

(c) Financials & Proposed Revenues................................1 (d) Environmental Permitting Approach.......................15

(d) Design & Operational Plan...........................................2 i. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)........................15
ii. Florida Department of Environmental Protection.........15
(e) Resiliency and Environmental Considerations......2
iii. Miami-Dade County.....................................................16
i. Continued operation during minor storms and
future king tides which are expected to be 4 7. PROJECT PLAN........................................................ 21
above sea level in 30 years............................................3
(a) Narrative Description of the
ii. Rapid recovery from storm-surge flooding Proposed Project Plan................................................... 21
(100-year surges expected at 11 above
i. Introduction..................................................................... 21
sea level in 2 years).........................................................3
ii. Design Intent Statement................................................. 21
iii. Water Efficiency...............................................................3
iii. Marina and Dry Storage...............................................22
iv. Building Environmental Strategies..................................3
iv. Restaurant.......................................................................23
(f) Public Benefits and Local Participation.....................4
v. Retail and Ships Store...................................................23
4. VISION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES vi. Dock Masters Office.....................................................23
OF PROPOSED PROJECT............................................ 7 (b) Site Program Analysis...................................................23
(a) Goals and Objectives......................................................7 i. Parking Solutions............................................................23
ii. Signage and Wayfinding Plan.....................................24
5. COMMUNITY BENEFITS............................................. 9
iii. Sewage and Pollution Control Plan..............................24
(a) Benefits Received by the Public...................................9
iv. Storm Water Management and Hurricane Plan.........24
i. Benefits Broad Set of Community Members..................9
v. Additional Overall Site Infrastructure
ii. Benefits Directly Respond to Needs Improvements, Including Fire Safety............................25
Affirmed by Community in Public Forums......................9
vi. Pedestrian, Community and Special Needs Access...25
iii. Benefits Offered Have Significant
vii. Water Transportation Initiative......................................26
Financial Value.................................................................9
viii. Lighting Plan...................................................................26
iv. Benefits Offered Long-Term...........................................10
(c) Conceptual Renderings and Elevations Of Overall
(b) Participation of Firms and Contractors Site As Well As From Within The Project.................26
that Maintain a Local Office........................................10
(d) Proposed Project Site Plan..........................................26
i. Firm Maintains an Active and
Established Local Office................................................10 (e) Wet Slip Configuration................................................. 53

ii. Firm has Committed to Hire a Majority (f) Construction Plan........................................................... 53


of City Residents and/or City Contractors..................10 (g) Landscape Plan............................................................... 53
iii. Hiring of Minority and Disadvantaged Groups..........10 (h) Resilience and Environmental Considerations... 53
iv. Responsible Wages/Living Wages..............................10 (i) Long-Term Resiliency of the Project........................ 53
(c) Resilience and Environmental ii. Commitment to Protection of Environmental Assets.....54
Considerations................................................................. 11 iii. Florida Clean Marina Program Compliance.............. 55
i. Commitment to Protection of Environmental Assets..... 11 iv. History of Environmental Stewardship........................ 55
ii. Incorporation of Green Design and v. Incorporation of Green Design and
Natural/Native Elements.............................................. 11 Natural/Native Elements............................................. 56
(d) Florida Clean Marina Program vi. Continued Operation During Minor
Compliance........................................................................ 12 Storms and King Tides...................................................57
vii. Rapid Recovery from Storm-Surge Flooding...............57
(i) Consistency with Virginia Key
Master Plan Principles.................................................. 58
8. OPERATING PLAN................................................... 59 13. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS......................... 92
(a) Improved Efficiencies of Marina (a) Business Team..................................................................92
Operation and Site Utilization.................................. 59 i. Experience and Structure..............................................92
(b) Use of Site During Construction and ii. The RCI Group Companies...........................................93
Redevelopment.............................................................. 59
iii. Suntex Marinas..............................................................93
(c) Operations and Business Plan.................................. 59
(b) Operational History Reflective of Capacity
i. Management and Staffing........................................... 59 to Meet Project Goals....................................................94
ii. Green Initiatives To Be Implemented........................... 60 (c) Financial Capacity........................................................ 102
iii. Staff Training.................................................................. 60 (d) Relevant Business Team Experience
iv. Customer Service...........................................................61 in Similar Projects........................................................ 102
(d) Job Creation......................................................................61 (e) History of Environmental Stewardship............... 106
(e) Consistency with Virginia Key i. Loggerhead Marinelife Center.................................. 106
Master Plan Principles...................................................61 ii. Responsible Boater Initiative Nationwide................. 106

9. MARKET AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY..................... 73 iii. Fishing Tournaments - Miami Billfish Tournament..... 107

(a) Market Analysis...............................................................73 (f) Principal Resumes........................................................ 107

(b) Marketing Plan................................................................73 (g) Availability of Financial/Business References.107

(c) Economic Feasibility....................................................... 74 (h) Business References.................................................... 107

i. Projected Development Schedule................................. 74 (i) Financial References................................................... 107

ii. Revenue and Operating Expense Analysis (j) Financial Institution Evidence of Financial
Based Upon Development Schedule........................... 74 Wherewithal/Financing............................................ 107
(k) Project Team................................................................... 108
10. FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY........................................... 82
(a) Projected Stabilized Operating revenues.............82 14. PROPOSAL ATTACHMENTS - REFER TO VOLUME 2

(b) Projected Stabilized Operating expenses............82 (a) RFP Checklist - APPENDIX 1

(c) Phase Net Operating Income.....................................82 (b) RFP Registration Form & Fee - APPENDIX 2
(c) RFP Submission Form - APPENDIX 3
11. FINANCIAL PLAN.................................................... 88 (d) Business and Financial References - APPENDIX 3
(a) Financing Plan................................................................. 88 (e) Proposers Organizational History/
(b) Infrastructure Cost Estimate....................................... 88 Structure and Chart - APPENDIX 3
(c) On-Going Capital Infrastructure Costs.................. 88 (f) Business Team Qualifications and
Resumes - APPENDIX 4
(d) Operation and Maintenance......................................89
(g) Development/Project Team
12. FINAL RETURN TO THE CITY..................................... 90 Qualifications and Resumes - APPENDIX 5
(a) Financial Return to the City Including (h) Certifications - APPENDIX 6
Base Rent and Participation Rent............................ 90 (i) Disclosure/Disclaimer - APPENDIX 7
(b) Base Rent........................................................................... 90 (j) Consent Forms - APPENDIX 9
(c) Percentage Rent............................................................. 90 (k) Integrity & Non-Collusion Affidavit - APPENDIX 10
i. Commercial Facilities.................................................... 90 (l) Redlined Lease Agreement
ii. Marina Revenue............................................................ 90 (m) Additional Information
iii. Fuel Sales....................................................................... 90
(d) Non-Financial Benefits................................................. 90
i. Job Creation and Hiring............................................... 90
ii. Compliance with the Virginia Key Master Plan
Environmental Enhancement, Resiliency
and Sustainability......................................................... 90
3.
SUMMARY
EXECUTIVE
VIRGINIA KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

(a) The Proposer operates 43 marinas containing approximately 15,120 boat slips
Virginia Key, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, (VKLLC with a current estimated value of $600 Million including 14 marinas
or the Proposer), the VKLLC, submits this response to the Virginia in Florida. Suntex is led by a management team with over 100
Key Marina RFP NO. 16-17-011 (the RFP) for the creation years combined experience investing in, acquiring and operating
of the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center to capitalize marinas. Suntex currently employs 60 people in its corporate office
on the sites underutilized but prime waterfront location as and approximately 1200 on-site at its marinas in peak seasons.
an ideal place to centralize and expand Miamis access to
the waterfront and boating activity. (Response). Virginia (c) Financials & Proposed Revenues
Key LLC is a joint venture of the RCI group ( RCI), In just the first 15 years of the Lease VKLLC projects it will
who principals are Robert W. Christoph and Robert pay the City $60,479,022 in rent plus approximately
W. Christoph, Jr. and Suntex Marinas (Suntex) $5,962,971 in property taxes. Over the life of the
whose principals are Bryan Redmond, Chris Petty, Lease, VKLLC projects that it will pay the City more
David Filler and John Powers. than $909,391,991 in rent. In addition, it will pay
$88,340,602 more in property taxes to the City
(b) Overall Experience and Qualifications for a combined direct financial benefit to the City of
These two companies are the largest and most sophisticated $999,732,593 -- a Billion dollars!
waterfront and marina developers, operators, and owners in the
country. Together RCI Group and Suntex Marinas bring more than The VKLLC will invest more than $80 million in the creation of this
150 years of combined experience in redeveloping, operating and world class facility for the City. This substantial capital investment
managing public and private, multi-use marina locations in urban will provide the largest return to the City through maximizing the
areas throughout the East Coast and the Mid-West. The combined creation of a total of 162 wet slips and 750 dry slips. The slip mix
value of the marina and upland real estate assets owned and or has also been designed to include approximately 94 wet slips for
operated by RCI and Suntex approaches $1 Billion. Together yachts 60 feet and larger, the most underserved part of the marine
they own and/or operate 17 marinas in Florida alone community today. These large slips will enhance the revenue
with a combined total of 2148 wet slips and 1480 dry generation potential for the City and the dry storage facility will be
storage slips. Ten of these facilities are located in South Florida able to handle vessels up to 60 feet in length. Therefore the VKLLC
stretching from Palm Beach to Homestead. Nationwide their Project is designed to serve all segments of the boating community
existing combined portfolios expand to 47 marinas with 12,416 further enhancing the revenue potential of the Property.
wet slips and 5072 dry storage slips in 15 states as illustrated on
The VKLLC will pay the City its requested annual guaranteed
the map below.
minimum base rent of $2,150,000 (Base Rent). Furthermore,
RCI Group is widely regarded as a leader on the Eastern VKLLC proposes to increase the base rent annually after the first
Seaboard of the United States for providing a full, first class anniversary by not less than 3% of the previous years
array of real estate services and specializes in creating unique, Base Rent, or an increase based on the amount indicated by
multidimensional, marine related, mixed use waterfront the Consumer Price Index as of (3) months prior to the beginning
developments. RCI Group also possesses significant experience in of the applicable adjustment date up to a maximum of 5%. This
revitalizing major underdeveloped areas that are both publically base rent is greater than the minimum rent required by
and privately owned. RCI Group currently owns and operates the RFP.
three marinas in Florida, including Miami Beach Marina and the
In addition, the VKLLC will pay a Percentage Rent of gross revenues
Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Ft Lauderdale. With over fifty years
equal to (6%) of wet slip and dry storage operations,
of experience in property development and management, RCI
(6%) of fuel sales, and (6%) sublease income or other
is ready to continue making its mark on the marine industry and
income received from the use of the Property, and any other
to redevelop this uniquely situated Property into a more vibrant
proposed lease payments. This exceeds the minimum
recreational marina and premiere waterfront restaurant destination.
percentage rent required by the RFP. Furthermore, the
Suntex is a leading owner, operator and developer of high-quality VKLLC commits to adhere to the City Charter requirement to pay
coastal and inland marina properties located throughout the the City not less than fair market value for the lease.
United States. Suntex and its predecessor companies have been
Due to the size of the VKLLCs investment and the resulting project
in the marina business since 1995. Currently, Suntex owns and /or
program that is designed to enhance the Citys revenue potential,
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the combined rents paid to the City are projected to grow from storage facility will begin at an elevation of 20+ feet
initial payments of $2,588,000 in year 1, to $ 3,930,112 in year above sea level, while keeping the design height of
6, the first year of stabilized operation; to $4,392,980 in year 10; approximately 65 feet--below the height of the adjacent
to $ 5,054,707 in year 15 and $5,859,791 in year 20. Historic Marine Stadium. Perhaps as importantly, this design
eliminates the need for a six-story parking garage intruding along
(d) Design & Operational Plan the Rickenbacker Causeway.
The Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center has been
planned and designed to meet and exceed all of the We look forward to working with the City and the Rusty Pelican in
requirements of the RFP and to be consistent with the planning and specifications for the parking facilities. Our Team
the Virginia Key Master Plan principles. The VKLLC will work diligently with the MPA and the City to insure that parking
Project will be developed into a world class, state-of-the-art, is available to the public as required in the RFP. We acknowledge
mixed-use waterfront marine center. The VKLLC has assembled that the city will own the parking facilities and the MPA will be
a remarkable Project Team for this Project. The Project Team is responsible for the management and supervision of the parking
led by world renowned, design firm Arquitectonica, which has facilities. We look forward to working with the City and the MPA
its corporate headquarters in Miami. As shown on the plans, to establish an appropriate parking program that will respect
the Project is designed to be resilient, sustainable, the requirements of the RFP and the Leases while responding to
environmentally sensitive and green. The Project the needs of the tenants and users of the project. Our goal is to
will create a Marina Village inspired image compatible provide free parking to all of our patrons, subject to the conditions
with the adjacent Marine Stadium yet with a modern mentioned above and reaching an appropriate agreement with
waterfront aesthetic. By avoiding the typical sea of parking the MPA and the City. As free parking has been a normal part of
associated with traditional marinas, the Projects design will create all successful marina/restaurant/retail facilities in the City and in
a new standard of excellence for marine facilities in Miami-Dade Miami-Dade County.
County (County), Florida and beyond. Virginia Key Harbour &
Marine Center will become a true user friendly marine center for The Project Team has designed and will renovate, develop, lease,
all segments of the public and the boating community. As part manage, and operate a true mixed-use resilient and sustainable
of its sustainable and green design the world class waterfront facility that will include, complete renovation and
design team has been coupled with the most state-of- replacement of the existing wet slip marina, boat services, a dock
the-art flexible and efficient Aero-Docks automated masters office, a ships store, dry storage, launching docks, fuel
dry storage system. The user experience will be enhanced by stations, two restaurants and approximately 30,000 SF of small
the automated process of storing vessels, and these operations will scale marine-related retail/commercial space. VKLLC and its
create a unique and fascinating marine-oriented spectacle that can members have consistently excelled at transforming government-
be appreciated by customers and public users alike. Importantly, owned marine facilities into modern, world class facilities using
the design and automated systems will facilitate the creation state-of-the-art technology and premium design that is harmonious
of thousands of feet of uninterrupted public baywalk along the with the setting and geographical location of the facilities. VKLLC is
entire waterfront by eliminating the need to interrupt the shoreline committed to protecting the environmental assets and history of the
with dry stack launch facilities - something that has never been site. Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center will be no different.
achieved before. VKLLC and its members and principals have a successful track
record in developing and operating facilities that offer an array of
In addition, VKLLC will provide all of the required parking recreational waterfront amenities and waterfront programming that
for the Project and the citys obligation to the Rusty respond to and attract all of the varied segments and stake holders
Pelican, utilizing only the contributions from the Rusty Pelican of the local, regional, and visitor population. With extensive
instead of requiring a substantial public investment by the Miami experience in developing and operating all of the required and
Parking Authority (MPA). This is approach is made possible proposed uses of the Project, VKLLC will bring its combined
by an innovative sustainable and resilient design that extraordinary expertise to bear in developing and operating the
raises the dry storage facility not only above FEMA 100 Project for the City.
year base flood elevation, but the design accounts for
projected sea level rise and the associated higher storm (e) Resiliency and Environmental Considerations
surge elevations. This resilient design approach allows The VKLLC Project Team has designed Virginia Key Harbour &
for the creation of two full layers of parking under the Marine Center to be resilient and sustainable. Among the many

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such elements and strategies incorporated into the design are VKLLC will advance the state of the art in sustainable marina design
summarized as follows: at Virginia Key Harbour and Marine Center, through an integrated
i. Continued operation during minor storms and design approach, sustainability and environmental enhancement
future king tides which are expected to be 4 has been and will be a key consideration throughout the design
above sea level in 30 years: process, with all elements considered as part of broader systems
a. All access, parking, and boating activities operate at 6 that work together to take best advantage of all opportunities.
above sea level. Particular environmentally sensitive and sustainable design systems
b. Critical access points are located at 6 above sea level. will include:
c. Green infrastructure components such as storm-water
retention areas are designed to handle and treat iii. Water Efficiency
stormwater will not be reliant on outfalls to the bay. Planting will require little or no irrigation after establishment,
d. All planting on-site will be salt tolerant including tolerance (vines on facades may require irrigation
for limited periods of inundation. High efficiency plumbing fixtures will reduce water use.
e. All docks and wet-slips are designed to withstand Cisterns will capture rainwater for re-use in boat rinsing and
Category 3 storms. irrigation.
f. On-site back-up power will allow continued operation Boat rinsing collection systems in the dry storage building will
during power outages. treat and be equipped with storage tanks for re-use in the
g. On-site solar power will minimize reliance on generators. rinsing system
Smart metering will be installed in domestic water services
ii. Rapid recovery from storm-surge flooding on utility pedestals in the wet slips to facilitate water leakage
(100-year surges expected at 11 above sea detection.
level in 2 years):
a. Entire ground floor of the dry storage building and iv. Building Environmental Strategies
adjacent restaurants allow flood water to flow through 1. Energy
and around structures in accordance with FEMA coastal Energy-star appliances, high efficiency lighting, and air-
construction guidelines. conditioning will reduce demand
b. All new retail floors and infrastructure in the dry storage Electric boat storage elevators are extremely efficient
building will be at 12 above existing sea level. compared to alternative systems
c. With minimal installation of flood barriers, all dry storage Rooftop solar will produce up to 2.3 mWh of electricity, likely
building and restaurant construction is protected to 15.5 exceeding demand for the entire site
above sea level Building circulation is exterior to minimize air-conditioned
d. Dry Storage boat handling equipment is 20+ above sea volume
level Extensive overhangs will shade buildings, pedestrians, and
e. Restaurant is 17 above sea level. diners
f. Vertical boat launching facilities minimize infrastructure 2. Building Materials
vulnerable to flooding. Locally obtained materials will make up the bulk of
g. Site is designed to channel storm-water runoff to low-lying construction materials
wetlands for proper treatment. Buildings will be constructed for long-term durability
VKLLC is aware of the impact each individual project Green walls consisting of low-maintenance vines will screen
and building has on the environment and is committed facades from heat and wind driven rain
to do its part to contribute to a cleaner environment Site work cut and fill will be balanced to minimize movement
and to protect and enhance the waterfront and existing of material
environmental resources on site. The VKLLC Project Team is Construction waste will be managed and recycled
experienced with green design strategies and LEED requirements
3. Indoor Environment
and will utilize them to guide the development process by meeting
Operable windows will allow air circulation
or exceeding LEED ratings and simply emphasizing Green
Shallow buildings and tall windows allow daylight into all
Awareness at the site.
interior spaces

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Natural ventilation will control climate in the garage and dry (f) Public Benefits and Local Participation
storage facility In addition to financial and aesthetic improvements and in
response to the groundwork created by the Virginia Key Master
Specifics about rooftop resources
Plan, the Project will return and enhance public access to the
4. Rooftop Solar Potential waterfront.Where there is virtually no public access
The Project is planned to accommodate solar panels, and the today, approximately 2,600 linear feet of continuous,
following is a summary of this approach: landscaped baywalk will hug the waters edge for
4,933 industry standard 77 x 39 340 watt PV Panels. pedestrians, runners and bikers, becoming the Projects
1,412 kWh output, (1,677 kWh - 12.3% system loss (96% primary and largest amenity.
inverter efficiency).
The baywalk will enhance connectivity to the planned historic
5.27 Solar hours/ day average.
renovation of Marine Stadium along with the planned Flex Park
2.3 mWh Annual Production1.
improvements. The Project is also designed for connectivity with
Potential output would likely greatly exceed building
the adjacent Rickenbacker Causeway to facilitate access for
demand2.
beach goers and other recreationists that utilize this waterfront
Equivalent to 180+ households per FPL numbers.
area along the causeway on a daily basis. The Rickenbacker
1 Numbers confirmed by Dustin Thayer of Sunconnect Causeway is heavily utilized by cycling enthusiasts, and the Project
USA (Naples, FL) and Scott McIntyre of Solar Energy will be designed to improve the intersections and for access to the
Management, (St. Petersburg, FL). adjacent bike trail.

2 VKLLC is evaluating the potential for and economic Further public benefits, include the creation of
feasibility of solar power but the final determination will approximately 1,280 local jobs over the life of the
depend upon Florida Power and Lights cooperation project with a goal of 30% recruitment and utilization for
receptiveness to the installation. work to be performed by minority and disadvantaged
individuals and groups.
5. Rooftop Rainwater Collection Potential
The roof will be designed to collect runoff into roof leaders for Marina Operation (show the information on the boat lift, kayak
discharge into cistern(s). The following is a summary of this docks, as well as a plan showing boat travel lanes, water taxi, boat
approach: show access compliance).
188,990 sq ft of roof x 90% collection efficiency x 58.97
VKLLC is very much a local Miami-Dade County team.
median annual rainfall = 6,255,138 Gallons.
Three of the Principals - Robert W Christoph, Sr., Robert W
Total water collected and used will depend on demand1:
Christoph, Jr. and David Filler are Miami-Dade county residents.
- Boat rinsing will be the primary use. The Christophs both reside on Miami Beach, but are well known to
- Make-up water for cooling towers/chillers. the City of Miami through developing, owning and operating River
- Irrigation. Cover Marina at 2000 SW North River Drive on the Miami River.
- Flushing of toilets. The Christoph family also redeveloped, owned and operated the
Mangroves and other native trees will be preserved on-site. Bayshore Landing Marina and Montys in the Grove for more than
1 Storage capacity related to demand will determine how 10 years pursuant to a lease with the City of Miami.
much of the total will be utilized.
David Filler is a 16 year resident of the City residing on Biscayne
v. Florida Clean Marina Program Compliance Island since 2001.
Additionally, design of the marina facilities will incorporate
strategies to achieve Florida Clean Marine Program designation. The lead consultants for VKLLC are Arquitectonica (architecture)
The operational staff at Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center and ArquitectonicaGEO (landscape architecture), and these
will monitor the activities of boaters in and around the boat basin, firms have their world headquarters in the City of Miami. The
firms founding principals, Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda
and provide clear expectations in terms of safe boat handling
Spear, are City residents. An extensive portion of the planning
and boater requirements necessary to comply with Florida Clean and design work for this Project will be completed at their
Marina requirements, such as boat maintenance procedures, no Miami office by local staff. The lead engineering consultant
dumping requirements, etc. for VKLLC, Moffatt & Nichol, has an established office in the
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City of Miami. Ms. Christy Brush is a resident of the City,
and similar to Arquitectonica, an extensive amount of the
environmental permitting and engineering design for the
Project will be completed by staff based in their Miami office.
Legal support for VKLLC will be provided by Bilzin Sumberg
with their established office on Brickell Avenue in the City.

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VISION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES
4. OF PROPOSED PROJECT
KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
VIRGINIA
4. VISION, GOALS & OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT

The vision for Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center is to create a 4. Attract marine professionals and boating enthusiasts,
full-service marine destination capable of meeting all of the needs including paddlers and rowers to the City and encourage
of the public that is necessary to increase public access to the new marine-related businesses to relocate to the City.
water and for a successful multi-dimensional marine experience.
This will encompass small scale marine oriented retail, 5. Invest sufficient capital to efficiently develop and
casual and upscale dining establishments, as well as a manage the modernization and complete renovation
fully renovated sustainably designed wet slip marina, of the existing marina in the water and new state of the
a state-of-the-art automated boat storage system, and art automated dry stack storage to replace the existing
maintenance and repair services to serve the on- site outmoded and inadequate facilities in order to help
vessels all in keeping with the Virginia Key Master Plan secure its place as a world-class facility and one of the
Policies. The Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center will address premiere marine facilities in South Florida. To increase
the needs of all sectors of the boating public including the rowing, financial return to the City, improve revenue-producing
paddling and boating communities. As it has done in the past in capacity of facilities; ensure that any proposed ancillary
other locations, VKLLC will take this centrally-located, gateway or complementary uses further enhance the destination
property, and add architectural and technological improvements market appeal; and overall utilize the available Property
that will make the Property the home of City boaters and make to maximize its economic potential now and in the future.
it the marine capital of Miami-Dade County. VKLLC respects the 6. Sustain and revitalize a historic, underutilized waterfront
distinguished natural and cultural history of Virginia Key and will site and maximize its potential and to preserve critical
use the redevelopment of the Property as a tool to provide the and sensitive wildlife areas. Make the Project resilient and
public continuous waterfront access and a better way to engage sustainable relative to projected sea level rise, predicted
with the site and its history, thus preserving and opening up public storm surges and to be able to respond to boating
use of the water and waterfront for future generations. industry changes over the life of the project. Meet or
Through its development of the Project, VKLLC will stimulate exceed all industry standards for sustainability through
widespread interest in this underutilized, but highly valuable LEED inspired Green Design initiatives. Explore and
waterfront property with compatible uses that will maximize site wherever feasible incorporate the use of solar power
utilization and generate significant financial returns for the City. and generation for project needs and potentially other
Importantly, the VKLLC Project will return and enhance public city users on Virginia Key.
access to the waterfront over thousands of linear feet of public 7. Create and market a more positive image of Virginia Key
baywalk, where there is almost no public access today, even and the Property in order to attract outside investment,
though the lands are publically owned. enhance the Citys waterfront potential, provide more
(a) Goals and Objectives jobs, and expand the publics access to this remarkable
location.
1. Establish the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center as
an economic and recreational center that offers diverse 8. Inspire the increased use of waterfront and participation
groups of people and marine users quality boating and in marine-related activities by all segments of the
waterfront and marine-related experiences. population.

2. Develop a pedestrian-friendly campus with direct In keeping with the RFP and the Virginia Key Master Plan the VKLLC
access to extensive baywalk systems and an atmosphere Project will improve the economic potential of the existing Property
and uses that encourage a vast array of activities and increase the financial return to the City by improving the revenue
accommodating the needs of the numerous different producing capacity of the marina and dry stack, restaurant, water-
stakeholders and users during the day and after working related retail and ships store facilities and bringing the public to the
hours with the Virginia Key Master Plan as a guideline for site to enjoy its many attributes.
the improvements.

3. Provide a safe, sustainable, and accessible Baywalk


and open areas for the public.

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The objective is to use the innovative design and technological


features of the Project to transform the routine process of storing
vessels into a unique marine-oriented experience that can be
appreciated by customers and the public alike, and transform an
underutilized waterfront site into an iconic destination. VKLLC will
provide premium services on site that increase the efficiency of the
marinas operations and revenue generating capabilities.

VKLLC will convert the Property into a unified and integrated


campus, including working with the Rusty Pelican and the City,
to create a site where the marinas seamlessly interact with the
restaurants, retail, office, and active public uses. By improving
the marina, restaurant, and ancillary waterfront uses, in addition
to creating a continuous baywalk, VKLLC will enhance the
destination market appeal for both locals and tourists
alike. The proposed ancillary uses will complement the marine
uses for boaters, but also appeal to a broader segment of the
Miami-Dade community all in accordance with the policies of the
Virginia Key Master Plan.

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BENEFITS
COMMUNITY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
5. COMMUNITY BENEFITS

(a) Benefits Received by the Public ii. Benefits Directly Respond to Needs Affirmed by
i. Benefits Broad Set of Community Members Community in Public Forums
As shown on the attached plans and renderings in Tab VII, the
Project will return and enhance public access to the waterfront The Project directly responds to the needs affirmed by
over thousands of linear feet of public bay walk, where there is the community in public forums by consistently and
almost no public access today even though the lands have been substantially adhering to the Virginia Key Master Plan
publicly owned for decades. The primary and largest single principles and goals. VKLLC has already engaged in dialogs
public amenity will be the continuous baywalk which with the rowing and paddling communities and will continue to do
will cover approximately 2,600 linear feet. With the so through project permitting and final design and implementation.
Cooperation of the Rusty Pelican and the City, VKLLC will provide a The VKLLC Project has been specifically designed to minimize
continuous, landscaped baywalk along the entire existing marina interference with the existing rowing and paddling activities in the
basin and public access to the water for pedestrians as well as historic Marine Stadium Basin by providing marked channels for
facilities for bikers, paddlers and rowers. Public access will also entrance and exit to the basin and launch facilities for the dry stack
be provided through a newly renovated and improved public boat users and others. Dry stack launch/retrieval operations will be in the
ramp and floating dock that VKLLC will plan, design, permit, and existing staging area currently utilized by Marine Stadium Marina.
construct to the northeast of the Property and west of the Miami In fact, the launch facility docks located along the shoreline of the
Marine Stadium. basin and the elevated baywalk sections will provide wonderful
viewing areas to watch the paddling and rowing events that
The baywalk will be well-lit with high-efficiency fixtures that provide have never existed before. The retail mix is intended to include
safe lighting levels without obstructing pedestrian views, providing retailers that serve the paddling, sailing and rowing communities
the public with access and vistas of the spectacular waterfront and conveniently located near the eastern end of the property closest
downtown Miami skyline. The baywalk will provide a continuity to the boat ramp and the eastern side of the staging floating docks
of public access connecting to upland restaurants, retail stores, to facilitate their access to the water in the safest location possible.
and parking, and providing uninterrupted pedestrian circulation
and recreation though out the Property. This public baywalk will The VKLLC Project directly responds to the needs affirmed by
enhance connectivity to the adjacent Marine Stadium and planned the community in public forums by incorporating environmental
Flex Park. considerations into the Project design listed in subsection C I below.

The Project will be a state-of-the-art marine facility The VKLLC Project directly responds to the needs affirmed by
unlike anything that is offered in the Miami-Dade or the community in public forums by incorporating resiliency and
even the Florida market. The Proposed Project will provide sustainability considerations listed in Subsection C ii below.
a full-service, conveniently located and expertly operated marine iii. Benefits Offered that Have Significant
destination that is capable of providing the general public and boat Financial Value
owners and all segments of the boating public complete access to The VKLLC Project includes numerous significant public benefits
Biscayne Bay and beyond. Boaters and visitors will be able to meet that will be designed, permitted and constructed by VKLLC at
and enjoy all the necessary requirements that ensure a complete, its sole cost and expense among these is: 2600+ foot long the
satisfying waterfront experience. continuous baywalk at an estimated cost of more than $1.7 M;
The Projects design will enhance pedestrian and civic life and the incorporation of resiliency measures to ensure the
increase the overall public benefit derived from the Property. From long viability of the Project, including but not limited
a boaters perspective, the state-of-the-art design of the dry stack to, raising the all of the retail restaurant and office uses
storage facility will provide safe and ample storage and staging above projected flood levels based upon sea level rise;
areas and a user-friendly lift system that functions with ease and and further raising the entire dry boat storage above
efficiency. VKLLC will even provide a user app for smart phones so even the projected storm surge levels by placing the
that boaters can schedule their launch times in advance to minimize facility at 20+ feet above sea level; the use of salt tolerant
delays and queuing both upon launch and return. native species; the intended incorporation of Solar panels that
have the potential to save millions of dollars over the life of the
project. Last but certainly not least, VKLLC has projected that it will
pay the City combined rent and real estate taxes of $66,434,993

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in just the first 15 years and $999,732,593 -- a billion dollars over construction of the Project. In the event that VKLLC cannot meet
the life of the Lease. the required twenty-five percent (25%) of workforce from City
residents, VKLLC will document and demonstrate to the City that it
iv. Benefits Offered Long-Term utilized best efforts to achieve this goal. Upon direction from the
Each of the benefits listed above and below provides long term City, VKLLC will achieve the portion of the percentage not met from
benefits to the City and the public over the entire 75 year life of the City, through Miami-Dade County residents. VKLLC will have a
the Project. third party independently verify and certify compliance with these
requirements on a monthly basis. VKLLC intends to contract with
(b) Participation of Firms and Contractors
Evonne Garth and Garth Solutions who and is properly licensed
that Maintain a Local Office
under the provisions of Florida Statute Chapter 454, 471, 473,
i. Firm Maintains an Active and Established Local or 481, and has a minimum of two (2) years of prior professional
Office experience in contract compliance, auditing, personnel
VKLLCs principals each have direct long term ties to administration, or field experience in payroll enforcement or
and operations in Miami-Dade County and the City of investigative environment. The cost of this verification/certification
Miami. The Christophs currently own and operate the River Cove is included in the related contract costs.
Marina on the Miami River and maintain the office at that location.
iii. Hiring of Minority and Disadvantaged Groups
For more than 10 years they owned the leasehold from the City and
The Project program contains a very strong commitment to the goal
operated Bayshore Landing in Coconut Grove including owning
of 30% recruitment and utilization for the overall project costs for
and operating the Montys In the Grove restaurant. During their
work to be performed by minority and disadvantaged individuals
ownership they invested heavily in and completely renovated and
and groups. Yvonne Garth of Garth Solutions has extensive
repositioned the property taking it from a non-performing asset to
experience providing recruitment and training to assist in achieving
a highly successful property. In anticipation, of and preparation for
these goals. Through extensive studies of jobs created as a result
responding to the Virginia Key RFPs they sold the leasehold in 2015.
of marina and mixed use developments based on our experience,
Similarly, David Filler, one of Suntexs principals, is a long time City
and through extensive studies based upon independent economic
of Miami Resident having lived on Biscayne Island since 2001.
analysis from consultants including Dr. Michael Evans, PHD from
The principals of VKLLC are excited at the prospect of re-opening a Boca Raton, FL who is an expert in job and economic forecasting
new office in the City on Virginia Key as soon as they are selected of mixed use projects including marinas similar to what we are
and gain access to the Property. proposing at the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center, VKLLC
expects this project would result in the creation of the following jobs
The lead consultant for VKLLC is Arquitectonica, and this firm has throughout the life of the Project:
its world headquarters in the City of Miami. The firms founding
principals, Bernardo Fort Brescia and Laurinda Spears, are City MARINA RESTAURANT TOTAL JOBS
residents. An extensive portion of the planning and design work for CONSTRUCTION 460 123 483
this Project will be completed at their Miami office by local staff. DIRECT 134 232 366
The lead engineering consultant for VKLLC, Moffatt & Nichol, has INDIRECT 158 173 331
an established office in the City of Miami. Ms. Christy Brush is a TOTAL JOBS 752 528 1,280
resident of the City, and similar to Arquitectonica, an extensive
amount of the environmental permitting and engineering design for
the Project will be completed by staff based in their Miami office. iv. Responsible Wages/Living Wages
Legal support for VKLLC will be provided by Bilzin Sumberg with VKLLC has committed to comply with Section 18-120 of the City
their established office on Brickell Avenue in the City. Code, titled Responsible Wage Construction Contracts, to the
extent applicable to any development on City owned property.
ii. Firm has Committed to Hire a Majority of City Additionally, VKLLC has committed to comply with Section 18-
Residents and/or City Contractors 556, et. Seq. of the City Code, titled Living Wages, to the extent
VKLLC has committed to comply with the terms of the RFP for applicable.
local workforce participation. VKLLC will include a minimum of
forty percent (40%) local workforce from Miami-Dade County,
of which twenty-five percent (25%) must be City residents, for the

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(c) Resilience and Environmental Considerations ii. Incorporation of Green Design and Natural/
Native Elements
i. Commitment to Protection of Environmental Assets
Commitment to Protection of Environmental Assets the VKLLC team The VKLLC Project Team is aware of the impact each
has designed the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center to be individual project and building has on the environment
resilient and sustainable. Among the many such elements and and is committed to do its part to contribute to a cleaner
strategies incorporated into the design are the following: environment and to protect and enhance the waterfront
Continued operation during minor storms and future and existing environmental resources on site. The VKLLC
king tides which are expected to be 4 above sea Project Team is experienced with green design strategies and LEED
level in 30 years: requirements and will utilize them to guide the development process
by meeting or exceeding LEED ratings and simply emphasizing
a. All access, parking, and boating activities operate at 6 Green Awareness at the site.
above sea level.
b. Critical access points are located at 6 above sea level. VKLLC will advance the state of the art in sustainable marina design
c. Green infrastructure components such as storm-water at Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center, through an integrated
retention areas are designed to collect and treat runoff design approach, sustainability and environmental enhancement
water on-site. has been and will be a key consideration throughout the design
d. All planting on-site will be salt tolerant including tolerance process, with all elements considered as part of broader systems
for limited periods of inundation. that work together to take best advantage of all opportunities.
e. All docks and wet-slips are designed to withstand Particular sustainable design systems may include:
Category 3 storms. Mangroves and other native trees will be preserved on-site.
f. On-site back-up power will allow continued operation Native planting palette based on the restoration work
when power is down. performed elsewhere on Virginia Key.
g. On-site solar power will minimize reliance on back-up Plants will be grouped by communities based on specific
generators. ecosystems appropriate to Virginia Key including, Tidal
wetlands, Coastal Strands, and Maritime Hammocks.
Rapid recovery from storm-surge flooding (100-year Plant communities will be salt tolerant and tolerant to
surges expected at 11 above sea level in 2 years): periodic inundation.
a. Entire ground floor of dry storage facilities and Building facades will be covered by vines on trellises which
restaurants allow water to flow through and around will shade and protect the buildings without relying on water
structures. and fertilizer intensive green wall systems.
b. All new retail floors and infrastructure in the dry storage Similarities in planting will tie the natural areas of Virginia
facility will be at 12 above existing sea level. Key to the marina village via a unified palette of plants.
c. With minimal installation of flood barriers, all dry storage Planted areas will soak up and utilize storm-water as part of
facility and restaurant construction is protected to 15.5 an overall strategy of green infrastructure.
above sea level. Living shorelines will dampen waves while creating aquatic
d. Dry Storage boat handling equipment is 20+ above sea and upland habitat.
level. No potable water will be used for irrigation.
e. Restaurant is 17 above sea level. The baywalk will be lined with shade trees.
f. Vertical boat launching facilities minimize infrastructure LED site lighting will minimize light spill and energy
vulnerable to flooding. consumption.
g. Site is designed to channel storm-water to low-lying Boat elevator launch system will allow safe continuous
wetlands for retention and treatment. pedestrian passage during operation.
High efficiency mechanical systems will be used and the dry
storage building and parking lot will be naturally ventilated.
Innovative structural materials and finishes will be used
where feasible.

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Green infrastructure components such as storm-water


retention areas process and drain water on-site.
Photovoltaic Panels - We are exploring the use of a grid
connected photovoltaic system on the Dry storage roof to
generate power to operate the office and restrooms and
other facilities. Initial estimates show that the site may be
able to generate as much as 2.3 mWh per year which is
enough to power for 180 homes.
Water conserving fixtures and Energy Star appliances will
be used throughout the facility.
Where feasible and appropriate we will source materials
within the Project and demonstrate a preference for using
recycled or repurposed materials.
Wi-Fi - Systems eliminate wasteful hardwired facilities and
services offered can be seamlessly upgraded with minimal
infrastructure impacts and add enhanced guest Wi-Fi
services.
Individual Metering - Water and Electrical services to slips
will be individually metered and billed to slip holders,
encouraging conservation.

(d) Florida Clean Marina Program Compliance


Additionally, design of the marina facilities will incorporate
strategies to achieve Florida Clean Marina Program designation.
The operational staff at Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center
Marina will monitor the activities of boaters in and around the
boat basin, and provide clear expectations in terms of safe boat
handling and boater requirements necessary to comply with
Florida Clean Marina requirements, such as boat maintenance
procedures, no dumping requirements. . Sewage pump-out
facilities will be provided for the dry stack marina customers,
and sewage pump-out will be provided for the wet slips as well
as with stations at the fuel dock. The Project will be designed with
a stormwater management system complying with South Florida
Water Management requirements for the collection of runoff and
treatment for water quality.

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6.
SCHEDULE
REDEVELOPMENT
6. REDEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE

Construction of the Project will occur over a period of (b) Phasing Schedule
12-48 months in three phases to allow for the maximum The Project will be developed in accordance with the attached
continued use and revenue generation from the Project. Phasing Schedule, provided as noted in the RFP the VKLLC Team
This phasing approach afford time for the various permitting is not prevented or delayed due to acts of God, natural disasters,
processes required for development of the Project, and will allow catastrophic events, preemption in a local, state or national
incremental development of the Project over time and in response emergency; unavailability of labor or materials national or other
to market demands. events beyond the reasonable control of VKLLC enactment of a law,
rule or regulation or a change in existing laws, rules or regulations
Given the VKLLCs Project Teams extensive experience in the which prevents the ability to perform; actions by other persons
permitting and development of first-class marine facilities, it beyond the reasonable control of the VKLLC Team; lawsuits or
understands better than other proposers the time required for the other challenges seeking to stop, hinder or delay development or
permitting for the site and infrastructure improvements needed construction of all or any portion of the Project; or the inability to
to redevelop the marinas at Virginia Key as well as the nuances obtain or delays in obtaining governmental permits or approvals
that can minimize mistakes and save time. The ultimate goal is (each, a Force Majeure Event). As noted in the RFP, the City will
to develop the Project in an efficient and economical manner so address potential extensions of time should there be an occurrence
that the revenue generating elements of the Project that currently of a Force Majeure Event and the resulting hindrance or delay.
exist can continue to operate on portions of the Property during
construction and the new facilities can be phased in and be The assumed starting point for the Project Development
operating as soon as possible. schedule is a presumed referendum approval of the
Project and lease on November 7, 2017.
The attached renovation/redevelopment schedules for the
leasehold improvements take into account the commencement The Attached tabular and visual depiction of the phasing schedule
and completion dates required by the RFP and City Charter and outlines the projected Project phasing and timing. The Project is
delineate the renovation or redevelopment of each component. being proposed in phases for two important reasons: 1) to attempt
to maximize the available waterfront facilities during the permitting
(a) Land Use and Zoning Approvals and construction phases of the Project; and 2) to take into account
The Propertys current land use designation is Parks and Recreation the timing and potential difficulty of securing all required permits for
and the zoning designation is Civic Space. With these designations, the required marine construction including the dry storage facility.
development of the proposed Project will require collaboration The schedule is based upon the collective experience of the VKLLC
with the City to determine the most timely and effective way ensure Project Team and best practice estimates for permitting timing for
compliance with all applicable land use and zoning regulations. each of the phases of the Project. Where experience shows that
The City has committed to amending the CS zoning and related portions of the Project permitting will likely take longer than other
land use regulations to ensure the required redevelopment program portions, those portions have been separated out into separate
in the RFP is permitted under the applicable land use and zoning phases in order to avoid delaying the prior phases which should
regulations. Indeed, the first of such actions began the hearing be able to be permitted more quickly. All of these timeframes are
process on May 17, 2017. estimates that are substantially dependent upon the timeliness
As the RFP property is City owned and State-deeded property of third party reviewing agencies. Each of the time frames also
and potentially County owned submerged lands VKLLC assumes assumes there are no third party challenges or interventions in the
that the City will cooperate with VKLLC to obtain all necessary permitting or construction processes. Any third party involvement
approvals and waivers needed from the City, County and the State could change these timeframes and could lead to denial of
as it is the Property owner. some permits.

As noted in the RFP there is a Declaration of Restrictions that may Pre-application meetings with the regulatory agencies will be
require Miami-Dade County Commission approval of the site plan conducted by the VKLLC Project Team to evaluate the proposed
also. VKLLC is assuming that County approval will be required and Project improvements, confirm permitting strategy and to facilitate
have allocated additional time in the development schedule for the the environmental permitting process. The Project Team will strive to
City to gain this approval. facilitate the environmental permitting in an expeditious manner to
obtain approvals for all Project Phases, but with specific emphasis
upon permitting the facilities that are replacing the existing wet

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and dry storage facilities as the first phases because those impacts 2. Dry Storage Phase 2A
already exist. According to the RFP materials there are currently We will consult with the agencies in advance as we seek building
approximately 190 wet slips, although the operating permits from permits for the first phase of the dry stack as outlined above. We
the County appear to be for 200 wet slips. Similarly, from the RFP then will seek a single permit for the balance of dry storage facility,
materials it appears that there are currently approximately 648 including the in- water launching facilities for phase one. As the
existing dry storage slips on the Property. first two phases contain 462 slips combined they do not exceed
the existing 648 slip count so we hope that will assist in getting
(c) Project Phasing the permits issued to allow essentially continuous construction to
As described below in more detail, the Project will ultimately require proceed through Phase two . However, with phase three the dry
environmental permits from federal, state, and local agencies. stack expands to 750 slips, which is 102 slips larger than the 648
These agencies will primarily be concerned with wet slip and existing dry storage slips. It is possible that we will decide to permit
staging area components of the Project; however, the agencies will these additional slips as a separate permit in order not to delay the
also review the dry stack marina and other upland components initial permit for phase one and two of the dry storage facility. That
of the Project possible for cumulative impacts beyond the existing is a decision that will be made in consultation with the City and
facilities and capacities. review agencies
The VKLLC Project Team will plan and prepare environmental The dry stack permits will also include the expanded in-water
permit applications as soon as the Lease becomes effective. The launching facilities and docks that will be necessary to properly
Team anticipate those applications would be submitted in January and timely operate the dry storage facility. As these docks will
2018. It is currently expected that we will seek one permit for the need to be in areas that do not currently have existing docks,
redevelopment of the existing wet slip basin and one permit for the which could also cause permitting complications. It is worth noting
dry storage facility and associated launching facilities, although that the Miami Boat show has received permits for the water taxi
we may also include phasing within those permit applications if the channels in the areas adjacent to where some of the launching
review agencies believe it will expedite the ultimate construction. facilities are planned and the launching docks have been located
i. Dry Storage outside of the areas of seagrass identified in those permits, which
should facilitate the permitting of these facilities. We anticipate
1. Dry Storage Facility - Phase I - Upland Dry Storage permits for construction of the second and third phases of the
Phase One and Restaurants upland dry storage facility will be issued in approximately 18-24
In order to expedite the construction of the Project, it is the VKLLC months, which should allow for completion of the second phase in
Project Teams belief that the first phase of the dry stack building will approximately 30-36 months.
not require a full Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) and review
3. Dry Storage Phase 3A
as long as that phase and permit applications do not include
As the ERP permits for the dry stack will have been issued including
modifications to the in- water launching facilities that exist on site
for the entire dry stack and in water launching facilities, the third
today. Hence, at least for an interim time frame the first phase of the
phase will commence construction in approximately 36 months
dry stack may share those launching facilities with the balance of
and complete construction in 48 months.
the exterior dry storage racks that will remain in operation through
the first phase. Dry Storage Phase I will contain 282 slips in the ii. Wet Slip Marina
new dry stack along with the Dock Masters office, ships store,
retail and parking and will continue to utilize 250 exterior storage 1. Wet Slip Marina - Phase 2B
racks. As the building permitting and construction of the first Initially VKLLC will continue to operate the existing wet slip marina
phase is expected to take 12-24 months we will utilize that time to in its existing configuration with only necessary cleanup and
process the full ERP for the overall dry stack and should be able to improvements of those facilities and operations so that we can
include the in-water launch facilities for Phase 1 either as a permit operate a first class marina as required by the RFP. This will ensure
modification at the end of Phase 1 or as the initial work of Phase 2. continuing income to the city from day one as we go through the
The two new restaurants are part of this first phase also, as they will permitting process.
be purely upland facilities. We have intentionally separated the two
new restaurants from the dry storage facility to allow us to permit The plans for the marina basin call for a reduction in the number of
them separately and anticipate completing them in 18-24 months. wet slips to approximately 162 slips from the current 190-200 slip
count. Assuming the agencies agree to issue a single permit for the
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wet slip basin, we have allocated 18-24 months for those permits Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The proposed activities will be
to be issued. We will then proceed with construction drawings and reviewed pursuant to the applicants submittal of a Dredge and Fill
construction permits to construct the new docks in two phases. Permit application as part of the joint federal-state Environmental
The first phase of the wet slips is projected to be completed in
approximately 30-36 months. Resource Permitting process. The proposed in-water and upland
Project components are primarily marine-related and therefore
2. Wet Slip Marina - Phase 3B the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) will
The Second phase of the wet slip reconstruction, which may most likely have state jurisdiction over the ERP process. Issues that
involve maintenance dredging and associated mitigation, is must be addressed during this permitting process are potential
anticipated to take longer with the second phase being completed impacts to seagrass, navigation, water quality, and the West
in approximately 36- 48 months. Indian manatee. The National Marine Fisheries Service - Protected
Resources Division (NMFS-PRD) may be consulted by the Corps
As shown on the proposed plans there is a portion of the wet slip for issues relating to the protected seagrass if certain species,
basin that is an expansion into the area to the west of the existing which have not been identified in the existing resource analyses,
docks where there is presently an informal anchorage. It is possible are found; however, the Project is not located in critical habitat for
that this area might need to be permitted separately from the area the seagrass and, therefore, consultation with NMFS-PRD should
currently occupied by existing docks, if the agencies raise new be limited to issuance of a Biological Opinion (BO). The marine
concerns about this area or if other complications or issues arise. If improvements will be designed and optimized to avoid/minimize
that occurs, there would be an additional period of time necessary impacts to seagrass beds, and M & N will design and negotiate
to complete the construction of that area but we still anticipate that agency approval of appropriate mitigation for any unavoidable
we will be able to complete the construction with approximately 60 impacts.
months from the effective date of the lease.
The Project is located in an area of heightened scrutiny for the
(d) Environmental Permitting Approach endangered West Indian manatee and, therefore, consultation with
Moffatt & Nichol (M & N) will work as part of the VKLLC Project the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will be required. Any
Team to prepare comprehensive environmental permit applications additional potential impact to manatees will be evaluated (due to
and process them with the local, state, and federal agencies fuel dock improvements, other new slips, changed traffic patterns,
with jurisdiction over the Project. Key personnel at M & N have etc.). FWS staff will also review the Project relative to potential
designed and permitted several of the larger and more complex impacts to other endangered species. The FWS consultation will
wet and dry slip marinas over the past 15 years in southeast Florida culminate with the issuance of a BO. Consultation with the NMFS-
and these staff persons will take the lead on the marine design and Habitat Conservation Division may also be required due to
environmental permitting for the Project out of the M & N Miami potential impacts to Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) pursuant to the
office in Coconut Grove. The company began participating in Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
urban waterfront development in the early 1960s. Since that time, Any direct or indirect impacts to EFH must be minimized, and any
M&N has become recognized throughout the world for its role unavoidable impacts mitigated.
in the revitalization and redevelopment of urban waterfronts. The
firm has served government agencies, corporations, and private ii. Florida Department of Environmental Protection
clients in over 60 countries, and the firm is currently involved in Environmental Resource Permit(s) will be required for the Project
the planning, design and permitting of a variety of waterfront and from the FDEP pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, and
coastal protection projects worldwide. M & Ns headquarters are related codes. Agency staff will use these rules to evaluate
in Long Beach, California, with 30 branch offices throughout North impacts to environmental resources and appropriate mitigation for
America, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Additional unavoidable impacts. Direct and indirect seagrass impacts will be
information regarding M & Ns experience and services can be raised as potential issues during the ERP process, which includes
found online at: www.moffattnichol.com. consultation with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). Similar to the FWS, the FDEP/FWC may
i. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) raise concerns regarding the potential for proposed fuel dock
The Project wet slip reconfiguration will require Department of the improvements and other increases in slip count or use intensity
Army Permit(s) authorizing construction under the jurisdiction of and adverse impact to manatees and/or their habitat due to the
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, as well as Section 10 of the potential for more vessel traffic, larger vessels, etc.

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It should also be noted that potential impacts to water quality in of the Biscayne Bay area. We anticipate processing the Shoreline
Biscayne Bay, an Aquatic Preserve and Outstanding Florida Water, Development concurrently with the ERC permit applications. As
will be reviewed. A fuel spill contingency plan will be required as part of the final issuance of the DERM Permit, the City of Miami
part of the permit application. A stormwater management plan that structural and zoning departments must approve the Project plans.
complies with current code criteria will also be required as part
of the ERP process. Site grading must retain all rainfall runoff on- The RFP includes an environmental site assessment of both marinas,
site, and the runoff would be treated and discharged into systems and additional environmental evaluations are recommended in
including, but not limited to green swales, exfiltration trenches, and the report. VKLLC has SCS Engineers on the team to complete the
drainage wells. The stormwater management improvements to be required site evaluation as outlined in the assessment reports. This
constructed as part of the Project will be considered by the agencies evaluation and remediation (if required) will be processed through
as an improvement in water quality, as a large percentage of the DERM Pollution and Regulation Enforcement Division as part of
runoff currently sheet flows into the adjacent waterways based on the environmental permitting process.
site observations. Evidence of ownership of the submerged lands
owned by the City of Miami will be required upon submittal of the
ERP application. The FDEP may also require that the Project meet or
have waived the municipal use clause that may be referenced in
the deed(s) associated with the Citys submerged lands. The Project
improvements will be open to the public on a space-available
basis, which should be sufficient to meet the deed restrictions.

iii. Miami-Dade County


The Miami-Dade County Regulatory and Economic Resources
Department - Division of Environmental Resources Management
(DERM) will review the Project according to the rules and
regulations of Article IV, Division I of the Code of Metropolitan Dade
County (County Code). Pursuant to Section 24-48, this Project
requires a Class I Coastal Construction permit. Demonstration of
compliance with the Miami-Dade County Manatee Protection
Plan (MPP) will be a key component of DERMs review of the
permit application for the Project. The submerged areas of the
Project site are classified in the MPP as Motorboat Density and
Various Water Dependent Uses as Determined by Existing Zoning
or Environmental Regulations. The proposed Project improvements
are acceptable under this classification, which does not specifically
restrict slip number. However, the Project is located in Essential
Manatee Habitat as determined by the MPP and the additional
slips could raise concerns regarding potential impacts to manatees
or their habitat.

The Project will be designed to comply with DERM-required


standards, including applicable portions of the Miami-Dade
County Public Works Manual, Chapter 33B of the County Code
and Biscayne Bay Management criteria established by Miami-
Dade County Ordinance No. 81-19 (codified as Sections 33D-1
through 33D-4 of the County Code). The Shoreline Development
Review Committee (SDRC) will likely review the Project for
compliance with Ch. 33D, Article III, of the County Code. The
SDRC is responsible for the preservation of the basic qualities,
characteristics, and the natural, recreational and aesthetic values

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6. REDEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE

Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center


Projected Phasing Schedule

I. Referendum November 7, 2017


II. Final Lease Execution December, 2017

III. a) Zoning Approval process by City May- December 2017


b) Zoning approvals by VKLLC January-June 2018

IV. County Commission approval (as needed) July 2018

V. Phase 1 - upland dry storage


(282 slips, dock master, retail, parking and restaurants)
a) Working Drawings and Building Permitting 8-12-months- 9/2018
b) Construction 8-24 months- 1/2020
c) Estimated completion date January 2020
d) Upland restaurants to open January 2020

VI. Phase 2A - Second Phase of Dry stack


(total 462 slips, in water launch facilities, additional retail and parking)
a) Environmental permitting 12-24 months- 1/2020
b) Construction drawings and permits 6 months-- 1/2020
c) Construction 12 months--1/2021
d) Completion January 2021

VII. Phase 2 B - Existing Wet slip Basin


a) Environmental permitting approval 1 2-24 months- 1/2020
b) Construction Drawings and Permitting 6 months- 6/2020
c) Construction (first 2 piers) (40 lift slips) 6 months- 1/2021
d) Completion January 2021

VII. Phase 3A - Balance of Dry stack


(total slips 750, additional retail, parking and boat service)
a) Construction drawings and permits 6 months-- 1/2021
b) Construction 12 months--1/2022
c) Completion January 2022

VIII. Phase 3B - Balance of Wet slip basin (162 large boat slips)
a) Construction drawings and permits 12 months- 1/2021
b) Construction 8-12 months-1/2022
c) Completion January 2022

Note: This projected schedule has been developed to attempt to maximize the available facilities during the permitting and construction
phases of the Project. It is based upon the collective experience of the Project Team and best practice estimates for permitting timing
for each of the phases of the Project. Where experience shows that portions of the project permitting will likely take longer than other
portions, they have been separated out into separate phases in order to expedite the prior phases and not delay those potions that should
be able to be permitted more quickly. All of these timeframes are estimates that are substantially dependent upon the timeliness of third
party reviewing agencies. Each of the time frames also assume there are no third party challenges or interventions in the permitting or
construction processes. Any third party involvement could change these timeframes significantly and could lead to denial of some permits.

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Install fuel tanks


& kayak launch.
Renovate boat

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Renovate parking
spaces

Reconstruct

Recongure
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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
VIRGINIA KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER

7.
PLAN
PROJECT
7. PROJECT PLAN

(a) Narrative Description of the Proposed Project Plan the same textured material rises over a base of cabled vines that
form a green base and blend with the dense foliage proposed
i. Introduction along the land to the south.
The Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center has been planned and
designed to meet and exceed all of the requirements of the RFP. It The world class design has been coupled with the most state-of-
will be developed into a resilient, sustainable, world class, state- the-art Aero-Docks automated storage system. The marine village
of-the-art, mixed-use waterfront marine center. The VKLLC Project design and exterior launch pavilions will showcase the modern,
Team is led by the most experienced and qualified waterfront automated mechanical process of storing vessels and create a
and marina developers and operators in Florida, and the entire unique and fascinating marine-oriented experience that can be
East Coast, the Christoph family and their RCI Group portfolio appreciated by customers and the public onlookers. Importantly, the
of companies, all based here in the County and Suntex Marinas Village design and automated systems will allow for and facilitate
the largest owner operator of marina facilities in the country. The the creation of an uninterrupted continuous baywalk along the
Principals of RCI and Suntex have assembled a remarkable Project entire waterfrontsomething that has never been achieved before.
Team. The lead architects and designers are the world renowned
design firm of Arquitectonica and ArquitectonicGEO. The engineers The Projects ability to blend with the existing environment is
for the Project are Moffatt & Nichol, a firm that is in the forefront of buttressed by its scale which is set to the scale of the landscape,
marina planning and design. providing balance and helping it to better integrate into the setting.
It acknowledges the tropical climate of the region and responds
ii. Design Intent Statement to the physical context of the area. This allows the buildings to
The design concept hinges around the creation of a meet their functional demands in the most efficient, compact way
contemporary marina village along the Virginia Key possible and minimize the physical and visual impact of the Project
waterfront. The boat storage shed is lined by a series of glass so as to not intrude on water views any more than necessary to
and green buildings that contain active uses along the public accommodate the required program.
waterfront promenade. These uses include restaurants and shops.
A dock masters office anchors the northeast corner, commanding Elements of the marine village and the ribbon of the pedestrian
views of the launching area and the marina. promenade flow throughout of the Project and are incorporated
into every distinct design feature. This unifying element helps
The linearity of the village buildings is interrupted by the boat to accomplish the goal of creating an identity for the entire site.
launching zones. In addition, the liner is broken into individual Currently, the site lacks coherence in design and is comprised of
volumes. Each volume has projecting canopies that announce the various stand-alone structures that lack a distinctive character.
uses and their arrival point while adding shade and rain protection. VKLLCs proposed design gives the site a sense of direction by
The volumes also have individual gabled roofs that define a broken- creating a pedestrian friendly and well-balanced organizational
up composition. The gables combine high-ridge gables that make schema.
reference to tradition and the original Rusty Pelican establishment
with reverse gables that make reference to the dramatic angles The integration of the design with the Virginia Key
in the nearby Marine Stadium. Accordingly, the architecture has habitat reinforces and permits functionality while also
a profile that makes references the two geometries that have visually exposing the functionality of the technology
shaped Virginia Key. The geometries finally get combined at the that will be used in the dry stack. As the boats will be
restaurant complex at the west end with its dual folded roof. Rising moving, people will be moving. A continuous ribbon of access
over stilts they also make reference to the legendary Stiltsville off and open spaces guides visitors with ease from the covered and
Key Biscayne. enclosed parking areas, to the boat storage, to the marinas, to the
waterfront, and to the retail and restaurant uses. The buildings will
The village facades are light and transparent in their glass display be broken up to allow pedestrians, air, and light to flow through.
areas and more solid in areas where vines grow to create curtains The entry street will create an opportunity for activation of a hub
of greenery. The liner is animated by the content of the marine of activity on the site and along the Baywalk in a way that has
stores, peeking behind and over rises the balance of the boat not been possible on Virginia Key. Wide sidewalks and big show
storage facility. It is clad in engineered wood slats that give it windows for the retail spaces will further activate the site and
texture and warmth while making reference to the materiality and facilitate the interaction between inside and outside spaces.
tonality of early marine sheds. Along the Rickenbacker Causeway,

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The design of the Project is compatible with the Virginia Property, both wet and dry, have become inadequate to service
Key Master Plan. The design of the Project will also todays more modern and larger boats. The advent of reliable, very
complement the restoration and use of the Marine large horsepower 4 -stroke outboard engines has led to the typical
Stadium and is compatible with and no higher than the beam of newer boats being substantially wider and the shore
height of the Marine Stadium. The design also allows the power requirements of todays vessels has increased substantially.
Project to be compatible with the Miami International Boat Show Likewise, the market demand for in-water slips has grown for larger
(the Boat Show). VKLLC member RCI already the hosts of the Fort vessels. The use of the automated dry storage system, as opposed
Lauderdale Boat Show, which is the largest boat show in the world, to the fork lifts typical of most dry stack facilities, allows for storage
and Therefore VKLLC is uniquely qualified to handle the required of larger vessels in the new dry stack. Therefore to address these
accommodations that must be made for the Boat Show. trends, which are continuing and even accelerating each year,
VKLLC will replace, reconfigure, and update all these existing slips
The site plan is designed to specifically protect and enhance views to accommodate larger in-water vessels so that they will serve
of the water from all parts of the Property and maximizes view not only todays boats, but those of the at least the next several
corridors to the water. It includes all necessary on-site parking. It decades.
increases the amount of green space on the site and to the extent
possible, will include bio swales, rain gardens, and green roofs. As a result, while the linear footage and the resulting revenue
Landscaping and islands of vegetation will be used to provide generating capacity of the wet slips will actually increase over
shade and will consist of a varied selection of tropical and Florida the current conditions, even though the in-water slip count will
native vegetation that reflects the landscape of the region. decrease from approximately 190 to 162 slips. The redeveloped
marina will include a substantial number of the wet slips that will
The following landscape goals and policies have guided the accommodate vessels of 60 feet and larger, as opposed to the
preparation of the landscape. current configuration, which has a significant proportion of 40 foot
1. Mangroves and other native trees will be preserved on- and even smaller slips. VKLLC has reviewed the limiting 9-foot
site. maximum dredge depth outlined in the RFP, and the wet slip mix
2. Native planting palette based on the restoration work will be optimized accordingly to not exceed this limiting depth.
performed elsewhere on Virginia Key. Despite the net reduction of wet slips, hence the revenue generation
3. Plants will be grouped by communities based on specific potential of the wet slips will increase substantially as these larger
ecosystems appropriate to Virginia Key including, Tidal vessels pay a higher rate and the linear footage of dockage will
wetlands, Coastal Strands, and Maritime Hammocks. increase. Moreover, larger vessels use and pay for more ancillary
4. Plant communities will be salt tolerant and tolerant to services which will also increase revenues.
periodic inundation.
5. Building facades will be covered by vines on trellises Likewise, the 40 + foot up to as large as 65 foot vessels will be
which will shade and protect the buildings without relying able to be accommodated in the new state-of-the-art automated
on water and fertilizer intensive green wall systems. dry storage facility. The new dry stack will include approximately
6. Similarities in planting will tie the natural areas of Virginia 750 slips which matches the contemplated number of dry stacks
Key to the marina village via a unified palette of plants. referenced in the Virginia Key Master Plan July 2010 Final Report
7. Planted areas will soak up and utilize storm-water as part which is an increase of 102 slips over the current dry storage
of an overall strategy of green infrastructure. capacity and as the size of the vessels that can be accommodated
8. Living shorelines will dampen waves while creating will also increase the linear footage of available dry storage will
aquatic and upland habitat. increase even further. At completion, VKLLCs plan will increase
9. No potable water will be used for irrigation. revenues with a total of 912 wet and dry slips, even though it will
10. Baywalk will be lined with shade trees. also lessen the number of wet slips.
11. LED site lighting will minimize light spill and energy
consumption. VKLLC has partnered with Aero-Docks for the state-of-the-art,
high-tech boat storage system that will be used for the Project.
iii. Marina and Dry Storage Aero-Docks along with Rockwell international will design and
Revenue slip management and revenue generating facilities will be program a control system that enables electromechanical systems
maximized by modernizing facilities and optimizing the slip size to automatically place and retrieve loads from defined storage
and configurations. Virtually all of the boat slips presently at the locations. A data network to distribute and collect information to

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and from the control system will complement the electromechanical Montys in Coconut Grove, which RCI substantially renovated,
systems and help to maximize the available storage space in the owned, and operated for over 10 years. Additionally, a fine
building. dining destination restaurant is also contemplated to be included
on the upper level, with a dining breezeway and spectacular views
At the heart of the profitability of the new marina will be the of Biscayne Bay and beyond.
automated dry slip Aero-Docks System III that can store 46%
more boats in the exact same building when compared to other v. Retail and Ships Store
forklift and less efficient mechanical systems and increase the linear The Project will contain approximately 30,000 square feet of small
footage available, thereby increasing efficiency and revenue scale retail uses linked directly to the Baywalk, as well as a pool and
production. Aero-Docks System III is ready to retrieve or launch outdoor deck. The Projects retail shops will supply all components
vessels immediately, unlike traditional forklift systems, thus offering of the boating community including paddlers, rowers and sailors
much more efficient 20-30 boats per hour launch/retrieval time. with all of their needs, including bait and tackle, food and drink,
Aero-Docks uses unique sorting optimization software that, each yacht brokerage, rental equipment including diving, paddling and
night, optimizes where boats are stored, allowing each new boat rowing and repairs and service .in keeping with the Virginia Key
that is added to be placed with other boats in a row based on a Master Plan, it will be a full service marine destination lacking only
configuration that uses 90% or more of the available linear footage. large scale commercial repair facilities, which more appropriately
Often a marina must turn away potential users due to a lack of occur on the Miami River. VKLLC believes that the marinas will not
space for a particular boat size despite the fact that the total linear only serve boat owners within the City of Miami and neighboring
footage is available. Aero-Docks System III has no such limitations, municipalities, but also recreational boaters traveling from other
instead granting the marina owner the ability to re-sort boats to parts of South Floridas coastline who want to spend the day and
create space that is needed for new boats and accommodate the enjoy all of what Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center will have
shifting assortment of boat sizes. Having Aero-Docks at Virginia to offer.
Key will ensure that nearly all linear feet in the dry stack will
always be used, no matter the mix of boat sizes. This flexibility to vi. Dock Masters Office
accommodate a variety of vessel sizes and configurations provides VKLLCs plan also includes a new dock masters office to be
the Project with adaptability for the future market. constructed along with the first phase of the new dry storage facility
to service the entire marine campus.
We have included in this submittal both the graphic depiction in this
section and a flash drive in a pocket at the back of the binder which (b) Site Program Analysis
includes two narrated videos describing how the Aero-Docks system In preparing the Project plans the VKLLC Project team lead by
works. Viewing the videos will provide a better understanding of the ARQ, has undertaken a thorough analysis of the site location,
system and how it works. Please take the time to review the videos characteristics and interconnections to the rest of Virginia Key and
one is only two minutes long while the other is seven minutes long. the policies established by the Virginia Key Master Plan. As shown
The videos provide a more thorough explanation of the operation on Figures 7b, as part of the site analysis they have examined
and benefits of the Aero-Docks system. the existing and proposed assets on Virginia Key, the marine and
vehicular access to the Property and the pedestrian and bicycle
iv. Restaurant facilities. They have also analyzed the prevailing winds and sun
The existing restaurant facility at the Project entry will be renovated direction and shadow studies and the best views both from the
to become both functionally and aesthetically part of the campus, Property and from surrounding sites.
with the upper levels becoming ancillary management office space
for the marina operations. i. Parking Solutions
All structures constructed on the Property must conform to the
VKLLC will construct and may operate the two proposed restaurants. appropriate Flood Zone requirements and be designed to adapt
VKLLC will work with consultants Corporate Realty Advisors, a to increased flooding risks due to sea level rise thereby increasing
leader in restaurant real estate, to implement an effective market their resilience and sustainability. The entire ground floor of dry
development strategy to place premium restaurant brands in the storage facility and restaurants allow water to flow through and
location, make the proposed restaurants among the top-producing around structures All new retail floors and infrastructure in the
restaurant venues in South Florida, and drive restaurant sales. dry storage facility will be at 12+ above existing sea level and
with only minimal installation of flood barriers, all retail and lower
VKLLC currently contemplates a restaurant in the casual style of
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restaurant construction is protected to 15.5 above sea level, while new building(s). These loads will be estimated and compared to
the upper level restaurant will more than 17 above sea level. the existing sanitary sewer loads for the Project in accordance with
WASD guidelines. A gravity collection system will be installed on
The Project design has the dry storage facility elevated not only site with connection, if applicable, to the existing service on site.
above base flood elevation but at 20+ above sea level thereby Depending on the capacity of the existing sanitary sewer service to
protecting it from even projected storm surges. This creates the the site, a lift station may be required with force main discharge into
opportunity to provide two levels of covered parking under the dry the existing utilities on the Rickenbacker Causeway, or potentially
storage facility. The upper level will be well above flood elevation to the gravity sewer system to the east of the Project on Virginia Key.
and even the lower level will be 6 above sea level. This allows
VKLLC to provide all of the RFP required parking for both the Project More specifically in regards to the sanitary pump-out facilities, our
and the additional 220 parking spaces for the Rusty Pelican as marina plan as proposed will develop a zero discharge zone in the
required by its lease. The parking underneath the dry storage marina. The marina exceeds regulatory requirements by providing
facility will contain approximately 589 parking spaces, with the a sanitary pump out system at each wet slip and at locations on
balance of the required parking being provided in ground level the launching areas for the Dry Storage facility. In addition a
parking lots all at no cost to the City, utilizing only the required stationary pump out system and portable pump out vehicle that can
contribution from the Rusty Pelican. service the boats on the fueling docks and launch dock with pump
out station will be kept available for transiting vessels to pump out.
Ironically, placing open layers of parking below the dry storage VKLLC is evaluating the grey water recycling systems designed by
facility also provides a flood protection benefit to the Project in Marine Design Dynamics to treat vessel grey water, which was
that storm waters can simply flow through and under the storage initially developed for the US Marine Corps. The system filters
facility, as the Coastal Construction Regulations require along the vessel grey water to potable water standards prior to discharge.
oceanfront. Further, utilizing this space under the dry storage for If determined to be feasible this treated water can be stored and
parking minimizes the visual impact that would otherwise be seen utilized on the site with other non-potable water for vessel washing,
from additional structured parking garage space, which still comply irrigation and toilet flushing.
in with the Virginia Key Master Plan and the RFP by keeping the
overall height of the Project below the height of the Marne stadium iv. Storm Water Management and Hurricane Plan
at approximately 65. This parking plan therefore minimizes the The VKLLC Project Team will upgrade and/or improve the existing
imposition of a larger scale parking garage and the Project onto site infrastructure to include stormwater management. The ERP will
the immediate area and neighborhood. require the engineering design and construction of a stormwater
management system. Currently the majority of runoff from the
ii. Signage and Wayfinding Plan Project site sheet flows into the adjacent waters of Biscayne
As shown in the plans, VKLLC will provide way-finding signs which Bay. The site plan will be designed with perimeter grades and
are necessary to keep traffic flowing by providing easy to read and conveyance of runoff with associated paving and grading.
easy to understand signage that is highly visible for quick access. Green space will be incorporated as indicated in the architectural
Our way-finding signs will be installed beginning on the bridge site plan. This stormwater management system will provide a
onto Virginia Key and including a turn around opportunity at the significant improvement to the water quality within the Bay and
second intersection required for the Marine Stadium. The signage ecosystem. Stormwater will be retained for the required treatment
program will highlight the on-property way-finding for valet and in accordance with SFWMD guidelines by swales, exfiltration
municipal parking facilities. These directional sign systems will direct trenches, or detention boxes as required. The amount of retention
marina guests and visitors to where they need to go in a welcoming will be determined based on the runoff calculations for the Project
South Florida vernacular. impervious and pervious areas. roof leaders from building structures
can be discharged directly into the stormwater system. Depending
iii. Sewage and Pollution Control Plan
on the capacity of the exfiltration trenches, some drainage wells
The VKLLC Project Team will upgrade and/or improve the existing
may be required to provide the required stormwater management,
site infrastructure to include water and the sewage infrastructure.
although we are also going to utilize stormwater to irrigate the on-
The existing sanitary sewer service to the Property will be
site landscaping and will explore the use of cisterns to accomplish
reviewed with the City and with Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
that and possible boat wash down to minimize any potable water
Department (WASD). Additional sewage loads are anticipated
use. During the environmental permitting process, the feasibility
from the wet slip marina sewage pump-out systems and from the
of the installation of outfall pipes will be evaluated to allow the

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discharge of runoff after the required stormwater treatment is site to service the wet slip marina areas and the new building(s). A
achieved. In accordance with the SFWMD guidelines, the Project meter room is anticipated in the new dry stack marina to distribute
will be designed to maintain runoff from a 25-year, 3-day rainfall power to the dry stack marina operations and restaurant/retail
event on site. areas. Separate, private transformers with appropriate distribution
panels will distribute electrical service to the docks for the shore
The impact of hurricanes or similar events on waterfront parks and power pedestals in the wet slip marina areas.
marinas requires design teams to reexamine traditional guidelines
and engineering requirements. Our team has extensive experience vi. Pedestrian, Community and Special Needs Access
in resilient design, as well as working through the aftermath of The baywalk and additional pedestrian and bicycle facilities will
major events. This expertise will guide the design processes of the provide easy access to and throughout the Property and provide
facilities at Virginia Key. Specific strategies will include: connectivity between the different uses, users and surrounding
Utilizing a design datum higher than currently required by areas without the use of vehicles. This will include direct access to
FEMA flood datum, which may suggest increasing the height the baywalk from the proposed parking facilities. The uplands will
of pilings to ensure floating elements remain in place during provide a much broader array of publically accessible facilities
storm surge events. and amenities. The largest and most unique public amenity will be
Expanding use of solar powered and wireless infrastructure the continuous baywalk which will cover approximately 2,600
to minimize the need for conduit that may be vulnerable to linear feet.
flooding.
Consider use of direct burial electrical cable in place of This facility will provide remarkable views of the Downtown skyline,
traditional conduit. the surrounding natural marine environment, and, of course, will
Improved gangway design to respond to increased storm provide a wonderful viewing platform to simply observe the marina
surge conditions. and boating including the paddling and rowing activities and
Consideration and design to eliminate risk of potential events. Moreover, it will connect to a new public boat ramp and
contamination from pump out utilities. the historic Marine Stadium to the east.
Operational plan to depower or shut down vulnerable
As part of our commitment to achieving sustainability, we take very
systems prior to storm.
seriously the need to make our facilities accessible to everyone
v. Additional Overall Site Infrastructure regardless of physical ability. In order to ensure that the docks
Improvements, Including Fire Safety are accessible to everyone, we will exceed the requirements of
New water supply taps will be made from the existing water service the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recreational boating
mains on Rickenbacker Causeway to provide service for the Project. requirements. While the ADA guidelines provide for accessible
A new fire line will service the Project, and this line will likely be docks, they do nothing to ensure that the boater can actually
10-12 inches in diameter. A loop is anticipated with the potential access the boat from the dock once they get to the boat. In order
for connection to adjacent properties. This loop will include fire to solve this challenge, we have proposed the use of lifts similar
hydrants spaced as required to service the Project, including the to those used for swimming pools to help people reach the boats.
wet slip marina components. In addition, the fire line will provide
With the implementation of an accessible marina, the redeveloped
service to the new buildings for the fire pump(s) as coordinated
facilities at Virginia Key will be well positioned to host adaptive
with the building engineers. A new domestic water service line will
sailing and power boating training camps and regattas such as
be installed to service the new building(s) and marina wet slips, if
those facilitated by the Warrior Sailing Program. This program
required. The existing service to the Property will be reviewed with
is focused on introducing active duty military and veterans with
the City, and it is possible that the existing domestic water service
disabilities to sailing and racing, and is open to disabled veterans
has sufficient capacity for the site redevelopment. If sufficient service
and members of the US Armed Forces regardless of age, gender,
is available, new water service lines will be extended through the
or race. Other opportunities include hosting the US Disabled
site to the building(s) and to the wet slip marina components.
Championships and/or other events sponsored by organizations
A new FPL service will be required for the Project, and electrical such as Challenged America and US Sailing.
loads will be estimated for the Project and coordinated with FPL for a
new transformer sized for the Project build-out. Electrical distribution
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Specific boating opportunities under consideration to increase viii. Lighting Plan


public access to the waterway are: The development team has created an approach to lighting the
A top quality sailing school, with classes in basic Project to meet all City of Miami 21 Zoning codes as they apply to
seamanship, cruising, and racing. CS Civic Space designation. The Project will contain a high quality
A recreational sailing and power boat club providing top lighting program; which enhances its location on the water and within
quality boats which members of the community can access the Civic Space requirements; yet only illuminates the pedestrian
at reasonable cost. surfaces with additional accent lighting on some vertical structures.
A community boating program created in partnership with The marina basin will maintain a low level of lighting to provide for
local nonprofit organizations with strong demonstrated a safe pedestrian and vessel environment but not distract from the
success in on the water programs. environment. Bollard lighting will light gangways and finger piers.
A kayaking / paddling program that creates non-motorized As permitted, natural landscape and mangroves will be washed
access to the water. with underwater LED elements to enhance their natural surrounds at
Event hosting and support for adaptive sailing programs for night and create a natural soft edge to the marina. Alfresco dinning
disabled participants. and open air retail shops along the promenade add to the need
A partnership with area high schools such as the MAST for low level source lighting concentrated on pedestrian surfaces
Academy and colleges that have internship or apprentice and maintaining a low light level to enhance the view of the city
programs to allow young people the opportunity to become at night to the west. The design team in a series of interviews will
certified in marine service industries, including hull repair, develop the final lighting plan with VKLLC, the City and applicable
engine repair and maintenance, electronics and maritime permitting officials once selected as the Successful Proposer.
yacht captain programs. We have successfully implemented
similar programs elsewhere, including the New York Harbor Architectural elements will be up-lit with color LED fixtures and
School in New York City. be placed on a programmable dimmer system to allow VKLLC
the widest range of ambient lighting control. Roof top guest areas
As part of our commitment to engaging the community, we will will also maintain a low light level with a focus on surfaces and
also work with a range of local organizations to create meaningful highlights on Architectural icons. Pools and fountains will glow
boating opportunities for everyone, regardless of age, income, or and present a mystic element of design. Soft ambient light will
ability. allow the whole of the Project to have a subtle presence along
the Rickenbacker Causeway and not a billboard of light but a soft
vii. Water Transportation Initiative welcoming oasis of entertainment.
Subject to approval by the City, VKLLC plans to provide for safe
docking area(s) for a water taxi/ferry to provide access to the (c) Conceptual Renderings and Elevations Of Overall
Marina from the downtown area, South Beach, and other areas as Site As Well As From Within The Project
appropriate. This service can also help to relieve congestion on the
Rickenbacker Causeway and surrounding roadways. See following pages for Illustrative Drawings

Similar water transportation networks are found in New York City, (d) Proposed Project Site Plan
Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, and elsewhere and we are excited to See following pages for Illustrative Drawings
discuss these opportunities at Virginia Key. If interest continues and
would support the effort, VKLLC may even assist in the development
of a water/ferry taxi service with UBER boats to improve access
to the marina. A proper water taxi service can also be asset to
homeland security purposes as an alternate transportation mode in
the event of a road closing on the Rickenbacker Causeway.

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Virginia Key
North Point
Trails

Bill Sadowski
Critical Wildlife Area

Rusty Pelican

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Project Site

Miami Marine Stadium

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Miami Rowing Club Maritime
Hammock

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Mast Academy Restoration

Mangrove Restoration Historic


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Beach Park

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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
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These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Direct dock access via Refer to Section 14.k. for
Rusty Pelican lease area alternative dock access

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Ch ann 28 x 40 ft. Wet slips 40 x 40 ft. Lift slips
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66 x 66 ft. Wet Slips

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Recongured fuel docks

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18 x 80 ft. Wet slips
10 x 80+ ft. Wet slips at pier ends
8,920 Linear Feet of Wet Slips

7. e. Wet Slip Conguration | Scale 1:250 | Arquitectonica International


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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Phase 1
Build up overall site to +6 (1 of ll average)
Possible use of barge deliveries in order to limit Staging
trucks on causeway
Site infrastructure and Vero Street connection to
be built Install fuel
tanks &

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kayak launch
Renovate
boat ramp p

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280 surface
parking
Renovate spaces

Reconstruct
Recongure
dry stack for
continual use

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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Phase 2
Build 2nd portion of boat shelter
Build 40 slips in south portion of the basin Staging
Possible use of barge deliveries in order to limit
trucks on causeway

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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Phase 3
Staging will be negotiated with the city and the
county during Phase 3 construction
Possible use of barge deliveries in order to limit Phase 3B
trucks on causeway

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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
VINES ON GUMBO LIMBO BLACK MANGROVE
BUILDINGS: SABAL PALM WHITE MANGROVE
WILD ALLAMANDA STRANGLER FIG SPANISH STOPPER
PASSION FLOWER BLOLLY BISCAYNE PRICKLY-ASH
MANGROVE VINE PIGEON PLUM LEATHER FERN
SAW PALMETTO CORDGRASS

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RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY

MARITIME HAMMOCK TIDAL WETLAND

14 SHARED USE PATH


7.g.|Rickenbacker Swale Restoration| Arquitectonica International
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SILVER BUTTONWOOD SILVER THATCH PALM GREEN BUTTONWOOD
SALT-MYRTLE GOLDENROD SEAGRAPE
SPIDERLILY WILD LANTANA SILVER SEA-OXEYE DAISY
MUHLYGRASS WILD CINNAMON SCORPIONSTAIL
NECKLACEPOD COCOPLUM FALSE MINT
CORAL BEAN PRICKLY PEAR BRACES ASTER

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3 BUFFER

16 BAYWALK
16 BAYWALK

COASTAL BERM MARITIME HAMMOCK BIOSWALE


SEAWALL (6-9 CURB)

7.g.| Baywalk| Arquitectonica International


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HEDGE AND
WINDOW-TRIMMED PAUROTIS PALM
RED MANGROVE SARGENTS PALM
BLACK MANGROVE WHITE STOPPER
TURTLE GRASS WHITE MANGROVE AMERICAN BEAUTYBERRY
MANATEE GRASS WILD-PINE CHRISTMASBERRY
JOHNSONS SEAGRASS OYSTER BEDS ROSY CAMPHORWEED

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SEAGRASS BEDS MANGROVE FOREST BIOSWALE

7.g.| Baywalk & Parking Swales| Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
PRELIMINARY PLANT LIST & ASSOCIATED FAUNA

Common Name Scientific Name Habitat


TREES
Black Mangrove Avicennia germinans Mangrove Forest
Gumbo Limbo Bursera simaruba Maritime Hammock
Sevenyear-apple Casasia clusiifolia Maritime Hammock
Pigeon Plum Coccoloba diversifolia Maritime Hammock
Seagrape Coccoloba uvifera Maritime Hammock
Buttonwood Conocarpus erectus Maritime Hammock
Guiana-plum Drypetes lateriflora Maritime Hammock
Inkwood Exothea paniculata Maritime Hammock
Strangler Fig Ficus aurea Maritime Hammock
White Mangrove Laguncularia racemosa Tidal Wetland
Wild Tamarind Lysiloma latisiliquum Maritime Hammock
Red Mangrove Rhizophora mangle Mangrove Forest
Wild Mastic Sideroxylon foetidissimum Maritime Hammock
Paradise Tree Simarouba glauca Maritime Hammock
Live Oak Quercus virginiana Maritime Hammock

UNDERSTORY TREES Common Name Scientific Name Habitat


Common Torchwood Amyris elemifera Maritime Hammock
Marlberry Ardisia escallonioides Maritime Hammock

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Wild Cinnamon Canella winterana Maritime Hammock
Satinleaf Chrysophyllum oliviforme Maritime Hammock
White Stopper Eugenia axillaris Maritime Hammock
Spanish Stopper Eugenia foetida Maritime Hammock
Blolly Guapira discolor Maritime Hammock
Crabwood Gymanthes lucida Maritime Hammock

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Black Ironwood Krugiodendron ferreum Maritime Hammock
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera Maritime Hammock
Myrsine Myrsine cubana Maritime Hammock
Lancewood Nectandra coriceae Maritime Hammock
Swamp Bay Persea palustris Bioswale

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Wild-lime Zanthoxylum fagara Maritime Hammock

PALMS Common Name Scientific Name Habitat


Paurotis Palm Acoelorraphe wrightii Bioswale
Silver Thatch Palm Cocothrinax argentata Maritime Hammock
Sargent's Palm Pseudophoenix sargentii Maritime Hammock
Sabal Palm Sabal palmetto Maritime Hammock
Saw Palmetto Serenoa repens Maritime Hammock

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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
SHRUBS AND Common Name Scientific Name Habitat
GROUNDCOVERS Golden Leather Fern Acrostichum aureum Bioswale
Giant Leather Fern Acrostichum danaeifolium Bioswale
Sea-myrtle Baccharis halimifolia Maritime Hammock
Water Hyssop Bacopa monnieri Tidal Wetland
Saltwort Batis maritima Tidal Wetland
Silver Sea-Oxeye Daisy Borrichia frutescens Bioswale
American Beautyberry Calicarpa americana Bioswale
Jamaica Caper-Tree Capparis cynophallophora Maritime Hammock
Bird Pepper Capsicum annuum Maritime Hammock
Cocoplum Chrysobalanus icaco Maritime Hammock
Florida Semaphore Cactus Consolea corallicola Coastal Berm
False-mint Dicliptera sexangularis Bioswale
Coral Bean Erythina herbacea Coastal Berm
Scorpionstail Heliotropium angiospermum Bioswale
Spiderlily Hymenocalis latifolia Bioswale
Bloodleaf Iresine diffusa Bioswale
Beach Jacquemontia Jacquemontia reclinata Coastal Berm
Buttonsage Lantana involucrata Bioswale
Gopher Apple Licania michauxii Maritime Hammock
Christmasberry Lycium carolinianum Bioswale
Pricklypear Opuntia stricta Coastal Berm
Florida Keys Blackbead Pithecellobium keyense Maritime Hammock
Rosy Camphorweed Pluchea bachharis Bioswale

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White Indigoberry Randia aculeata Maritime Hammock

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Rougeplant Rivina humilis Bioswale freshwater
Rose-Of-Plymouth Sabatia stellaris Bioswale
Glasswort Salicornia bigelovii Bioswale
Sea Purslane Sesuvium portulacastrum Coastal Berm
Seaside Goldenrod Solidago sempervirens Bioswale
Brace's Aster Symphyotrichum tenuifolium Bioswale

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Spanish Bayonet Yucca aloifolia Coastal Berm
Coontie Zamia pumila Maritime Hammock
Biscayne Prickly Ash Zanthoxylum coriaceum Maritime Hammock

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GRASSES Common Name Scientific Name Habitat
Gulf Coast Spikerush Eleocharis cellulosa Bioswale
Needle Rush Juncus roemerianus Bioswale
Muhlygrass Muhlenbergia capillaris Bioswale
Saltmeadow Cordgrass Spartina patens Bioswale

VINES Common Name Scientific Name Habitat


Passion Flower Passiflora suberosa Maritime Hammock
Wild Allamanda Pentalinon luteum Maritime Hammock
Mangrove Vine Rhabdadenia biflora Mangrove Forest
Wild-Pine Tillandsia flexuosa Mangrove Forest

7.g. Preliminary Planting List| Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
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7.g.| Landscape Imagery| Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
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Water taxi stand Clear path outside the marked
channel for motorized trafc.

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Public ramp has staging space

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and ample turning radius within
the marked channel.

7.e. |Wet Slip Conguration| Scale 1:250 | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Bill Sadowski CWA
Foraging shorebirds and wading
bird habitat in addition to aquatic
resources

Manatee Zones & Habitat


Protection

Sea grass
Protection Zones

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7.h.ii. | Commitment to Protection of Environmental Assets| Scale 1:250 | Arquitectonica International

These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Site Environmental Strategies Low impact development strategies for stormwater
will be implemented and integrated with landscape
Location and Transportation designed for periodic inundation.
Sensitive seagrass, mangroves, and all waterways will be Solar panels and extensive tree canopy will absorb
protected during construction. sunlight while light roofs and pavements will reect sunlight
Improved bus stops, bicycle facilities, and water taxi to reduce urban heat island
access offer alternatives to cars LED site lighting with minimal spill will reduce light
Covered bicycle parking and showers enable bicycle pollution
commuting Will seek Florida Clean Marina designation from DEP.
No excess parking is provided, 90%+ of parking is covered
Parking will be prioritized for carpools and electric vehicle Water Efciency
charging stations Planting will require little or no irrigation after
establishment, (vines on facades may require irrigation

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Site Sustainability High efciency xtures will reduce water use.
Site will be carefully assessed for additional environmental Cisterns will capture rainwater for re-use in boat rinsing,
resources prior to construction irrigation, and laundry
Existing habitats will be protected and restoration efforts
elsewhere on Virginia Key will dene the planting palette

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Native plants will be grouped by communities based on
ecosystems in Virginia Key including, tidal wetlands, coastal
berms, and maritime hammocks.

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Unied plant communities will tie the natural areas of .
Virginia Key to the marina village
Living shorelines will create habitat and dampen waves

7.h.ii Site Environmental Strategy | Scale 1:200 | Arquitectonica International


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These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Building Environmental Strategies Building Materials
Locally obtained materials will make up the bulk of
Energy construction
Energy-star appliances, high efciency lighting, and air- Buildings will be built for long-term durability
conditioning will reduce energy demand Green walls consisting of low-maintenance vines will
Electric boat storage elevators are extremely efcient screen facades from heat and wind driven rain
compared to alternatives Cut and ll will be balanced to minimize movement of
Rooftop solar will produce up to 2.3 mWh of electricity, material
likely exceeding demand for the entire site Construction waste will be managed
Building circulation is exterior to minimize air-conditioned
volume Indoor Environment
Extensive overhangs, vines, and shade trees will shade Operable windows will allow air circulation
Shallow buildings and tall windows allow daylight into all

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interior spaces
Natural ventilation will control climate in the garage and
boat shelter

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Building Environmental Strategy | Scale 1:100 | Arquitectonica International


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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Rooftop Solar Potential Rooftop Rainwater Collection Potential

4,933 industry standard 77 x 39 340 watt PV Panels 188,990 sqft of roof x 90% collection efciency x 58.97
1,412 kWp output, (1,677 kWp - 12.3% system loss (96% median rainfall=
inverter efciency)) 6,255,138 Gallons annually
5.27 Solar hours/ day average Total water collected and used will depend on
2.3 mWh Annual Production 1 demand1
Potential output would likely greatly exceed building -Boat rinsing will be the primary use
demand 2 -Make-up water for cooling towers/chillers
Equivalent to 180 households (per FPL numbers) -Irrigation
Solar is not currently part of the bid proposal since costs, -Laundry and ushing of toilets
retrun-on-investment, and ownership of the array, is subject Cistern are not currently part of the bid proposal
to negotiation. pending detailed projected requirements and life-cycle
1
Numbers conrmed by Dustin Thayer of Sunconnect USA (Naples, FL) and Scott McIntyre costs.
of Solar Energy Management, (St. Petersburg, FL).

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Storage capacity related to demand will determine how much of the total will be

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2
Florida Power and Light will need to be involved in utilizing any power beyond that utilized.
required for the building.

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These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF SEA LEVEL RISE
Follow recommendations of the County Climate Change Advisory Task Force
Continued operation during king tides and minor storms
All access, parking, and boating activities operate 6 above sea level.
Critical access points and infrastructure is not impacted by ooding.
Green infrastructure components such as stormwater retention areas process and drain
water on-site.
All planting on-site will be salt tolerant including limited periods of inundation.

Rapid recovery from storm-surge ooding (expected at 10 in 2 years)


Entire ground oor of boat shelter and restaurants allow water to ow through and
around structures.
All new retail oors and infrastructure in the boat shelter will be at 12 above existing
high-tide.
With minimal installation of ood barriers, all new comercial space may be protected to

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15.5 above sea level

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Projected king tide levels
Dry slip boat handling equipment is 17 above sea level
by 2045 2.73 ft. Above
Vertical boat launching facilities minimize vulnerable areas.
N.A.V.D. 88
Site is designed to channel oodwater through low-lying wetlands and back to the bay.

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These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Promenade at +12
allows continued
pedestrian access
even if waves are
overtopping the
seawall

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Projected
j king
g tide: 2085 ((+5.50 NAVD 88)) Garage Level at +6

Projected
j king
g tide: 2045 ((+2.73 NAVD 88))

2045 Projection from Coastal Risk Consulting Report, +5.50 King tide projection is based on mean of prediction from NOAA.

7.h.v.|Resiliency During King Tides and Minor Storms | Scale 1: 20 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Flood proong up All Interior Spaces at
to +156 +12

Storm Surge +10


Above Sea Level

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Water Flows Through
Buildings

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7.h.v.|Resiliency During Major Storms and Flooding | Scale 1: 100 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Critical vertical lift equipment Railing wall at Promenade Lowest boats and elevators at
will be stowed at +29 limiting provides 3.5 height of additional +29 above sea level in Hurricane
exposure ood protection for commercial force wind protected shelter
space with minimal preperation.
Flood barriers would be installed
at stair and ramp entrances.

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Accomodate future surge to +15-6 NGVD

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Passive protection
p to +11-6 NGVD

Current Base Flood +9 NGVD

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Garage will be evacuated in
preparation for ooding and will
allow water movement through
the building.

7.h.v.|Resiliency During Major Storms and Flooding | Scale 1: 20 | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
FROM THE PLAN ADOPTED JULY 22, 2010
Italics are examples of compliance within the proposal

ENDURING THEMES AND FEATURES OF VIRGINIA KEY

Education and research related to the natural world


Interpretive signs along the baywalk.
Boater education related to Florida Clean Marina status.
Recreation and leisure spaces in the water and on land
Proposal maximizes efciency of boater access while keeping the shoreline
completely accessible.

Historical interpretation of the island and preservation of key sites: VK Beach,


Marine Stadium, natural areas

Preservation and enhancement of nature

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Expanding areas of upland restoration and preserving marine resources.

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7.i. Consistency with Virginia Key Master Plan Principles | Scale 1:100 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
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These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Virginia Key Master Plan Principles from UEL No overnight accommodations (eco camping allowed)
Workshop Sept. 27, 2009 and expand eating and public facilities and recreational
activities.
Italics are examples of compliance within the
-Three food venues, cafe, casual, and ne dining
proposal
offer multiple options
Enhance public amenities, transportation
An Accessible Place of Recreation, Heritage, and Natural
-Inclusion of water tax facilities
Conservation
Integrate Thematic Linkages: Heritage, Recreation,
-Proposal completely integrates Rusty Pelican access
Environmental Education, and Conservation of Natural
to the Marine Stadium and beyond.
Resources
Complete public access to waterfront
-Information signage will provide information about
-Pedestrians uninterrupted by boat movements
island wide restoration efforts
or vehicles

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-Kayaking facility
-Public boat ramp
-World class marina
Sustainable principles: healthy activity, low carbon
footprint

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-Aero-dock boat launch system is electric and the
most energy-efcient in the world

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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
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These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
MASTER PLAN: Commercial, Boats, and Parking PROPOSAL: Commercial, Boats, and Parking

Commercial:
~25,000 sqft in
Conceptual master plan
30,000 sqft in proposal
Reoriented to create
a main street entry and
active waterfront
Long, thin spaces allow
only small retailers

Boat storage:
3 dry storage buildings
compared to 4
Direct water access
without interfering with

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pedestrians vs. lagoons
and drawbridges

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Parking:
300 space garage in
master plan (6 levels)

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550 space garage
minimum in RFP
Different size, different
strategy
Distribute parking
across 2 levels vs. one
A PROJECT WITH NO SHOPPING CENTER, NO OVERBUILDING, NO ENCROACHMENT INTO NATURAL massive building
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AREAS, AND RESPECTFUL OF CULTURAL AND HISTORIC SITES.

7.i. Consistency with Virginia Key Master Plan Principles | Scale 1:100 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Master plan and Proposed Plan Comparison
Boat circulation:
Conceptual master
plan has 2 access points
to the NW and NE with
drawbridges which
would interrupt other
circulation
Proposal has 3 direct
access points for dry
docks at NE, plus wet
slips at NW

Vehicle circulation:
Conceptual master
plan has multiple
parallel roads.
Proposal minimizes

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roadways and covers
parking and roads
beneath buildings

Pedestrian circulation:

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Proposal minimizes
conict points
Proposal emphasizes

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waterfront access
Proposal provides
more routes separated
from vehicles
Proposal offers 4
connections to the
water vs. 1 connection
in the master plan

7.i. Consistency with Virginia Key Master Plan Principles | Scale 1:100 | Arquitectonica International
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These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Aerial view of Marine Stadium and new marine campus. | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
7. c. Conceptual Renderings | View from entry drive toward the basin. | Arquitectonica Interna-
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Aerial view of harbor, restaurants, and boat shelter. | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Diners view of downtown from the restaurant. | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
7. c. Conceptual Renderings | View from a boat approaching the harbor.| Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Baywalk view at boat ramp toward downtown.| Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Boat Pedestrian Boat Pedestrian Boat Harbormaster
Elevator Passage Elevator Passage Elevator

ROOF 70 N.G.V.D.

Northeast Elevation

Baywalk and Garage Rickenbacker


Promenade Acces
Northwest Elevation

7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Boat Shelter Elevations | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Entry Drive Pedestrian Pedestrian Boat
Passage Passage Maintenance

Southwest Elevation

Rickenbacker Access Boat Garage Access Promenade


Drive Maintenance Baywalk
Southeast Elevation

7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Boat Shelter Elevations with mature landscape | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Pedestrian Pedestrian
Passage Passage

Vines will fill in Southwest Elevation


quickly while new
planting grows in
over time.

Rickenbacker Restoration planting


at installation size. Southeast Elevation
(Existing Sabal Palms
will be retained or
relocated)

7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Boat Shelter Elevation at beginning of landscape planting | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
ROOF 53 N.G.V.D.

LV-3 38 N.G.V.D.

LV-2 20 N.G.V.D.

Service Elevator Guest Elevator Drop-Off & Valet Exterior Dining, Pool Deck & Bar

East Elevation

7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Restaurant Elevations | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
ROOF 53 N.G.V.D.

LV-3 38 N.G.V.D.

LV-2 20 N.G.V.D.

Baywalk Exterior Dining, Pool Deck & Bar Access Road Baywalk

North Elevation

7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Restaurant Elevations | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
ROOF 53 N.G.V.D.

LV-3 38 N.G.V.D.

LV-2 20 N.G.V.D.

Exterior Dining, Pool Deck & Bar Drop-Off & Valet Guest Elevator Service Elevator

West Elevation

7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Restaurant Elevations | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
ROOF 53 N.G.V.D.

LV-3 38 N.G.V.D.

LV-2 20 N.G.V.D.

Access Drive Service Elevator Drop-Off & Valet Baywalk

South Elevation

7. c. Conceptual Renderings | Restaurant Elevations | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Staging and Marine
Staging dock water taxi Stadium
Dining
Baywalk
y
Baywalk
y Harbormaster
Rusty
Pelican Dry slip boat launches Boat ramp
& kayak
launch

Commercial space
Retain existing along bay walk
commercial
buildings
Boat Shelter
Wet Slips mixed use building

o cks Shared-use path & restored landscape buffer


u el d
redf
n figu
co Rickenbacker Causeway
Re

7. d. Proposed Site Plan | Scale 1:200 | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
axi
e rt
at
w
sta kayak
gi launch
ng
do
ck
s bay walk access &
cross block passage

public boat
ramp

Baywalk

Promenade

harbor
24,000 s.f. commercial
reception

Garage LV 1 Garage LV 1
entrance and entrance and
ramp to LV 2 ramp to LV 2

Parking:
g 297

boat
maintenance Parking: 22
Service:
1 Loading

Service:
3x Loading

Gross: 187,000 s.f.


Net: 24,000 s.f. shared-use p
path
Service: 2,000 s.f.
Reception: 2,000 s.f.
Maintenance: 7,600 s.f.
Parking and circulation:
151,400 s.f.
Boat Shelter Level 1 Plan | Scale 1:60 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Promenade access

Vehicle Vehicle
Ramp Ramp

All interior spaces are open to below


Parking:275
Gross: 187,000 s.f.
Boat Shelter Level 2 Plan | Scale 1:60 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Harbor master 2,000 s.f. / level, 2 levels

Travel aisle: 67

Levels 3-5
Boats/Level: 250 Total Boats: 750
Linear Feet/Level: 12,169.5 Linear Feet Total: 36,508.5

Gross: 187,000 s.f./ Level


Boat Shelter Level 3-5 Plan | Scale 1:60 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Bouys

Channel

Staging

Baywalk Pool Deck and Seating: 4,000 s.f.

Parking: 36 Spaces
Dr
op
-O
ff &
Va
Baywalk let

Exterior Stairr
Guest Elevator &
Stair

Service Elevator

Ground level:
Covered Porte Cochere:
Pool Deck and exterior bar
Circulation only
Gross: 760 s.f.
Restaurant Level 1 Plan | Scale 1:50 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Dining: 3,450 s.f.

Exterior: 2,900 s.f.

Restrooms

Kitchen: 1,100 s.f.

Level 2:
Casual Dining
6,000 s.f. Interior space
2,900 s.f. Exterior space
Direct access to pool deck
Gross: 6,000 s.f.
Net: 4,550 s.f.
Restaurant Level 2 Plan | Scale 1:50 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Exterior: 3,700 s.f.

Dining: 2,000 s.f.

Kitchen: 1,400 s.f.


Restrooms

Level 3:
Fine Dining
5,000 s.f. Interior Space
3,700 s.f. Exterior Covered
Gross: 5,000 s.f.
Net: 3,400 s.f.
Restaurant Level 3 Plan | Scale 1:50 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
Restaurant Roof Plan | Scale 1:50 | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as final design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the plans will be incorporated into the final plans.
7. PROJECT PLAN

(e) Wet Slip Configuration 1. Mangroves and other native trees will be preserved on-
As shown on the plans, the wet slip marina is planned to be site.
completely reconfigured and optimized for the market. The existing 2. Native planting palette based on the restoration work
layout is very inefficient as it has a single access point to two very performed elsewhere on Virginia Key.
long docks. VKLLC looks forward to working with the City and Rusty 3. Plants will be grouped by communities based on specific
Pelican to gain a few direct access points so that the access points ecosystems appropriate to Virginia Key including, Tidal
will be much closer to the actual boat locations making for a much wetlands, Coastal Strands, and Maritime Hammocks.
more user friendly and safe marina as a boat fire at or near the 4. Plant communities will be salt tolerant and tolerant to
existing single access point would cutoff almost the entire marina periodic inundation.
from the shore. If necessary we will build a shore parallel dock 5. Building facades will be covered by vines on trellises
to provide access to the new docks. As noted above the number which will shade and protect the buildings without relying
of wet slips will be reduced to 162 from the current slip count of on water and fertilizer intensive green wall systems.
approximately 190-200 slips, although a much larger percentage 6. Similarities in planting will tie the natural areas of Virginia
of the slips will accommodate vessels of 60 feet or more in length Key to the marina village via a unified palette of plants.
actually increasing the linear footage of dockage. Moreover most 7. Planted areas will soak up and utilize storm-water as part
boats below 65 feet will be able l to be accommodated in the of an overall strategy of green infrastructure.
dry storage facility. The new slips will be designed to current and 8. Living shorelines will dampen waves while creating
anticipate future standards including additional power, sanitary aquatic and upland habitat.
pump outs at each slip along with many modern conveniences to 9. No potable water will be used for irrigation.
make the user experience truly first class. 10. Baywalk will be lined with shade trees.
11. LED site lighting will minimize light spill and energy
The outer docks will be planned for the potential future expansion consumption.
of wet slips in the west area as outlined in the Virginia Key Master
Plan. This expansion is not included with this proposal, however In general, the native planting palette will be based on the
utilities and other supporting infrastructure will be planned for this restoration work performed elsewhere on Virginia Key. Plants
potential future expansion as coordinated with the City. will be grouped by communities based on specific ecosystems
appropriate to Virginia Key including, Tidal wetlands, Coastal
(f) Construction Plan Strands, and Maritime Hammocks. Similarities in planting will tie
Figures 7.f. show the anticipated construction staging plans the natural areas of Virginia Key to the marina village via a unified
for each phase. The goal is to build efficiently while keeping as palette of plants. Planted areas will also be designed to soak up
much of the facility operating as possible. The final staging plans and utilize storm-water as part of an overall strategy of green
will have to respond to the building permit and other permit infrastructure. Living shorelines will also be utilized where possible
approvals, however, VKLLC has spent substantial time evaluating to dampen waves while creating aquatic and upland habitat. The
and preparing the Project staging based upon the permitting and Project wide baywalk will also be lined with shade trees. Lastly,
construction needs and we believe we are close to what the final buildings will also receive a natural treatment. Building facades
staging will be. will be covered by vines on trellises which will shade and protect
the buildings without relying on water and fertilizer intensive green
(g) Landscape Plan
wall systems. In regards to irrigation, no potable water will
The site plan is designed to specifically protect and enhance views
be used.
of the water from all parts of the Project and maximizes view
corridors to the water. It includes all necessary on-site parking. It (h) Resilience and Environmental Considerations
increases the amount of green space on the site and to the extent
possible, will include bio swales, rain gardens, and green roofs. i. Long-Term Resiliency of the Project
Landscaping and islands of vegetation will be used to provide shade In December, 2016, Miami-Dade County accepted the final report
and will consist of a varied selection of tropical and Florida native on the recommendations by the Miami-Dade County Sea Level
vegetation that reflects the landscape of the region. The following Rise Task Force (CCATF). The VKLLC team has reviewed projected
landscape goals and policies have guided the preparation of the sea level rise as outlined in the Task Force Report, and 100-year
landscape. level storm surges are expected at 11 above sea level in the next
two (2) years The Project design will allow rapid recovery from

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current and future storm-surge flooding. The entire ground floor of also the increased groundwater levels. Collected runoff from
dry storage facility and restaurants allow water to flow through and roof leaders on buildings will minimize the need for stormwater
around structures. All new retail floors and infrastructure in the dry management infrastructure.
storage facility will be at 12 above existing sea level. With minimal
installation of flood barriers, all dry storage facility and restaurant Lastly, the impact of hurricanes or similar events on waterfront
construction is protected to 15.5 above sea level. Dry slip boat parks and marinas requires design teams to reexamine traditional
handling equipment is 20+ above sea level. The Restaurant will guidelines and engineering requirements. Our Project Team has
be 17 above sea level. Further, vertical boat launching facilities extensive experience in resilient design, as well as working through
minimize infrastructure vulnerable to flooding. Lastly, the entire site the aftermath of major events. This expertise will guide the design
is designed to channel storm-water to low-lying wetlands and back processes of the facilities at Virginia Key. Additional specific
to the bay, as more detailed herein. strategies that will be implemented are:
Utilizing a design flood elevation higher than the current
The current design will also allow continued operation during minor published FEMA maps, which may suggest increasing the
storms and future king tides which are expected to be 4 above sea height of pilings to ensure floating elements remain in place
level in 30 years. To accomplish this level of resiliency, all access, during storm surge events.
parking, and boating activities will operate 6 above sea level. Expanding use of solar powered and wireless infrastructure
. Green infrastructure components such as storm-water retention to minimize the need for conduit that may be vulnerable to
areas process and drain water will be located on-site. All planting flooding.
on-site will be salt tolerant including tolerance for limited periods of Consider use of direct burial electrical cable in place of
inundation. All docks and wet-slips will be constructed to withstand traditional conduit.
Category 3 storms. On-site back-up power will allow continued Improved gangway design to respond to increased storm
operation when power is down, as well as, on-site solar power that surge conditions.
will minimize reliance on back-up generators. Consideration and design to eliminate risk of potential
contamination from pump out utilities.
Our marina plan as proposed will be a zero discharge zone in Operational plans to depower or shut down vulnerable
the bay.. The marina will have sanitary pump out system being systems prior to storm events.
comprised of a stationary pump out system located at each wetslip
and portable pump out vehicle that can service the boats on the ii. Commitment to Protection of Environmental Assets
transient/ launch dock with pump out station will be kept available The VKLLC Project Team is aware of the impact each individual
for transiting vessels to pump out. We are exploring the grey project and building has on the environment and is committed to
water recycling systems designed by Marine Design Dynamics to do its part to contribute to a cleaner environment and to protect
treat vessel grey water, which was initially developed for the US and enhance the waterfront and existing environmental resources
Marine Corps. The system filters vessel grey water to potable water on site. The VKLLC Project Team is experienced with green design
standards prior to discharge. strategies and LEED requirements and will utilize them to guide the
development process by meeting or exceeding LEED ratings and
The Project Team will upgrade and/or improve the existing site simply emphasizing Green Awareness at the site.
infrastructure to include stormwater management system. Currently
the majority of runoff from the Project site sheet flows into the VKLLC will advance the state of the art in sustainable marina design
adjacent waters of Biscayne Bay. The site plan will be designed with at Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center, through an integrated
perimeter grades and conveyance of runoff with associated paving design approach, sustainability and environmental enhancement
and grading. Green space will be incorporated as indicated in the has been and will be a key consideration throughout the design
architectural site plan. This stormwater management system will process, with all elements considered as part of broader systems
provide a significant improvement to the water quality within the that work together to take best advantage of all opportunities.
Biscayne Bay and ecosystem. The stormwater management design Particular sustainable design systems may include:
will account for sea level rise and will not rely on discharge through Mangroves and other native trees will be preserved on-site.
outfalls that also can contribute to site flooding during King Tide Native planting palette based on the restoration work
events. The stormwater management system will also be designed performed elsewhere on Virginia Key.
to account for the 50-year planning horizon as outlined by CCATF, Plants will be grouped by communities based on specific
which includes recommendations for not only sea level rise but ecosystems appropriate to Virginia Key including, Tidal

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wetlands, Coastal Strands, and Maritime Hammocks. and boater requirements necessary to comply with Florida Clean
Plant communities will be salt tolerant and tolerant to Marina requirements, such as boat maintenance procedures, no
periodic inundation. dumping requirements, etc.
Building facades will be covered by vines on trellises which
will shade and protect the buildings without relying on water iv. History of Environmental Stewardship
and fertilizer intensive green wall systems. 1. Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Similarities in planting will tie the natural areas of Virginia
Key to the marina village via a unified palette of plants.
Planted areas will soak up and utilize storm-water as part of
an overall strategy of green infrastructure.
Living shorelines will dampen waves while creating aquatic
and upland habitat.
No potable water will be used for irrigation.
Baywalk will be lined with shade trees.
LED site lighting will minimize light spill and energy
consumption.
Boat elevator launch system will allow safe continuous
pedestrian passage during operation.
High efficiency mechanical systems will be used
Innovative structural materials and finishes will be used
where feasible In early 2017, Suntex made the acquisition of the Loggerhead
Green infrastructure components such as storm-water Marina portfolio, which is a portfolio of 11 marinas throughout
retention areas process and drain water on-site. East Florida, West Florida and South Florida. Along with the
Photovoltaic Panels - We are exploring the use of a grid acquisition Suntex made a significant philanthropic commitment to
connected photovoltaic system on the Dry storage roof to the Loggerhead Marine Life Center (LMC).
generate power to operate the office and restrooms and
Suntex committed to maintain a philanthropic partnership with
other facilities. Initial estimates show that the site may be
the LMC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a facility
able to generate as much as 2.3 mWh per year which is
focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation, which houses
enough to power for 180 homes.
a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles, working sea turtle hospital,
Water conserving fixtures and Energy Star appliances will
and other coastal creatures. It also provides outreach programs
be used throughout the facility.
and educational experiences for children, and hosts more than
Where feasible and appropriate we will source materials
300,000 guests per year, free of charge. The center promotes
within the Project and demonstrate a preference for using
the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on
recycled or repurposed materials.
threatened and endangered sea turtles, and is recognized locally
Wi-Fi - Systems eliminate wasteful hardwired facilities and
and internationally as one of the leading authorities in sea turtle
services offered can be seamlessly upgraded with minimal
education, research, and rehabilitation.
infrastructure impacts and add enhanced guest Wi-Fi
services. LMC also manages a 9.5-mile stretch of beach in Palm Beach
Individual Metering - Water and Electrical services to slips County that is considered the epicenter of sea turtle nesting in North
will be individually metered and billed to slip holders, America. Each year the permanent staff of over 20 cares for more
encouraging conservation. than 100 rescued sea turtles, manages hundreds of volunteers and
runs the 12,000 square foot facility. Dozens of seasonal workers
iii. Florida Clean Marina Program Compliance
increase the staff count during the turtle nesting and hatching season
Additionally, design of the marina facilities will incorporate
to monitor nests, host nighttime nesting walks, and support ongoing
strategies to achieve Florida Clean Marina Program designation.
research activities. As with all of Suntexs marinas, a portion of the
The operational staff at Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center
net proceeds will be donated to the charitable work of the LMC to
will monitor the activities of boaters in and around the boat basin,
protect marine wildlife for generations to come.
and provide clear expectations in terms of safe boat handling

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2. Responsible Boater Initiative Nationwide coastal environments. The initiative is funded in partnership with
the BoatUS Foundation. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety
and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean
and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational
outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations
nationwide. With millions of boaters on the water, BoatUS aims
to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of our
waterways and keep boating a safe and enjoyable pastime. The
BoatUS Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For more information on the Loggerhead Marinelife Center,


visit www.marinelife.org.

For more information on the BoatUS Foundation,


visit www.boatus.org.

RCI Group hosts a number of nationally recognized fishing


tournaments which generate funds for charitable organizations,
including those that promote environmental and fishery
preservation. RCI Group is an active co-sponsor and host to
yachting and fishing events such as OpSail 2000 (Miami Leg),
Even more important for the environment than Suntexs philanthropic
the Southern Ocean Racing Conference, Miami Dolphins Fishing
partnership with the LMC is that Suntex is spreading the LMCs
charity event and the Miami Billfish Tournament to name a few.
message beyond its location. Suntex made a commitment to
Many of these charitable yachting and fishing tournaments have
and is rolling out the LMCs Responsible Boater Initiative to all
been sponsored by RCI Group for over a decade.
Suntex marinas nationwide. Jack E. Lighton, president and CEO,
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, stated, Applying our Responsible See also responses to ii. Above and IV below.
Boating Initiative to all of its properties. As a conservationist, the
greatest gift you can receive is to be joined by others equally v. Incorporation of Green Design and Natural/
dedicated to your cause. Native Elements
The VKLLC Project Team is experienced with green design
The Responsible Boater Initiative is designed as a collaborative tool strategies and LEED requirements and will utilize them to guide
to work directly with boaters and marinas. The purpose of these the development process. Green infrastructure components such
efforts is to provide communities with knowledge on responsible as storm-water retention areas process and drain water will be
boating, fishing, and diving practices in order to better protect incorporated into the Project and located on-site. Currently the
marine life and the ocean ecosystem. The Responsible Boater majority of runoff from the Project site sheet flows into the adjacent
Initiative includes: waters of Biscayne Bay. The site plan will be designed with
Workshops for the boating community. perimeter grades and conveyance of runoff with associated paving
Responsible boating signage provided to participating and grading. Green space will be incorporated as indicated in the
marinas. architectural site plan. This stormwater management system will
Waterway cleanups. provide a significant improvement to the water quality within the
Bay and ecosystem. Stormwater will be retained for the required
Suntex will implement the Responsible Boater Initiative nationwide
treatment in accordance with SFWMD guidelines by swales,
to join LMC in the fight to protect marine life and the waterways
exfiltration trenches, or detention boxes as required. . Roof leaders
they call home. The Responsible Boating Initiative will of course be
will collect runoff from the buildings for possible storage in cisterns.
implemented at the Virginia Key Marina redevelopment.
In accordance with the SFWMD guidelines, the Project will be
The Responsible Boating Initiative is an opportunity to expand designed to maintain runoff from a 25-year, 3-day rainfall event
educational message of conversation to the boating community on site.
and begin working together to protect sea turtles and our local

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Additionally, all planting on-site will be salt tolerant including vi. Continued Operation During Minor Storms and
tolerance for limited periods of inundation. Mangroves and other King Tides
native trees will be preserved on-site. In general, the native planting The following have been incorporated to ensure continued
palette will be based on the restoration work performed elsewhere operation during minor storms and future king tides which are
on Virginia Key. Plants will be grouped by communities based on expected to be 4 above sea level in 30 years:
specific ecosystems appropriate to Virginia Key including, Tidal a. All access, parking, and boating activities operate at 6
wetlands, Coastal Strands, and Maritime Hammocks. Similarities above sea level.
in planting will tie the natural areas of Virginia Key to the marina b. Critical access points are located at 6 above sea level.
village via a unified palette of plants. Planted areas will also be c. Green infrastructure components such as storm-water
designed to soak up and utilize storm-water as part of an overall retention areas are designed to process and drain water
strategy of green infrastructure. Living shorelines will also be critical on-site.
to dampen waves while creating aquatic and upland habitat. The d. All planting on-site will be salt tolerant including tolerance
Project wide baywalk will also be lined with shade trees. Lastly, for limited periods of inundation.
buildings will also receive a natural treatment. Building facades e. All docks and wet-slips are designed to withstand
will be covered by vines on trellises which will shade and protect Category 3 storms.
the buildings without relying on water and fertilizer intensive green f. On-site back-up power will allow continued operation
wall systems. when power is down.
g. On-site solar power will minimize reliance on generators.
LED site lighting will minimize light spill and energy consumption.
Importantly, Asphalt will be replaced with light colored pavers vii. Rapid Recovery from Storm-Surge Flooding
and covered parking to minimize heat island effect. The solar The following features have been incorporated into the plans to
capacity of the Project will be 2.3 mWh per year, equivalent to help ensure Rapid recovery from storm-surge flooding (100-year
180 households, and enough to significantly or completely reduce surges expected at 11 above sea level in 2 years):
dependence of traditional power. In regards to irrigation, no a. Entire ground floor of dry storage facility and restaurants
potable water will be used for irrigation. allow water to flow through and around structures.
b. All new retail floors and infrastructure in the dry storage
VKLLC will utilize high quality point source lighting throughout the facility will be at 12 above existing sea level.
entire facility to be eco-friendly and will routinely power-down c. With minimal installation of flood barriers, all retail and
sections of the Project when areas are in limited use. office construction is protected to 15.5 above sea level.
d. Dry slip boat handling equipment is 20+ above sea level.
VKLLCs green signage philosophy will be rooted in the greater
e. Restaurant is 17 above sea level.
Biscayne Bay Environmental context and is rooted in implementing
f. Vertical boat launching facilities minimize infrastructure
sustainable solutions. Our core belief is the longer time in the life-
vulnerable to flooding.
cycle, the less time in the waste-cycle. The architectural signage
g. Site is designed to channel storm-water to low-lying
program should follow four sustainability criteria:
wetlands and back to the bay.
Durable materials and finishes ensure our products have a
long life.
Modular functionality ensures that products are designed
and built to allow for easy message updates helps extend
the life of the solution.
Recyclable materials and components enable us to
disassemble and recycle our products at the end of life.
Responsible fabricating partners and suppliers match our
eco-friendly practices and products.

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(i) Consistency with Virginia Key Master Plan Further, the VKLLC plan does not have a freestanding garage at
Principles the entrance of this remarkable site. Virtually all of the parking is
hidden underneath the Dry Storage facility.
The Projects design was guided by the Virginia Key Master Plan
(VKMP) and the following planning principles: In short, not only is the VKLLC plan incompliance with
Maximize public access to the waterfront. the VKMP it is a better more efficient, environmentally
Build new revenue generating boating and related facilities. sensitive, sustainable and resilient plan than the VKMP.
Provide green alternative for parking.
Promote varied public use of the site from passive to active
and island integration.
Appropriate protection, preservation, and restoration
of natural habitat as well as enhancement of the natural
resources.
Florida Clean Marina guidelines.
Small scale marine oriented retail.
Dry Storage for 750 boats.

VKLLC has utilized the VKMP as a guide for all development in


the Project and to make a more cohesive, attractive contribution to
Virginia Key. The proposed plan focuses on creating multi-layered
benefits for the City, the surrounding community and visitors from
around the world. Significant planning efforts for the proposed
upland and marina site were developed through the Virginia Key
Master Plan process.

Importantly, the Project matches the scope and


scale of the VKMP. The Projects new dry stack will
include approximately 750 slips, thereby matching
the contemplated number of dry stacks referenced in
the Virginia Key Master Plan July 2010 Final Report.
The retail is small scale marine oriented and limited to
30,000 square feet. At completion, VKLLCs plan will increase
revenues with a total of 912 slips. This slip count is less than the number
of wet and dry slips contemplated in the VKMP, as the number of
wet slips is substantially smaller. Moreover the proposed facilities
are located in substantially the same locations as contemplated in
the VKMP. Below is an overlay comparison between the VKLLC
plan and the VKMP plan. This overlay illustrates the Project concept
and VKMP plan are the same in all material respects. Indeed the
current plan is more environmentally sensitive and respectful of
the existing environment as it does not contemplate large areas of
dredging or large expansions of the wet slips beyond the Citys
bay bottom ownership.

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VIRGINIA KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER

8.
PLAN
OPERATIONAL
8. OPERATING PLAN

(a) Improved Efficiencies of Marina Operation and As permitting and zoning hurdles are navigated, we will move each
Site Utilization Project phase forward. As each phase is designed, progresses,
As described in more detail in Section 7 above, the guiding and is later fully absorbed, we will immediately move to the next
principles followed in the preparation of the phased development phase to expedite the completion of a new unified campus. VKLLCs
plan has been to improve and make more rational the operation principals and affiliates have completed many large-scale projects
and function of the site. This is accomplished, first by having the while keeping the existing operations open for business and phasing
entire dry storage operation occur to the east of the entry drive, in new components of the projects. Logistics of parking and outside
while all of the wet slips are consolidated redeveloped and dry stack realignment will be continuously adjusted during each
improved on the west side of the entry drive thereby eliminating phase. Based upon its past experience with many properties VKLLC
major sources of conflicts with traffic and particularly forklifts is uniquely qualified to handle a project of this magnitude with so
crossing the entry drive. The increased emphasis on site wide many components and changing phases. The VKLLC Project
pedestrian access and safety coupled with centralization of ample Team has a premier team to handle every aspect of the
parking, while providing for protected drop off facilities for the wet development and have a proven track record of success
slips, will further simplify property operations, while providing easy of repositioning and redeveloping both public and
access for all patrons and customers to all portions of the property. private marina properties.
Moreover by providing covered easily accessible parking patrons
will not return to extremely hot vehicles during the summer months (c) Operations and Business Plan
when most local boating activity takes place. In short, the VKLLC VKLLC will continuously review the operating and development
plan will provide a complete organized and rational campus, plan of the Project in response to comments from the City and market
including coordination with the Rusty Pelican, for the public and conditions. VKLLC will immediately begin to upgrade the facility
property customers and patrons to enjoy, which simply does not and begin marketing efforts to rebrand and improve the image of
exist today. the Property. VKLLC Project Team will initially continue to operate
existing facilities, but upgrade the operation to operate in first-class
(b) Use of Site During Construction manner. Operations will be maintained in a manner that will lessen
and Redevelopment impact on the consumer experience, so as to minimize the negative
VKLLC will initiate permitting applications in various stages so as effects of the change of management, while continuously providing
to preserve as much of the revenue-generating business on-site upgrades to services and the facilities. Fueling will remain open
as possible. VKLLCs plan during permitting would be to take over throughout the entire construction process.
the complete facility at Rickenbacker as well as the City dry stack
immediately after selection. To maximize efficiencies and create a i. Management and Staffing
more uniform customer experience, VKLLC will operate all facilities VKLLC and its principals have repeated success in implementing
during the permitting and zoning process. Some key components operating plans and transitioning the management of marine
for creating a better experience for the customers would be to facilities. VKLLC and its marina management company will appoint
quickly align the outside dry racks so they all launch from the a general manager who will be placed at the Property and oversee
northern launch site currently utilized solely by the City. Eliminating the Project along with a separate construction manager once
the need for forklifts to cross the entrance road will allow patrons of construction begins. This general manager will hire all necessary
the marina and Rusty Pelican to move more freely and help to raise staff to maintain a smooth transition and uninterrupted operation
the facilitys standards to that of a high-end experience. It will also of the dry stack and marinas. Also, VKLLC will have a restaurant
facilitate preparations for ultimate construction. management team in place to oversee the transition of the existing
restaurant.
The wet slips will be maintained in operation during the
permitting process to ensure that the rent to the City is VKLLC and its principals have owned and managed several very
maximized from the very beginning of the Lease. The successful restaurants in the City as well as Miami Beach. The
VKLLC Team will make the facility more attractive to its customers by VKLLC has a team that can immediately step into Whiskey Joes to
cleaning the docks, removing clutter, and upgrading the customer rebrand and operate the facility. VKLLCs restaurant management
service level of the piers. Improvements will include, where possible, ability differentiates itself from the rest because of their highly
upgrading the power pedestals as well as hangars for the hoses successful experiences. Taking over Whiskey Joes immediately so
and power cords to clean and organize the piers. as to not significantly diminish its revenue-generating capacity will
be a huge benefit to the City and our new customers.

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VKLLC has extensive experience in operating and enhancing ii. Green Initiatives To Be Implemented
the retail experience at marine facilities. The Plans provide for The following green initiatives will be instituted upon VKLLCs
maintaining existing services and will add more shops, office, assumption of management responsibilities:
and retail to add address the needs of all segments of the boating Initial installation of solar powered and low wattage light
community and to improve the overall experience of customers and sources to address the harbors access and security needs.
visitors to the site. Installation of solar powered, wireless security cameras at
every pier and harbor entrance.
VKLLC expects to and will be ready to take over Electric car charging station installation in the parking lots.
management and operations as soon as it is selected. Trash dumpsters will be replaced with trash compactors.
Upon selection, starting a few months before a full take-over, Initially we will add mobile pump out facilities that can
VKLLC would conduct an environmental study as well as a complete service vessels in their slips leading up to the installation of
review of documentation necessary to operate the facility. VKLLC in-slip sanitary pump out systems at every in water slip for
will also survey the machinery, equipment, and docks to assess customer convenience and environmental protection.
what is needed for the operations to continue and be improved. Trash will be recycled by material type.
Security guards will ride/patrol their respective properties
An overview of VKLLCs management operating plan is as follows,
on foot, bicycle, or golf cart as appropriate to the location
with the understanding that since all marine properties vary in size
on the property.
and scope of needs, some of the below-listed positions may not be
required or more than one of the responsibilities may be combined iii. Staff Training
under a single employees duties: In order to prepare for operations, VKLLC will institute rigorous
A Manager will be responsible for all operations at his/her training objectives to ensure that staff is well prepared to provide
property (Weekends; requires 40 hour weeks) the highest and best quality of service to all customers and visitors.
A Maintenance Supervisor will oversee/repair all physical Staff training will be implemented and consist of the following:
aspects of property facilities that fall within the skill set of All employees will sign an affidavit certifying they have
the employee(s) of that department. If the work required read and understand all aspects covered in the Employee
is beyond skill level and within predetermined levels, Manual.
Supervisor will arrange for and coordinate the repair/ The Onsite Manager or Shift Supervisor will instruct and train
replacement of facility components as required. In all cases each employee pursuant to a Dockhand Training Checklist
the work will be coordinated with the manger (5 days/week). which will become a permanent part of their file and will be
Along with the Manager a Leasing/Accounting Supervisor regularly reviewed for completeness.
will oversee the entire leasing, occupancy, and collections The Manager will coordinate with the Coast Guard and
relating to the property operation including the dry storage City marine patrol all marina procedures, operations, and
launch and the fuel sales (5 days/week). conditions relative to the facilitys security readiness and
A dry storage Ramp Launch Supervisor will oversee all post in a conspicuous location the current Mar Sec
aspects of dry storage and ramp launch facility from readiness rating.
registration validation to vessel condition on launch and The Manager and the Shift Supervisors will meet with the
retrieval (7 days/week). local police and fire department officials, so that both
A Dock Master Supervisor will oversee all aspects of the wet entities and operations personnel understand what is
slip marina operations form vessel arrivals and registrations expected of the other and the procedures to follow in the
to final clean up at the end of each day (7 days/week). case of an emergency or fire.
A Fueling Supervisor will oversee all aspects of fueling All fuel dock personnel will receive personal and video
operation from environmental compliance to on-site training on environmental protection protocols relative to
inventory control to payment by customer and fueling of fuel spill control from the Designated First Responder
vessels (Fuel Dock hours). and the insurance carrier that provides insurance for
An Operations Supervisor will oversee and perform all environmental issues.
necessary functions in order to maintain, protect and assist The International Marina Institute publishes a Marina
the property patrons, the facility, and the non-boaters using Operators Training guide which provides the essentials (by
the facility to ensure a clean, safe wholesome environment subject matter) necessary for the operation of a proper, first
for all (7 days/week - 2 shifts).

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class marina operation. This guide details by category, the MARINA RESTAURANT TOTAL JOBS
subject matter covered during the onsite training of a new
CONSTRUCTION 460 123 483
staff member as well as the refresher training of existing
DIRECT 134 232 366
staffers and will be used by VKLLC.
INDIRECT 158 173 331
iv. Customer Service TOTAL JOBS 752 528 1,280
The following customer service guidelines will be followed in the
operations of the Project: (e) Consistency with Virginia Key Master Plan
Every new vessel that arrives at the marina will receive Principles
a Welcome package which is intended to assist and Section 7 above provides a detailed review and analysis of the
familiarize the new arrival with the surrounding area. Project plan compliance with the Virginia Key Master plan, but
Customer satisfaction referral cards will be provided to each from a Business and Operational plan standpoint the
vessel. The owner will be requested to complete and rate the most important aspects are that the facilities including
vessels experience during its stay at the facility. These cards the Dry Storage facility, the wet slips, the restaurants,
will be preaddressed, so that this rating process can occur parking and ancillary retail facilities are all in keeping
any time during or after the vessels stay. with the size and scale and even location envisioned in
Emails will be sent regularly to our customer base, so that the VKMP.
every customer is apprised of upcoming marina events and
activities as well as those waterfront events occurring in
Greater Miami.
Good communication coupled with customer respect and
first-class service is the best formula that ensures customer
satisfaction and reinforces any business relationship. When
possible, office personnel will regularly review and receive
training through hospitality training CDs. This training will be
further reinforced by offering, receiving, and responding to
customers suggestions or comments made through comment
cards, emails and/or by telephone (all summarized and
logged in at the main office of each facility); all of which will
be reviewed, commented on by each harbor master, and
forwarded to the Managers office.

Management oversight and direction will be performed by the


existing VKLLC staff which will be expanded to include additional
staff as required for Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center.
Therefore, existing skilled supervisors will be used to enhance
normal operating staff levels, as needed.

(d) Job Creation


Through extensive studies of jobs created as a result of marina
and mixed use developments Based on our experience, and
through studies based upon independent economic analysis from
consultants including Dr. Michael Evans, PHD from Boca Raton,
FL who is an expert in job and economic forecasting of mixed use
projects including marinas similar to what we are proposing at the
Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center, VKLLC expects the Project
would result in the creation of the following jobs throughout the life
of the Project:

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Staging docks
Fueling point

80 Channel: 2-way
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plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
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Pedestrian paths Bicycle lanes
Bay walk and primary routes Shared-use path
(Min. 14 wide)
Bicycle parking

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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Covered
To Rusty drop off for
Pelican Parking in
dining and
building is at
boat valet
grade or has
ramp access
to docks

Taxi, ride-share
drop p off

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Center aisles ramp up to LV 2 Parking

New Access Road Connects to Veros Street

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Automobile circulation
Drop-off
Emergency vehicles only
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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Channel for boat show is outside the marina channel.
The entrance to channel would need to be adjusted upon completion of Phase 3B.

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Small tents hosted
along the Baywalk/
Promenade

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Main Tents are
unimpeded,
based on aerial
Tent Location photos

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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
AREA LIGHTING:
Fixtures that employ a
combination of direct
and indirect light will
provide safe lighting
levels while minimizing
glare. Translucent & glass
portions of the building
will allow ambient
lighting.
BAYWALK: The goal
will be to shine light on
the path and not into
the eyes of Baywalk
users while meeting all
requirements. LED xtures

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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
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Main entrance

Entrance

Map

Information

8.b. Aesthetics & Functionality | Sign locations and materials | Arquitectonica International
City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Aero-Dock
Conventional Overhead automated
vertical boat boat boat transporterr
lift brings transfer inside a closed
boats to system
y
water.

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commercial

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A boat
All Continuous Elevated
movements unobstructed promenade
are completely bay walk
sseperate from
pedestrians
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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
13,000 sqft
Restaurants
North Surface Parking
36 Spaces

Existing
Commercial Boat Shelter

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6,000 sqft Ground Level: 24,000 sqft commercial
commercial LV 01: 298 Parking
LV 02: 271 Parking South surface
LV 2-5: 750 boats 22 Parking
162 wet slips

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Parking Calculation Parking Provided
Required H.C. Loading Bicycle Provided H.C. Loading Bicycle
Proposed Facilities Formula Parking Spaces Bays Parking Proposed Facilities Parking Spaces Bays Parking
Commercial 30,000 sqft (4/1000) 120.0 5 2.0 6.0 North Surface Lot 36 4 0 14
Restaurant 13,000 sqft (8/1000) 104.0 5 1.0 5.2 Shelter LV 2 275 6 0 0
Civil Support 912 boats (1/5) 182.4 6 0.0 9.1 Shelter LV 1 297 11 3 14
Rusty Pelican per lease 220 7 South Surface Lot 22 2 1 4
Total Required: 627 23 3.0 21 Total Provided: 630 23 4 32

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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
1. Boats arrive to 1 of 6 slips. 4. Boats pass through a wash on the 6. Tug deposits the boat in its slip and
way into the building. returns to the transporter-elevator.

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2. Automated systems center and lift 5. Tug moves the boat onto 7. Boats are shufed to access those
boats to ground level for passengers to the transporter-elevator which that are stowed behind other boats.
disembark. simultaneously moves the boat

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Boats can be stored 3 to 5 deep if required
Total Security
High throughput of boats
Reduced Insurance Premiums for building and boat owners
Quiet and green electrical operation
Redundant motors/drives assures 99.9% operation and simple maintenance
Automation equipment designed and backed by Rockwell Automation
(a $6.7 Billion/year 101 year old Company)
3. A boat tug mounted on rails lifts the Hurricane rated building
boat and transports it inside. Higher service level for customers

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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
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City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
Swale design eases
potential road realignment
while keeping the shared-
use path intact.

Bridge
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Plan Z Compatibility
Main Path is on the west side of the causeway away from our site.
Interference should be minimal (road alignment cannot change signicantly due to proximity to bridge)
IF Plan Z requires the causeway to move east, our proposal will accomodate it:
- Increased berm height allows for increased storm water storage capacity in a narrower swale
-Shared use path is realigned away from causeway so expansion will not interfere with pedestrian access

8.b. Plan Z Compatibility | Arquitectonica International


City of Miami Department of Real Estate & Asset Management Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 16-17-011
These plans are conceptual plans. As such they are subject to change as additional investigation is performed and as nal design and permitting occurs. Not all features shown on the
plans will be incorporated into the nal plans.
MARKET ANALYSIS AND
9. ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY
KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
VIRGINIA
9. MARKET AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY

(a) Market Analysis


According to a Marine Industry Economic Impact Study provided facilities. VKLLC has the experience and financial capability to
for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), capture that market and deliver substantial financial returns above
the marine industry in South Florida generated approximately 74 those the City is currently receiving from the Property.
percent of Floridas total marine industry economic impact. As
shown in the above graph that was depicted in the VKMP, vessel The attached Marina Market Analysis prepared by Moffat &
registrations in the County have been on a steady rise (VKMP at Nichol provides a complete market analysis that demonstrates the
page 49). The Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners has existence of a strong market for the marinas, restaurants, retail, and
stated that despite its extensive coastline and the fact that it is a other uses that VKLLC is proposing.
mecca for boating, Miami-Dade County is lacking sufficient public (b) Marketing Plan
marina facilities and as such, voted to direct the County Mayors As stated in the market analysis that was included in the VKMP,
office to prepare a written report concerning boat storage capacity, support of the regional and visitor population will be needed to
marina facilities wait lists, a long-term plan for addressing existing sustain retail and restaurant uses on Virginia Key (VKMP at page
marina shortage issues, and suitable properties for marina 47). The presence of an existing market for the kinds of services
developments in the County. The Master Plans market analysis, that VKLLC will offer is well defined in the attached Marina Market
County officials, and VKLLC recognize that there is significant pent Analysis. Thus, VKLLC will execute a strategic marketing plan and
up market demand for boat storage in both wet and dry marina use its network of marine professionals that spans the entire Eastern

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seaboard from Boston to Key West to advertise and promote With partner Corporate Realty Advisors (CRA), a leader in
Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center. Given the substantial and restaurant real estate, VKLLC will implement an effective market
affluent audience base of the local, regional, and visitor population development strategy to place premium restaurant brands in the
to draw upon, a new modern waterfront facility and campus would location, make the proposed restaurants among the top-producing
instantly have a draw that no other location would have. We will restaurant venues in South Florida, and drive restaurant sales.
pursue a creative marketing campaign with a comprehensive
launch plan announcing the beginning of a new era in the history of Marketing and advertising efforts will also be dedicated to hosting
Virginia Key. The perception in the market will be one of modernity events and facilitating community engagement. As it has done in
and quality yet maintain the Marina village concept of the plans. the past, VKLLC will host fishing tournaments, sailing regattas, and
The marketing plan will be continually adapted to the evolving recreational activities design to reach all segments of the boating
business plan and continue to be conformed to the realities of the community. This multipronged approach to marketing will ensure
Project, its development, and market conditions. that the Project has the visibility to succeed and attract positive
attention and a strong customer base.
The marketing plan will include marketing and advertising in
publications and online for the marinas, dry stack, marine services, VKLLC has already implemented some of its proposed
and products. Active boaters engage in internet research to find marketing strategy resulting in signed letters of
relevant boating and marina information and make purchasing interest for the proposed retail and restaurant uses
decisions. With marketing consultants Dockwa VKLLC and its of the Project as reflected in the letters of interest
extensive network of marinas throughout south Florida and the from Marine Max, Contender Boats, Miami Beach
entire eastern seaboard will create a website and a social media DeliMarket, Denison Yachting, Tarpoon Lagoon Dive
presence and even an application for smart phones that will permit Center, Sector 7 Ships store attached as Schedule B to
online bookings for slip reservations and enhance e-marketing Appendix 3 attached below.
and the Projects visibility to current and potential customers. The (c) Economic Feasibility
Projects entire web presence will be focused on reaching target
markets efficiently and establishing deep engagement levels. i. Projected Development Schedule
VKLLC will use search engine optimization to drive online traffic The projected development schedule is discussed in detail in Section
from search results on search engines to the Projects website. 7 above but for convenience we have included the schedule
graphic here again.
Dockwa is the number one resource for boaters to find information
regarding slips, services, and marine products. It reaches over ii. Revenue and Operating Expense Analysis Based
12 million people per year, including sophisticated boaters who Upon Development Schedule
plan, cruise, and explore the world. With Marinas.com, VKLLC will
Based upon it extensive real world experience with
position and brand Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center as a
marina operations here in South Florida and the state,
market leader in the marine industry.
with more than 17 marinas owned and or operated
VKLLC will use its existing relationships to advertise in national around the state and 12 in Miami-Dade and Broward
publications, such as Waterway Guide. Existing relationships with alone, and currently 47 marinas throughout the eastern seaboard
and participation in marine associations will also be leveraged and the Midwest, VKLLC has undertaken a detailed
by VKLLC to market and advertise Virginia Key Harbour & analysis of the projected revenue generation broken
Marine Center and its services. Through its online presence and down by each revenue source for each phase of the
relationships with marine associations and publications, VKLLC will Project for each year for the first 15 years of the lease as
maintain constant communication with targeted audiences to share required by the RFP. This analysis is presented in the attached
information about events, social activities, promotions, the status chart entitled Financial Analysis--Phased Revenue Creation. VKLLC
of the Projects development, and slip availability. Communication has also provided a chart of the cost break down of projected
efforts and public information will be based on the careful Stabilized Operating Expenses along with a Phased Capital outlay
analysis of potential audiences and the development of printed schedule for the entire Project. Based upon its vast experience
and electronic marketing materials that match the needs of those owning, developing, financing and operating its collective marina
audiences. portfolio,, which is the largest such portfolio in the Country, it has
combined that information into a detailed projection of Phased Net

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Operating Income projected for each year for the first 15 years of
the lease. Finally, VKLLC has presented a projection of the expected
rent and the city share of the real estate taxes over the course of the
entire 75 year lease. All of these analyses and carts are attached.

Highlights of the analyses are:

Total capital expenditure of $80 Million broken down by


phase as $36.7 Million--phase 1; $18.55 Million-- phase
2; $24.75 Million-- phase 3.

Total rent paid to the City in years 1-15


$60,479,022 --with net present value based upon
the RFP formula of $41,850,704.

An additional $5,962,971 in real estate taxes


paid to the City in years 1-15 for a total direct cash
value of $66,434,993 in just those 15 years.

Total rent paid to the City over the life of the


lease of $909,391,990 plus real estate taxes of
$88,340,602 for a total projected direct cash
benefit of $999,732,593-- $1 Billion.

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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS - PHASED REVENUE CREATION

STABILIZED OPERATIONS
WET SLIPS NUMBER SIZE (FEET) $/FT./MO. PER SLIP MONTH ANNUAL 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032
EXISTING WET SLIPS PHASED OUT AS NEW WET SLIPS ARE CONSTRUCTED $ 1,548,000 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -
MARINA -WET 28 40 $ 36 $ 1,440 $ 40,320 $ 483,840 $ 400,000 $ 290,304 $ 398,684 $ 468,454 $ 482,508 $ 496,983 $ 511,892 $ 527,249 $ 543,066 $ 559,358 $ 576,139 $ 593,423 $ 611,226 $ 629,563 $ 648,450
MARINA -WET 66 60 $ 38 $ 2,280 $ 150,480 $ 1,805,760 $ - $ 1,083,456 $ 1,487,946 $ 1,748,337 $ 1,800,787 $ 1,854,811 $ 1,910,455 $ 1,967,769 $ 2,026,802 $ 2,087,606 $ 2,150,234 $ 2,214,741 $ 2,281,183 $ 2,349,619 $ 2,420,107
MARINA -WET 28 75 $ 42 $ 3,150 $ 88,200 $ 1,058,400 $ - $ 635,040 $ 872,122 $ 1,024,743 $ 1,055,485 $ 1,087,150 $ 1,119,764 $ 1,153,357 $ 1,187,958 $ 1,223,597 $ 1,260,304 $ 1,298,114 $ 1,337,057 $ 1,377,169 $ 1,418,484
MARINA -LIFTS 40 40 $ 44 $ 1,760 $ 70,400 $ 844,800 $ 352,000 $ 768,768 $ 834,662 $ 868,049 $ 902,771 $ 938,882 $ 976,437 $ 1,015,494 $ 1,056,114 $ 1,098,359 $ 1,142,293 $ 1,187,985 $ 1,235,504 $ 1,284,924 $ 1,336,321
MARINA TOTAL (2) 162 $ 349,400 $ 4,192,800 $ 2,300,000 $ 2,777,568 $ 3,593,414 $ 4,109,582 $ 4,241,550 $ 4,377,825 $ 4,518,548 $ 4,663,869 $ 4,813,940 $ 4,968,919 $ 5,128,971 $ 5,294,263 $ 5,464,970 $ 5,641,275 $ 5,823,362

DRY RACK
EXISTING DRY RACKS PHASED OUT AS NEW FACILITIES ARE CONSTRUCTED $ 3,400,000 $ 800,000 $ 500,000 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -
BUILDING PH 1 W/DOCKMSTR 282 35 $ 41 $ 1,435 $ 404,670 $ 4,856,040 $ - $ 2,913,624 $ 4,800,000 $ 4,944,000 $ 5,092,320 $ 5,245,090 $ 5,402,442 $ 5,564,516 $ 5,731,451 $ 5,903,395 $ 6,080,496 $ 6,262,911 $ 6,450,799 $ 6,644,323 $ 6,843,652
BUILDING PH 2 180 35 $ 42 $ 1,470 $ 264,600 $ 3,175,200 $ - $ - $ 1,587,600 $ 3,000,000 $ 3,090,000 $ 3,182,700 $ 3,278,181 $ 3,376,526 $ 3,477,822 $ 3,582,157 $ 3,689,622 $ 3,800,310 $ 3,914,320 $ 4,031,749 $ 4,152,702
BUILDING PHASE 3 288 35 $ 43 $ 1,505 $ 433,440 $ 5,201,280 $ - $ - $ - $ 3,120,768 $ 5,100,000 $ 5,253,000 $ 5,410,590 $ 5,572,908 $ 5,740,095 $ 5,912,298 $ 6,089,667 $ 6,272,357 $ 6,460,527 $ 6,654,343 $ 6,853,974
DRY RACK TOTAL (2) 750 $ 1,102,710 $ 13,232,520 $ 3,400,000 $ 3,713,624 $ 6,887,600 $ 11,064,768 $ 11,396,711 $ 13,680,790 $ 14,091,213 $ 14,513,950 $ 14,949,368 $ 15,397,849 $ 15,859,785 $ 16,335,578 $ 16,825,646 $ 17,330,415 $ 17,850,327

FUELING
DRY RACK FUEL - GAS $4.00/GAL.@ 70,000.GAL/MO $ 280,000 $ 3,360,000 $ - $ 1,500,000 $ 2,688,000 $ 3,024,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000
EXISTING FUEL DOCK - GAS & DSL $2.80/GAL.@ 30,000.GAL/MO $ 84,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,300,000 $ 900,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000

COMMERCIAL
EXISTING BUILDINGS 8,000 SQ.FT.AT $48.00/FT. TRIPLE NET $ 32,000 $ 384,000 $ 300,000 $ 309,000 $ 318,270 $ 327,818 $ 430,000 $ 442,900 $ 456,187 $ 469,873 $ 483,969 $ 498,488 $ 513,442 $ 528,846 $ 544,711 $ 561,052 $ 577,884
COMMERCIAL TENANTS - PHASE 1 12,000 SQ.FT.AT $48.00/FT. TRIPLE NET $ 48,000 $ 576,000 $ - $ 288,000 $ 576,000 $ 593,280 $ 611,078 $ 629,411 $ 648,293 $ 667,742 $ 687,774 $ 708,407 $ 729,660 $ 751,549 $ 774,096 $ 797,319 $ 821,238
COMMERCIAL TENANTS - PHASE 2 5,000 SQ.FT.AT $48.00/FT. TRIPLE NET $ 20,000 $ 240,000 $ 120,000 $ 240,000 $ 247,200 $ 254,616 $ 262,254 $ 270,122 $ 278,226 $ 286,573 $ 295,170 $ 304,025 $ 313,146 $ 322,540 $ 332,216
COMMERCIAL TENANTS - PHASE 3 8,000 SQ.FT.AT $47.00/FT. TRIPLE NET $ 54,000 $ 648,000 $ - $ - $ - $ 324,000 $ 583,200 $ 600,696 $ 618,717 $ 637,278 $ 656,397 $ 676,089 $ 696,371 $ 717,262 $ 738,780 $ 760,944 $ 783,772
COMMERCIAL TOTAL (2) $ 1,848,000 $ 300,000 $ 597,000 $ 1,014,270 $ 1,485,098 $ 1,871,478 $ 1,927,623 $ 1,985,451 $ 2,045,015 $ 2,106,365 $ 2,169,556 $ 2,234,643 $ 2,301,682 $ 2,370,733 $ 2,441,855 $ 2,515,110

RESTAURANTS
RESTAURANT-CASUAL 7% TRIPLE NET - $7.0 M GROSS $ 40,833 $ 490,000 $ - $ 280,000 $ 350,000 $ 420,000 $ 432,600 $ 445,578 $ 458,945 $ 472,714 $ 486,895 $ 501,502 $ 516,547 $ 532,043 $ 548,005 $ 564,445 $ 581,378
RESTAURANT-TABLE CLOTH 7% TRIPLE NET - $5.0 M GROSS $ 29,167 $ 350,000 $ - $ 200,000 $ 275,000 $ 350,000 $ 360,500 $ 371,315 $ 382,454 $ 393,928 $ 405,746 $ 417,918 $ 430,456 $ 443,370 $ 456,671 $ 470,371 $ 484,482
RESTAURANT TOTAL $ - $ 480,000 $ 625,000 $ 770,000 $ 793,100 $ 816,893 $ 841,400 $ 866,642 $ 892,641 $ 919,420 $ 947,003 $ 975,413 $ 1,004,675 $ 1,034,816 $ 1,065,860

TOTAL REVENUES PHASED IN BY YEAR OF DEVELOPED OPERATIONS AS PERMITTED AND BUILT $ 7,300,000 $ 9,968,192 $ 15,816,284 $ 21,461,449 $ 22,670,840 $ 25,171,130 $ 25,804,613 $ 26,457,476 $ 27,130,315 $ 27,823,745 $ 28,538,401 $ 29,274,936 $ 30,034,024 $ 30,816,360 $ 31,622,660

CITY OF MIAMI PORTION OF REAL ESTATE TAXES PHASED IN BASED ON SITE REDEVELOPEMENT PROGRESS
****CONSUMERS PRIC INDEX NOTE ****
PURSUANT TO THE "HISTORICAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX DATA" PUBLISHED YEAR 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032
MAY 12, 2017, SHOWS THAT THE 2016 PURCHASING POWER OBTAINABLE TOTAL R.E. TAXES/YR. (1) $ 200,000 $ 500,000 $ 800,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,030,000 $ 1,060,900 $ 1,092,727 $ 1,125,509 $ 1,159,274 $ 1,194,052 $ 1,229,874 $ 1,266,770 $ 1,304,773 $ 1,343,916 $ 1,384,234
FROM $240.01 WAS EQUILIVENT TO THE PURCHASING POWER OF $82.40 MIAMI'S PORTION @ 38% $ 76,000 $ 190,000 $ 304,000 $ 380,000 $ 391,400 $ 403,142 $ 415,236 $ 427,693 $ 440,524 $ 453,740 $ 467,352 $ 481,373 $ 495,814 $ 510,688 $ 526,009
IN 1980. THEREFORE, THAT 1980 DOLLAR HAD TO GROW AT AN ANNUAL COM- TOTAL OF MIAMI'S PORTION $ 76,000 $ 266,000 $ 570,000 $ 950,000 $ 1,341,400 $ 1,744,542 $ 2,159,778 $ 2,587,472 $ 3,027,996 $ 3,481,736 $ 3,949,088 $ 4,430,460 $ 4,926,274 $ 5,436,962 $ 5,962,971
POUNDED RATE OF 3.01% IN ORDER TO PURCHASE THE SAME AMOUNT IN 2016.
CITY OF MIAMI RENT PHASED IN BASED ON SITE REDEVELOPEMENT PROGRESS

**** FOOTNOTES **** YEAR 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032
NOTE: 1) TOTAL RE TAX AMOUNT INCLUDED IN GENERAL EXPENSES. FIXED RENT - PHASED IN $ 2,150,000 $ 2,150,000 $ 2,214,500 $ 2,280,935 $ 2,349,363 $ 2,419,844 $ 2,492,439 $ 2,567,212 $ 2,644,229 $ 2,723,556 $ 2,805,262 $ 2,889,420 $ 2,976,103 $ 3,065,386 $ 3,157,347
2) A VACANCY FACTOR OF 5.0% HAS BEEN INCORPORATED IN THE % RENT PHASED IN $ 438,000 $ 598,092 $ 948,977 $ 1,287,687 $ 1,360,250 $ 1,510,268 $ 1,548,277 $ 1,587,449 $ 1,627,819 $ 1,669,425 $ 1,712,304 $ 1,756,496 $ 1,802,041 $ 1,848,982 $ 1,897,360
RENTAL REVNUES SCHEDULED ABOVE.
TOTAL RENT $ 2,588,000 $ 2,748,092 $ 3,163,477 $ 3,568,622 $ 3,709,613 $ 3,930,112 $ 4,040,716 $ 4,154,661 $ 4,272,048 $ 4,392,980 $ 4,517,566 $ 4,645,916 $ 4,778,144 $ 4,914,368 $ 5,054,707

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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS - PHASED NET OPERATING INCOME

REVENUES 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032

NEW MARINA $ 2,300,000 $ 2,777,568 $ 3,593,414 $ 4,109,582 $ 4,241,550 $ 4,377,825 $ 4,518,548 $ 4,663,869 $ 4,813,940 $ 4,968,919 $ 5,128,971 $ 5,294,263 $ 5,464,970 $ 5,641,275 $ 5,823,362
DRY RACK $ 3,400,000 $ 3,713,624 $ 6,887,600 $ 11,064,768 $ 11,396,711 $ 13,680,790 $ 14,091,213 $ 14,513,950 $ 14,949,368 $ 15,397,849 $ 15,859,785 $ 16,335,578 $ 16,825,646 $ 17,330,415 $ 17,850,327
TOTAL DOCKAGE $ 5,700,000 $ 6,491,192 $ 10,481,014 $ 15,174,350 $ 15,638,261 $ 18,058,614 $ 18,609,762 $ 19,177,819 $ 19,763,308 $ 20,366,769 $ 20,988,755 $ 21,629,841 $ 22,290,616 $ 22,971,689 $ 23,673,689
FUELING - DRY RACK $ - $ 1,500,000 $ 2,688,000 $ 3,024,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000 $ 3,360,000
FUELING- MARINA $ 1,300,000 $ 900,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000 $ 1,008,000
TOTAL FUEL $ 1,300,000 $ 2,400,000 $ 3,696,000 $ 4,032,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000 $ 4,368,000
COMMERCIAL $ 300,000 $ 597,000 $ 1,014,270 $ 1,485,098 $ 1,871,478 $ 1,927,623 $ 1,985,451 $ 2,045,015 $ 2,106,365 $ 2,169,556 $ 2,234,643 $ 2,301,682 $ 2,370,733 $ 2,441,855 $ 2,515,110
RESTAURANTS $ - $ 480,000 $ 625,000 $ 770,000 $ 793,100 $ 816,893 $ 841,400 $ 866,642 $ 892,641 $ 919,420 $ 947,003 $ 975,413 $ 1,004,675 $ 1,034,816 $ 1,065,860
TOTAL UPLANDS RENTS $ 300,000 $ 1,077,000 $ 1,639,270 $ 2,255,098 $ 2,664,578 $ 2,744,516 $ 2,826,851 $ 2,911,657 $ 2,999,006 $ 3,088,977 $ 3,181,646 $ 3,277,095 $ 3,375,408 $ 3,476,670 $ 3,580,971

TOTAL REVENUES $ 7,300,000 $ 9,968,192 $ 15,816,284 $ 21,461,449 $ 22,670,840 $ 25,171,130 $ 25,804,613 $ 26,457,476 $ 27,130,315 $ 27,823,745 $ 28,538,401 $ 29,274,936 $ 30,034,024 $ 30,816,360 $ 31,622,660

OPERATING EXPENSES
PROFESSIONAL, PERMITTING FEES $ 1,000,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 50,000 $ 52,500 $ 55,125 $ 57,881 $ 60,775 $ 63,814 $ 67,005 $ 70,355 $ 73,873 $ 77,566 $ 81,445 $ 85,517
GENERAL (+4.0%/YEAR) $ 1,500,000 $ 2,500,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 3,960,000 $ 4,118,400 $ 4,283,136 $ 4,454,461 $ 4,632,640 $ 4,817,945 $ 5,010,663 $ 5,211,090 $ 5,419,533 $ 5,636,315 $ 5,861,767 $ 6,096,238
PAYROLL,FICA, ETC. (+5.0%/YEAR) $ 800,000 $ 850,000 $ 900,000 $ 1,100,000 $ 1,155,000 $ 1,212,750 $ 1,273,388 $ 1,337,057 $ 1,403,910 $ 1,474,105 $ 1,547,810 $ 1,625,201 $ 1,706,461 $ 1,791,784 $ 1,881,373
CREDIT CARD ( 2.5% OF FUEL+DCKS ) $ 175,000 $ 222,280 $ 354,425 $ 480,159 $ 500,157 $ 560,665 $ 574,444 $ 588,645 $ 603,283 $ 618,369 $ 633,919 $ 649,946 $ 666,465 $ 683,492 $ 701,042
MANAGENT AND LEASING $ 438,000 $ 598,092 $ 948,977 $ 1,287,687 $ 1,360,250 $ 1,510,268 $ 1,548,277 $ 1,587,449 $ 1,627,819 $ 1,669,425 $ 1,712,304 $ 1,756,496 $ 1,802,041 $ 1,848,982 $ 1,897,360
RESERVES FOR REPLACEMENT @ 2.5% 0 0 0 $ 536,536 $ 566,771 $ 629,278 $ 645,115 $ 661,437 $ 678,258 $ 695,594 $ 713,460 $ 731,873 $ 750,851 $ 770,409 $ 790,566

TOTAL OPERATING EXP. B/RENT $ 3,913,000 $ 4,670,371 $ 5,703,402 $ 7,414,382 $ 7,753,078 $ 8,251,222 $ 8,553,566 $ 8,868,003 $ 9,195,029 $ 9,535,161 $ 9,888,938 $ 10,256,923 $ 10,639,700 $ 11,037,879 $ 11,452,097

LESS: CITY RENT - FIXED $ 2,150,000 $ 2,150,000 $ 2,214,500 $ 2,280,935 $ 2,349,363 $ 2,419,844 $ 2,492,439 $ 2,567,212 $ 2,644,229 $ 2,723,556 $ 2,805,262 $ 2,889,420 $ 2,976,103 $ 3,065,386 $ 3,157,347
LESS: CITY RENT - PERCENTAGE $ 438,000 $ 598,092 $ 948,977 $ 1,287,687 $ 1,360,250 $ 1,510,268 $ 1,548,277 $ 1,587,449 $ 1,627,819 $ 1,669,425 $ 1,712,304 $ 1,756,496 $ 1,802,041 $ 1,848,982 $ 1,897,360
TOTAL CITY RENT $ 2,588,000 $ 2,748,092 $ 3,163,477 $ 3,568,622 $ 3,709,613 $ 3,930,112 $ 4,040,716 $ 4,154,661 $ 4,272,048 $ 4,392,980 $ 4,517,566 $ 4,645,916 $ 4,778,144 $ 4,914,368 $ 5,054,707

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES $ 6,501,000 $ 7,418,463 $ 8,866,879 $ 10,983,004 $ 11,462,691 $ 12,181,334 $ 12,594,282 $ 13,022,664 $ 13,467,076 $ 13,928,141 $ 14,406,505 $ 14,902,839 $ 15,417,844 $ 15,952,247 $ 16,506,804

NET PROFIT B/DEBT SERVICE $ 799,000 $ 2,549,729 $ 6,949,405 $ 10,478,445 $ 11,208,149 $ 12,989,796 $ 13,210,330 $ 13,434,812 $ 13,663,238 $ 13,895,604 $ 14,131,897 $ 14,372,097 $ 14,616,180 $ 14,864,113 $ 15,115,856

DEBT SERVICE
MORTGAGE P & I (INT. ONLY @8%, YRS1-3) $ 2,400,000 $ 3,200,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640 $ 5,018,640
PERMANENT = $50,000,000., 8% - 20 YRS.

NET INCOME AFTER DEBT SERVICE $ (1,601,000) $ (650,271) $ 2,949,405 $ 5,459,805 $ 6,189,509 $ 7,971,156 $ 8,191,690 $ 8,416,172 $ 8,644,598 $ 8,876,964 $ 9,113,257 $ 9,353,457 $ 9,597,540 $ 9,845,473 $ 10,097,216

EQUITY INVESTMENT $ 10,000,000 $ 10,000,000 $ 10,000,000 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ -

IRR STREAM OF EQUITY & CASH FLOWS $ (11,601,000) $ (10,650,271) $ (7,050,595) $ 5,459,805 $ 6,189,509 $ 7,971,156 $ 8,191,690 $ 8,416,172 $ 8,644,598 $ 8,876,964 $ 9,113,257 $ 9,353,457 $ 9,597,540 $ 9,845,473 $ 10,097,216

NOTE: 1.) NET PRESENT VALUE OF TOTAL PROJECTED RENTS PAID TO CITY OF MIAMI DURING THE YEARS 1-15 OF LEASE = $41,850,704.
2.) INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN GENERATED BY ABOVE OPERATIONS SCHEDULE, RENT PAYMENTS, DEBT SERVICE AND RESERVES = 18.70%

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STABILIZED OPERATING EXPENSES
FISCAL YEAR 2021

OPERATING EXPENSES AMOUNT

EMPLOYEE PAYROLL
PAYROLL $ 875,000
PAYROLL TAXES $ 75,000
WORKMANS COMP. $ 65,000
INS. AND BENEFITS $ 75,000
UNIFORMS $ 10,000
EMPLOYEE TOTAL $ 1,100,000

GENERAL EXPENSES
RUBBISH REMOVAL $ 120,000
SECURITY SERVICES $ 270,000
CABLE TV SERVICES $ 18,000
GUEST SERVICES $ -
JANITORIAL SERVICES $ 48,000
LANDSCAPING $ 48,000
EXTERMINATING $ 3,000
TELEPHONE $ 24,000
UTILITIES-GAS $ -
UTILITIES-ELECTRIC $ 600,000
UTILITIES-WATER/SEWER $ 80,000
POSTAGE $ 24,000
SUPPLIES-OFFICE $ 36,000
SUPPLIES-OPERATING $ 60,000
REPAIRS & MAINT. $ 240,000
EQUIPMENT RENTAL $ 24,000
ADVERTISING & PROMO. $ 99,000
TRAVEL & ENTERTAIN $ 18,000
TAXES & LICENSES $ 12,000
MISCELLANEOUS $ 36,000
REAL ESTATE TAXES $ 1,000,000
INSURANCE-LIAB & PROP. $ 1,200,000
GENERAL EXPENSES $ 3,960,000

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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS - PHASED CAPITAL OUTLAY

PROJECT COMPONENT PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3 TOTAL


CAPITAL CAPITAL CAPITAL CAPITAL
PROFESSIONAL FEES $ 1,000,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 2,000,000

WET SLIPS
MARINA
MARINA -WET $ 2,000,000 $ 7,000,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 12,000,000
MARINA -LIFTS $ 2,000,000 - - $ 2,000,000
MARINA TOTAL $ 14,000,000

DRY RACK
BUILDING PH 1 W/DOCKMSTR $ 18,000,000 - - $ 18,000,000
BUILDING PHASE 2 - $ 9,500,000 $ - $ 9,500,000
BUILDING PHASE 3 - - $ 16,500,000 $ 16,500,000
STAGING DOCK - PH1 $ 1,000,000 - - $ 1,000,000
STAGING DOCK - PH2 - $ 250,000 $ 250,000
STAGING DOCK - PH3 - - $ 450,000 $ 450,000
DRY RACK TOTAL $ 45,700,000

DRY RACK FUEL - GAS $ 500,000 $ 50,000 $ 150,000 $ 700,000


EXISTING FUEL DOCK - GAS & DSL $ 250,000 - - $ 250,000

COMMERCIAL TENANTS - 1 $ 2,000,000 - - $ 2,000,000


COMMERCIAL TENANTS - 2 - $ 800,000 - $ 800,000
COMMERCIAL TENANTS - 3 - - $ 1,200,000 $ 1,200,000
$ 4,000,000

RESTAURANT-CASUAL $ 4,000,000 - - $ 4,000,000


RESTAURANT-TABLE CLOTH $ 1,000,000 - - $ 1,000,000
$ 5,000,000

PARKING - ENTRY SURFACE $ 1,750,000 - - $ 1,750,000


PARKING - DRY1 $ 2,000,000 - - $ 2,000,000
PARKING - DRY3 - - $ 1,800,000 $ 1,800,000
PARKING - EAST SURFACE - - $ 550,000 $ 550,000
$ 6,100,000

LANDSCAPING/SIGNAGE - WEST $ 650,000 - - $ 650,000


LANDSCAPING/SIGNAGE - WEST - $ 200,000 - $ 200,000
LANDSCAPING/SIGNAGE - EAST - - $ 300,000 $ 300,000
$ 1,150,000

CONTINGENCY $ 550,000 $ 250,000 $ 300,000 $ 1,100,000

TOTAL $ 36,700,000 $ 18,550,000 $ 24,750,000 $ 80,000,000

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RENT PAYMENTS TO CITY OF MIAMI DURING YEARS 1 -15
NET PRESENT VALUE

YEAR 1 2 3 4 5

RENT PAYMENT $ 2,588,000 $ 2,748,092 $ 3,163,477 $ 3,568,622 $ 3,709,613

DISCOUNT % @ 5.0% 1.0000 0.9524 0.907 0.8638 0.8227

PRESENT VALUE $ 2,150,000 $ 2,617,282 $ 2,869,274 $ 3,082,576 $ 3,051,899

YEAR 6 7 8 9 10

RENT PAYMENT $ 3,930,112 $ 4,040,716 $ 4,154,661 $ 4,272,048 $ 4,392,980

DISCOUNT % @ 5.0% 0.7835 0.7462 0.7107 0.6768 0.6446

PRESENT VALUE $ 3,079,243 $ 3,015,182 $ 2,952,718 $ 2,891,322 $ 2,831,715

YEAR 11 12 13 14 15

RENT PAYMENT $ 4,517,566 $ 4,645,916 $ 4,778,144 $ 4,914,368 $ 5,054,707

DISCOUNT % @ 5.0% 0.6139 0.5847 0.5568 0.5303 0.5051

PRESENT VALUE $ 2,773,334.03 $ 2,716,467 $ 2,660,471 $ 2,606,089 $ 2,553,133

TOTAL UNDISCOUNTED RENT TO CITY - YEARS 1 - 15 = $60,479,022.

TOTAL NPV@ 5.0% OF RENT TO CITY - YEARS 1-15 = $41,850,704.

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9. MARKET AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY

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Marina Market Analysis
Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center
Miami, Florida
Prepared for:

Virginia Key, LLC


300 Alton Road, Suite 303
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Prepared by:

2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101A


Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

(305) 230-1924
www.moffattnichol.com

January, 2016
May, 2017 Revised
TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................ 4 Marina Program .................................................................... 15


Approach................................................................................. 4 Slip Mix ............................................................................ 15
Amenities ......................................................................... 16
MARKET AREA .............................................................................. 5
Proposed Marina Facility SWOT Analysis ............................. 16
Geographic Boundaries .......................................................... 6
Miami Area ............................................................................. 7 Strengths.......................................................................... 16
Industry Trend Boat Sharing ................................................ 7 Weaknesses ..................................................................... 17
Boat Ramps ............................................................................. 8 Opportunities................................................................... 17
Dry Stack Marinas ................................................................... 9 Threats ............................................................................. 17
MARKET DRIVERS ....................................................................... 10 COMPETING FACILITIES .............................................................. 18
Population Growth ............................................................... 10 Competing Marinas............................................................... 18
Underserved Existing Population.......................................... 11 Typical Amenities .................................................................. 31
Tourism ................................................................................. 11 Lease Rates ........................................................................... 31
EXISTING MARINA MARKET ....................................................... 12 SUMMARY .................................................................................. 32
Slip Mix.................................................................................. 12 APPENDIX A AMENITIES TABLE ............................................... 33
Amenity Matrix ..................................................................... 12
APPENDIX B SLIP MIX & PRICE TABLES.................................... 34
Market Rates......................................................................... 13
PROPOSED PROJECT VIRGINIA KEY HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
................................................................................................... 14

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Market Area - Miami-Dade and Broward Counties ....... 6 Figure 4: Population Growth ....................................................... 10

INTRODUCTION
Figure 2: Marina Market Study Area in Miami-Dade County ....... 6 Figure 5: Vessel Registration Trends ........................................... 11
Figure 3: Project Vicinity ............................................................... 6 Figure 6: Project Site Plan ........................................................... 15

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LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Registered Boat Trends in Miami-Dade County............. 7 Table 7: Competing Marinas ...................................................... 18
Table 3: Regional Slip Mix .......................................................... 12 Table 8: Competing Marinas Slip Mix ........................................ 18
Table 4: Regional Marina Amenities .......................................... 12 Table 9: Competing Marinas Rates ............................................ 18
Table 5: Slip Mix ......................................................................... 15

LIST OF PHOTOS

Photo 1: Traffic Jam into Crandon Park Boat Ramp 11/28/15 .......... 8 Photo 3: Exterior Dry Slips at Rickenbacker Marina ........................ 14
Photo 2: Vessel day anchorage near Project site (May, 2017) .......... 9 Photo 4: Ground stands at Marine Stadium Marina ........................ 14

INTRODUCTION
Marina Market Analysis Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center 3
INTRODUCTION
The City of Miami (City) advertised a Request for Proposals (RFP) 16- The Developer has compiled a site redevelopment plan as part of the
17-011 for the lease of City-owned waterfront property for marina RFP submittal for the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center (Project).
and restaurant uses (superseding RFP 12-14-077). The property is Additionally, CBRE prepared a Consultation Report (CBRE 16-397MI-
located on Virginia Key and two marinas are currently operated on 1811-1, dated October 20, 2016) to aid the Developers marina
the site; Rickenbacker Marina and Marine Stadium Marina. According programming through an analysis of internal asset management. M
to CBRE, the upland and submerged land property is approximately & N has coordinated with the Project team in the marina planning for
26.65 acres, with the submerged lands area being approximately 17 the Project to optimize the wet and dry slip mix for the anticipated
acres (additional submerged land may be available to the west of the market in southeast Florida. Further information on the Project is
Project Site). Required uses outlined in the RFP include a dockmaster detailed in Proposed Project section of this report.
office, ships store, fuel facilities, restaurant and required parking.
Additional programming includes a public boat ramp and baywalk. Approach
The goal of the Citys RFP is to encourage an integrally planned and
The approach to this analysis is in three parts. The first part is to
designed development vision for the property. Other objectives of
provide a detailed inventory and summary of the existing marina
the RFP process include:
market to document occupancy, seasonality, and type of facility. This
Convert the existing facility into a modern world-class information is based on site visits, knowledge of the Miami-Dade
facility using state-of-the-art technology and including County market, and desktop research into existing facilities.
ancillary uses that complement the Propertys setting and The second part of this report includes analysis of the target facility
geographical location, aimed to stimulate widespread the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center (Project) against the
interest in the waterfront Property. broader comparable marina market. This analysis includes identifying
Provide for the development of a mixed-use competing facilities and comparing services offered, rates, and
marina/restaurant and waterfront destination, portraying a amenities.
unified and integrated marina that seamlessly interacts with
adjacent restaurants and facilities The third part of the market analysis is to optimize the marina
redevelopment planning for the anticipated market.

Moffatt & Nichol (M & N) has been retained by Virginia Key, LLC
(Developer) to prepare the Market Analysis as outlined in Section IV
9 of the RFP.

INTRODUCTION
Marina Market Analysis Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center 4
MARKET AREA
South Florida is a world-renowned mecca for boating. Boating and waterfront development/amenities. Potential customers include
marina industry trends tend to be established in South Florida, residents of the Miami-Dade County area of South Florida. A limited
especially with the large Ft. Lauderdale and Miami boat shows held number of visitors and transient boaters are anticipated. Some
annually. The year-round warm weather and proximity to open water boaters may travel from areas of southern Broward County. Refer to
provides an optimal climate for boating and cruising. Dry stack Figure 1. The target market for the Project is for vessels greater than
marinas have been popular for over 30 years in Florida, whereas in 25 long for the dry stack marina up to approximately 40 feet. Based
other parts of the U.S. they are less popular. Increasing waterfront on local knowledge, most power boaters in South Florida prefer their
development and a lack of suitable areas for wet slip marinas have boats stored in an appropriate dry stack marina as opposed to a wet
spurred the development of dry stack marinas in Florida. Older dry slip. The target market for the wet slips is for vessels in the 40 range
stack marinas handled vessels up to 20 to 25 long, and now dry stack up to 80 long. Larger wet slips were not considered for the Project
marinas are regularly handling vessels in excess of 40 in length with due to the water depths within the submerged land of the City lease
weights in excess of 30,000 lbs. Some of the largest marine forklifts area. The market analysis did not consider private yacht clubs or
in operation in the world are in South Florida and they have a capacity mooring facilities.
of 60,000 lbs. The largest forklifts began operating at Haulover
The market study was limited to a 15-mile radius (approximate) from
Marine Center in Late 2016, with a capacity of 70,000 lbs. The existing
the Project site within Miami-Dade County, as this radius
Project site conditions include two 300-slip dry stack facilities.
corresponds to a 20-50 minute drive by car to the Project site
The marina market in Miami-Dade County tends to be primarily used depending on local traffic conditions. The Project has been planned
by local residents and seasonal visitors with properties in the Miami to promote alternative transportation with bicycle racks, a bus stop,
area. The Project will accommodate approximately 750 vessels in the and water taxi access. A trolley system is planned for nearby Key
dry stack facility, and a total of approximately 162 wet slips. This Biscayne that will have service to Virginia Key.
report examines the Miami-Dade County marina market, as residents
from other surrounding counties are less likely to travel to the
Project.
The market area for the Project is defined by the geographic and
demographic boundaries within which the Project would generally
compete. Over 220 marinas (facilities with 10 or more slips) with both

MARKET AREA
wet and dry slips are located in the County, but only a handful will be
in direct competition with the Project. Comparable facilities were
identified based on the following; 1) proximity to the Project site, 2)
target dry slip market, 3) target wet slip market, and 4) supporting

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Figure 1: Market Area - Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

Geographic Boundaries
There are two major airports that serve the South Florida area. This Figure 2: Marina Market Study Area in Miami-Dade County
makes it convenient for owners that live outside the region to easily
access their boat for cruising. Miami is well known as the gateway to
Latin America, and there are many international flights from Europe
as well as Asia.
The following figures show the identified marinas in the Project study
area:

MARKET AREA
Figure 3: Project Vicinity

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Miami Area CLASS 2 CLASS 3 CLASS 4
26-3911 40-6411 65-10911
Real estate development continues to be strong in the regional City
2009 9,954 1,575 154
and Miami-Dade County area, with many high rise residential
development projects in the downtown area being constructed. The classes of vessels for the targeted market in Miami continue to
Approximately 30,000 new residents moved to the Brickell area of increase, especially in the Class 4 vessels greater than 65 long that
Miami between 2000 and 2010, and additional residential increased by 337 from 2009 to 2015. In addition, the Class 2 boats
developments are either planned or are under construction. which would be the target range for the dry slips at the Project have
According to articles in the publication, The Real Deal, 55 new condo increased by 897 boats from 2009 to 2015. This increase is
buildings and more than 7,250 units were proposed between January approximately 105 boats on average per year.
and December of 2015 in Miami-Dade County. With the 2015 project
additions, 259 new condo buildings with nearly 36,350 units are Industry Trend Boat Sharing
slated to be built or have already been constructed in Miami-Dade
Marinas need to be cognizant of the changing demographics of
since this development cycle began in 2011. The real estate articles
boaters, and boat sharing has been increasingly popular just in the
indicate that Miami-Dade tends to be beneficial for long term real
past few years. One of the boat sharing web sites that was
estate investors. The 2016 market experienced a slow-down,
commercially launched in May, 2015 is Boatsetter. This web site
however continued growth is projected.
connects boat owners, boat captains, and marinas with boaters
Many of the investors are international, especially from South seeking the boating experience without ownership and in some cases
America. Many residents, both local and international, would without boating knowledge/experience. In less than two years,
consider purchasing a recreational boat if there were sufficient and Boatsetter now has over 4,000 boats available for boat sharing. In the
accessible facilities to keep and maintain a boat. preparation of this market analysis, Boatsetter provided the
Vessel registration information was compiled through 2015 for following trend observations:
Miami Dade County, and the vessel classifications for this target Aging demographic leading to a continued decline in the
market are as follows: number of registered boats in the U.S.
Table 1: Registered Boat Trends in Miami-Dade County o There are 2 times as many boat owners over 60 as
there are under 40
CLASS 2 CLASS 3 CLASS 4 Higher costs of boating boating is inaccessible to the
26-3911 40-6411 65-10911 Millennial generation
2015 10,851 2,234 491 To increase boating nationally, industry has to embrace the
2014 10,433 2,056 432 boating lifestyle

MARKET AREA
2013 10,134 1,920 371 o To do so boating has to be:
2012 9,847 1,762 315 More inclusive
2011 9,735 1,682 264 More affordable
2010 9,789 1,621 196 Less time-consuming

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More accessible (easier) new boats and reduces usage of boats by current owners. Photo 1 (to
the right) was taken of the Crandon Park boat ramp which is the
These concerns are applicable to the modern marina, and marina
nearest boat ramp to the Project site. With the increasing number of
developments need to plan for the future demographic of boaters.
boat sales in the County and the lack of new boat ramps planned,
Marinas can no longer be a place to keep the boat; the marina
these boat owners can be expected to evaluate dry stack marinas in
needs to create an experience on the waterfront to attract new and
the market study area.
younger boaters. Boat sharing web sites such as Boatsetter can
increase not only marina usage but also contribute to the critical The RFP requires a public boat ramp, and the ramp is planned at the
mass that is essential to activate a waterfront development. The northeast corner of the site plan, generally at the same location of
boat sharing model can also increase overall revenue to a marina the existing ramp at Marine Stadium Marina. Parking for vehicles and
development as follows: trailers will be provided on property adjacent to the Project.
Customers can launch/retrieve their vessels as managed by the
Subsidized boat ownership increase in demand for marina
Developer, and the ramp will be utilized to support maintenance and
slips (wet and dry slips)
dry stack operations.
Fuel sales increase in boat usage
Retail increased revenue from marina retail (i.e. ships
store)
Boat maintenance services
Commission on boat sharing to the marinas
According to Boatsetter, the most common boat size for boat sharing
is in the 28 to 37 range, and the average age of a renter is 45. This
vessel range is suited for dry slips which are planned for the Project.
Consideration for a large and multi-use staging area for the dry slips
is also essential for this demographic, as traditional dry stack marina
operations are established as launch-and-go with minimal wet slip
or staging dock areas.

Boat Ramps
Vessels between 25 to approximately 35 long can still be trailered
to a local boat ramp and therefore the target market could be
competing with boaters keeping their vessels at their homes in single

MARKET AREA
family residential areas. However, there are approximately 10 public
boat ramps within the market study area and most are at or beyond
capacity on busy weekends. This lack of boat ramps deters buyers of Photo 1: Traffic Jam into Crandon Park Boat Ramp 11/28/15

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Dry Stack Marinas
Dry stack marinas continue to evolve, and locally power vessels under
40 feet in length typically prefer to be in a dry stack marina. Few dry
stack marinas in Miami-Dade County provide fully-enclosed facilities
that are designed for weather and sun protection as well as hurricane
conditions that can affect South Florida. Newer dry stack buildings
are designed in accordance with stringent local building codes. Based
on this market trend in South Florida, existing wet slip marinas are
being reconfigured (or planned) for wet slips greater than 40 feet in
length. Limiting water depths at the Project site and the desire to
avoid dredging due to the regulatory permitting process resulted in
the largest wet slips planned for the Project in the 60 to 80 range.
South Florida is popular for day cruising in boats less than 40 feet
long. The boating season is year-round, and the dry stack marina
provides ease of access to the boater by calling ahead for the boat to
Photo 2: Vessel day anchorage near Project site (May, 2017)
be launched. Biscayne Bay and the nearshore cruising grounds offer
ample areas for boating. Photo 2 illustrates a popular anchorage that Boats 40 to 80 ft. are used in a variety of ways from local fishing to
is within 2 miles of the Project site. long distance cruising and can be lived aboard. These owners are
willing to travel further distances and the boats are not typically
stored on land for long periods of time, somewhat insulating this
market segment from economic trends.

MARKET AREA
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MARKET DRIVERS
Market drivers are the factors that lead to boaters taking a slip or
using the Project facilities. For this location, the market drivers
include:
Population growth
Underserved existing population
Tourism

Population Growth
Population in the region continues to grow and the number of
boaters is expected to grow proportionally.
Based on 2014 registered boats in Miami-Dade County, there are
63,319 boats registered in Miami-Dade County and 2,663,000 county
residents. Looking at the residents in the City of Miami, Miami Beach,
and Coral Gables, waterfront population centers in the project area,
results in a population of approximately 575,000.
Analysis of the population and boat registrations suggests a County
wide rate of approximately 1 boat for every 42 residents. For the
waterfront area, that number may be closer to 1 boat for every 9
residents.
Figure 4: Population Growth

MARKET DRIVERS
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Recently, the population for these waterfront areas has grown at 1
to 2% per year. Projecting population growth at 1 to 2% per year over
10 years suggests an additional 600 to 1200 boats entering the
market each year. Continued growth in the greater Miami area is
projected, with growth in the Miami Urban Corps area.

Underserved Existing Population


The existing Miami area marina market is operating at full capacity.
Slips that are available are either undersized or have a related
deficiency. Wait lists for slips are prevalent at most marinas. This
suggests demand for slips that is currently not being satisfied.

Tourism
Many boaters seek experiences while using their boat. This can be a
new destination, new restaurant, or other tourism based activity. The
proposed Project includes new retail and restaurants that will attract
visiting boaters for day trips. The Project will also attract transient
vessels in the wet slips for overnight trips. Interviews conducted with
some of the comparable wet slip marinas indicate that marinas
typically offer 5 to 10 percent of their wet slips for transient use.
However, Dinner Key Marina currently has 85 out of 581 wet slips, or
Figure 5: Vessel Registration Trends 15% transient slips. Dry slips are typically not leased as transient slips.

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EXISTING MARINA MARKET

Slip Mix South Miami North Miami/


Area Miami Beach
Miami is a diverse boating market serving all manner of boater and
boat uses. As such there are a wide variety of marina types and sizes. Side-tie 3% 13%
Marina types can generally be divided into those that support mega-
yachts and those that do not.
Amenity Matrix
The following slip mix represents marinas that do not support mega-
Marina amenities in the Miami market are generally equivalent
yachts. Mega-yacht marina slip mixes do not accurately represent the
across marinas with location being the greatest differentiator in
full market as many mega-yacht slips are on seawalls or end-ties as
marina rates and customer loyalty. Modern marinas require power
space is often limited (slip does not show up as a specific length as
and potable water along with internet service. Marinas catering to
various sizes and numbers of boats can use the dockage).
transient boat traffic also have showers and laundry facilities.
Table 2: Regional Slip Mix
Table 3: Regional Marina Amenities
South Miami North Miami/
Dockside Amenities Landside Amenities
Area Miami Beach
Gas 75%+ Restaurant 60%
Under 20 <1% 0%
Diesel 70%+ Bar 50%
20 to 30 <1% <1%
Potable Water 100% Shopping 20%
30 to 40 47% 17%
Electric 100% Water Sports 20%
40 to 50 34% 32%
Sanitary Pumpout 90%+ Hotel 33%

EXISTING MARINA MARKET


50 to 60 8% 20%
Telephone 90%+ Pool 50%
60 to 70 3% 9%
TV/Cable 90%+ Laundry Facilities 70%+
70 to 80 1% 5%
Internet 90%+ Showers 90%+
80 to 90 <1% 4%
Ice 90%+
90 to 100 <1% <1%
> 100 0% <1%

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Marinas located in the vicinity of the regions metropolises are
generally close to hotels and shopping. Marinas in industrial areas
generally are associated with boat service yards.

Market Rates
Market rates are generally related to location more than amenities.
Marinas in desirable locations locations that allow owners to see
and be seen, allow quick access to fishing grounds, etc are able to
charge more than marinas in non-descript locations. Daily transient
rates range from $1.50 to $8.00 per foot and approximately $24 to
$43 per foot per month.

EXISTING MARINA MARKET


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PROPOSED PROJECT VIRGINIA KEY HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
The existing facilities at the proposed Project site have been illustrated in Photo 4. Since the Miami Boat Show in 2016 and 2017,
operating for in excess of 30 years as the Rickenbacker Marina and some of these ground stands and other racks were removed from the
the Marine Stadium Marina, respectively. Rickenbacker is currently inventory.
operated by a tenant, and Marine Stadium is operated by the City.
Both facilities have experienced high occupancy post-2009 recession
time frame over the past few years, with a waiting list for certain size
vessels. The marinas remain highly occupied with exterior racks,
exposed to the weather and sun as illustrated in Photo 3.

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Photo 4: Ground stands at Marine Stadium Marina
According to the CBRE Report, the existing facilities have 648 dry slips
and 190 wet slips for a combined slip count of 838 slips. Recently,
Marine Stadium Marina constructed approximately 540 linear feet of
new bulkhead and replaced the floating staging docks. These
Photo 3: Exterior Dry Slips at Rickenbacker Marina improvements included a pile-supported concrete slab for dry stack
marine forklift operations. The Developer will likely have to operate
There is a growing demand for larger vessels in the dry slip mix,
the existing facilities as conventional forklift-operated dry stack
especially in the 35+ range. Both marinas utilize ground stands to
marinas to maintain revenue as the Project is designed and
accommodate these larger, and sometimes wider, vessels as
permitted. A phasing plan has been developed to maintain as much

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revenue from the existing facilities as possible and to minimize loss Marina Program
of existing customers as the new marina improvements are
constructed. Slip Mix

The Project team has prepared the site redevelopment plan The proposed slip mix has been optimized for the local market by the
optimized for the current and the projected markets, and phasing has Project team. A combination of wet and dry slips has been planned
been incorporated to accommodate trends in the marina market as for the Project site, and the slip mix is as follows:
the Project site is being redeveloped. Figure 6 below is the site Table 4: Slip Mix
redevelopment plan rendering prepared by the Project Team. As
detailed in the Virginia Key Master Plan, there is also the potential to Vessel Count %
expand the existing wet slips Northwest of the RFP Property and
Size
adjacent to the Rickenbacker Causeway, however is not included in

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this initial design and may be considered at a later date. 30 to 40* 750 82

40 68 7

60 66 7

80 28 3

TOTAL 912 100

*Assumed distribution of dry slips will vary based on demand

The dry stack marina will consist of an automated system with a lift
capable of handling vessels ranging from 20 to 40+ depending on
weight and dimensions. Just over 80% of the proposed Project slip
mix is for slips in the dry stack building. This building will be fully
enclosed and designed in accordance with the latest stringent wind
ratings (175 mph) in the Florida Building Code. Staging docks are
Figure 6: Project Site Plan planned to accommodate the industry guideline of staging for 10% of
the stored vessels, or approximately 75 vessels. Based on industry
interviews, utilization at both existing dry stack marinas is higher than
industry trends, with 30% of the vessels launched/retrieved on a busy
holiday weekend.

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The wet slip basins have been planned with areas of boat lifts that Proposed Marina Facility SWOT Analysis
will be preferred by certain larger vessels that cannot be
accommodated in the dry stack building but prefer to be kept out of Strengths
the water. The majority of the wet slips are in the 50-60+ range, Location in Miami access to wet slip and dry slip customers
which is optimized for the market based on demand and waiting lists within 20-50 minute drive.
confirmed with local marina industry interviews. The RFP limits
maintenance dredging to a uniform depth of 8 or 9 feet. Existing Marina Facilities currently fully occupied on Project
site with 600+ dry slips and approximately 190 wet slips.
The western portions of the wet slip marina will require wave
attenuation to limit wave activity within the marina wet slips. Waves Enclosed Dry Stack Marina optimized for marina market to
will be wind-generated and the Project site will be influenced by boat accommodate 30+ vessels in secure and protected building.
wakes. An outer wave attenuation system will be installed based on Automated Dry Stack System reliable and quiet operations

PROPOSED PROJECT VIRGINIA KEY HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER


coastal engineering studies and design requirements. The Virginia that are environmentally friendly. Dry stack system can
Key Master Plan includes a wet slip expansion to the west, and the accommodate a variety of vessels based on tray system as
docks will be designed to accommodate this potential. opposed to fixed length and volume traditional dry stack
Amenities marina slips. Multiple lift systems ensure service and
reliability even on peak launch/retrieval times. The
Dockside amenities include shore power (single and three phase) automated dry stack system has a minimized footprint as
domestic water, sewage pump-out and internet. Domestic water opposed to traditional forklift operations.
with limited shore power is planned for the dry stack staging slips,
and dump stations will be provided to service the smaller vessels. Wet Slip Basin planned for vessels 40 to 80 long as
optimized for the market.
The fuel dock will be improved/expanded to service wet slip
customers as well as transients and other customers. Gasoline and Vessel Maintenance Operations on site
diesel products will be stored and distributed at the fuel dock. The Boat Ramp
fuel dock also currently bunkers fuel from tankers to a variety of
commercial vessels in the area during off-hours, and this operation Beach Rickenbacker Causeway beach areas along Biscayne
may or may not continue at the Project site. Additional fueling will Bay are within walking or biking distance.
also be provided at the staging area (gasoline only). Parks Virginia Key and Virginia Key Historic parks adjacent
Landside amenities include ample parking, showers, and laundry to Project.
facilities for marina customers. A maintenance facility will be Connectivity with adjacent Rusty Pelican restaurant and Flex
incorporated into the Project. In addition, the Project site plan Park that is planned. Restoration of the Marine Stadium is
includes a waterfront campus with retail and restaurants along with also planned by the City.
a baywalk to promote connectivity and to activate the waterfront.
Waterfront Campus Development mixed use development
associated with marina to create waterfront experience

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resulting in an exciting place to visit as opposed to traditional Strength of dry slip market Miami continues to show
marina that is a place to store the boat. Restaurants and growth in demand for dry slips. An enclosed, automated
retail components of the development will create activity facility is not currently available in close proximity to
and energy along the waterfront. downtown Miami.
Planned opportunities for waterfront access on floating Additional wet slips that are 50 and longer will address
docks at proposed boat ramp for kayaks, paddleboards, etc. demand based on waiting lists that are in some cases in
excess of 2 years at comparable marinas in the region.
Site Plan coordinated for potential Plan Z for Miami, which
could transform Rickenbacker Causeway to a multi-modal Create waterfront development campus that is master
recreational asset. planned and developed that will rival other waterfront
developments along the east coast of the U.S.
Weaknesses

PROPOSED PROJECT VIRGINIA KEY HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER


Coordinated site development with existing Rusty Pelican
Virginia Key location requires auto or bus transportation to
Restaurant and planned Flex Park and Marine Stadium
the site. There is no residential development on Virginia Key.
Renovation.
The population center is on the mainland.
Implement programming for marina redevelopment as
Staging Area a large staging area is planned, but there are
outlined in the approved Virginia Key Master Plan.
limited wet slips for dry stack marina customers that prefer
to come & go during a typical day of boating. Connectivity to other Virginia Key facilities including two City
Parks, mountain bike trails and the beach along Rickenbacker
Wet Slips long dock lengths and limited drop off locations
Causeway.
in the wet slip areas that will require golf cart access.
Threats
Wet Slips limited side-tie docking for flexibility to adjust for
market conditions. Wet slip dimensions are generally Limited room for expansion Miamis waterfront is nearly
established and require construction to reconfigure based on fully built-out.
market conditions.
Additional dry stack marina slips being developed in Coconut
Wet Slips limited optimization due to water depth and Grove and at Haulover Marine Center opened in 2016.
marine resources.
Traffic Congestion in Southeast Florida
Tolls Rickenbacker Causeway has a one way toll which is
currently $1.75 for passenger vehicles.
Opportunities
Activate and provide public access to underutilized
waterfront properties.

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COMPETING FACILITIES Table 6: Competing Marinas Slip Mix

M & N selected eleven (11) comparable marinas generally within a Size # %


15-mile radius for facilities that would attract a similar market as the <20 ft 112 3.6
20 to 29 264 8.5
proposed Project. Competing and similar marina facilities, as
30 to 39 1,486 47.7
compared to the target marinas, are identified in this section.
40 to 49 704 22.6
Competing and similar facilities are within the same demographic
50 to 59 230 2.2
submarket as the target marinas. Competing marinas are also within 60 to 69 69 2.2
the geographic sub-market while similar facilities are outside of the 70 to 79 28 0.9
geographic sub-market. 80 to 89 6 0.2
90 to 99 2 0.1
Competing Marinas Other (side tie, etc) 212 6.8
The following marinas are expected to compete with the target Total 3,113 100
marinas based on quality of facility, upland development, and
expected level of service. Several of the competing marinas have a
combination of dry and wet slips. Table 7: Competing Marinas Rates
Daily/ft Monthly/ft
Minimum $1.50 $23.76
Table 5: Competing Marinas Maximum $8.00 $43.00
Marina Name Wet Dry
1 Crandon Marina 294
2 Miami Beach Marina 400
Summary tables are provided in the Appendices of the comparable
3 Grove Key Marina 260 marina amenities and slip mixes.
4 Dinner Key Marina 582
5 Matheson Hammock Marina 243
6 Miamarina 130

COMPETING FACILITIES
7 Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center 220
8 Pelican Harbor Marina 98
9 Haulover Marine Center 508
10 Aquamarina Hi-Lift 260
11 Grove Harbor Marina 60 266

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Crandon Marina is a wet slip marina located in the Miami-Dade
County Crandon Park on the north end of Key Biscayne. The marina
consists of approximately 300 floating wet slips plus 58 moorings. The
docks are fully amenitized with power and potable water available at
each slip. The upland area has showers, restrooms and laundry
facilities for marina users. The marina has limited amenities outside
of the boat specific uses with no on-site hotel, restaurants, or retail.
The marina is close to capacity with most of their slips taken by long
term monthly leases. The dockmaster accommodates visiting
transient boaters in open slips or slips that are leased but temporarily
unoccupied. The marina doesnt reserve a large number of slips for
transients.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Dinner Key Marina is a 582 slip facility owned and operated by the
City of Miami. The marina, Floridas largest wet slip marina, is
comprised of fixed platform docks with potable water and power at
each slip.
The marina advertises modern comfortable berthing
accommodations in a park-like setting for transient, long-term, and
commercial dockage liveaboard customers.
Miami City Hall is located adjacent to the marina and retail and
entertainment establishments in Coconut Grove are a short walk
away.
A dock master building recently opened to provide upgraded and
expanded marina amenities. In-slip sewage pump out is planned for
all wet slips, and this project is pending funding.

COMPETING FACILITIES
Marina Market Analysis Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center 20
Grove Key Marina is a dry storage marina located adjacent to Dinner
Key Marina in Coconut Grove. The facility can accommodate
approximately 260 boats in dry storage and offers fuel for boaters.
The marina has an on-site restaurant, Scottys Landing, along with the
adjacent Chart House restaurant.
The marina service is reportedly average and the facility has an
industrial aesthetic with exposed racks and non-descript
warehouse buildings.

COMPETING FACILITIES
Marina Market Analysis Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center 21
The City awarded a long term lease for a public-private partnership,
and litigation from opponents to the project was addressed by the
City. Planning/design of the waterfront improvements are in
progress, and the following renderings illustrate the proposed
improvements.

The planned dry stack marina will accommodate 406 boats, 350 on
new and relocated racks and 56 on new racks inside a completely
refurbished North Hangar. This project will provide an increase in dry
slips to the Miami market by adding approximately 146 new slips to
the market. The development is named The Harbour in Historic

COMPETING FACILITIES
Coconut Grove.

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Matheson Hammock Marina has 243 wet slips.
Matheson Hammock Marina is one of the most popular marinas for
both boaters and those looking to enjoy the waterside in this tropical
hammock. The onsite sailing school, trails for biking and walking,
Castle Harbor Sailing School, enclosed beach and Red Fish Grill offer
a full days activities.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Miamarina at Bayside is located in downtown Miami and is owned
and operated by the City of Miami. The 130 slip marina
accommodates vessels up to 150 ft long and includes potable water
and power at each dock. The marina is surrounded by retail and
restaurants and hosts numerous charter and day cruise vessels.
Miamarina hosts the Strictly Sail venue of the Miami International
Boat Show and is in close proximity to the American Airlines Arena.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center is located in North Miami and is
owned and operated by the City of Miami. The 220 slip marina
accommodates vessels up to 110 ft long and includes potable water
and power at each dock. The marina is adjacent to the Biscayne Bay
Marriott and has easy access to restaurants and retail.
The marina is comprised of fixed docks that are aging and in need of
some repair. The marina hosts a venue of the Miami International
Boat show.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Aquamarina Hi-Lift is located just off the Intracoastal Waterway in
Aventura. This marina consists of a covered three-floor dry slip rack
that accommodates boats up to 40 feet length. It also provides 9
additional 25-feet wet slips that can be used by transient boaters.
This marina does not offer regular amenities such as restaurants, bars
or groceries, but it offers full marine mechanics service, maintenance
plans, trailer and jet ski storage, hoist capacity, fuel and a ships store.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Miami Beach Marina, located on the western shore of Miami Beach,
has 400 boat slips that accommodate vessels up to 250 feet.
Occupancy is full and there is a waiting list for both in-water slips and
boat lift slips.
This marina provides fresh water, electricity, telephone and cable at
the slips. Additionally, Miami Beach Marina offers many amenities,
including bars, restaurants, jet ski rental, scuba diving charters and a
swimming pool.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Haulover Marine Center is located in the 180-acre Haulover Park,
north of Miami Beach and is on the Intracoastal Waterway at Bakers-
Haulover Inlet, across the street from Haulover Beach. This marina
includes amenities such as boat launching ramps, boat rentals,
showers, transient slips and even a small marine store. Additionally
Haulover offers a 9-hole golf course, rental opportunities and an
underground path that leads visitors straight to Haulover Beach.
In September 2016, a new dry stack operation was opened. The new
facility can store 508 boats (five racks high and vessels up to 50 feet),
and includes a retail store and a new marine center. This marine
center utilizes the largest marine forklift lifting 50-foot boats 75 feet
into the air. As of early 2017, the marina was approximately half-
occupied. The previous dry stack operation area, south of the new
building, may be converted to storage for personal watercraft as part
of a restoration plan for that area of Haulover Park.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Pelican Harbor Marina is a marina located right next to Pelican
Harbor Park, in the Intracoastal Waterway. With 98 wet slips, it can
accommodate vessels up to 50 feet, and it includes amenities such as
gas and diesel, freshwater and electric hookups or pumpouts.
Additionally, transients are welcome and 3 double boat ramps are
available across the street.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Grove Harbor Marina is a marina located in the Dinner Key Basin with
direct access to Biscayne Bay. This marina has 60 wet slips that can
accommodate vessels up to 150 feet and 260 dry storage spaces for
boats up to 55 feet. Grove Harbour Marina offers concierge services
and includes amenities such as fueling and pump out services,
freshwater and power. The marina is also in close proximity to
downtown Coconut Grove.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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Typical Amenities
Most marinas offer potable water, shore power, and wi-fi internet at
each slip. These amenities are included in the cost except shore
power which is locally usually metered to cover the cost of the power
used.
Other amenities depend on the target boaters. Marinas catering to
liveaboards also include showers, laundry rooms, cable TV at each
slip, and public gathering areas.
Approximately half of the total marinas and most of the public
marinas sell marine grade gasoline while approximately one-third sell
marine grade diesel.
Some marinas offer pumpout service at their fuel dock for a fee and
there is a trend for in-slip sewage pumpout. Dinner Key Marina has
several docks with this service, and the remainder of the docks are
scheduled for upgraded in-slip pumpout. Refer to the amenities
summary table in Appendix A.

Lease Rates
Lease rates at the competing facilities range from $24.00 to $43.00
per ft per month. Daily rates range from $1.50 to $8.00 per ft per day.
Most rates include water, wifi, TV (if available). Shore power is
metered or provided at a separate monthly charge.
Refer to the lease rate summary table in Appendix B.

COMPETING FACILITIES
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SUMMARY
The Southeast Florida marina market is well poised to continue transportation. The Project has been coordinated with the Plan Z on
growth, and the existing dry and wet slips at the Project site are Rickenbacker Causeway which may be implemented in the near
generally fully occupied with waiting lists especially for larger slips. future. In addition, site planning should accommodate shared
Increasing the overall slip count from the existing approximately 838 parking for the marina and retail/restaurant development. The
slips to the proposed 912 slips will provide additional dry stack industry trend in Florida is utilization of 15-20% of dry stack marina
capacity for the projected increased demand in the greater Miami slips on the busiest of boating weekends. Higher utilization can be
area. The Project has been master planned to create a waterfront expected at the Project as the existing facilities have seen 30% vessel
campus with mixed use development in addition to the wet and dry utilization of the dry slips on busy and holiday weekends.
slips. The Project incorporates and enhances the programming
The Project will activate the waterfront with public access. In
outlined in the Citys approved master plan for Virginia Key. The
addition, the programming will appeal to not only boaters utilizing
development will accommodate growing trends in the market such
the wet and dry slips but also to patrons of the retail and restaurant
as boat sharing. The automated dry stack marina will be a modern,
components. The Project will compliment the existing Rusty Pelican
fully-enclosed building for secure and weather-protected boat
Restaurant as well as the planned restoration of the Marine Stadium
storage. On-site maintenance facilities will also appeal to the boating
and adjacent Flex Park. Few areas of Miami offer waterfront dining
customer for convenient regular servicing. Consideration should be
and baywalk experiences, and the Project will activate the
given to having mechanics on-call during busy weekends to address
waterfront. Thereby creating a destination with the planned
minor boating maintenance challenges for customers so they can
waterfront campus.
maximize their time on the water.
The Project does require auto or bus transportation, however cycling
is popular on the Rickenbacker Causeway. Site planning should
accommodate available and planned mass transit and alternative

SUMMARY
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APPENDIX A AMENITIES TABLE

Water Sports
Restaurant
Telephone
Marina Name

Shopping
Pumpout

Showers
Internet

Laundry
Electric
Water

Diesel

Hotel

Pool
Gas

Bar

Ice
TV
Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Miamarina at Bayside Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
Grove Key Marina Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N
Dinner Key Marina Y Y Y N Y N N Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y
Crandon Marina Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y
Matheson Hammock Marina Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y N
Aquamarina Hi-Lift Y N N N N Y N N N N N N N N Y N N
Haulover Marine Center Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y N N Y Y N
Pelican Harbor Marina Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y
Miami Beach Marina Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Grove Harbor Marina Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N N N N Y N N

APPENDIX A AMENITIES TABLE


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APPENDIX B SLIP MIX & PRICE TABLES

Marina Name

20-29 ft

30-39 ft

40-49 ft

50-59 ft

60-69 ft

70-79 ft

80-89 ft

90-99 ft

Other
<20 ft
Total

100+
Sea Isle Marina and Yachting
220 0 0 44 56 28 0 4 0 0 0 88
Center
Miamarina at Bayside 130 0 1 2 1 60 37 0 0 2 0 27
Grove Key Marina 58 0 0 16 17 5 7 0 0 0 0 13
Dinner Key Marina 582 0 0 190 365 18 9 0 0 0 0 0
Crandon Marina 294 0 0 192 52 12 0 0 0 0 0 38
Matheson Hammock Marina 243 14 3 150 37 15 2 0 0 0 0 22
Aquamarina Hi-Lift 260 0 260 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haulover Marine Center 508 0 0 508 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pelican Harbor Marina 98 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grove Harbor Marina 320 0 0 320 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miami Beach Marina 400 0 0 64 176 92 14 24 6 0 0 24
Market Area Total 3113 112 264 1486 704 230 69 28 6 2 0 212
3.6% 8.5% 47.7% 22.6% 7.4% 2.2% 0.9% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 6.8%
Daily

APPENDIX B SLIP MIX & PRICE TABLES


Monthly
Transient
Marina Name Rate
Rate
(/ft/mo)
(/ft/day)

Sea Isle Marina and Yachting


$3.50 $35.00
Center
Miamarina at Bayside $3.00 $36.00
Dinner Key Marina $3.00 $36.00
Crandon Marina $2.12 $23.76
Matheson Hammock Marina $1.52 $23.76
Aquamarina Hi-Lift - $26.00
Haulover Marine Center - $33.00
Pelican Harbor Marina - $23.76
Miami Beach Marina $8.00 $43.00

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APPENDIX B SLIP MIX & PRICE TABLES
Marina Market Analysis Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center 35
10.
FEASIBILITY
FINANCIAL
VIRGINIA KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
10. FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY

In order to demonstrate the financial feasibility and cash flow to 5. The financial analyses and projections also set aside
support the debt service for the Projects capital outlay the following reserves for replacements of 2.5% of total
financial analyses are provided as attachments to Tab 9, above: revenue per year; This exceeds the minimum 1%
reserve required by the RFP.
(a) Projected Stabilized Operating revenues
6. The projected rent and real estate tax payments
(b) Projected Stabilized Operating expenses to the city directly for only the first 15 years is
$66,434,993.
(c) Phase Net Operating Income

And finally a financial analysis of the Phased Net Operating


Income including a calculation of the expected IRR over the first
15 years of the Lease based on net rentable and/or revenue
producing spaces, hence some of the financial projection numbers
are different from the architectural numbers because they are
prepared for different purposes.

These financial plans and analyses demonstrate:

1. That there is a reasonable projected IRR of


18.7%, which is sufficient to justify the risk of the
required equity investment of $30 Million.

2. There is sufficient revenue upon stabilization, to


pay the City its requested minimum base rent of
$2,150,000 with annual increases of 3.0%-5%;
plus percentage rent of 6% of gross revenues
from wet and dry slip, and fuel sale profits and
6% of revenues received from the restaurants
and retail spaces, which revenues are also
projected to increase annually at the rate of 3%;
These rents exceed the minimums required by
the RFP.

3. Based upon immediate take over and continued operation


of the existing facilities with planned upgrades VKLLC will
pay both base and percentage rent to the city every year
of the lease.

4. Due to the size of the investment and the efficiency of the


resulting program, the combined rents paid to the City are
projected to grow from initial payments of $2,588,000 in
year 1 to $3,709,613 in year 5 to $4,392,980 in year 10;
to $5,054,707 in year 15.

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5/22/2017 1
Virginia Key Budget From Aero-Docks, LLC

Item # Description-Virginia Key, LLC - City of Miami - Virginia Key Revitazation Project 2017 Proposal RFP 16-17-011 Cost Virginia Key LLC Cost
For Budget Proposal 5-22-2017 per J.H./RCI/Virginia Key, LLC
Aero-Docks, LLC Boat Storage Dry Stack Systems
1 1 INITIAL ENGINEERING PACKAGE $ 186,775.20
INCLUDES ALL TRAVEL AND ENGINEERING COSTS
2 3 BOAT ELEVATOR APPROXIMATELY 39' HT X 65' BOATS 45 kps boat max. $ 5,167,277.28
INCLUDES STRUCTURE AND ASSEMBLY OF ALL MECHANICAL COMPONENTS .

1 Set of Floor RAILS W/ CONTINUOUS FLOOR MOUNTING PLATE on third (3rd) floor above 2 car park levels supplied by
3 others-parking structure ready for Aero-Docks Structure and roof support ready..Roof deck concrete 6: supplied by others. $ 394,200.00
Elevator Rails Installation including GALVANIZED PLATE WITH STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS, 800 Feet
4 1 INSTALLATION OF RAIL SYSTEM ONLY $ 175,672.80
INCLUDES LABOR, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
5 INSTALLATION OF 3 BOAT ELEVATORS $ 523,800.00
INCLUDES LABOR, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
6 Elevator Slides Engineering and Manufacture to transfer boats from elevator into building apartments. $ 345,600.00
7 Aero-Docks Travel, Management, Commissioning--Full SWE Erection and Demo Set Up in Ft Worth TX factory $ 96,120.00
8 Aero-Docks Tugs 45,000 x 3 units 24 inch lift... Adjustable in and up $ 742,237.56
$ 6,889,445.28

9 Aluminum Apartment Bunks w Vinyl Extruded Cap-NO UV Additive 36,508.5 linear feet two bunks side by side $ 551,132.64
10 Install Aluminum Bunks in apartments $ 164,160.00
11 Aero-Docks H Beam Rail System sized for 30 ft span and installation 36,508 linear ft $ 2,079,941.76
12 45 K Boat Lift-total lift of 30 feet, (6) lifts $ 2,484,000.00
13 6 City Water Wash Down Systems for 6 entry / exit points Manual System- $ 24,258.96
14 Hurricane Roll Up Out Side Doors (6) $ 125,280.00
15 4 Pole Buss Bar Power System Installed at Roof Trusses 800 feet $ 324,000.00
16 Install Buss Bar Power System at Roof Trusses $ 108,000.00
17 Rockwell Automation-Motors, Drives, PLC's etc. and Aero-Docks Location Scanners (6) for L x B x H system $ 4,153,846.32
18 Automatic Scan Attachment for Props, Rudders, IPC Drives etc.--first time boat set up $ 48,600.00
19 Aero-Docks System Integration, Network Security, Installation and Training $ 1,404,000.00
Note: Aero-Docks Worldwide, LLC- Equipment Totals $ 18,356,664.96 $ 18,356,664.96

Aero-Docks David Mack Building Systems less Exterior Wall-- Hot Dipped Galvanizing, Roof Deck, all boat racks per
1 drawings $ 12,036,000.00 $ 12,036,000.00
See Pilings cost below, Concrete Work see below, Budget is for Arquitectonica & Aero-Docks Design.. Does not included
Sales Tax On Aero-Docks System Equipment and/or Structural Pkg, Price of building does NOT includes concrete decks
between car park and/or roof deck. Sales tax included for building erection price only.
366 x 80' Concrete Pilings, Caps and 6" slab between boat storage and car park levels and 6 " roof slab by Moriarity, boat
storage level 3 column layout to match Aero-Docks boat layout and supply columns 4 bolt base plate pattern to exact required
2 dimensions as determined by Aero-Docks and ARQ building layout plans.
Product Sum Totals $ 30,392,664.96 $ 30,392,664.96
NOTE: No Allowance for Building Lights, Building Electrical Service or Fire Sprinkler system by others, Aero-Docks system
requires 480 V, 3 phase + ground, 5000 AMP Service-size of electrical service subject to revision after engineering is
completed.
Sales Tax
included on
Building and
Erection Only.

Total Dry Stack Budget Bid used in Phase Calculations below is $38,744,285.60 plus additional multiple Mobilization Fees to
be determined at time of Phase determination timing.
Phase One = 40% of project or $ $ 12,157,065.99
Phase Two = 23% of project or $ $ 6,990,312.94
Phase Three = 37% of project or $ $ 11,245,286.03
$ 30,392,664.96

Maintenance Package Estimate-10 Year Contract, renewable at each 10 year cycle, by Aero-Docks and administered by
Rockwell Automation (NYSE) Priced Per Year-Final Pricing to be done after project is fully engineered prior to construction. $ 200,430.00 $ 200,430.00

Budget by Aero-Docks, LLC


North Palm Beach, Florida

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2781 S.W. 56 Avenue Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
Phone: (954) 985-0460 Fax: (954) 985-0462 www.shorelinefoundation.com

May 22, 2017

Mr. John Hopwood


Virginia Key, LLC
300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Re: Virginia Key Marina,


Virginia Key, FL

Subject: Construction Budget Pricing

Dear Mr. Hopwood:

As per your request, we have revised our budget pricing for the marine works at the above referenced
facility. Based on the provided drawings we have developed the following scope of work.

1. Mobilization/Demobilization- $50,000
This item includes:
a. One complete mobilization and demobilization of SFIs barge, crane, crews and materials to
and from the jobsite.

2. Concrete Boat Lift Support Pile-(120) @ $1,800 each =$216,000


a. Supply and install (120) 14 square pre-cast pre-stressed concrete pile up to 35 long.

3. Floating Concrete Docks-(79,000 SF) @ $90.00 =$7,110,000


a. Includes supply and installation of approximately 79,000 square feet of Marinetek (18
freeboard) floating concrete docks.

4. Floating Aluminum Docks-(10,000 SF) @ $45.00 =$450,000


a. Includes supply and installation of approximately 10,000 square feet of Marinetek (18
freeboard) floating aluminum frame docks at each slip finger piers.

5. Support Piling-(224) @ $4,500 each =$1,008,000


a. For the purpose of this budget we have included supply and installation of (224) new 18 pre-
cast concrete pile up 50 long and fitted with a PVC cap. These will be required with either
option of floating docks.

6. Electric Service- (89,000 SF) @ $25.00 =$2,225,000


We have assumed a typical system based on previous experience. No additional appurtances or
infrastructure upgrades are included.

Members of: Deep Foundation Institute Pile Drivers Contractors Association CASF

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P16-010M R3
May 22, 2017
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7. Potable Water, Fire Suppression and Sewage Pump Out-(89,000 SF) @ $13.00 = $1,157,000
We have assumed a typical system based on previous experience. No additional appurtenances or
infrastructure upgrades are included.

8. CCA Mooring Pile-(232) EA @$1,400 =$324,800


a. Supply and install (232) 12 round 2.5 lb retention CCA wood pile up to 40 long.
b. Each pile to have a pvc cap and 2 mooring horns.
c. All mooring pile will be wrapped with a 30-mil high density polyethylene pile wrap from 1 foot
below the mud line to 1 foot above mean high tide prior to installation.

Construction Budget Total-$12,540,800


Exclusions:

1. Engineering or construction drawings.


2. Bonds (can be provided @ 1.4% of contract amount).
3. Permits or permit fees.
4. Mangrove trimming.
5. Mitigation.
6. Upland access immediately adjacent to the shoreline will be required for material deliveries.

Notes for this proposal:

This proposal was prepared with the best information available, the pricing contained herein is preliminary
and subject to change pending our review of additional information such as soil borings, permit conditions
as well as final construction drawings.

We have assumed the existing infrastructure to be adequate and no additional transformers, lift stations or
other upgrades are included.

We hope this information is helpful in your evaluation of this project and appreciate your consideration of
our company for your new project. If you should have any questions, please contact me at my office.

Respectfully Submitted,

SHORELINE FOUNDATION, INC.


Joseph Stanton
Joseph Stanton
Senior Estimator

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2781 S.W. 56 Avenue Pembroke Park, Florida 33023
Phone: (954) 985-0460 Fax: (954) 985-0462 www.shorelinefoundation.com
Members of:
Deep Foundation Institute Pile Drivers Contractors Association CASF

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11.
PLAN
FINANCIAL
VIRGINIA KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER
11. FINANCIAL PLAN

VKLLC will invest more than $80 million including As described in detail in the chart -- Phased Capital Outlay the
approximately $30M in equity in the creation of capital requirement for the first phase is $36.7 Million, while the
Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center. VKLLCs financial expected equity investment of the entire Project is $30 Million of
plan and cost estimates have been created using reasonable the $80 Million capital required for a projected debt to equity ratio
revenue forecasts based on best available data and costs today of 37.5%.
based upon VKLLCs vast experience in South Florida, the State
and Country. Contractor, supplier, and installer budgets and VKLLC through its members has immediately available
worksheets supporting the Project development costs are included funds to finance the entire first phase of the Project
in the attachments to this section. without any debt financing if that became necessary.

As shown on the Phased Capital Outlay chart and analysis provided Indeed, VKLLC could fund the entire Project without
in the attachments to this section and below, it is anticipated that debt financing, however, that would not be a prudent
Phase 1 of the Project will require a capital outlay of approximately business model. VKLLC has projected seeking debt
$36,700,000; Phase 2 will require $18,550,000; Phase financing of $50 Million for the Project. The chart showing
3$24,750,000 . These totals include initial infrastructure costs the projected Phased Net Operating Income assumes the full $50M
and on-going capital infrastructure costs. The attached financial debt will be phased in over the first 3 years starting with interest
analyses estimate operating expenses, renovation costs, and debt only at 8% for the first 3 years and then a 20 year permanent loan
service for the renovation and building period and first 15 years at 8%. As the projected Net Operating Income statement shows
of the Projects operation, on a revenue source by revenue source there is sufficient income from the Project to cover debt service
basis as each phase comes on line and an integrated total basis beginning in year three with Project equity only needed to cover
over the proposed phased development schedule. the initial short fall in years one and two.

(a) Financing Plan (b) Infrastructure Cost Estimate


The members of VKLLC currently own and or operate 47 mixed As shown in the attachments based upon the best information
use marina properties throughout the Eastern Seaboard and the available to date, VKLLC and its contractors have estimated the
Midwest with a combined value approaching $1 Billion. Combined cost of site infrastructure including the baywalk, site work, roads,
they are the largest marina owner operators in the United States. water and sewer and utilities to be approximately $7,670,000.
RCI and its related entities and partners have been provided over This amount, is listed separately in the construction estimates, but
$300M in debt financing for its current projects over the last 5 has not been listed separately in the Phased Capital Outlay Chart,
years with along the required corresponding equity investments. even though the amounts have been accounted for within the
Capital Budget.
Since August of 2015, Suntex has raised approximately $290
Million in equity which when combined with $400 Million in debt (c) On-Going Capital Infrastructure Costs
gives Suntex $690 Million of purchasing power to acquire and As described above in the project description and analysis long
develop marinas; therefore, Suntex has the equity in place to term resiliency and sustainability have been incorporated into the
pursue the Project immediately. Examples of debt financing VKLLC project as a guiding principal of the design at every stage.
over the past three years include: The site will be elevated an extra foot to 6 feet above sea level to
Loggerhead Marinas, 11 Locations in Florida - The provide extra longevity from sea level rise. The dry Storage facility
Loggerhead Marinas include a combined 2,300 slips in 11 has been elevated above two levels of parking to protect not only
locations throughout Florida. $15 million in improvements sea level rise but all but the worst storms. The materials to be used
across all Loggerhead locations planned for the coming throughout the site and buildings will be specified with the long term
year. $75 million credit facility Florida Community Bank. view of resiliency and sustainability. So there will be initial investment
Marina Jack & Bayfront Yacht Works, Sarasota, FL - $30 made in better materials. Even with this initial investment property
million credit facility from Florida Community Bank. and site are still a marine environment, therefore VKLLC has
Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City, NJ - $31 million credit included a generous 2 1/2 % reserve for replacements.
facility from First United Bank (fka American Bank of Texas). This exceeds the 1% reserve fund required by the RFP.
State Dock & Wolf Creek Marinas, Lake Cumberland,
KY - $23.6 million credit facility from First United Bank (fka
American Bank of Texas).
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11. FINANCIAL PLAN

(d) Operation and Maintenance


As clearly demonstrated in the chart entitled Phase Net Operating
income included above, the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine
Center revenues will be sufficient for the project to be
self-supporting with no governmental support other than
cooperation by the City in the land use and permitting process.
Indeed the project will provide substantial direct and indirect
economic benefits to the City reaching $1 Billion in rent and taxes
paid to the city over the life of the Lease.

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TO THE CITY
FINAL RETURN
12. FINAL RETURN TO THE CITY

(a) Financial Return to the City Including Base Rent Total rent paid to the City over the life of the lease is
and Participation Rent $909,391,990 plus real estate taxes of $88,340,602 for
As outlined, demonstrated, and discussed in the financial analyses a total projected direct cash benefit of $999,732,593--
above and the attachments to Tab IX , VKLLC has provided a $1 Billion.
comprehensive development plan which offers the most positive
economic impact to the City, while maintain and complying with (d) Non-Financial Benefits
the principles of the Virginia Key Master Plan . i. Job Creation and Hiring
VKLLC will pay the City annual lease payments of: Further public benefits, include the creation of approximately 1,280
local jobs over the life of the project. Implementation of a goal
(b) Base Rent of 30% of work to be performed by minority and disadvantaged
Base rent of $2,150,000 that will increased annually by individuals and groups. Through extensive studies of jobs created
the greater of: (3%) of the previous years Base Rent, or as a result of marina and mixed use developments based on
an increase based on the amount indicated by the Consumer Price our experience, and through studies based upon independent
Index as of (3) months prior to the beginning of the applicable economic analysis from consultants including Dr. Michael Evans,
adjustment date. In no event shall any such annual adjustment to PHD from Boca Raton, FL who is an expert in job and economic
the Base Rent result in an increase which is less than (3%), or more forecasting of mixed use projects including marinas similar to what
than (5%); this exceeds the requirements of the RFP which we are proposing at the Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center,
only requires a minimum increase of 1% VKLLC expects this Project would result in the creation of the
following jobs throughout the life of the Project:
(c) Percentage Rent
MARINA RESTAURANT TOTAL JOBS
i. Commercial Facilities CONSTRUCTION 460 123 483
Six percent (6%) of sublease income, if any, received by
DIRECT 134 232 366
Lessee from unaffiliated Sub lessees, licensees, concessionaries or
INDIRECT 158 173 331
the like for the rental of commercial space (e.g. retail, restaurant,
storage, repair facility, ships store, but specifically excluding fuel TOTAL JOBS 752 528 1,280
sales, wet slip and dry storage operations) at the Property; this
exceeds the minimum set by the RFP of 4% ii. Compliance with the Virginia Key Master Plan
Environmental Enhancement, Resiliency and
ii. Marina Revenue
Sustainability
Six percent (6%) of the Gross Revenue received by Lessee from The Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center has been
the rental of any wet or dry slips at the Property; and planned and designed to meet and exceed all of the
iii. Fuel Sales requirements of the RFP and to be consistent with the
Six percent (6%) of the Gross Fuel sales. Virginia Key Master Plan principles. The VKLLC Project
will be developed into a world class, state-of-the-art, mixed-use
Due to the size of the investment and the efficiency of the resulting waterfront marine center. The Project is designed to be resilient,
program, the combined rents paid to the City are projected to grow sustainable, environmentally sensitive and green. The Project
from initial payments of $2,588,000 in year 1 to $3,709,613 in will create a Marina Village inspired image compatible with the
year 5 to $4,392,980 in year 10; to $5,054,707 in year 15. adjacent Marine Stadium yet with a modern waterfront aesthetic.
Virginia Key Harbour & Marine Center will become a true user
Total rent paid to the City in years 1-15 is $60,479,022 friendly marine center for all segments of the public and the boating
--with net present value, based upon the RFP formula community. As part of its sustainable and green design the world
using a discount rate of 5%, of $41,850,704. class design team has been coupled with the most state-of-the-art
flexible and efficient Aero-Docks automated dry storage system.
The projected Total rent and real estate tax payments to
The user experience will be enhanced by the automated process
the City for only the first 15 years will provide a direct
of storing vessels, and these operations will create a unique and
cash value is $66,434,993.
fascinating marine-oriented spectacle that can be appreciated
by customers and public users alike. Importantly, the design and

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automated systems will facilitate the creation of thousands


of feet of uninterrupted public baywalk along the
entire waterfront. In addition, VKLLC will provide all
of the required parking for the Project and the citys
obligation to the Rusty Pelican.

The innovative sustainable and resilient design raises


the dry storage facility not only above FEMA 100 year base flood
elevation, but the design accounts for projected sea level rise and
the associated higher storm surge elevations. This resilient design
approach allows for the creation of two full layers of parking under
the storage facility will begin at an elevation of 20+
feet above sea level, while keeping the design height
of approximately 65 feet--below the height of the
adjacent Historic Marine Stadium.

Perhaps as importantly, this design eliminates the need for a six-


story parking garage intruding along the Rickenbacker Causeway.

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QUALIFICATIONS
EXPERIENCE AND
13. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

(a) Business Team Suntex Marinas is a real estate company investing exclusively in
niche mixed-use marinas and their related operating platforms.
i. Experience and Structure Suntex and its predecessor companies have been in the marina
For the purpose of submitting this Response to RFP No. 16-17-011, business since 1995. Suntex is led by a management team with
RCI Group and Suntex Marinas have formed Virginia Key, LLC, a over 100 years combined experience investing in, acquiring,
Florida limited liability company qualified to do business in the State developing and operating marinas. Suntex currently employs
of Florida (referred to herein as VKLLC). VKLLC is comprised of approximately 60 people in its corporate office and approximately
a joint venture between RCI Group and Suntex Marinas. VKLLC 1,200 on-site at its marinas during peak seasons.
is thus the combination of the marina development/
operation experience and financial capacity of both RCI Suntex Marinas is the business name used to describe the portfolio
Group and Suntex Marinas. of related companies and marinas all owned and or managed by
Suntex Marina Investors LLC and its principals John D. Powers, Jr.,
RCI Group is the business name used to describe the portfolio Bryan Redmond, Chris Petty and David Filler.
of related companies, all owned and managed by Robert W.
Christoph and Robert W. Christoph, Jr, the principals of each The specific structure of VKLLC is shown on the organizational chart
company and the Christoph Family Trusts. below:

Christoph Family Trust Christoph Family Trust


f/b/o Hunter Christoph f/b/o Robert Christoph, Jr.

Suntex Marina Investors LLC Robert Christoph, Jr.


(DE)

Virginia Key SMI, LLC RWC VK, LLC Hook VK, LLC
(DE) (FL) (FL)

Virginia Key Parent, LLC


(FL)

Virginia Key, LLC


(FL)
RFP Proposer

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VKLLC meets the RFPs threshold qualification standards and has demonstrated by its development and operation of several projects
the requisite expertise and financial and management capability similar to the Virginia Key Marina RFP and detailed below, such
to develop a marina, dry storage, retail/restaurant destination as: Miami Beach Marina (Miami Beach, FL), Steelpointe Harbor
facility of similar scope and complexity as identified in the (Bridgeport, CT) and Bahia Mar Yachting Center (Fort Lauderdale,
Project objectives. As reflected in the attached Business Team FL).
and Development Teams Experience Forms, the experience of
the members of the Project Team far exceeds the minimum of ten Additional information regarding RCI Groups experience and
years experience in the management and successful operation services can be found online at www.rciair.com.
of marinas, restaurants, and ancillary facilities of similar size and iii. Suntex Marinas
complexity; including the minimum of ten years active experience Suntex is a leading owner, operator and developer of high-quality
and responsibility for daily operations of a marina restaurant; as coastal and inland marina properties located throughout the
well as the minimum of five years experience operating ships United States. Suntex Marinas is a real estate company investing
stores and retail facilities. The VKLLC Project Team consists of local exclusively in niche mixed-use marinas and their related operating
firms that employ City residents and contractors. platforms. Suntex and its predecessor companies have been in the
ii. The RCI Group Companies marina business since 1995. Currently, Suntex owns and manages
Begun in the late 1960s, RCI Group, is a portfolio of multifaceted 43 marinas comprised of approximately 15,500 boat slips with
real estate development companies, including RCI Marine, Inc., a combined value exceeding $600 Million. These marinas are
owned by the Christoph family. It is now in its fifth decade of active all full-service and include retail spaces, office buildings, resorts,
property development and management. The Christoph Family, hotels, and restaurants throughout the United States, including 14
RCI Group, and its affiliates have developed or acquired 9,790 marinas in Florida.
apartment units, 1.9 million sf of retail, office and self-storage
Suntex is led by a management team with over 100 years
properties, and 1,285 marina slips with service-related ancillary
combined experience investing in, acquiring and operating
businesses. RCI Groups consolidated portfolio represents over
marinas. Suntex currently employs approximately 60 people in its
$150 million in total value and generates over $25 million in
corporate office and approximately 1,200 on-site at its marinas
annual gross revenues.
during peak seasons. Suntex has experience with Florida and the
Today, the RCI Group and its related companies are widely Rules & Regulations governing Marina Operations by currently
regarded in the eastern United States and the Caribbean for owning and operating Snook Bight Marina in Fort Myers Beach,
providing a first class array of real estate services to a select FL, Marina Jack and Bayfront Yacht Works in Sarasota, FL, and
group of developers specializing in the creation of unique, luxury, 11 Loggerhead marinas located in St. Petersburg, South Miami,
multi-dimensional marine related waterfront destinations. Due Aventura, Hollywood, Lantana, South Lantana, Riviera Beach,
to its real estate background and experience in commercial, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Vero Beach and Daytona Beach.
residential, multi-family, and marina properties, RCI Group and
Over the last two decades, the principals of Suntex have acquired,
its principals have established a quality reputation through their
managed and/or sold approximately 60 marinas. The principals
ability to skillfully identify and integrate all phases necessary to
and management of Suntex and its predecessor company have
create a successful destination waterfront. As a result, RCI Groups
typically invested in partnership with high net worth individuals,
waterfront operations are the most desired destinations in their
family offices, private equity firms and hedge funds. Suntexs
respective markets.
realized and unrealized investments have a demonstrable track
RCI has a demonstrated ability to complement and form all-inclusive record of providing high current income, as well as significant
teams of experts in order that all phases and aspects required of a capital appreciation.
real estate development are identified and addressed. RCI Groups
In 1995, Johnny Powers, Ron Rhoades and Scott McMullin invested
team approach to phased development ensures that the timing and
in Lakeway Marina, their first marina together. Between 1995 and
size of each component is proper and synergistically melded into
1999, they were active in multiple real estate classes, including
the overall development.
office, multifamily, industrial, retail and golf assets - investing an
RCI Group has over 25 years of extensive experience working aggregate of over $200 million in partners and third-party capital.
with governmental entities and government-owned property as

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In 2000, Johnny Powers and his partners decided to focus the (b) Operational History Reflective of Capacity
business solely on marinas, divesting their non-marina real estate to Meet Project Goals
assets. They formed Sun Resorts International and over the next The Christophs, RCI Group and Suntex have played a leading
six years amassed a portfolio of 13 marinas and built a marina role with principal responsibility for the development and
management company. In a series of transactions in 2006 and operation of projects of similar size, complexity, and constraints
2007, Sun Resorts International sold all but three of its marinas and as the facilities and uses proposed. Members of the Project Team
the management company to Island Global Yachting (IGY), and have successfully developed and obtained financing for multiple
subsequently the team worked under the IGY umbrella, leading projects of similar size and complexity with similar uses and
the acquisition team throughout 2007 and 2008. In August 2015, constraints, securing or providing financing for projects as large
Suntex also raised $200 Million in equity and $300 Million in debt as $1.1 billion in Steelpointe Harbor. Therefore, VKLLC not only
(total $500 Million) to purchase and develop additional marinas. has generally unmatched significant qualifications, experience and
Suntex equity commitments have been expanded to approximately achievements, but more importantly VKLLC has unmatched
$275 Million as of May 15th, 2017. significant qualifications, experience and achievements
in developing and operating projects very similar to
Suntex has a proven track record of value creation in the marina the Virginia Key Marina RFP. A sampling of similar projects
industry. The value creation process starts from the identification to Virginia Key Marina are as follows, and include several
of an acquisition opportunity, where Suntex, because of its large mixed-use urban projects in Florida that involve publicly
dedicated business development team, has direct relationships with owned lands:
marina owners across the country, in a marketplace devoid of the
traditional commercial brokerage community.

Suntex seeks to create value at every step of the acquisition,


operations and asset management process. A few examples
include:
Strategic high return on investment (ROI) capital projects:
Suntex has extensive experience generating incremental
NOI from a property by selectively replacing antiquated
infrastructure with slips that can generate the highest rate in
a given market.
Revenue mix: Suntexs experience enables it to optimize the
mix of amenities at a particular marina (e.g. service, fuel,
retail shop, etc.), in order to enhance the customer experience
and ultimately drive the highest slip rental rates.
Internalizing service departments: Suntex understands that
a poorly operated service department can have a negative
impact on the customer experience. As a matter of practice,
Suntex will internalize the service department so it can
elevate the standard of service to the tenant, have greater
control over the overall customer experience, and ultimately
drive incremental revenues at the property.

Additional information regarding Suntex Marinas experience and


services can be found online at www.suntex.com.

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MIAMI BEACH MARINA, 1999 - PRESENT


Site: 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida
Total Project Value: $ 100 Million +
Property Size: 45.34 Acres/400 Wet Slips
Property Uses: 60,000 SF of Retail, Office, Restaurants, as well as Residential, Fuel and Parking, 50-Wide Baywalk

TThe Miami Beach Marina is a Public-Private Partnership marina same fashion as the Virginia Key Marina redevelopment.
on land publicly owned of the City of Miami Beach. Miami
Beach Marina is a large mixed-use marina development located The features of the Miami Beach Marina include a water taxi
in an urban Miami-Dade County just across Biscayne Bay from station, concierge services, casual and fine dining, market and
Virginia Key. Called the Gateway to the Caribbean in the Heart gourmet grocery, salon spa, dive charter, yacht charter, yacht
of Miami Beach the Miami Beach Marina is perfectly located a brokerage, fishing charters, boat rentals, jet ski rentals, control
mere 2 minutes from the ocean, 4 minutes from the vibrant night tower with state-of-the-art weather service, 24 hr. dock attendants
life, fashionable restaurants, shops and galleries of South Beach, and security patrol, heated swimming pool with laundry facilities,
8 minutes from the heart of downtown Miami, and only 15 minutes air Conditioned restrooms, washers and dryers, concrete docks
from Miami International Airport. The Marina offers easy access to and finger piers, 1000+ feet of floating pier for easy access for
all major highways. The superlative location with state-of-the-art small vessels, boat lifts accommodating vessels up to 24,000 lbs.
marina facilities combines 400 boat slips (dockage for vessels up in the wet slips, high speed fuel dock with five (5) fueling pumps,
to 250 feet) with services and amenities that are second to none, and dockside sanitary pump out. Financing partners for Miami
including 60,000 square feet of retail uses that include casual and Beach Marina include Great American Life Insurance Company
fine dining, market and gourmet grocery, salon spa, dive charter, that has provided a $50 million credit facility. Miami Beach Marina
yacht charter, yacht brokerage, fishing charters, boat rentals, jet has many similarities to the Virginia Key Marina redevelopment,
ski rentals, and a structured parking garage with approximately including mixed-use development including restaurants, office
720 parking spaces. RCI Group developed the mixed-use marina and retail, a location in an urban location in Miami-Dade County,
retail component for a cost of $15 million. The mixed-use marina accommodates a water taxi station and is also built on publicly
is also built upon publicly owned land with a ground lease in the owned land with a long-term ground lease.

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STEELPOINTE HARBOR, 2001 - PRESENT


Site: Stratford Ave And East Main St, Bridgeport, Ct
Total Project Costs: $1.1 Billion
Property Size: 52.0 Acres/250 Slips
Property Uses: 1,300,000+ SF of Urban Mixed Use Consisting of Retail, Office, Restaurants, Hotel, Residential and Marina Uses

Steelpointe Harbor is a $1.1 billion Public-Private Partnership million) and the State of Connecticut ($40 M) investor financing of
redevelopment that is creating New Englands premier 2.8 million $12M along with equity of approximately $20M.
square foot mixed-use urban oriented waterfront development
in Fairfield County, Connecticut, built over 52 acres. Phase 1 of In all, the Steelpointe Harbor, demonstrates many of the same
Steelpointe Harbor is now completed and includes a 143,000 features as the Virginia Key Marina redevelopment, including
square foot Bass Pro Shops including 18,498 square feet of mixed-use development, restaurants, an urban location, and is
restaurant and bowling lanes along with an additional 10,000 built on publicly owned land with a long-term ground lease.
square feet of retail. Phase 1 was completed on time and on
budget. Steelpointe Harbor has already broken ground on Phase 2
including a 250 slip wet slips and a 40,000 square foot waterfront
Dock Master and restaurant building. The project will continue to
be constructed over a period of years in subsequent phases. When
completed, Steelpointe Harbor will have approximately 800,000
square feet of retail space, 200,000 square feet of commercial/
office space, 300,000 square feet of hotel/meeting area, a new
250 slip with complete shore side support which will also contain
1,000 to 1,500 residential units. The Project will include a 50 wide
harbor walk along 3000 feet of shoreline creating public access to
the water that has never existing before. To date, financing partners
for Steelpointe Harbor include Florida Community Bank ($24

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BAHIA MAR YACHTING CENTER - PRESENT


Site: 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Total Project Costs: $125 Million
Property Size: 39 Acres/250 Slips
Property Uses: 200,000 + SF of Urban Mixed Use Consisting of Retail, Office, Restaurants, Hotel (296 Rooms) and Marina Uses

The Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center is the ultimate Hotel and service tropical Beach Resort and Marina is conveniently located
Marina destination in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is a in an urban area in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. On the
Public-Private Partnership marina built on a long term ground lease Beach front, the marina is adjacent to the Intercostal Waterway
upon land publicly owned by the City of Fort Lauderdale. and only 1.5 miles from Port Everglades. Only 2 miles from the
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and 4.5 miles from the Fort
The property features a 296 room Hilton Hotel, 200,000 square Lauderdale International Airport. Bahia Mar also includes a
feet of restaurants and retail shops, swimming pool, tennis and number of activities that are contemplated by the Virginia Key RFP,
is directly across the street from a pristine sand beach along the such as a water taxi station, as well as, rental and chartering for
shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The marina offers 250 slips capable sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and sightseeing tours. As with
of handling vessels up to 300 feet along its 3,000 foot parallel the Virginia Key Marina redevelopment, the Bahia Mar Yachting
dock and more than 5,000 feet of floating docks. This facility offers Center land is publicly owned and operates under a ground
High Speed fueling, free Wi-Fi, cable television, in slip sanitary lease, includes mixed-use development, is located in an urban
pump-out, a marine store, dive shop, a marine maintenance location in South Florida and accommodates a large boat show.
provider and full access to all of the amenities located within the Financing partners for Bahia Mar include JP Morgan Chase, that
property and the Hotel. The facility also includes parking available has provided a $125 million credit facility.
for 1,111 vehicles.

Bahia Mar is also the home the world renowned Fort Lauderdale
International Boat Show, which demonstrates VKLLCs experience
in dealing with world-class boat shows such as the Miami
International Boat Show currently held on Virginia Key. This full

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LIBERTY LANDING, 2010 - PRESENT


Site: Jersey City, New Jersey
Total Project Costs: $60 Million (Currently Planned Capital Expenditures)
Property Size: 51 Acres/820 Slips (520 Wet/300 Dry)
Property Uses: 49,000 SF of Urban Mixed Use Consisting of Retail, Ship Store, and Restaurants

Liberty Landing, is a Public-Private Partnership marina on land over 3.5 million people annually that visit The Statue of Liberty
publicly owned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental National Monument and Ellis Island. Statue Cruises affiliate, Little
Protection under a long-term ground lease. Lady, also provides daily ferry service from the marina to the World
Financial Center Terminal in New York City.
Liberty Landing Marina (named Marina of the Year - 2016) is a
landmark marina with 520-wet slips offering year-round dockage The docks are easily accessed from New York Harbor. The Marina
and dry storage for boats up to 200 feet in length. The marina is is located across from lower Manhattan off the Hudson River in the
strategically located in Liberty State Park along the Morris Canal Morris Canal; protecting vessels from river currents and traffic. All
and is the only marina in the area that provides a calm basin for of the docks are floating docks. The slips are equipped with 30 to
boat dockage in the Hudson River. Liberty Landing sits on roughly 100 amp power, water, and wireless internet. Annual, summer,
50 acres of land (20 acres submerged) and the entire marina and winter slips are available. Dry storage is also available for
property is on a long-term ground lease from the New Jersey monthly, annual or a seasonal stay. Liberty Landing Marina
Department of Environmental Protection. welcomes transient vessels up to 200 feet all year round. Chartered
vessels may schedule to pick up and/or drop off guests. Dock and
Liberty Landing contains a first-class amenity base consisting of two Dine is also available at one of our onsite restaurants.
renowned restaurants, Liberty House Restaurant and Maritime Parc,
both of which feature panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, a Liberty Landing is a perfect example of a project very similar to
private lounge for marina customers and guests, fuel service, ship the Virginia Key Marina redevelopment in size and scope of slips,
store and full service boat repair and maintenance facility. Liberty acreage of land, located in an urban location, mixed-uses and
Landing is also home to a number of commercial tenants that dock built on publicly owned land with a long-term ground lease.
at the facility including Statue Cruises, providing daily tours to the

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MARINA JACK & BAYFRONT YACHT WORKS & MARINA, 2016 - PRESENT
Site: Sarasota, Fl
Total Project Costs: $60 Million
Property Size: 25 Acres/316 Slips (Wet)
Property Uses: 43,000 SF of Urban Mixed Use Consisting of Ship Store, Restaurant and Marina Uses

Marina Jack, is another Public-Private Partnership marina on land The marina is highly trafficked and hosts over 3,000 transient
publicly owned by the City of Sarasota under a long-term ground vessels per year. The mooring field is a joint project with the City of
lease. Sarasota and Marina Jack and currently hosts 109 floating buoys.

Marina Jack (named Marina of the Year - 2015) is the premier The Marina Jack Restaurants are Sarasotas oldest continuously
marina and waterfront dining destination on the West Coast of operating restaurants and feature a diverse mixture of casual and
Florida. With direct, no bridge access to the Gulf, MJ is an iconic upscale dining. Marina Jack II is a 96 Skipper Liner vessel that
marina-based hospitality center with 316 wet slips, nearly 100 buoy conducts sightseeing lunches, sunset dinner cruises, and private
moorings (Bayfront Park Mooring Field), a full service fuel dock, a parties seven days a week and hosts approximately 32,000
fully stocked ships store, and an on-site Yacht Services department. passengers per year. OLearys Tiki Bar & Grill is Sarasotas only
Additionally, MJ offers three unique dining experiences (Blue Key West themed restaurant. It is a self-serve restaurant with
Sunshine, Deep Six Lounge Bar & Grill, Marina Jack) overlooking basic food options and two bars.
Sarasota Bay, as well as Sarasotas most well-known sightseeing
and sunset dinner cruiser, Marina Jack II. Importantly, Marina Jack also hosts the Suncoast Boat Show, the
3rd largest boat show in the state of Florida, therefore VKLLC has
Marina Jack encompasses 35 acres, of which 21.8 is submerged significant experience in facilitating and handling the complicated
and the remainder of which is uplands. The upland portion of the logistics that comes with a large scale boat show similar to the
Property is situated on a land lease with the City of Sarasota. Miami International Boat Show at Virginia Key. Marina Jack is
The submerged lands are situated on a lease between the City another project similar to Virginia Key Marina redevelopment
of Sarasota and the State of Florida that is, in turn, leased to the because it contains restaurant uses, is located in an urban area of
marina. The 316 slip marina is capable of hosting vessels up to Florida, accommodates a large boat show and is built on publicly
228 and maintains 35 slips fully dedicated to transient vessels. The owned land with a long-term ground lease.
marina also includes 19 boat lifts for vessels up to 35 in length.
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SNOOK BIGHT YACHT CLUB & MARINA, 2014 - PRESENT


Site: Fort Myers Beach, Fl
Total Project Costs: $14 Million
Property Size: 5.3 Acres/243 Slips (74 Wet/169 Dry)
Property Uses: 20,000 SF of Urban Mixed Use Consisting of Ship Store, Restaurant and Marina Uses

Snook Bight Marina, is a marina on submerged lands lease from Snook Bight Marina is a similar project to Virginia Key Marina
the State of Florida. Snook Bight Marina is located on Estero redevelopment because it contains restaurant uses, is located in an
Island in Fort Myers, Florida and has a ship store, service center, urban area of Florida, the marina is built on publicly owned land
parts warehouse, waterfront restaurant facility, member club room, under a long-term submerged lands lease.
pool and spa. Snook Bight Marina is a new facility with all upland
structures completed in 2008, and all wet slips improvements
completed in January 2013.

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LOGGERHEAD MARINA PORTFOLIO, 2017 - PRESENT


Site: 11 Marinas Throughout Florida
Total Project Costs: $150 Million (Currently Planned Capital Expenditures)
Property Size: 154 Acres/2,300 Slips (750 Wet /1,550 Dry)
Property Uses: 45,000 SF of Urban Mixed Use Consisting of Ship Store, Restaurant and Marina Uses

The Loggerhead Marina portfolio, is a portfolio of 11 marinas prior Florida holdings, this acquisition made Suntex the largest
throughout East Florida, West Florida and South Florida. The marina owner / operator in the entire state of Florida. Along with
Loggerhead Marinas are a mix of fee simple ownership and long- the acquisition Suntex made a significant philanthropic commitment
term ground leases with governmental entities. Approximately, 104 to the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and a commitment to rolling
acres is owed in fee simple, and 50 acres is on some form of ground out a Responsible Boater Initiative to all Suntex marinas nationwide.
lease. Suntex acquired 11 of the Loggerhead Marina properties
located throughout Florida in early 2017. When combined with
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(c) Financial Capacity develop marinas; therefore, Suntex has the equity in place to
VKLLCs financial capabilities are extraordinary, vast, pursue this project immediately. Examples of debt financing over
relevant, and proven. The strength of the financial the past three years include:
references of VKLLCs principals is a testament to the Loggerhead Marinas, 11 Locations in Florida - The Loggerhead
success of the complex redevelopment projects handled Marinas project includes a combined 2,300 slips in 11
by its team members. locations throughout Florida. $15 million in improvements
across all Loggerhead locations planned for the coming year.
Robert W. Christoph, has been actively engaged in the $75 million credit facility Florida Community Bank.
development, ownership and operations of mixed-use marine Marina Jack & Bayfront Yacht Works, Sarasota, FL - $30
properties in Michigan, Indiana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and million credit facility from Florida Community Bank.
Florida and in the development, ownership and operations of multi- Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City, NJ - $31 million credit
family residential and commercial properties in Illinois, Wisconsin, facility from First United Bank (fka American Bank of Texas).
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina, State Dock & Wolf Creek Marinas, Lake Cumberland, KY
and Florida. His real estate activities and syndications have raised - $23.6 million credit facility from First United Bank (fka
hundreds of millions of dollars through debt and equity sources. American Bank of Texas).
In the past three years, the principals of RCI Group have received (d) Relevant Business Team Experience in Similar
complex financial commitments from major financial institutions. Projects
This demonstrates that the principals have the financial soundness,
financial capability, and the background to fund the Project. RCI Group - Robert W. Christoph, Chairman - Robert Christoph is
VKLLCs principals and Project Team members have successfully the Founder and President of the Miami Beach based RCI Group
developed and obtained financing for multiple projects of a similar and its related companies. He has a Bachelor of Science degree
size, complexity, and with similar uses and constraints as what from Purdue University and a Masters of Business Administration
is being proposed for this RFP. Reference letters from financial degree from the University of Chicago. Since 1969, Mr. Christoph
institutions are attached. has been actively engaged in the development, ownership and
operations of multi-family residential and commercial properties in
The Christophs have secured or provided, at minimum, $20 million Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri,
or more in financing for more than one single project. Examples of South Carolina and Florida; and in the development, ownership
the principals financing history over the past three years include: and operations of marina properties in Michigan, Indiana, Florida,
Bayshore Landing Marina, Coconut Grove, FL - $14.5 Massachusetts, and Connecticut. His real estate activities and
million from Capital Bank. This project consists of marina and marina developments have raised hundreds of millions of dollars
approximately 42,000 sq. ft. of restaurant and retail uses. The through debt and equity sources. A native Chicagoan, Mr.
total cost of the project is $13 million. Christoph is an active civic leader in the greater Miami area. He
The Boston Yacht Haven, Boston, MA - $10 million from City is a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank
National Bank. This project consists of marina and hotel uses. of South Miami and is an active co-sponsor and host to many
The total cost of the project is $10 million. nationally recognized yachting and fishing events such as OpSail
Bridgeport Landing Development, Bridgeport, CT - $24 2000 (Miami Leg), the Southern Ocean Racing Conference, Miami
million from Florida Community Bank. This project consists Dolphins Fishing charity event, and the Miami Billfish Tournament
of marina, residential, and approximately 153,000 sq. ft. of to name a few.
restaurant and retail uses. The total cost of the project is $1.1
billion. RCI Group - Robert W. Christoph, Jr., President - Robert W.
Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale, FL - $125 million from JP Christoph, Jr. joined the RCI Group in 2000 and moved quickly
Morgan Chase. This project consists of marina, office, and through the ranks from an analyst to his current position as Vice
approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of restaurant and retail uses. The President of Operations. For his undergraduate studies, he attended
total cost of the project is $400 million. Central Michigan University, where he received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Accounting. He continued his education at the
Since August of 2015, Suntex has raised approximately $290 University of Miami earning his Masters of Business Administration
Million in equity which when combined with $400 Million in debt with a concentration in International Business. Since starting with
gives Suntex $690 Million of purchasing power to acquire and the RCI Group, Mr. Christoph has been actively engaged in the

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origination and execution of public and private sector, mezzanine, with a BS in Building Construction. As a State licensed General
and equity financing for a variety of waterfront development Contractor, John has been active in the construction industry
projects. As the highest ranking executive in the Operations since 1975. He has worked as the owner of Tile & Terrazzo, Inc.
division, his responsibilities include the preparation of annual installing the brick and ceramic tile throughout a 400,000 square
proposals and budgets for portfolio properties, oversight of all foot waterfront property; as Director of Construction, for Roney
commercial leasing, optimizing organizational structure to achieve remodeling the Roney Palace, a 1,200 room hotel/condominium
management targets, and building technology infrastructure for complex; and as the Sr. Project Manager for The Related Group of
the organizations business needs. He is an active member of the Florida, Inc., where he was in charge of the planning, permitting,
Pillar Board of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Founders and managing of contracts for over 1,500 luxury units. Since
Board of Mount Sinai Hospital, and is on the Board of Directors for 2009, Mr. Hopwood has been Vice President of Special Projects
the Miami Dolphins Charity Fishing Tournament. He is an active for the RCI Group overseeing the companys development and
member of the Coral Reef Yacht Club and the Chicago Yacht Club. operation of marine related, waterfront facilities throughout South
Florida. In 2012, he traveled to China and negotiated a consulting
RCI Group - Mark Summers, VP Development - Mr. Summers contract for RCI Group to assist in the design, operation and
maritime career began as a crew member on a Great Lakes ore management of a large scale, marine-oriented development in
freighter in 1979. He has been and is a fully licensed 100 ton Ningbo, China. Mr. Hopwood was formerly a Flag Officer and is
Captain by the U.S. Coast Guard and is schooled on all aspects of Board member of the Coral Reef Yacht Club, located in Miami and
the construction trades. Prior to joining RCI Marine, Mr. Summers also a member of the City of Miamis Waterfront Advisory Board.
oversaw the construction of two 150 high-speed passenger He is a Coast Guard licensed captain holding the 100-ton Yacht
ferries and the upland terminals from which they originated. Since Captains License and is an active yachtsman.
joining the RCI Group in 2000, Mr. Summers responsibilities have
included $10,000,000 of construction oversight, management RCI Group - Ralph Conti, Director of Retail Development and
and oversight of a 3,000,000 gallon/year marine fueling station Leasing - Since 1974, Mr. Contis career pursuits have focused on
in Key West and oversight of the leasing of the newly constructed the retail development process. His experiences have involved
20,000 sq. ft. restaurant and commercial building. More recently, over 27 million sq. ft. of ground up development across the United
Mr. Summers has concluded the development of a new 74 slip States in mixed-use centers, enclosed malls, neighborhood centers
marina located on the Miami River in downtown Miami. Today and single tenant facilities. Prior to joining with RCI Group in 2008,
in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mr. Summers is coordinating and Mr. Conti has been a Senior Executive with such national retail
overseeing the infrastructure realignment and the preliminary site companies as Kimco Realty, Developers Diversified Realty Corp.,
preparation for Steelpointe Harbor, a 2.5 million sq. ft. project. Glimcher Realty Trust, and Homart Community Shopping Centers.
Mr. Conti holds a Bachelors degree and an MBA from La Salle
RCI Group - Robert Toomey, CFO/Controller - Robert Toomey is University. Additionally, Mr. Conti serves on the Board of Advisors
CFO/Controller of the RCI Group. For over 20 years, Mr. Toomey for the Warrington Business College of Real Estate at the University
was a member of Harris Cotherman CPAs (now Rehmann), a of Florida, is a member of the ULI, an instructor with the ICSC
Florida public accounting firm. He is a Certified Public Accountant University, a CCIM, an ICSC Certified Development, Design and
specializing in real estate finance and accounting. Since leaving Construction Professional (CDP), a past member of the American
Rehmann, Mr. Toomey worked as Chief Financial Officer with Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and is the current Chairman of
Torwest and Discovery Land Company. These companies the ICSC CDP Professional Development Subcommittee.
specialized in real estate management, development, and
construction in South and Central Florida and the Bahamas. Suntex - John D. Powers, Jr. (Johnny), Founding Principal,
Throughout his career, his focus has been to provide prime member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Suntex Marina
developers of upscale luxury properties and communities, with Investors LLC (SMI) - Mr. Powers is also a member of SMIs
all of the accounting reports and financial analyses necessary Executive Committee. His primary responsibilities include working
for complete project tracking, development, management, and with his partners and investors to regularly evaluate the strategy
corporate planning. He is a graduate of the University of Florida for the investments, sourcing capital, investor relations, strategic
with a BA in Accounting. partnerships and acquisitions.

RCI Group - John R. Hopwood, Jr., Capital Project Manager - A From February of 2007 through December of 2008, Mr. Powers
native Floridian, Mr. Hopwood graduated from Auburn University was Executive Vice President of M&A with Island Global Yachting

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(IGY). Prior to the acquisition of Sun Resorts International, Inc. and resort properties and operating companies.
(Sun Resorts) by IGY in February of 2007, Mr. Powers was a
founder and Managing Director of Sun Resorts and affiliated Mr. Redmond was formerly a Director of M&A Business
companies and President of Sun Resorts Management, Inc. Sun Development for Island Global Yachting (IGY). Prior to IGY, Mr.
Resorts acquired, owned and managed 13 marinas located in Redmond was Director of Acquisitions for Sun Resorts International,
Texas, Florida and the Caribbean and employed approximately Inc. (Sun Resorts). Sun Resorts acquired, owned and managed
400 people. Mr. Powers was also one of three founding members 13 marinas located in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. Mr.
of Harvard Property Trust Inc. (Harvard Property Trust), which Redmond has been responsible for over $500MM of marina
was a Texas based private real estate investment trust. From 1996 acquisitions (over 55 different marina properties to date) and
through 1998, Harvard Property Trust acquired over $200 Million involved in over $700MM of transactions with Suntex, IGY, and
of suburban office buildings located in Texas and Minnesota. Sun Resorts. He began working with Sun Resorts International in
2002, and prior to that time he worked for Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Powers has been responsible as a principal for over $1
Billion of transactions for Suntex, Sun Resorts, Harvard Property Mr. Redmond attended Southwestern University, from which he
Trust, and related entities. Mr. Powers and his partners have also graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and
been responsible for securing over $400 Million of equity capital where he played two years of collegiate baseball. Mr. Redmond
for Suntex, Sun Resorts, Harvard Property Trust, and related is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas and currently
entities. Mr. Powers has developed outstanding relationships with resides in Plano, Texas with his wife Brandy and daughters Brooklyn
numerous individual accredited investors, who have invested in and Brinkley.
various ventures in which he is a principal. He also maintains strong Suntex - Chris Petty, Principal, Investment Services of Suntex
relationships with institutional equity investors and lenders. Marina Investors LLC (SMI) - Mr. Petty has worked with the other
Mr. Powers received his Juris Doctor in 1992 from the University Suntex principals for the past twelve years and previously served as
of Texas. Prior to attending law school, he graduated magna cum President of Suntex Marinas and Head of Operations. During this
laude from Southern Methodist University, obtaining a Bachelor time, Mr. Petty has played a pivotal role in the acquisition of over
of Business Administration degree in Real Estate and Urban Land 35 marinas and provided transitional and technical leadership for
Economics and Finance. Mr. Powers has also completed 30 all properties. He is ultimately responsible for the operation of 43
hours towards his Masters of Business Administration degree from marinas consisting of over 15,000 wet and dry slips, 25 service
Southern Methodist University. departments, numerous retail leases as well as fleet operations. Mr.
Petty has also played the lead role in implementing accounting,
Mr. Powers is a former member of the Texas State Bar Association. management and reporting software systems.
Mr. Powers is a former member of the Young Entrepreneurs
Organization and current member of the Bent Tree Bible Church. Formerly, Mr. Petty was the North Caribbean Regional Manager
He is also a graduate of the Transformational Leadership Program. at IGY and General Manager for IGYs flagship property,
He resides in Dallas with his wife, Cintia, and has six children, Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. While at Yacht
Alexandra, Jordan, Preston, J.D., Grace, and John Austin. Mr. Haven Grande he was able to reduce payroll and expenses by
Powers leads Suntexs efforts with respect to the Folds of Honor $3,500,000 in one year. Mr. Petty had full property financial
Foundation on which he serves as a board member. and operational responsibility for the North Caribbean assets,
managed all facets of mall operations and all marina activities
Suntex - Bryan Redmond, Founding Principal and Head of including 600+ slips accommodating mega yachts up to 450.
Acquisitions of Suntex Marina Investors LLC (SMI) - Mr. Redmond
is also a member of SMIs Executive Committee. He has worked Prior to its merger with IGY, Mr. Petty was recruited by Sun Resorts
with the other Principals for the past 15 years, and in that time International, Inc. to manage American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas,
has developed a network of high net-worth investors who have and Virgin Islands. Mr. Petty was retained by IGY after the merger
participated in the ventures in which he is involved. His primary role and continued to manage the marina and all associated operations
is the overall coordination of all operations and implementation for four years where he was able to increase revenues by 48.0%
plans to take on the projected growth of the company. Mr. and NOI by 38.0%. Mr. Petty has 21 years of experience as
Redmonds experiences also include the negotiation, underwriting General Manager, Vice President and President of various resort
and the capitalization of debt and equity for real estate, marina marinas in 9 states and the Caribbean. His experience ranges from
personal watercraft to the worlds largest mega yachts. He is a
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board member of the Association of Marinas Industry, a certified disposition of properties spanning various asset classes including
port facility officer and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captains over 2.5 million square feet of retail, over 1.5 million square feet
License. of office, 5 multifamily / condo developments, 1 ultra-luxury resort
hotel, and over 10,000 acres of raw land. These projects were
Mr. Petty attended the University of Arizona, from which he located throughout the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and
graduated with a Bachelor of Science. Panama. Brucker is also a partner and investor in numerous real
estate partnerships and operating companies.
Suntex - David Filler, Principal and Head of Business Development
at Suntex Marina - He has worked with the Principals for the past Suntex - Ron TenEyck, Vice President, Operations - Ron TenEyck
five years. David has 20 years of experience in the practice of law. joined the Suntex team in 2010 when Suntex acquired Liberty
Landing Marina in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he served as
In addition to his role with Suntex, Mr. Filler is a partner in the
General Manager until he was promoted to Vice President of
law firm of Filler - Rodriguez, LLP. Throughout his career, Mr. Filler
Operations for Suntex Marinas. He started at Liberty Landing
has participated in over $750 million of real estate and equity
Marina in 2006 as Director of Service then was later promoted
transactions.
to General Manager. Mr. TenEycks background spans more than
Mr. Filler is member of the Board of Directors for Pacific Sunwear of 20 years within the yachting and marine industry. He started his
California, Inc. (PSUN), and sits on the audit committee. Mr. Filler maritime education at Fort Schuyler Merchant Marine Academy
received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the and holds various degrees in the marine industry including Certified
University of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Bar, the New York MerCruiser master technician and US Coast Guard 100-ton
Bar, and the Florida Bar. He resides in Miami, Florida, with his wife Captains license. Ron is a certified technician for many high end
and their two children. yacht companies including Benetti, Uniesse, Sealine, Sunseeker
and Searay, to name a few. Currently, he serves on various
Suntex - Josalyn Claussen, Director of Marketing for Suntex - Ms. waterfront councils for the City of New York and the state of New
Claussen over 15 years of marketing experience that includes 8 Jersey, specializing in marine improvement and conservation. Ron
years specific to marinas. After college, Josalyn began her sales is renowned for his reputation in the marine service industry, with a
and marketing career with the Arizona Republic. In 2002, prior to large following of very satisfied customers.
working for Suntex Marinas, Josalyn was Marketing Manager for
Island Global Yachtings flagship property, Yacht Haven Grande in Suntex - Stephen Lehn, Vice President, Operations - Stephen
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. At Yacht Haven Grande, she managed Lehn is the Vice President of Operations for Suntex and has
the daily operations for their marketing department. While at Yacht over 10 years of operations, asset management and investment
Haven Grande, Josalyn developed and implemented an integrated experience. He began as a corporate real estate consultant for
marketing plan to facilitate traffic to Yacht Havens 46-slip mega- mid-size to Fortune 1000 companies, where he collaborated
yacht marina and upscale shopping and dining galleria. Josalyn with their executive teams to create and implement cost cutting
received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in strategies while supporting their financial growth. After receiving
Rock Island, IL, where she majored in Business Administration with his MBA, Stephen took a position as a financial analyst for a real
a concentration in Marketing and Communications. estate investment trust, where he evaluated over $250 Million in
capital real estate investments and managed an annual capital
Suntex - Brucker Stensrud, Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions - investment budget of over $115 Million. Stephen has also been a
Brucker Stensrud is Vice President of Acquisitions and has 15 years senior consultant for Hilton Worldwide where he received awards
of real estate investment and development experience. Brucker has for helping hotels grow their market share by an average of more
been involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of than 16% and revenues by more than 30%.
over $700 million in real estate assets throughout the United States
and abroad, including over $400 million in marina acquisitions Suntex - Dario Meyer, Director, Capital Projects - Dario Meyer is a
and developments with Suntex since 2013. 30 year veteran of the construction industry with a Civil Engineering
degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a licensed
Brucker previously served as Partner with JTL Capital, LLC, a closely Certified General Contractor in State of Florida, CGC 1518988.
held, private real estate investment and development company Mr. Meyer has been involved in the planning, management and
based in Dallas, Texas. While at JTL, Brucker played an instrumental construction of a host of successful projects including marinas,
role in the underwriting, acquisition, asset management and ports, resorts, dams, highways, bridges, housing developments,

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and industrial facilities throughout the world. With a strong a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles, working sea turtle hospital,
background in estimating and construction, Mr. Meyer is an asset and other coastal creatures. It also provides outreach programs
to the Suntex Marinas team in the challenges of building the right and educational experiences for children, and hosts more than
pro forma, developing a complete construction estimate and a 300,000 guests per year, free of charge. The center promotes
corresponding development schedule. With extensive experience the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on
in large scale construction, Mr. Meyer has worked on projects from threatened and endangered sea turtles, and is recognized locally
resorts in Puerto Rico and Antigua, to marinas in St. Thomas (USVI), and internationally as one of the leading authorities in sea turtle
St Lucia (WI), Antigua (WI) including the mega yacht marinas education, research, and rehabilitation.
Rodney Bay Marina, Yacht Haven Grand and Nelson Dockyard
and dredging in Antigua, St Maarten, St Thomas (USVI) and St LMC also manages a 9.5-mile stretch of beach in Palm Beach
Croix (USVI). Mr. Meyer has been directly involved in the design County that is considered the epicenter of sea turtle nesting in North
of over 50 marinas and the direct construction of over a dozen America. Each year the permanent staff of over 20 cares for more
marina projects worldwide. than 100 rescued sea turtles, manages hundreds of volunteers and
runs the 12,000 square foot facility. Dozens of seasonal workers
Suntex - Tom DeLong, Vice President, Food & Beverage - Tom increase the staff count during the turtle nesting and hatching season
DeLong is responsible for all food and beverage operations at to monitor nests, host nighttime nesting walks, and support ongoing
Suntex including Marina Jack Restaurant, Marina Jack II Luxury research activities. As with all of Suntexs marinas, a portion of the
Cruises, Olearys Tiki Bar & Grill, Turtle Beach Grill and Caribbean net proceeds will be donated to the charitable work of the LMC to
Jacks in Daytona Beach. Total overall operations are based in protect marine wildlife for generations to come.
Florida. Mr. DeLong has 280 employees under his responsibility
with annual food and beverage revenues in excess of 22 million. ii. Responsible Boater Initiative Nationwide

(e) History of Environmental Stewardship

i. Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Even more important for the environment than Suntexs philanthropic


partnership with the LMC is that Suntex is spreading the LMCs
message beyond its location. Suntex made a commitment to
and is rolling out the LMCs Responsible Boater Initiative to all
Suntex marinas nationwide. Jack E. Lighton, president and CEO,
In early 2017, Suntex made the acquisition of the Loggerhead Loggerhead Marinelife Center, stated, Applying our Responsible
Marina portfolio, which is a portfolio of 11 marinas throughout Boating Initiative to all of its properties. As a conservationist, the
East Florida, West Florida and South Florida. Along with the greatest gift you can receive is to be joined by others equally
acquisition Suntex made a significant philanthropic commitment to dedicated to your cause.
the Loggerhead Marine Life Center (LMC).
The Responsible Boater Initiative is designed as a collaborative tool
Suntex committed to maintain a philanthropic partnership with to work directly with boaters and marinas. The purpose of these
the LMC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a facility efforts is to provide communities with knowledge on responsible
focused on ocean and sea turtle conservation, which houses boating, fishing, and diving practices in order to better protect

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marine life and the ocean ecosystem. The Responsible Boater (f) Principal Resumes
Initiative includes: SEE PRINCIPAL RESUMES ATTACHED TO APPENDIX 4.
Workshops for the boating community.
Responsible boating signage provided to participating
marinas. (g) Availability of Financial/Business References
Waterway cleanups. SEE APPENDIX 3 SECTION II AND SCHEDULE A FOR
FINANCIAL REFERENCES.
Suntex will implement the Responsible Boater Initiative nationwide
to join LMC in the fight to protect marine life and the waterways
they call home. The Responsible Boating Initiative will of course be (h) Business References
implemented at the Virginia Key Marina redevelopment. SEE APPENDIX 3 SECTION II AND SCHEDULE B FOR
BUSINESS REFERENCES.
The Responsible Boating Initiative is an opportunity to expand
educational message of conversation to the boating community
and begin working together to protect sea turtles and our local (i) Financial References
coastal environments. The initiative is funded in partnership with SEE APPENDIX 3 SECTION II AND SCHEDULE A FOR
the BoatUS Foundation. The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety FINANCIAL REFERENCES.
and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean
and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational (j) Financial Institution Evidence of Financial
outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations Wherewithal/Financing
nationwide. With millions of boaters on the water, BoatUS aims SEE APPENDIX 3 SCHEDULE A FOR FINANCIAL
to reduce accidents and fatalities, increase stewardship of our INSTITUTION LETTERS.
waterways and keep boating a safe and enjoyable pastime. The
BoatUS Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

For more information on the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, visit


www.marinelife.org.

For more information on the BoatUS Foundation, visit www.boatus.


org.

iii. Fishing Tournaments - Miami Billfish Tournament

RCI Group hosts a number of nationally recognized fishing


tournaments which generate funds for charitable organizations,
including those that promote environmental and fishery
preservation. RCI Group is an active co-sponsor and host to
yachting and fishing events such as OpSail 2000 (Miami Leg),
the Southern Ocean Racing Conference, Miami Dolphins Fishing
charity event and the Miami Billfish Tournament to name a few.
Many of these charitable yachting and fishing tournaments have
been sponsored by RCI Group for over a decade.

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(k) Project Team redevelopment of municipal property by a private developer with


the infrastructure, other public improvements and tax abatement
ii. Relevant Development Team Experience in Similar provided by the local governing body.
Projects
Vicky Leiva, Partner - Vicky Leivas practice focuses on land
1. LEGAL COUNSEL development, land use, zoning and government relations. She
Bilzin Sumberg represents clients in complex matters involving development,
land use and zoning, historic preservation, the procurement of
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm dedicated to delivering the government contracts, code compliance and enforcement and
highest quality legal counsel to a wide range of distinguished clients. construction permitting. Vicky has guided clients through the
Through experience, talent and a sophisticated understanding of complexities of obtaining Major Use Special Permit (MUSP)
complex legal and corporate nuances, we help guide, protect approvals throughout Miami-Dade County, specializing in the
and grow our clients businesses. Additional information regarding City of Miami. She has secured approvals for the development of
Bilzin Sumbergs experience and services can be found online at projects including River Landing, University of Miami Biomedical
www.bilzin.com. Research Center/Wexford, Mary Brickell Village, One Bayfront
Plaza and many others.
Carter N. McDowell, Partner - Mr. McDowell handles matters
involving land use, growth management, environmental and Javier F. Avi, Partner - Javier F. Avi is a Partner in Bilzin
administrative law. He has represented numerous clients through Sumbergs Land Development & Government Relations Group
regulatory approval procedures for regional malls, resort hotels, and Co-Chair of the Firms International Group. Javier focuses his
industrial complexes, professional buildings and marinas. He practice in land use, zoning, and environmental law. He represents
regularly advises clients on environmental and permitting issues domestic and international clients in complex matters including the
relating to business and real estate transactions, as well as in development approval process, DERM permitting, planning and
obtaining and negotiating government contracts. zoning applications, code enforcement, comprehensive planning
and other environmental law areas. Javier also has experience
Suzanne Amaducci-Adams, Partner - Ms. Amaducci-Adams
representing both private and public sector clients before various
has extensive experience in handling all aspects of commercial
state, county, municipal governments and regulatory bodies
real estate and finance transactions, including acquisitions,
throughout South Florida. Javier has extensive experience
development, leasing, commercial mortgage backed securities,
representing clients in the restaurant and hospitality industry with
REMICs, mezzanine financing and loan restructurings. She is
liquor licensing and permitting, including the solicitation of new
very active in the areas of marina and hotel acquisition, finance
licenses, the transfer of existing licenses and the resolution of any
and development and leads the firms Hospitality Group. She
zoning or permitting issues.
has advised developers in the development of hotels in mixed
use projects and is involved with the purchasing, financing, Anthony De Yurre, Associate - Mr. De Yurre is an associate in
management and sale of large real estate and loan portfolios Bilzin Sumbergs Land Development & Government Relations
owned by institutional investors, pension funds and publicly traded Group, where he focuses his practice on government procurement
companies. contracts and land use and zoning matters. He assists clients in
securing government contracts for development and counsels them
Albert E. Dotson, Partner - Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Land Development
through the development approval process, including submission
& Government Relations Practice Group Leader, handles federal
of planning and zoning applications, compliance with code
and local government procurement contracts and compliance.
enforcement, and obtaining government approvals and permits.
He also represents real estate developers in securing land use,
Mr. De Yurre has represented clients before county and municipal
zoning and other government approvals and permits for large-
governments and regulatory bodies throughout South Florida.
scale real estate developments. Al routinely negotiates economic
development incentive programs on behalf of major U.S. corporate
clients. Al represents commercial, industrial, residential and
mixed-use developers throughout the land development process,
including development permit challenges, zoning, concurrency,
platting and permitting. Als work also includes representing
developers in Public-Private Partnerships (P3) that have included the
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2. ARCHITECT/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT large-scale mixed-use developments and open-space public parks.


Arquitectonica and ArquitectonicaGEO The firm prides itself in its ability to solve problems when working
with challenging sites. Noted waterfront experience includes the
Based in Miami and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Perez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Science Museum, Icon Bay
London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila, Dubai, Lima and Sao Park, which is included in the proposed Biscayne Line route and
Paulo, Arquitectonica is a major presence on the world architectural Oceana Key Biscayne which has direct beach access. Additional
stage. Founded in 1977, the firm received critical and popular information regarding Arquitectonicas experience and services
attention and acclaim almost from its inception, thanks to a bold can be found online at www.arquitectonica.com.
modernism that was immediately identified with a renaissance in
Miamis urban landscape. Arquitectonica has designed marina- Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA, Principal in Charge/Lead Designer -
related, waterfront, mixed-use, and public-private partnership Mr. Fort-Brescia is a founding principal of Arquitectonica. Mr. Fort-
projects around the world. The firms work includes several projects Brescia first studied architecture at Princeton University and received
comprising the Las Olas/Fort Lauderdale beachfront, the Coney his Masters degree from Harvard University, where he also has
Island redevelopment in New York, the Corpus Christi waterfront taught the Urban Design Studio. He is a Fellow of the American
in Texas, the Shanghai Shipyards redevelopment in China; as well Institute of Architects and has been the recipient of numerous design
as waterfront redevelopments in New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, awards. His past project experience regarding waterfront and
Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Abu Dhabi and many other places. marina projects similar to the Virginia Key redevelopment includes:
The Harbour, Coconut Grove Waterfront Redevelopment,
Miami, FL - Restoration of two historic Pan Am seaplane
hangars; one to be reused as retail with an emphases on boat
supplies and the other for boat storage. The plan features a
large outdoor vertical boat storage area. All large trees on
the property will be preserved, with park land being added
where surface lots are today. Plantings will feature flora
native to Florida and dominant to Coconut Grove. Parking is
concentrated in a four story garage.
Rybovich Waterfront Village Mixed-Use Development &
Marina, West Palm Beach, FL - This 14 acre development
includes more than 1,000 condos, 15,000 SF of restaurants,
Rybovich Waterfront Village Mixed-Use
Development & Marina, West Palm Beach, Florida 61,500 SF of office space, 10,000 SF of retail space, a
beach club, boat dock and six mega-yacht slips.
Since 2005, ArquitectonicaGEO has been designing contemporary, Jacksonville Shipyards Waterfront Redevelopment Master
technologically advanced landscapes, while meeting the Plan, Jacksonville, FL - The forty-acre waterfront development
challenges of our changing environment, and the people that live includes four residential towers totaling approximately 1,000
within it. Its team of experienced, creative practitioners is dedicated condo units, waterfront villas, hotel, office space, ground-
to meeting our clients needs for functionality and aesthetics, while floor retail, extensive amenities, revitalization of four on-site
providing the broadest environmental richness and service possible. historical ship-building piers, the continuation of an adjoining
GEOs projects not only address hydrological and ecological public riverwalk as well as a marina and parking garages.
system objectives, but also add community value by improving a West Midtown Manhattan/Hudson Yards Waterfront
citys performance and livability. Redevelopment Master Plan, New York, NY - The project
involved the reconfiguration of a 574-acre, 59-block area
GEOs commitment to stewardship and sustainability extends to of West Midtown Manhattan by focusing on creating open-
the conservation of water, soil, plants, materials and energy. Its space, new residential centers and offices. The Master Plan
designs often incorporate pavement, roof and garden systems that improves the citys connection to the waterfront and integrates
capture rain water and building gray water, reducing the draw on the already existing transportation infrastructure with new
our freshwater supply, and helping to limit local flooding. infrastructure plans.

GEO has completed landscape designs for a multitude of waterfront


developments, ranging from marinas and boat storage facilities to

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Jeremy Gauger, AIA, LEED AP, Project Architect/Landscape Design an additional 5 miles along the Miami River. The space will
- Mr. Gauger is a registered architect in Florida and specializes in provide a continuous path for walking and biking along
integrating architecture with landscape in a sustainable manner. Miamis waterfront.
He is currently a Vice President in Arquitectonicas Headquarters The Harbour, Coconut Grove Waterfront Redevelopment,
in Miami. He served as Project Manager for the Perez Art Museum Miami, FL - Restoration of two historic Pan Am seaplane
Miamis resilient underground parking garage and landscape, hangars; one to be reused as retail with an emphasis on boat
which earned a 2015 Honor Award from the American Society supplies and the other for boat storage. The plan features a
of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Mr. Gauger specializes in large outdoor vertical boat storage area. All large trees on
the firms marina-related projects. His past project experience the property will be preserved, with park land being added
regarding waterfront and marina projects similar to the Virginia Key where surface lots are today. Plantings will feature flora
redevelopment includes: native to Florida and dominant to Coconut Grove. Parking is
Biscayne Line Waterfront Baywalk, Miami, FL - 7-mile linear concentrated in a four-story garage.
waterfront promenade. The public space will stretch from the Rybovich Waterfront Village Mixed-Use Development
Rickenbacker Causeway to the Julia Tuttle Causeway, with & Marina, West Palm Beach, FL - This 14 acre marina
an additional 5 miles along the Miami River. The space will development includes more than 1,000 condos, 15,000 SF
provide a continuous path for walking and biking along of restaurants, 61,500 SF of office space, 10,000 SF of retail
Miamis waterfront. space, a beach club, boat dock and six mega-yacht slips.
Perez Art Museum Miami/ Museum Park, Miami, FL -
Raymond Fort, Assoc. AIA, Project Designer - Mr. Fort, born and As Landscape Architect, ArquitectonicaGEO designed
raised in Miami, has been with Arquitectonica since 2012. He has horizontal landscape and green infrastructure elements,
experience in mixed-use, residential, office, educational, cultural, facilitating the installation of 100 suspended and planted
institutional and retail development. He has worked as a project columns. The native plant palette requires minimal water,
designer and project manager. He currently resides in Coconut and extends habitat for animals along Biscayne Bay. Porous
Grove where he serves on the Village Council and the Business paving and rain gardens encourage rain water infiltration
Improvement District Committee. His past project experience into ground level planting. Rainwater and AC condensate is
regarding public-private partnership waterfront projects similar to stored for irrigation of the suspended planters.
the Virginia Key redevelopment includes:
Icon Bay Waterfront Residential & Public Park, Miami, FL, - Sherri Gutierrez, AIA, LEED AP, Project Director - Ms. Gutierrez is a
The 754,700 SF Icon Bay is a thin elongated tower that floats Principal at Arquitectonica and has been with the firm for 20 years,
over a new waterfront park. It is the first of a new generation of she has served as the Miami Office Director since 2007. She is a
residential towers on Biscayne Bay in that it creates part of a Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional. Sherri
public-private partnership to unlock the value of the bayfront. has worked on many of Arquitectonicas most prominent projects
The building balconies fold playfully along the facades. They nationwide as well as internationally. These projects total over 30
create a pattern of light and shadow, reflection and opacity. million square feet of built work. Her portfolio includes mixed-use,
hospitality, residential, office, retail, cultural and public buildings.
Laurinda Hope Spear, FAIA, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, IIDA, Design Her project experience includes:
Principal - Landscape Architecture - As a founding principal of Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL - This 5-block, 8.8 million SF
Arquitectonica and ArquitectonicaGEO, Ms. Spear has been active project was designed as a sustainable, mixed-use, tropical
from the beginning, and has participated in the design of projects urban living and gathering district for downtown Miami. Its
undertaken by both firms. She has lectured around the world, and programmed with retail, hotel, office, residential towers, and
her work has been exhibited in many prestigious museums. Many parking garages. BCC features public courtyards, large-scale
of Ms. Spears projects have been featured in books, prominent pedestrian bridges with park-like elements, performance
magazines and professional journals. She is active in numerous and gathering spaces, urban streetscapes, and multi-modal
community affairs, a trustee of the National Tropical Botanical transit.
Garden and a member of the Brown Corporation Emeritus. Her The Harbour, Coconut Grove Waterfront Redevelopment,
project experience includes: Miami, FL - Restoration of two historic Pan Am seaplane
Biscayne Line Waterfront Baywalk, Miami, FL - 7-mile linear hangars; one to be reused as retail with an emphasis on boat
waterfront promenade. The public space will stretch from the supplies and the other for boat storage. The plan features a
Rickenbacker Causeway to the Julia Tuttle Causeway, with

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large outdoor vertical boat storage area. All large trees on management for urban, commercial high-rise buildings, single-
the property will be preserved, with park land being added family and multi-family residential. His project experience includes:
where surface lots are today. Plantings will feature flora The Harbour, Coconut Grove Waterfront Redevelopment,
native to Florida and dominant to Coconut Grove. Parking is Miami, FL - Restoration of two historic Pan Am seaplane
concentrated in a four-story garage. hangars; one to be reused as retail with an emphasis on boat
Rybovich Waterfront Village Mixed-Use Development supplies and the other for boat storage. The plan features a
& Marina, West Palm Beach, FL - This 14 acre marina large outdoor vertical boat storage area. All large trees on
development includes more than 1,000 condos, 15,000 SF the property will be preserved, with park land being added
of restaurants, 61,500 SF of office space, 10,000 SF of retail where surface lots are today. Plantings will feature flora
space, a beach club, boat dock and six mega-yacht slips. native to Florida and dominant to Coconut Grove. Parking is
concentrated in a four-story garage.
Alejandro Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager - Mr. City of Miami Public Waterfront Park and Icon Bay Residential
Gonzalez is a Principal at Arquitectonica and has been with Development, Miami, FL, - The 754,700 SF Icon Bay is a thin
the firm for 17 years. Mr. Gonzalez is a Registered Architect elongated tower that floats over a new waterfront park. It is
and LEED Accredited Professional. As a lead designer, he has the first of a new generation of residential towers on Biscayne
designed a wide range of building types including mixed-use, Bay in that it creates part of a public-private partnership to
retail and entertainment, residential, hospitality, offices, museums, unlock the value of the bayfront.
performing arts centers, convention centers, sports facilities, cruise
ship terminals and observation towers. His project experience 3. ENGINEER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT
includes: Moffat & Nichol
Brickell City Centre, Miami, FL - This 5-block, 8.8 million SF
project was designed as a sustainable, mixed-use, tropical
urban living and gathering district for downtown Miami. Its
programmed with retail, hotel, office, residential towers, and
parking garages. BCC features public courtyards, large-scale
pedestrian bridges with park-like elements, performance
and gathering spaces, urban streetscapes, and multi-modal
transit.
Jacksonville Shipyards Waterfront Redevelopment Master
Plan, Jacksonville, FL - The forty-acre waterfront development
includes four residential towers totaling approximately 1,000
condo units, waterfront villas, hotel, office space, ground-
floor retail, extensive amenities, revitalization of four on-site The Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront, Washington, D.C.
historical ship-building piers, the continuation of an adjoining
public riverwalk as well as a marina and parking garages.
Swire Dalian Waterfront Development, Dalian, China - This Moffatt & Nichol is a leading global infrastructure advisor
large-scale, master planned, urban mixed-use development specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape
along Dalians waterfront includes a shopping mall and 4 our coastlines, harbors and rivers. Headquartered in Long
apartment towers. The project consists of 1,500,000 SF of Beach, California and operating out of 30 offices throughout
retail and entertainment; 1,600,000 SF of residential use with North America, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim,
a total of 999 units; 40,000 SF clubhouse; and underground Moffatt & Nichols practice features a portfolio of more than
parking for 2,656 cars. 8,000 projects. Moffatt & Nichol is recognized throughout
the world for its role in the evolution of modern marina and
John Ben Hutchens, RLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, ASLA - Landscape
small craft harbor design. It has been involved in the planning
Architect - Mr. Hutchens is a Registered Landscape Architect, and
and design of urban waterfront projects worldwide, with
recently served as Project Manager on the on the new Patricia and
its role typically focused on the waterfront structures and
Phillip Frost Museum of Science landscape, as well as numerous
facilities of such developments. These projects have ranged
other Florida-based and international projects. He is experienced
from new developments to redevelopment of aged existing
in landscape design, park and master planning and project

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facilities - with nearly all being the focus of urban renewal municipal marina. As part of the planning process, Moffatt
and revitalization efforts. The firm is uniquely organized with & Nichol provided program development and identified,
environmental permitting project managers that work with pursued, and applied for government grants and loans to aid
the engineers and planners to develop designs and marina project completion. In addition, Moffatt & Nichol provided
configurations that meet stringent environmental regulatory civil site development, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and
requirements. As the environmental permitting progresses, structural engineering services.
Moffatt & Nichol engineers complete the design and Julian B. Lane Park Renovation, Tampa, FL - Moffatt & Nichol
preparation of construction documents for marine and upland is providing marina and waterfront planning, permit support,
waterfront improvements. and final design for renovations of the waterfront at Julian
B. Lane Park, a 23 acre facility with approximately 1,800
Moffatt & Nichol have significant experience in marina and LF of frontage on the Hillsborough River in Tampa, FL. The
waterfront construction of mixed-use large scale projects in urban focal point of the renovated waterfront is the creation of a
areas of South Florida and beyond. A short list of some of these 1-acre practice basin that incorporates new launch docks
projects includes: for row and dragon boats, in addition to kayaks and
North Yard Redevelopment, Miami, FL - Moffatt & paddleboards. A signature waterfront center building will
Nichol provided planning, design and permitting for the provide boat storage and crew facilities on the first floor
redevelopment of the north yard at RMK Merrill Stevens on the and community center that overlooks downtown Tampa on
Miami River in Miami, Florida. The planned redevelopment of the second floor. During the design phase, Moffatt & Nichol
the 6-acre north yard includes a new ship lift from Pearlson prepared construction documents for the replacement of 725-
Shiplift Corporation with a 2,700-ton capacity for 230-foot feet of concrete bulkhead, the repair of 875 feet of existing
long vessels. The shiplift is supported by a marine foundation bulkhead, excavation and dredging templates to create the
with steel sheet pile combi-wall and augercast 24-inch- practice basin, 5,300 square feet of concrete overwater
diameter piles supporting the hoist platforms; six hoists on walkways and observations platforms, and floating docks for
either side of the platform. The dredge depth for the sheet piling the practice basin and transient dock facilities.
is -32 feet to accommodate the shiplift platform in the lowered The Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront, Washington, D.C.
position for the design vessel draft clearance. Four transfer - Known as The Wharf, the $2-billion development has
berths were designed in the shipyard to service a variety of re-envisioned 27 acres of land and 24 acres of water as a
vessels on cradles, and M&N designed the rail and augercast 3-million-square-foot mixed-use development that serves
pile foundations along with concrete slabs. Dredging and residential, retail, office, hotel, and public uses. It incorporates
excavation plans were developed and additional bulkheads waterfront parks, promenades, piers, docks, and marinas as
and moorings were designed along the Miami River. A well as homes, retail, and two levels of underground parking.
stormwater management system was designed to collect and As a key member of a development team, Moffatt & Nichol
treat runoff for discharge into drainage wells. M&N managed is providing planning, permitting, market analysis, pro forma,
the design of the site electrical, lighting, sanitary sewer, above- and below-water structural inspections, design, and
fire protection and domestic water utilities for the shipyard construction support services for all waterside elements of The
along with marine pedestals along the waterfront. Site Wharf. The planning and entitlement of the project involved
grading was designed to raise the grades above the FEMA over five years of meetings and negotiation with the U.S.
flood elevation. M&N processed environmental permits for Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, National Park
the project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Service, D.C. Harbor Master and D.C. Department of the
Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and Miami- Environment and required two acts of Congress. The adjacent
Dade Department of Environmental Resources Management. Gangplank Marina, a floating dock facility with a fuel dock,
A phased-permit approach was developed to facilitate early will provide more than 200 slips for recreational, transient,
construction. and live-aboard vessels. The historic Commercial Pier, which
St. Petersburg Downtown Waterfront, St. Petersburg, FL - houses larger commercial vessel for dinner cruises, day
Moffatt & Nichol provided the City of St. Petersburg with cruises, and ferries, will be preserved and extended. The
planning and engineering services in order to implement existing fixed dock Pier 4 will become the foundation for a
the goals and objectives of its Port Master Plan as well as two story maritime office building.
to design various structural and utility improvements at its

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Additional information regarding Moffat & Nichols experience has participated in a variety of transportation, site/civil, and utility
and services can be found online at: www.moffatnichol.com. engineering projects for state, county, municipal, and private
agencies.
Tim Blankenship, Project Engineer - Mr. Blankenship is an engineer
registered in Florida with over 20 years of experience with Michael Herrman, P.E. Coastal/Marine Engineer - his
waterfront/marina, port infrastructure, and coastal engineering responsibilities include serving as project engineer on a wide range
consulting projects throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Central of urban waterfronts and marina projects. He conducts marina
America. He has completed over 50 marina and associated feasibility and market assessment studies for boating regions
waterfront improvement projects. The marinas have included throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America. Related
facilities for both wet and dry slips, and services have ranged design experience includes planning, engineering, environmental
from due diligence, planning, and feasibility studies, through impact assessments, including marina water quality assessments,
engineering design, environmental permitting and construction permit facilitation, and construction support services. Specific
administration. He has completed projects at both existing marina design experience includes design of navigation, dredging, dock
sites as well as at the adjacent Rickenbacker Causeway shoreline systems and marina related elements.
and recreational area.
4. GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Christy J. Brush, Environmental Regional Manager - Ms. Brush Moriarty
has 18 years of Environmental Permitting/Compliance Experience
and is a marine/coastal/waterfront project specialist. She
provides environmental/permitting support and a range of
client/stakeholder coordination, project strategy, and project
management functions in her role as Environmental Regional
Manager for Moffatt & Nichol. Her 18 years of experience includes
coordination among project teams and regulatory agencies to
acquire local, county, state, & federal permits. He past project
experience is comprised of a variety of projects in the coastal,
waterfront, and marine environment involving coastal/waterfront
resorts, residential/mixed-use structures, parks/other recreational
facilities, docks & marinas, beach nourishment, stabilization/
maintenance of inlets, including protective structures, stormwater
drainage systems, coastal/ marine habitat restoration, and other
ICON, South Beach
environmental enhancement projects.

Derek Sears, P.E, Electrical Engineer - has worked extensively in Moriarty was founded in 1985 and has established itself as the
the electrical engineering field in the design of commercial and preeminent Luxury Builder across the eastern United States. With
industrial power distribution, lighting, and electrical systems. 30 years of experience, Moriarty has executed over $15 Billion
In addition to electrical design, he has provided construction dollars worth of construction contracts. Moriarty offers value and
support for projects that have included low and medium voltage service to its clients with projects of all sizes. The firm currently
electrical, mechanical pump systems, fire protection, life safety, employs over 400 staff professionals doing in excess of $1.5
and communication/controls systems. With respect to waterfront Billion dollars of volume annually. The firm offers its clients a wide
facilities, Mr. Sears has been involved in the development and/or range of services including preconstruction consulting, construction
electrical system studies of material loading/unloading facilities, management, and general construction for new buildings,
port container terminals, and marinas. renovations, and the fit-out of interior spaces. Its experience
includes luxury high rise condominiums, large mixed use projects,
Forest Adkins, Civil Engineer - has more than 30 years of civil
university work, office and commercial space, laboratories,
and transportation engineering experience, including work for
institutional, healthcare, hospitality, residential buildings, and one-
the Florida Department of Transportation. His areas of expertise
of-a-kind construction projects.
include geometric design, plans preparation, drainage design and
permitting, and maintenance of traffic. Additionally, Mr. Adkins Moriarty has significant experience in marina and waterfront

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construction of large scale mixed-use marina similar to the John Leete, General Contractor, Executive Vice President - John
contemplated Virginia Key Marina redevelopment. Moriarty has Leete has worked for John Moriarty & Associates since 1988 and
significant experience with projects similar to Virginia Key in urban helped establish the Florida office in 1990. Mr. Leete is responsible
areas in South Florida and throughout the United States, including for all facets of Moriartys Florida operation; guiding firm policy
projects that include fully automated boat lifts. A demonstrative and direction. He is further responsible for establishing the initial
sample of these similar projects is included below: project schedule and logistics plan; overseeing the implementation
Port Condo Boathouse, Fort Lauderdale, Florida - The Port of the construction plan; and facilitating communications among
Boathouse is the first concrete dry dock boat storage facility the construction team, design team and owner. In addition, he is
with state-of-the-art fully automated lifts. The building is home involved with preparing cost estimates and negotiating contracts.
to 125 slips that can house boats up to 53 feet long. The Mr. Leete has been involved in a range of projects including:
condo features a 15-story residential condo structure of 129 Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL - A 200,000 GSF State-of-
units on top of a 5-story parking podium. The Port Boathouse the-art Facility, LEED Gold, $85 Million.
was completed in 2006. ICON Brickell, Miami, FL - Three 53-story plus condominium
ICON South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida - ICON South and hotel complex with 1,700 units, Viceroy Hotel with
Beach is a 42 story 285 unit luxury condo with a 6 story 145 keys, three restaurants and a luxury 30,000 SF Spa.
parking podium along the shores of Biscayne Bay in South 4,472,000 GSF; $449 million; 2009.
Beach. As part of the construction a new seawall and Brickell Financial Centre, Miami, FL - Class A 600,000 SSF
baywalk area was built along the area of the Miami Beach Office Building, retail, restaurants, 2-story parking structure.
Marina. The ICON was completed in 2005. Project is LEED Platinum Certified; 1,200,000 GSF; $150
Murano Grande, Miami Beach, Florida - Murano Grande million.
is a luxury condo tower rising 40 levels above the beautiful Robert Nordling, Project Executive - Robert Nordling has
waters of Biscayne Bay. As part of the development new a masters degree in civil engineering, a bachelors in
seawalls and baywalks were built running along the Miami environmental engineering, and an associates degree in
Beach Marina. In total the project includes 270 residential engineering science. As Project Executive, Mr. Nordling
condo units with 1.2 million square feet. The Murano Grande is responsible for all facets of the project site ensuring its
was completed in 2004. success. He handles all client relations, design and value,
Atlantic Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts - This mixed-use engineering, negotiating subcontracts and change orders,
project is composed of a 31 story tower with 610,000 scheduling, quality control, safety management as well as
SQFT of office space, 220,000 SQFT of residential space, staff hiring and training. His past project experience includes:
6 levels of underground parking and a separate 7 story Sunlife Stadium Expansion, Miami Dolphin Headquarters
historical building. The project embraces the harbor with Turn Key Project The new 60,000 sf headquarters for the
expanded walkways and new docks. In total this waterfront Miami Dolphins attached to Sun Life Stadium presented
development includes 1.2 million square feet of mixed-use unique logistic and construction challenges. The focus was to
development and was completed in 2011. complete construction before Super Bowl 44, nonstop work
Liberty Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts - Liberty Wharf is a took place to meet this deadline keeping in mind that the
unique waterfront ambiance on historic Boston Harbor. The stadium was open to the public and all eyes were watching.
project consists of 3 buildings totaling 75,000 SQFT of indoor Apogee, Miami Beach, FL $87 million, 67 custom ultra-
space along with 11,000 SQFT of deck and balcony areas. luxury level 5 finish throughout, a 4 story private 67- 2 car
Over 500 linear feet of dock space was built along with the garage with 1 level below grade, interior design by Yabu-
new boardwalk. Liberty Wharf was completed in 2010. Pushelberg. This project is set on all side with water features
Pier 4, Boston, Massachusetts - Pier 4 is a 450,000 square and a 5 story water fall that spans the width of the building.
feet of mixed-use project with 301 rental units, 11,000 SQFT Required extensive below grade water proofing.
of retail and 400 linear feet of dock space. Amenities include
an outdoor pool overlooking historic Boston. Pier 4 was Fernando Vilela, General Superintendent - As Superintendent,
completed in 2015. Mr. Vilela is responsible for working with the Project Manager to
develop the overall schedule of the project. He ensures the job is
Additional information regarding Moriartys experience and safe, clean and that quality standards are maintained. He tracks
services can be found online at www.jm-a.com. progress and man power through daily reporting. In addition,

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he also holds regularly scheduled subcontractor coordination the individual machines meet or exceed the specifications to
meetings and supervises area superintendent and field staff. deliver the most advanced automated boat storage system in the
world. Aero-Docks contracts with each entity below for the specific
Mr. Vilela is experienced in all levels of construction from specialty component, machine, structure or service to be supplied
subsurface/foundations through project completion and turnover. or built by each company and Aero-Docks controls the quality
Mr. Vilelas design experience provides him with a unique skills set with written specifications and acceptance testing protocols which
that gives him the ability to interact with all members of the team are monitored by aerospace experienced quality control teams
including design professionals to achieve fast paced solutions to going to each of the above companies manufacturing facilities.
the day to day challenges that will always crop up on complex This control system is the same system the Aero-Docks owner/
construction projects. His past project experience includes: President/Patent holder used in his prior businesses supplying The
Brickell City Centre Miami, FL - $1.05 Billion, 5.4 million Boeing Aircraft Company, Bell Helicopter, Northrup Grumman,
square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail and entertainment Pratt & Whitney Jet Engine and other aerospace companys
space, in addition to a two-level underground parking machines and sophisticated tools and dies which then were used
garage. Incorporates key transportation centers with the to build some of the most sophisticated aircraft in the world such as
Miami Metro Mover while offering easy access to interstate the Boeing 777 airplanes.
95. LEED Gold Certified.
Perez Art Museum of Miami, Miami, FL - 120,000SF. 2013 The following public and private companies are under contract with
Completion. LEED-NC Version 2.2 Silver Certification. The Aero-Docks to manufacture to specification the systems machines
120,000 SF Miami Art Museum stands apart from other and each provides the following component/service as follows:
museums by incorporating unconventional design and
construction methods such as; geothermal systems, micro- Columbus McKinnon - $900,000,000.00 per year revenue, listed
climate exterior/interior transitions by using hanging tubular on the NASDAQ exchange manufactures the components for the
gardens intergraded into an open air perforated trellis system, main boat storage elevator, SWBE, Steel Wheeled Boat Elevator.
subfloor MEPs and bubble deck technology; reducing weight
Rockwell Automation - $8.700,000,000.00 (billion) per year
while increasing PSF loads to increase interior gallery spaces
revenue, listed on the NYSE manufactures the computers, sensors,
without adding columns.
safety systems as well as manages the long term equipment and
maintenance agreements with Aero-Docks for Virginia Key.
5. BOAT STORAGE SYSTEM - AERO-DOCKS, ROCKWELL
TowardsZero - is a private company founded by two former
AUTOMATION AND COLUMBUS-MCKINNON
Rockwell Automation associates in 2002. The TowardsZero
Aero Docks company provides software programming, known in the industry
The patented Aero-Docks boat storage technology is as integration software. The companies staff has over 300
manufactured under exclusive license agreements by years cumulative experience in the programming and safety
and with the companies outlined herein with Aero- systems programming of AS/AR (Automated Storage/Automated
Docks. Aero-Docks is the exclusive licensee of the Lydle Patents Retrieval) machines. There are some 400,000 AS/AR machines
covering the boat storage systems technology. Those patent used within industry since the early 1970s.
numbers are: 8,596,946 and 2014/0154034. The first patent was Golden Boat Lifts - is a private company founded nearly 30 years
issued to the owner and President of Aero-Docks, LLC on December
ago in Fort Myers Florida. The companies owner, Bill Golden,
3, 2013 and the exclusive license to market and manufacture the
and president, Mike Shanley, produce 1000s of commercial
products was put in place with the Aero-Docks LLC company in
and residential boat lifts sold and serviced worldwide. Golden
early 2014. All team members below report to staff at Aero-Docks
manufactures to ISO 9001 standards the patented boat water
and Aero-Docks quality assurance team as described herein. lift and launch system to Aero-Docks patented design and
Aero-Docks has successfully put in place successful machine specification.
builders for each of the component machines that make up a Mack David Buildings - is a private design and erection structural
system. These machinery manufacturers are some of the finest steel company specializing in the buildings used for dry boat
names in the world of automation. Those companies manufacture storage. Because of the extensive experience of Mack Davids
the equipment under the supervision of Aero-Docks, LLC to assure ownership and stellar reputation for quality this company

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manufactures the structural steel for the Aero-Docks Matrix storage David Coyle, Project Manager - David Coyle has more than
structure. This structure is considered an integral component of the two decades of experience in the pre-engineered metal building
Aero-Docks Automated Boat Storage System. arena, specializing in marina dry storage and hangar buildings,
and for 12 of those years, he owned and operated his own
R & L Engineering - is a privately owned company who specializes construction company that supplied and erected Pre-Engineered
in the design and manufacture of complex robots for industry. R & Metal Buildings. He has earned an excellent reputation for his
L is a 40 year old company and has designed and manufactures design work as well as his extensive knowledge of metal building
the Tugs for the traveling Steel Wheeled Boat Elevator (SWBE) construction, and has worked with some of the most prestigious
within the boat storage matrix/building. The 2 tugs travel from the metal building manufactures in the United States.
SWBE to the water lifts, retrieve the boats negotiating propellers,
multiple motors, rudders and the newest propulsions systems, POD Rockwell Automation
drives to lift the boats off of the water lift, then return to the buildings
SWBE with the boat and stop on the elevator. Once home on the Rockwell Automation is a $ 6 Billion US company with global
SWBE the computer controlled elevator begins to move to the stack operations and sales in 80 countries. We are an over 110 year
of storage apartments and up to or down to the correct floor old company that is the leading supplier of industrial automation
where the particular boat is to be stored. The tugs then move the control, information solutions and industrial automation services. As
boat from the elevators lift platform into/onto the buildings storage a point of reference for our experience in this area, in 1904, Allen-
bunk systems where the boat rests securely out of the elements until Bradley Co. shipped one of the first commercially manufactured
its next cruise on the sunny waters of Floridas. crane controllers for exhibition at the St. Louis Worlds Fair.
Rockwell Automation has a wide portfolio of successful systems
Additional information regarding Columbus-McKinnon can be installation for both crane controls and automated storage and
found online at www.aero-docks.com. retrieval systems (AS/RS). Rockwell Automation control systems
Aero Docks are installed in tens of thousands of applications around the world
- see specific sample of companies listed below.
Richard Lydle, Chairman and CEO - Mr. Lydle has owned, founded The Ford Motor Company, US Navy-Aircraft Carrier
and purchased numerous manufacturing companies during his Fleet, Titan Cement, General Motors, Georgia-Pacific,
manufacturing career that began in Akron Ohio. Richards strength Universal Studios (Harry Potter Ride), Disney World-Epcot,
is in the inventing and perfecting new manufacturing processes and Miami-Dade Water and Sewer and South Florida Water
equipment such as Aero-Docks and Container Logistics automated Management District. These companies have used Rockwell
systems. He was president/owner of 4 manufacturing companies products from 15 to 70 years successfully.
in three states that manufactured tooling and parts for numerous Aero-Docks Worldwides application of Rockwell Automation
customers including Ford, Raytheon, Boeing Airplane Company technology is based on sound engineering. Aero-Docks has
and U.S. Steel to name a few. He founded Metalkrafters of Ohio applied the technology and engineering principles to adapt
manufacturing steel process equipment and storage systems. a heavy lift system to adapt to different boat bottom shapes
Richard then purchased Cast Masters from the Timken Steel Co. which they have patents for.
At CastMasters he with Pratt & Whitney developed the Hollow The Technology Aero-Docks is applying to the Automated
Fan Blade System used in jet engines for the Boeing 777s. During Boat Storage System is well-tried and proven in the 1,000s
the 1990s Richard pioneered the casting process to make Invar, of warehouses and heavy lift industries.
a material that does not expand when heated, that was used in
composite tooling the F-22 Raptor Jet Fighters and many other Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley will supply the automation
airframes. Richard holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Business from controls hardware, operator interface stations, software, and motor
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and completed Mechanical controllers and actuators for the Aero-Docks Automated Boat
Engineering courses at the University of Akron. Aero-Docks, LLC Storage System. A support contract that provides remote phone
and Container Logistics International, LLC are Richards fifth and support with system surveillance, on-site engineering support and
sixth start up companies. The company is dedicated to excellent spare parts that will help maintain the system operating at maximum
customer and employee experiences. The patents for the robotic effectiveness is also proposed for Aero-Docks projects. Additional
Aero-Docks products were issued to Richard during the last quarter Information regarding Rockwell Automation can be found at www.
of 2013. Currently there are two additional patents pending and/ www.rockwellautomation.com.
or filed with the USPTO and or International Patent offices.
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John Keough, Regional Services Manager - Mr. Keough has an Mark D. Morelli, President and Chief Executive Officer - Mr. Morelli
Electrical Engineer Degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering was appointed President, CEO and Director of the Company
and has been in the Business of recommending and applying effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Morelli recently served as President
automation to equipment for 27 years. Throughout his career he and Chief Operating Officer of Brooks Automation from 2012
has consulted in many construction projects for a wide array of to 2016. Previous to his role at Brooks Automation, Mr. Morelli
manufacturing equipment from high-speed packaging machines, served as Chief Executive Officer of Energy Conversion Devices,
to tissue and paper machines, and in Automated Storage and an alternative energy company. Mr. Morelli has also held positions
Retrieval Systems to name a few. In his current role, he is responsible with United Technologies and Carrier Commercial Refrigeration.
for the Rockwell Services and Support Business in the Southern Mr. Morelli began his career as a U.S. Army officer and helicopter
United States from front-end definition to delivery/fulfillment of pilot.
Service Contracts. With a focus on Business Outcomes, Rockwells
services business has a broad portfolio of support programs. Mr. Gene P. Buer, Vice President - Solutions Group - Mr. Buer was
Keough has applied this portfolio in innovative ways and created named Vice President Global Services and Vertical markets on
customer specific support programs to enhance their ability to March 27, 2014. He previously served as Vice President - North
reliably operate their equipment. America. Prior to the transition from Executive Director to Vice
President of Hoist Products - the Americas in 2009, Mr. Buer was
Remo Guarnieri, Sr. OEM Account Manager - Remo has more than President of Columbus McKinnons Crane Equipment and Services,
20 years of experience in being an automation advisor for Rockwell Inc. subsidiary and served in other executive capacities. Prior to
Automation clients. He has worked in various applications and joining the Company in 2005, Mr. Buer held Senior Executive and
industries including Material Handling (Baggage Handling, AS/ sales management positions with several industrial companies,
AR Systems and Warehouse Management Systems), Packaging including Ingersoll-Rand, Zimmerman International Corp., and
machinery, Convert/Print/Web, Entertainment, and Process Champion Blower and Forge.
Equipment. In his current role, Remo is focused on helping OEMs
be more competitive in the marketplace by providing tools and Mack David Buildings
resources that allow them to reduce the total cost to design, deploy, If you are looking for a pre-engineered metal building specialist that
and deliver equipment. Also, Remo has learned many lessons in the puts customer satisfaction first and returns your call promptly, you
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other to become better business leaders in the marketplace. David Building Systems to begin a collaborative journey through
Columbus-McKinnon the intricacies of pricing, designing, and erecting a building that
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Columbus McKinnon Corp is a publically traded US based
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such as hoists, cranes, monorails, rigging, linear motion actuators, on service and solutions for getting your project from concept to
drives, and controls. completion.

Our products and systems are widely regarded by elite global David Coyle, President - David Coyle has more than two
companies as the most robust, reliable, safe and efficient in the decades of experience in the pre-engineered metal building
world. We have a very large installed base of products and arena, specializing in marina dry storage and hangar buildings,
systems in challenging applications / environments with a roster and for 12 of those years, he owned and operated his own
of customers that reads like a roll call of the Global 2000 top construction company that supplied and erected Pre-Engineered
industrial companies. Additional information regarding Columbus- Metal Buildings. He has earned an excellent reputation for his
McKinnon can be found online at: www.cmworks.com. design work as well as his extensive knowledge of metal building
construction, and has worked with some of the most prestigious
metal building manufactures in the United States. David believes
in staying on top of current trends and best practices in all things
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marina. A native of Kentucky, he now calls Sarasota, Florida home aluminum boat lifts. He now enjoys a large share of the Boat Lift
and in his spare time, builds scale models of boat racks, marinas market as the owner and president of Golden Boat Lifts, selling
and other types of PEMB, that he takes on the road with him to give boat lifts all over the world.
clients a complete visual experience.
Mike Shanley, President - Mr. Shanley has been in the boating
Golden Boat Lifts and marina industry for more than 25 years, earning hands
on experience in marina operations, development, boat
Golden Boat Lifts, is ISO 9001:2008 certified. We continue manufacturing and sales. He has managed and developed
in our commitment to manufacturing the Finest Boat Lifts In The properties with services that included wet and dry boat storage,
World We provide a full range of aluminum and floating lifts yachts clubs, ships stores service and sales departments. He is also
systems customized for powerboats, pontoon boats, jet boats, a certified marina consultant-manager, 2-time National Marina
wave runners, sailboats, and motor yacht vehicles of all types Day chairman and sat on the board of several marine industry
and sizes. Working with Aero-Docks patented hydraulic high associations. Mr. Shanley is President of Golden Boat Lifts, Fort
speed boat lift designs for the automation systems supplied by Myers, Florida.
Aero-Docks, LLC Golden uses our ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing
processes to deliver the highest quality boat lifts to Aero-Docks. R&L Engineering, Inc.
Golden Boat Lifts fabricates Aero-Docks Water Lift Systems built to
Aero-Docks patents and specifications. R&L Engineering, Inc. is a diversified engineering company
specializing in engineering services, system integration and
Golden Boat Lifts began operations in 1996 and now has over equipment manufacturing. Established in 1978 as a technical service
50 Employees and a dealer network that spans the globe. Here provider, by 1985, our growth required us to move to our current
at Golden we ensure that the dealers in our dealer network are location in Albany, Georgia, from which we have expanded to
all factory trained and experienced in selling and installing all over thirty thousand square feet of office and manufacturing space.
of our products. We are committed to manufacturing nothing but
the finest boat lifts available anywhere. Golden Boat Lifts is ISO Over the past thirty years, R&L Engineering has partnered with a
9001:2008 certified, that puts our company at a higher standard variety of companies to provide unique solutions. We have also
of manufacturing. We take our business seriously and use only provided services and equipment to multiple countries, apart from
the best suited materials for our boat lifts. Our gear boxes are the United States, including: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada,
the strongest in the industry, in most cases twice as strong. This is Colombia, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand.
also why we have the best warranty. We will warranty all of our Additional Information regarding R&L Engineering can be found at
suppliers products {motors, cables, etc.) for a full 2 years even rleng.info/our-company.
though they only cover the first year. There are no questions asked, Neal Stevens, President - Mr. Stevens joined R&L Engineering, in
we will replace the parts free of charge. The Sea Drives come with 1986, as an Electrical Engineer; During his career he has taken
a 10 year warranty and the aluminum boat lift structure has a full on progressively more responsible positions within the company.
15 year warranty. Golden Boat Lifts and Bill Golden currently hold Prior to being appointed President of R&L Engineering in 2009, Mr.
a patent on the GatorVator (Patent #6,470,816), our Cable Tie- Stevens was Chief Engineer for the company.
Off Device (Patent #6,918,345) and our Cable Bolt Device (Patent
#6,719,241). The Sea-Drive is patented (Patent #7,850,147) as Ruly Lopez, Principal, Safety Practice and Business Development -
well. Other innovative products like our Kayak Launch and Winder Mr. Lopez joined R&L Engineering in 2017 as a principal to grow
Cable Guard are currently Patent Pending. Our company is a a Machine Safety Consultancy and develop business consistent
part of many marine organizations including the NMMA, FMCA, with our very loyal client base. Mr. Lopez has spent over 30 years
SWFMIA, MRA, AMI and the MIACC as well as donating to many in the industrial automation business, most recently with Rockwell
causes including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the CCA. Our Automation as a Solutions Architect and Business Development
company stays active in the local community by participating in Lead.
many local boat shows and over 20 boat shows worldwide.
John Tharpe, Consultant - Mr. Tharpe founded Marion Engineering.
Bill Golden, Owner & President - Bill Golden started in 1980 In 1978, he merged his Engineering company with R&L to form
building galvanized boat lifts until 1986 when he built the first R&L / Marion Engineering. The Marion was dropped from
aluminum elevators, and then moved on to 4 post and 8 post the company name in the following years. Mr. Tharpe holds a

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Professional Engineering License in GA, FL, CA, AL, NC. He 6. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT
holds dozens of patents for innovations in packaging, non-woven SCS Engineers
material handling, web handling and industrial automation.
SCS Engineers was founded over 46 years ago as a solid waste
Toward Zero and environmental services engineering firm and to this day is one
of the largest solid waste engineering firms in the country. SCS
Toward Zero is a privately held company with locations across has always made it a priority to provide superior client service
the U.S. to service our clients. With over 300 years of combined and aggressively advocate for our clients best interests. These
experience in automation and control technology on staff, Fortune values have largely contributed to significant growth in both our
500 companies in Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Products, personnel and offices while maintaining our focus on solid waste
Food & Beverage, Material Handling, Medical Device, and management and environmental work. As an employee-owned
Specialty Chemical trust Toward Zero to select and implement firm, our staff is personally invested and dedicated to solving our
technology that will improve operations. clients challenges efficiently and cost effectively.
Toward Zeros success comes from the selection of industry leading SCSs Florida operation includes 80 full-time professional and
technology component supplies with open communication to technical staff located throughout four offices; SCS has nearly
ensure control systems are built to last, and can be supported 800 employees nationwide. Our multi-disciplined professional
decades later. Toward Zero participates in the creation of industry staff includes engineers, geologists, hydro-geologists, designers,
standards, and closely monitors use of those standards to provide construction managers, and planners, as well as field technicians
the best possible value to clients. Additional Information regarding and support personnel, dedicated to environmental and civil
TowardsZero, LLC can be found at www.www.towardzero.com. engineering and consulting services. Additional information
regarding SCS Engineers experience and services can be found
Aaron Muhl, Co-Founder - Mr. Muhl graduated from Purdue
online at www.www.scsengineers.com.
University with a BSEE degree in 1997 and has been working
with automation and control technology ever since. As a voting Michael Fisher, P.G., M.E.A., Project Director - Mr. Fisher has
member of the ISA-95 standard, Mr. Muhl has given back to with more than 28 years of performing environmental projects
the community by helping drive open communication standards throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
between systems and vendors. Mr. Muhl led Serra Systems for Alabama, the Bahamas, and South America. Mr. Fisher has
7 years as the Director of Operations, a recognized leader in conducted compliance audits for marine facilities, commercial,
AS/RS and Material Handling control technology. Mr. Muhl and industrial facilities and has prepared or participated in
worked as an Operations Consultant for General Electric for 5 marine facilities, landfill, water use, industrial; wastewater, and
years, combining his automation and controls expertise with GEs environmental resource permitting.
operational leadership.
Mr. Fishers experience includes the management and execution of
Don Rahrig, Co-Founder - Mr. Rahrig has been working with auditing, assessment, and cleanup, of multiple marinas and marine
automation and controls systems since 1992. Mr. Rahrig is widely waterfront properties in urban Florida areas, that are similar to the
recognized as an expert in the fields of motion control, CNC control Virginia Key Marina redevelopment, including:
and robotics by both manufacturing companies and the vendors The former Consolidated Yacht facility located at the
who supply them. Having worked for both General Electric and present-day Miami River marina for the bankruptcy trust. The
Rockwell Automation, Mr. Rahrig is not only a technology expert, approximately 8 acre marinas components included interior
but also has a wide range of industry experience implementing and exterior wet and dry vessel repair facilities, underground
control technology. Mr. Rahrig is a Six Sigma Green Belt and and aboveground fuel storage tanks, waste containment,
Society of Information Management Member. subsurface waterside septage retention tank, upland on-
trailer storage, and commercial office structure.
The Garrison Bight Marina (Key West) in response to a
catastrophic 6,000-gallon petroleum product release from
the facilitys aboveground storage tank. The approximately,
2 acre marinas components included interior and exterior
rack storage, engine repair structure, dock and boat launch,

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and leased restaurant structure. properties similar to Virginia Key Marina redevelopment are the
The former approximately 8 acre Alexs Junkyard site, an following:
unlicensed dump and automotive recycling facility located Mr. Speed was the Principal-in-Charge of the Phase I and
on Stock Island (Key West) within a NOAA-designated II conducted at the 8-acre Grove Key Marina, which was
National Marine Sanctuary. Following cleanup, the project performed on behalf of the City of Miami during contemplated
transitioned to Site redevelopment permitting. Permit team redevelopment.
obtained an Environmental Resources Permit (ERP) for Mr. Speed is also the Principal-in-Charge of site assessment
the planned construction of a mixed-use commercial and and remedial activities conducted at the Miami River Park
recreational marina with leased restaurant structure. Marina (former Consolidated Yacht/Allied Marina facility)
The NuStar Energy (formerly Valero) Bulk Petroleum and project. This project is also a Brownfield, which is one of Mr.
Chemical Storage Facility, a set of three terminals located on Speeds passions.
the St Johns River in the Port of Jacksonville. Manifold and
stacked assessment and cleanup services due to multiple sites Eduardo F. Smith, P.E., Senior Vice President - Mr. Smith has over 20
with numerous historic releases of petroleum products and years of environmental and civil engineering design and consulting
petrochemicals. experience in the areas of planning, permitting, design and
construction involving contamination assessment and remediation,
Alex Chatham, P.E., Project Director - Mr. Chatham is a solid waste and storm water management, and water/natural
registered Florida Professional Engineer who has more than 16 resources. Examples of Mr. Smiths work on urban Florida marina
years of experience performing contamination assessment/ properties actually includes work performed on Virginia Key:
characterization and remediation, due diligence including Phase I Mr. Smith is the Engineer-of-Record for the 120-acre former
and II ESAs, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans, Spill Prevention Virginia Key Landfill re-development project, in which
and Countermeasure Control Plans, and Stormwater Design. Mr. he provided project management, technical oversight,
Chatham has worked on a variety of properties including marinas, engineering and permitting services related to the assessment
ports, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, and and remedial action design.
residential addressing a variety of contaminants. Mr. Chatham has
successfully negotiated numerous unconditional and conditional Lisa L. Smith, Senior Technical Advisor - Mrs. Smith is an expert in
closures with regulators throughout Florida to meet clients goals. the field of risk based corrective action (RBCA). Ms. Smith provides
An example of a mixed-use, dry and wet slip, urban Florida unique insight with respect to regulatory issues. While working
marina property similar to Virginia Key Marina redevelopment that as Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources
Mr. Chatham worked on in the past is in the City of Riviera Beach, Managements (DERM) Risk Assessor, Ms. Smith served as the
Florida: primary author of the Countys RBCA Ordinance, which regulates
As part of the City of Riviera Beachs urban redevelopment cleanup actions for county sites.
efforts at their approximately 5-acre marina facility which Marco F. Hernandez, P.E., Senior Project Manager - Mr.
included dry storage building with maintenance shop, wet Hernandez has over 12 years of experience in environmental
dockage and restaurant, an expedited investigation to address regulatory compliance, remediation, storage tank closure
environmental issues was required. Mr. Chatham supervised assessments, materials testing and construction inspection
tank closure activities for an apparent leaking aboveground services. Mr. Hernandez has prepared remedial action work
storage tank and oversaw the successful assessment and plans for the submission to the Miami-Dade County Department
remediation of petroleum-impacted soil and groundwater of Environmental Resources Management (DERM), the Broward
resulting in expedited unconditional closure for the marina. County Environmental Protection and Growth Management
This allowed the City to proceed with demolition and ultimate Department (EPGMD) and the Florida Department of Environmental
redevelopment efforts into a mixed-use development. Protection (FDEP).
Robert Alan Speed, Vice President - Mr. Speed serves as the
Southeastern Regional Environmental Service Line Leader and 7. DOCKS AND FOUNDATION
has over 25 years of experience in all phases of environmental Shoreline Foundation, Inc.
consulting, overseeing field activities involving due diligence, soil,
air, and groundwater monitoring and remediation, and RBCA Founded in 1986, Shoreline Foundation provides specialty marine,
closures. Examples of Mr. Speeds work on urban Florida marina heavy highway, and deep foundation construction services at
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locations throughout the eastern United States and the Caribbean. Master upland facilities, further described as the following:
Shoreline Foundation protects our clientele with extensive insurance installation of 1,450 lf of precast concrete panel seawall
coverage, construction bonding, safety certifications & training, with 12 concrete batter and king piles, topped with a 5-0
and meticulous project management. Shoreline Foundation, Inc. wide poured-in-place concrete cap. A floating concrete dock
carries one of the most extensive insurance policies in the marine system anchored with 14 precast concrete piles, and finished
construction industry. Shoreline Foundation maintains an expert with 118 - 12 diameter wood mooring piles, equipped with
team to provide you with comprehensive construction estimating electrical, water, sewer and fire services. Upland work
services for hard-bid, design/build bid, engineers estimates, and includes underground utility services feeding the dock system,
owners budgeting requirements. Shoreline Foundation foreman a new paver sidewalk, four (4) dock entry kiosk structures,
and supervisors are OSHA 10-hour certified and CPR certified. over 100 electrical bollard lights, and the associated seawall
These minimum requirements are continually supplemented by a landscaping. The new Dock Master facility includes a new
continuing education process, facilitated by our full-time safety 1-story dock master building structure designed with an
officer in coordination with our independent safety consultant. office, lounge, men & womens restrooms, and laundry
Safety is our most important job. A dedicated project manager with facilities for the boat owners. The facility is enclosed with an
extensive contract and construction experience is assigned to your aluminum fence, a new Pavilion structure, and finished with
project and accessible to you 24 hours a day throughout its duration. architectural features including multiple benches, trash cans,
The project manager will be a constant force, regularly visiting the BBQ grills, picnic tables, and an electronic fish cleaning and
job site and meeting with the client. In addition, a full time on-site grinding facility.
superintendent will oversee all work on a daily basis and serve to Project: Haulover Park Marina Phase II - Total project
coordinate the work of the other trades. Shoreline Foundations cost $10 million. As designed by Coastal Engineering &
crane operators are State certified and our construction equipment Science, Inc. This project included construction of 625 linear
is carefully maintained by our full-time mechanical maintenance feet of new pre-cast concrete bulkhead, 4 new main piers
staff. Mechanical failures are addressed immediately and repairs designed to accommodate 85 additional vessels. Along
are generally completed in less than 24 hours. Our barges and with excavating 47,000 cubic yards of existing material to
tugs are dry docked and inspected on an annual basis and kept in create a new basin, upgrades to existing utilities including fire
excellent working condition. Equipment failure will not delay your suppression, potable water, lighting and landscaping, two
construction schedule. 90 deep injection wells were also constructed. This project
was constructed in two phases so the existing commercial
Shoreline has a number of significant projects under its belt in South fishing fleet could remain operational during construction.
Florida that are of similar type and use as Virginia Key Marina, and This project required constant and precise coordination and
also includes projects performed for Miami-Dade County marinas, scheduling with the owner and the engineer to minimize the
including: impact to the public. This project was completed on time with
Project: Pier 66 Marina Redevelopment Phase I & II - Total no injuries to the public or our workforce.
cost of the project was $8.6 million. The engineer of record
was Coastal Systems International, Inc. Construction included Additional information regarding Shorelines experience and
demolition and reconstruction of approximately 19,000 sf of services can be found online at www.shorelinefoundation.com.
fixed concrete docks & concrete finger piers; constructed on
18 and 14 square concrete pile, cast-in-place concrete James (Tony) A. Royo, President, Co-Founder, Partner - A Senior-
pile caps and pre-cast/pre-fabricated concrete deck slabs level Business Management Executive, James (Tony) Royo has
(ranging from 9 to 12 in depth). The deep water main dock, more than 35 years of diverse experience and proven record of
along the Intracoastal waterway consisted of approximately developing business growth programs and implementing directives
16,000 sf concrete topping slab. Approx. 36 slip concrete achieving strong, sustainable results. As one of the Founding
floating dock facility; with Electrical, Plumbing, Fire & Fuel Partners, Mr. Royo has served as President of Shoreline Foundation,
and anchored with 18 x 18 x 60 pre-cast concrete piling. Inc. since its inception in 1986 and has led the company to
Project: Dania Beach Municipal Marina - Total cost of the becoming highly-successful. With overall responsibility for
project was $6.3 million. Engineer on record was Craven corporate reputation, his extensive experience includes finance,
Thompson & Associates. The project consisted of a new property and job procurement, workers compensation and liability
seawall, a 120-slip floating dock system, and new Dock insurance, project bidding, legal matters, bonding, licenses, and
foreign marketing. Mr. Royo oversees all operational aspects of

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Shoreline Foundation, Inc. in order to insure the companys success quality control, project documentation, logistics, planning,
and profitability. He is accountable for providing strategic direction scheduling, execution and completions. He is directly involved in
for the organization, coordinating the day-to-day development the project from the conceptual estimating stage to the bidding
and investment activities of the firm, and ensuring company stage and then follows each trade from award to completion.
objectives are consistently achieved. His input to contract negotiations prior to the start of construction
is essential to the administration of these contracts throughout the
Mr. Royo is also responsible for coordinating and overseeing construction period.
growth opportunities for Shoreline outside the United States, and
for targeting new businesses, growing and increasing penetration John has comprehensive expertise in the fields of marine operations,
of existing businesses, and leading the development of business project management, employee scheduling, subcontractor
and operations in emerging markets. Tony is at the forefront of scheduling, quality control, job safety and equipment maintenance.
identifying foreign market opportunities and understanding the Mr. McGee is versatile, articulate and profit-minded with extensive
complexities affiliated with these new ventures. Tony serves as experience in planning, development, administration and
the companys chief strategist, responsible for leading Shorelines management of construction operations with a consistent record
strategic management processes and development activities as well of achievement in improving quality, accountability and efficiency.
as managing the companys relationship with alliance partners. He possesses excellent construction specifications analysis and has
in-depth knowledge of architectural, structural, and mechanical
Barry S. Reed, Vice-President, Co-Founder, Partner - Barry is a systems. John has demonstrated his managerial skills on a variety
highly experienced Marine Construction Operations and Project of projects from management of the design process through
Management Executive with demonstrated strengths in large completion of construction, interacting with design teams, clients
scale, high-end and fast-track multi-million dollar projects. He is and construction trades. Clients admire his commitment to quality
an extremely hands on partner and directly accessible to clients and service standards, his attention to detail and his ability to get
with a proven ability to continuously deliver results. His technical the job done right and on schedule under even the most difficult
expertise is in deep foundation pile shoring design as well as strong circumstances.
capabilities in underground shoring. He is very versatile in design/
build of marinas with excavation expertise. Mr. Reed is responsible Charles M. Diveto, PE, GC, Construction Project Manager -
for planning, directing, and coordinating all project-related field Charles is a goal driven, results orientated construction manager
activities. He is accountable for the entire construction process with more than nine years field experience possessing excellent
including full P&L responsibilities. He provides management, detail-orientated planning, management & financial responsibility.
coordination and oversight in all aspects of project delivery systems Charles key achievements include: Project Manager of the
including budgeting, estimating, constructability, scheduling and Trump International Hotel and Tower, a 24-story, $120M five-
phasing, regulatory authorities, purchasing, and quality control. star condo-hotel; Project Manager of public and private marine
He provides direct supervision of Project Managers, staff, and projects for US Army Corps of Engineers, Palm Beach County,
subcontractors. Barry consistently provides superior decision- Miami Dade County, Sarasota County, City of Sunny Isles Beach,
making for a wide range of experience on large-scale projects, as and Moss & Associates; and, Project Engineer for Broward County
well as brings a vast array of knowledge to any project that starts Convention Center Access Ramp project reviewing all submittals,
from project feasibility on through site planning, design, budgeting, pay applications, and liaison to Port Everglades Civil Engineering
value engineering, scheduling, material and sub-contractor buy- design including water, sewer, paving and drainage for multiple
outs, negotiating, change orders, and claim resolution to end user projects including Riviera Isles by MINTO in Miramar, Florida.
occupancy.
Fred Maxwell, Superintendent - With over 25 years of marine
John R. McGee, Vice-President, Co-Founder, Partner - As a construction experience, Fred is responsible for overseeing daily
Vice President and founding partner of Shoreline Foundation, operations of the Marine Division. Transforming construction
Inc., John has earned a reputation for accepting nothing less drawings into steel, concrete, and wooden structures requires daily
than excellence in marine and pile driving construction. John has coordination of eight construction crews, scheduling of specialty
extensive knowledge in all aspects of company management and equipment, and the provision of constant attention to the needs of
financial policies. Mr. McGee is responsible for the administration the client. Over the last 18 years, Freds dedication to detail has
and construction oversight of the entire project life cycle for marine resulted in the creation of landmark marine facilities throughout
projects accountable for budgets, cost management, purchasing, South Florida and the Caribbean.

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8. ACCOUNTANT 9. MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT


Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams LTD. (ORBA) Garth Solutions

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and managers have some of the highest levels of direct client and leading the implementation of comprehensive public outreach
involvement in the industry. Additional information regarding initiatives that proactively engage local communities and promote
ORBAs experience and services can be found online at: www. their participation on marquis programs nationwide but especially
orba.com. in South Florida. Additionally, Ms. Garth has led the led the
implementation of innovative, capacity-building programs that
Michael Kovacks, CPA, Director - has served as an accountant
promote utilization of small, MWBE firms on marquis capital
for closely-held businesses for nearly 30 years. He has been
programs. Through her leadership, the Garth team has been
with ORBA since 1986 and is a member of the firms Real Estate
instrumental in the award of over $400 million in work to MWBE
Group. He became a Director in 2000. Mikes work focuses on
firms.
providing accounting, tax and business consulting services to mid-
size companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, (l) Project Team Resumes
manufacturing and financial services. Mike is also one of the firms SEE APPENDIX 5 SCHEDULE A FOR
experts in audits of employee benefit plans. He is a seasoned sailor PROJECT TEAM RESUMES
and enjoys cruising Lake Michigan for as long as the Chicago
season permits.

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VIRGINIA KEY
HARBOUR & MARINE CENTER

14.
ATTACHMENTS
PROPOSAL
CITY OF MIAMI
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP NO. 16-17-011)
LEASE OF CITY-OWNED WATERFRONT PROPERTY
FOR MARINAS/RESTAURANT/SHIPS STORE USES
DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE & ASSET MANAGEMENT LOCATED AT VIRGINIA KEY, MIAMI FLORIDA

VOLUME 2
14. PROPOSAL ATTACHMENTS
14. PROPOSAL ATTACHMENTS
VOLUME 2

(a) RFP Checklist - APPENDIX 1

(b) RFP Registration Form & Fee - APPENDIX 2

(c) RFP Submission Form - APPENDIX 3

(d) Business and Financial References - APPENDIX 3

(e) Proposers Organizational History/Structure and Chart - APPENDIX 3

(f) Business Team Qualifications and Resumes - APPENDIX 4

(g) Development/Project Team Qualifications and Resumes - APPENDIX 5

(h) Certifications - APPENDIX 6

(i) Disclosure/Disclaimer - APPENDIX 7

(j) Consent Forms - APPENDIX 9

(k) Integrity & Non-Collusion Affidavit - APPENDIX 10

(l) Redlined Lease Agreement

(m) Additional Information


APPENDIX 1
VIRGINIA KEY MARINA RFP 16-17-011 CHECKLIST

PROPOSER NAME: VIRGINIA KEY, LLC


Proposal Copies
X 1 original, 1 unbound copy, and 18 bound copies


X Electronic Copy on a CD-ROM or USB with all required attachments

X Marked as RFP Proposal for Virginia Key Marina RFP No. 16-17-011
Proposal Content
X Cover Page


X Table of Contents

X Executive Summary

X Vision, Goals and Objectives of Project

X Community Benefits

X Redevelopment Schedule

X Project Plan
X Operational Plan


X Market Analysis and Economic Feasibility

X Financial Feasibility

X Financial Plan

X Final Return to the City

X Experience and Qualifications
Attachments

X RFP Registration Form
X RFP Checklist


X Proposal Submission Fees
o Registration Fee $150
o Background Check Fee $5,000
o Bid Security $25,000

X RFP Proposal Submission Form
o Financial Reference Letter or Commitment Letter
o Organizational History & Chart

X Business Team Qualifications Form
X Development Team Qualifications Form


X Entity Certification Form

X Disclosure and Disclaimer Form

X Background Screening Consent Forms

X Non-Collusion Affidavit

X Redlined Lease Agreement
300 Alton Road, Suite 303
Beach, Florida 33139

*
* Please see following page regarding legal business entity
authorization.
*LEGAL BUSINESS ENTITY AUTHORIZATION:
.
VKLLC is authorized to do business in the State of Florida, Miami-
Dade County, and the City of Miami. VKLLC currently holds a valid
and active certificate of good standing with the Florida Department
of State Division of Corporations. VKLLC also has a current and
active Miami-Dade County Local Business Tax Receipt. VKLLC
currently has no impediment to obtaining a City of Miami Certificate
of Use, which may only be issued upon satisfactory inspection of the
completed premises, and a Business Tax Receipt, which may only
be obtained after obtaining a Certificate of Use. VKLLC does not
currently have a Business Tax Receipt under suspension or
revocation and is not the subject of code enforcement procedures, a
state law or county violation, or a violation of the zoning ordinance
or other city ordinance at the RFP site. VKLLC is not in violation of
any provision of Chapter 2, Article IV, Division 2 of the City Code,
and the proposed activity at the RFP site will be in compliance with
all City ordinances, including the applicable zoning ordinance at the
time of issuance of the Certificate of Use.
h. Stock Symbol, if Publicly Traded: Not Applicable

i. Corporate Structure: (include parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as applicable)

Virginia Key, LLC is a joint venture between RCI Group, Inc. and Suntex
________________________________________________________________

Marinas. See organizational charts attached as "Appendix 3 - Schedule C".


________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

j. Proposers Principals:

1. Robert Christoph 4. Chris Petty

2. Robert Christoph, Jr. 5. David Filler

3. Bryan Redmond 6. John Powers

Any principals included on this RFP Submission Form may not be substituted or
withdrawn from participation after the Submission Date unless the City Manager
specifically authorizes in writing a request for substitution.

k. Individual(s) Authorized to Negotiate and Sign on Proposers Behalf:

Robert Christoph and Robert Christoph, Jr. are both authorized to negotiate.
________________________________________________________________

Robert Christoph, Jr. is authorized to sign on Proposer's behalf.


________________________________________________________________

l. Brief Company History:


For the purpose of submitting this Response to RFP No. 16-17-011, RCI Group and
Suntex have formed Virginia Key, LLC, a Florida limited liability company qualified to
do business in the State of Florida (referred to herein as "VKLLC"). VKLLC is
comprised of a joint venture between RCI Group and Suntex. VKLLC is thus the
combination of the marina development/operation experience and financial capacity of
both RCI Group and Suntex.

RCI is the business name used to describe the portfolio of related companies, all
owned and managed by Robert W. Christoph and Robert W. Christoph, Jr, the
principals of each company and the Christoph Family Trust.
2
Suntex Marinas is a real estate company investing exclusively in niche mixed-use
marinas and their related operating platforms. Suntex and its predecessor companies
have been in the marina business since 1995. Suntex is led by a management team
with over 100 years combined experience investing in, acquiring, developing and
operating marinas. Suntex currently employs approximately 60 people in its corporate
office and approximately 1,200 on-site at its marinas during peak seasons.
.
Suntex Marinas is the business name used to describe the portfolio of related
companies and marinas all owned and or managed by Suntex Marina Investors LLC and
its principals John D. Powers, Jr., Bryan Redmond, Chris Petty and David Filler.
.
VKLLC meets the RFPs threshold qualification standards and has the requisite
expertise and financial and management capability to develop a marina/restaurant
destination facility of similar scope and complexity as identified in the Project objectives.
As reflected in the attached Business Team and Development Teams Experience
Forms, the experience of the members of the Project Team far exceeds the minimum of
ten years experience in the management and successful operation of marinas,
restaurants, and ancillary facilities of similar size and complexity; including the minimum
of ten years active experience and responsibility for daily operations of a marina
restaurant; as well as the minimum of five years experience operating ships stores and
retail facilities. The Project Team consists of local firms that employ City residents and
contractors.

1,300 +/- (Suntex 1,260 +/-) (RCI 85 +/-).


m. Number of Individuals Employed:

n. Is your company currently involved in any litigation in which an adverse decision might result
in a material changes in the companys financial position or future viability? If so, please
explain:

No.
________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

3
II. BUSINESS/FINANCIAL REFERENCES FOR ENTITY/PRINCIPALS
Please provide three (3) Business References and one (1) financial reference for each Principal.
Attach additional pages as necessary.

PRINCIPAL: Robert Christoph and RCI Group

Business Reference 1:

________________________________________________________________
Bruce MacArthur / Chairman
Name/Title

________________________________________________________________
First National Bank of South Miami 305-667-5511 / bwmacarthur@wirtzcorp.com
Company Name Telephone No./Email

5750 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Florida 33143


________________________________________________________________
Address

Business Reference 2:

________________________________________________________________
Glen Larson / President
Name/Title

________________________________________________________________
Dock & Marine Construction 305-751-9911 / glen@dockandmarine.com
Company Name Telephone No./Email

________________________________________________________________
752 NE 79th Street, Miami, Florida 33138
Address

Business Reference 3:

________________________________________________________________
Bill Golden / President
Name/Title

________________________________________________________________
Golden Boat Lifts 239-337-4141 / bgolden@goldenboatlifts.com
Company Name Telephone No./Email

17611 East Street, North Fort Myers, Florida 33917


________________________________________________________________
Address
Financial Reference 1:

________________________________________________________________
John Costa / Senior Vice President
Name/Title

City National Bank 305-577-7394 / John.costa@citynational.com


________________________________________________________________
Bank/Financial Institution Name Telephone No./Email

________________________________________________________________
1450 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131
Address of Bank/Financial Institution

FINANCIAL REFERENCE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FINANCIAL REFERENCE LETTER ON THE


FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LETTERHEAD.

*FINANCIAL REFERENCES ATTACHED AS


"SCHEDULE A TO APPENDIX 3"
*BUSINESS REFERENCES ATTACHED AS
"SCHEDULE B TO APPENDIX 3"
II. BUSINESS/FINANCIAL REFERENCES FOR ENTITY/PRINCIPALS
Please provide three (3) Business References and one (1) financial reference for each Principal.
Attach additional pages as necessary.

PRINCIPAL: Robert Christoph Jr. and RCI Group

Business Reference 1:

________________________________________________________________
Lach Cheatem / President
Name/Title

________________________________________________________________
Palmdale Oil Company 561-732-2433 / Lach@palmdaleoil.com
Company Name Telephone No./Email

911 North 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950


________________________________________________________________
Address

Business Reference 2:

________________________________________________________________
Danielle Butler / President
Name/Title
Marine Industries Association Luxury Law Group 954-745-0799 /
________________________________________________________________
dbutler@luxurylawgroup.com
Company Name Telephone No./Email

________________________________________________________________
909 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Address

Business Reference 3:

________________________________________________________________
Sergio Rok / President
Name/Title

________________________________________________________________
Rok Enterprises, Inc. 305-377-4921 / sergio@rokenterprisesinc.com
Company Name Telephone No./Email

48 East Flagler Street, PH 105 Miami, Florida 33131


________________________________________________________________
Address
Financial Reference 1:

________________________________________________________________
David Albright / Senior Vice President
Name/Title

Florida Community Bank 305-577-7394 / dalbright@fcb1923.com


________________________________________________________________
Bank/Financial Institution Name Telephone No./Email

________________________________________________________________
1555 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, #110, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Address of Bank/Financial Institution

FINANCIAL REFERENCE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FINANCIAL REFERENCE LETTER ON THE


FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LETTERHEAD.

*FINANCIAL REFERENCES ATTACHED AS


"SCHEDULE A TO APPENDIX 3"
*BUSINESS REFERENCES ATTACHED AS
"SCHEDULE B TO APPENDIX 3"
II. BUSINESS/FINANCIALREFERENCESFORENTITY/PRINCIPALS
Pleaseprovidethree(3)BusinessReferencesandone(1)financialreferenceforeachPrincipal.
Attachadditionalpagesasnecessary.
John D. Powers, Jr., Bryan Redmond,
PRINCIPAL: Chris Petty, David Filler and Suntex Marinas

BusinessReference1:

Mick Webber, President and CEO


________________________________________________________________
Name/Title

HydroHoist Marine Group, Inc. (918) 341-6811


________________________________________________________________
CompanyName TelephoneNo./Email

915 West Blue Starr Drive, Claremore, Oklahoma 74017


________________________________________________________________
Address

BusinessReference2:

Barry Kelley, Executive VP


________________________________________________________________
barryk@westmarine.com
Name/Title

West Marine (Port Supply) (831) 761-6930


________________________________________________________________
CompanyName TelephoneNo./Email

500 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076


________________________________________________________________
Address

BusinessReference3:

Douglas Jones, Business Development Executive


________________________________________________________________
Name/Title

(214) 572-6584 / djones@mansfieldoil.com


________________________________________________________________
Mansfield Oil
CompanyName TelephoneNo./Email

8117 Preston Rd, Suite 202 Dallas, TX 75225


________________________________________________________________
Address

4
FinancialReference1:

________________________________________________________________
Jonathan Simeons, SVP, South Region Commercial Banking Director
Name/Title

Florida Community Bank (305) 662-4550 / jsimoens@fcb1923.com


________________________________________________________________
Bank/FinancialInstitutionName TelephoneNo./Email

________________________________________________________________
2500 Weston Road, Suite 401 Weston, FL 33331
AddressofBank/FinancialInstitution

FinancialReference2:

Chris Daniel, Senior Vice President, Community Bank President


Name/Title

First United Bank_______________________(972) 668-7906 / chris.daniel@firstunitedbank.com


Bank/FinancialInstitutionName TelephoneNo./Email

6100 Preston Road, Firsco, TX 75034


Address of Bank/Financial Institution

FINANCIAL REFERENCE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FINANCIAL REFERENCE LETTER ON THE


FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS LETTERHEAD.

*FINANCIAL REFERENCES ATTACHED AS


"SCHEDULE A TO APPENDIX 3"
*BUSINESS REFERENCES ATTACHED AS
"SCHEDULE B TO APPENDIX 3"

5
III. PROPOSAL SUMMARY
a. Proposed Facilities:
Mixed-use marina center including: 750 slip automated dry stack facility, 162 wet slips,
30,000 square feet of commercial space, baywalk with observation points, casual dining
restaurant, table cloth dining restaurant, ship's store and dock master's office.
.
b. Proposed Parking:
630 parking spaces
.
c. Anticipated Regulatory Concerns:
ACOE, DEP, DERM, City of Miami, and Miami-Dade County
.
d. Referendum Date:
November 2017
.
e. Anticipated Project Commencement Date:
Anticipate commencing (1) permitting in January 20018; and (2) construction of Phase I
in September 2018.
.
f. Anticipated Project Completion Date:
48 months subject to permitting.
IV. FINANCIAL ASSUMPTIONS SUMMARY
Instructions: Please enter values for all cells. Footnotes may be added in in the "Notes / Other"
section.

Project Detail
Linear Footage of Marina Facilities 35,170 +/-
Total Wet Slips 162
Total Linear Footage of Wet Slips 8920 +/-
Total Dry Slips 750
Total Linear Footage of Dry Slips 26,250
Total Project Hard and Soft Costs $80,000,000
Developer's Fee, if any (percentage and dollar value) 6%
Assumed General Vacancy (at stabilization) 6%
Assumed Vacancy During Construction (as applicable) Minimized depending on phase & location
Proposed Construction Timeline (closing to Certificate Phase 1-24 months;Phase 2-36
of Occupancy) (Number of Months) months;Phase 3-48 months
Project Stabilization Year 2023
Projected Total Revenue at Stabilization $25,171,000
Projected Vacancy at Stabilization 5%

Projected Income
$2,150,000 increasing no less than 3% annually
Base Rent (Annual)
Escalations to Base Rent 3%-5%
Percentage Rent - Wet and Dry Slips 6%
Percentage Rent - Fuel 6%
Percentage Rent - Retail and Restaurant 6%
Marina Related Storage N/A
Marina Operations (non-fuel) $20,802,000 at stablization
Other (as applicable) N/A
Parking Contribution N/A per Addendum #5

Projected Cost per Phase


Phase I $36,700,000
Phase II $18,550,000
Phase III $24,750,000
Phase IV N/A
Phase V N/A
Phase VI N/A

Proposed Total Rent Payments to City - Nominal $ 60,479,022

7
Proposed Total Rent Payments - NPV (assume 5% $ 41,850,704
discount rate)

Debt & Equity Detail


Total Developer Equity Contributed $30,000,000
% of Total 37.5%
Source(s) and Share (s) of Equity

Total Debt Financing


% of Total 62.5%
Source (s) and Share (s) of Debt See bank letters

Financing Contingencies (please describe) N/A

Other Project Contingencies (please describe) Referendum

Stabilization Information expected 2023 depending upon any


third party delays

Notes / Other None

***Please note that this RFP Proposal Submission Form is in addition to the required proposal components
specified in the RFP. Please ensure that the contents of the Proposal are consistent with the information
provided within this summary. Where there is a discrepancy between the amounts offered within the Bid,
the amounts that would provide the greatest return to the City shall prevail***

8
AcknowledEement & Acceptance

Submittal of this Proposalshall constitute acceptance of allthe provlsions stated within the RFP, including,
but not limited to, the Indemnification provision provided in Section 11.M. of the RFP.

V. PROPOSER'S SIGNATURE

VIRGINIA KEY, LLC


a Florida limited liability company, Mav2lzOll

By: VIRGINIA KEY PARENT, LLC


a Florida limited liability @mpany,
its Sole Member

By: RWC VK, LLC,


a Florida limited liability company,
its Managing Member

Robert W. Christoph, Jr.,


its Sole Member
SCHEDULE A
TO APPENDIX 3

FINANCIAL REFERENCES
FLORIDA
CB
OMMUNITY BANK

City of Miami

Re: RCI Group

Gentlemen:

Florida Community Bank (FCB) has lent the RCI Group funds totaling the low eight figures the past
two years to develop waterfront projects on the eastern seaboard. The partnership has included
development funds needed to enable a new 150,000 sq. ft. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World to open
towards the end of last year along with construction funds to build a retail center consisting of a
Starbucks, Chipotle and T-Mobile.

Waterfront infrastructure is being funded by FCB where 1,650 linear feet of vertical bulkhead is
being constructed along with a landscaped Baywalk. RCI Group continues to deliver developments
that are public serving and offering the highest level of products and services.

FCB looks fonrrard to doing more business with RCI Group on their future projects.

For any further information, please call.

David Albright
Senior Vice President

lS55PalmBeachLakesBlvd.,Ste.ll0. WestPalmBeach,FL33401. Tel(561)681-5563'Faxi561)684'0885


SCHEDULE B
TO APPENDIX 3

BUSINESS REFERENCES
SCHEDULE C
TO APPENDIX 3

VIRGINIA KEY, LLC


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
VIRGINIA KEY, LLC
*

Robert Christoph
Robert Christoph, Jr.

Robert Christoph
Robert Christoph, Jr.

* See schedule A to this Appendix 4 for Business Team resumes.


Robert Christoph
Robert Christoph, Jr.
John R. Hopwood

Robert Christoph
Robert Christoph, Jr.
John R. Hopwood
Ralph Conti

Robert Christoph
Robert Christoph, Jr.
John R. Hopwood

* See schedule A to this Appendix 4 for Business Team resumes.


Previous Project(s) Total Project Years in
Individual Project Type Location Role in Project
Name Costs Project

Name: 1. Liberty Landing 1. Waterfront Mixed- 1. Jersey City, New 1. $60 million 1. Acquisition 1. 2010 - Present
Use: Retail, Jersey in planned Operation
John D. Powers, Jr. Commercial, Ship capital Management
Store, Restaurants, expenditures Capital
Bryan Redmond
and Mega-Yacht Expenditures
Chris Petty Marina
David Filler
Brucker Stensrud
2. Marina Jack & 2. Waterfront Mixed- 2. Sarasota, Florida 2. $60 million 2. Acquisition 2. 2016 - Present
Bayfront Yacht Works & Use: Retail, Ship Store, Operation
Marina Restaurant and Marina Management
Uses Capital
Expenditures
Role:
3. Snook Bight Yacht 3. Waterfront Mixed- 3. Fort Myers 3. $14 million 3. Acquisition 3. 2014 - Present
Club & Marina Use: Ship Store, Beach, Florida Operation
Team of Powers, Jr., Restaurant and Marina Management
Redmond, Petty, Filler and Uses Capital
Stensrud worked to perform Expenditures
due diligence, complete
acquisition and subsequently 4. Loggerhead Marina 4. 11 Waterfront Mixed- 4. 11 Marinas 4. $150 million 4. Acquisition 4. 2017 - Present
operate, manage and perform Portfolio Use: Ship Store, throughout Florida in planned Operation
capital expenditures as Restaurant and Marina capital Management
required for each prior Uses expenditures Capital
project. Expenditures

* See schedule A to this Appendix 4 for Business Team resumes.


SCHEDULE A
TO APPENDIX 4

BUSINESS TEAM RESUMES


RCI GROUP
Robert Christoph, Chairman

Robert Christoph, Jr., President

Begun in the late 1960s, RCI Group, is a portfolio of multifaceted


real estate development companies, including RCI Marine, Inc.,
owned by the Christoph family. It is now in its fifth decade of
active property development and management. The Christoph
Family, RCI Group, and its affiliates have developed or acquired
9,790 apartment units, 1.9 million sf of retail, office and self-
storage properties, and 1,285 marina slips with service-related
ancillary businesses. RCI Groups consolidated portfolio represents
over $150 million in total value and generates over $25 million in
annual gross revenues.

Today, the RCI Group and its related companies are widely
regarded in the eastern United States and the Caribbean for
providing a first class array of real estate services to a select group
of developers specializing in the creation of unique, luxury, multi-
dimensional marine related waterfront destinations. Due to its real
estate background and experience in commercial, residential,
multi-family, and marina properties, RCI Group and its principals
have established a quality reputation through their ability to
skillfully identify and integrate all phases necessary to create a
successful destination waterfront. As a result, RCI Groups
waterfront operations are the most desired destinations in their
respective markets.

RCI has a demonstrated ability to complement and form all-


inclusive teams of experts in order that all phases and aspects
required of a real estate development are identified and
addressed. RCI Groups team approach to phased development
ensures that the timing and size of each component is proper and
synergistically melded into the overall development.

RCI Group has over 25 years of extensive experience working with


governmental entities and government-owned property as
demonstrated by its development and operation of several
projects similar to the Virginia Key Marina RFP and detailed below,
such as: Miami Beach Marina (Miami Beach, FL), Steelpointe
Harbor (Bridgeport, CT) and Bahia Mar Yachting Center (Fort
Lauderdale, FL).

Additional information regarding RCI Groups experience and


services can be found online at: http://rciair.com/.
01 MARINA INFO:(13) GENERAL OVERVIEW 1/23/15 1:22 PM Page 1

Marina

Valvtect marine fuels Heated swimming pool


Pump-out facilities Garage parking, self & valet
Dockmaster tower with Bathrooms & showers
state-of-the-art weather service Laundry facilities
Bay walk overlooking the port 400 Slips with accommodations
24 hour security to 250 feet
In the heart of South Beach
300 Alton Rd. Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-6000 Fax (305) 538-1780
Monitoring Channel 16
www.miamibeachmarina.com
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Marina Dockage Layout

FEATURES: Internet service: Beacon Wi-Fi ON PREMISE SERVICES:


Control tower with state-of-the- Concrete docks and finger piers Casual and fine dining
art weather service 1000+ feet of floating pier, easy Market, gourmet grocery and
24 hr. dock attendants and access for small vessels provisioning
security patrol Boat lifts accommodating Hopkins Carter, complete
Heated swimming pool with vessels up to 24,000 lbs. marine hardware, bait and
laundry facilities tackle
Air Conditioned restrooms, FUEL DOCK Tarpoon Lagoon Diving Center
washers and dryers Valvtect gasoline, diesel and Dive Charters
Lighted, covered parking unleaded plus Club Nautico, boat rentals
U.S. Customs clearing Pump-out services
Yacht and sailboat charters
Golf and tennis close by Ice, Beverages
Yacht and sailboat brokers,
Most major credit cards new boat sales
accepted CONCIERGE SERVICES: Sport and drift fishing charters
Adjacent to beaches, Ocean Mail and package delivery SoFi Salon & Spa
Drive and Sobe night life Fax services Jet Ski Rentals
Most major credit cards
DOCKSIDE: accepted
VHF Channel 16/67 Laundry and dry cleaning
30amp/50amp/100amp single services available
phase/100amp three phase Taxi service and auto rentals
available
06 MONTYS:(4) MONTY'S 1/27/15 10:46 AM Page 1

Montys Stone Crab Restaurant & Raw Bar


A culinary landmark in Miami for over a
quarter century, Montys Stone Crab
and Seafood House at the Miami Beach
Marina is the leader in waterfront South
Florida seafood dining. Montys serves only
the finest and freshest foods available.
The Fishermans Catch of the Day, Florida
Lobster Tail, Jamaican Spiced Red
Snapper and our famous Bouillabaisse to
name just a few, plus our All You Can Eat
Stone Crabs, 365 days a year. Montys
also features terrific appetizer and dessert
selections, a sumptuous All You Can Eat
Salad Bar and the most popular Sunday
Brunch Buffet on the beach. Guests can
also take advantage of the Miami Beach
Marinas spectacular views and sunsets at
our outdoor raw bar restaurant. Situated
directly adjacent to the waterfront and
marina, the casual and relaxing
atmosphere, as well as the awesome raw
bar menu selections are sure to make your
visit to Montys a memorable one. Montys
Raw Bar features live music nightly as well
as South Floridas busiest happy hours
Monday through Friday from 4:00 until 8:00
featuring half price cocktails and reduced
prices on stone crabs, shrimp and oysters.
Fresh stone crab shipments are available
(Oct 15-May 15) to any city in the US.
Montys Miami Beach also has indoor and
outdoor party facilities accommodating up
to 1,000 guests. There is also plenty of
free valet and self parking. Montys at the
Miami Beach Marina is located at
300 Alton Road. Please telephone
(305) 673-3444.
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Texas de Brazil - Brazilian Steakhouse


T exas de Brazil is the newest premier
dining experience in Miami Beach.
Located at the Marina on Alton Road, this
authentic Brazilian-style steakhouse
entices diners with an extravagant 60-item
seasonal salad area and side dishes,
followed by a troop of carvers roaming the
restaurant with sizzling cuts of beef, pork,
lamb, chicken and Brazilian Sausage-all
flame grilled to perfection and served
tableside. This indulgent restaurant
concept also features a sushi bar, onsite
Events Coordinator, private dining rooms,
extensive award-winning wine cellar and
private lounge. Texas de Brazil is
located at the Miami Beach Marina,
300 Alton Road.
Tel: (305) 695-7702
General Overview

B ayshore Landing is conveniently located


in the heart of Coconut Grove. The
location is perfect, offering easy access to the
of Coconut Grove. Bayshore Landing is a
mere 20 minutes from Miami International
Airport and close to major roadways. Our
Intercoastal and Atlantic Ocean. Just around superlative location offers state-of-art marina
the corner, within walking distance, are the facilities with ammenities that are second to
world famous restaurants, shops and galleries none. Contact us for further information:
(305) 854-7997
Boat Slips

T2 T1

600s 200s
500s
100s
PIER 3
Good Docking

400s

400s FLORIDA YACHT

MARINE MAX
INTERNATIONAL

PIER 2
PIER 1

FLORIDA YACHT
300s INTERNATIONAL
MARINE MAX

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TRANSIENT
TRANSIENT

MONTYS
RAW BAR AMERICAN
WATERSPORTS

TRANSIENT

PARKING
Montys Raw Bar
A Coconut Grove tradition since 1969,
Montys Rawbar is renowned for its
fresh seafood, great music, and a scenic,
casual atmosphere. Whether you are
looking for the freshest Stone Crabs, a
great steak, or just a great hamburger or
fish sandwich, Montys is the place to be!

Guests can take advantage of the


spectacular view of the waterfront and
sunsets, all while listening to live music
seven days a week.

Experience the best happy hours in South


Florida, with all cocktails almost half off
and reduced pricing for oysters, Stone
Crabs, shrimp, and clams Monday through
Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM (Excluding
holidays). Come and wind down the day
with us at our covered outdoor patio, or in
air conditioned comfort at our indoor bar
and dining area. Flat screen TVs can be
seen throughout the restaurant, for your
viewing pleasure.

Our Special Events & Catering Department


is here to help you plan your party or
corporate event with a variety of options to
suit every budget. Montys is an excellent
venue for wedding rehearsal dinners,
fishing tournaments, birthday parties, and
company get-togethers.

Montys Rawbar is located at the Bayshore


Landings Marina at 2550 South Bayshore
Drive, Coconut Grove. Tel: (305) 856-3992
SUNTEX MARINAS
John D. Powers, Jr., Founding Principal, CEO

Bryan Redmond, Founding Principal, Head of Acquisitions

Chris Petty, Principal, Investment Services

David Filler, Principal, Head of Business Development

Suntex Marinas is a leading owner, operator and developer of


high-quality coastal and inland marina properties located
throughout the United States. Suntex Marinas is a real estate
company investing exclusively in niche mixed-use marinas and
their related operating platforms. Suntex and its predecessor
companies have been in the marina business since 1995. Currently,
Suntex owns and manages 43 marinas comprised of approximately
15,500 boat slips with a combined value exceeding $600 Million.
These marinas are all full-service and include retail spaces, office
buildings, resorts, hotels, and restaurants throughout the United
States, including 14 marinas in Florida.

Suntex is led by a management team with over 100 years


combined experience investing in, acquiring and operating
marinas. Suntex currently employs approximately 60 people in its
corporate office and approximately 1,200 on-site at its marinas
during peak seasons. Suntex has experience with Florida and the
Rules & Regulations governing Marina Operations by currently
owning and operating Snook Bight Marina in Fort Myers Beach, FL,
Marina Jack and Bayfront Yacht Works in Sarasota, FL, and 11
Loggerhead marinas located in St. Petersburg, South Miami,
Aventura, Hollywood, Lantana, South Lantana, Riviera Beach, Palm
Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Vero Beach and Daytona Beach.

Over the last two decades, the principals of Suntex have acquired,
managed and/or sold approximately 60 marinas. The principals
and management of Suntex and its predecessor company have
typically invested in partnership with high net worth individuals,
family offices, private equity firms and hedge funds. Suntexs
realized and unrealized investments have a demonstrable track
record of providing high current income, as well as significant
capital appreciation.
In 1995, Johnny Powers, Ron Rhoades and Scott McMullin invested
in Lakeway Marina, their first marina together. Between 1995 and
1999, they were active in multiple real estate classes, including
office, multifamily, industrial, retail and golf assets - investing an
aggregate of over $200 million in partners and third-party capital.

In 2000, Johnny Powers and his partners decided to focus the


business solely on marinas, divesting their non-marina real estate
assets. They formed Sun Resorts International and over the next
six years amassed a portfolio of 13 marinas and built a marina
management company. In a series of transactions in 2006 and
2007, Sun Resorts International sold all but three of its marinas
and the management company to Island Global Yachting (IGY),
and subsequently the team worked under the IGY umbrella,
leading the acquisition team throughout 2007 and 2008. In August
2015, Suntex also raised $200 Million in equity and $300 Million in
debt (total $500 Million) to purchase and develop additional
marinas. Suntex equity commitments have been expanded to
approximately $275 Million as of May 15th, 2017.

Suntex has a proven track record of value creation in the marina


industry. The value creation process starts from the identification
of an acquisition opportunity, where Suntex, because of its
dedicated business development team, has direct relationships
with marina owners across the country, in a marketplace devoid of
the traditional commercial brokerage community.

Suntex seeks to create value at every step of the acquisition,


operations and asset management process. A few examples
include:

Strategic high return on investment (ROI) capital projects:


Suntex has extensive experience generating incremental NOI
from a property by selectively replacing antiquated
infrastructure with slips that can generate the highest rate in a
given market.
Revenue mix: Suntexs experience enables it to optimize the mix
of amenities at a particular marina (e.g. service, fuel, retail shop,
etc.), in order to enhance the customer experience and
ultimately drive the highest slip rental rates.
Internalizing service departments: Suntex understands that a
poorly operated service department can have a negative impact
on the customer experience. As a matter of practice, Suntex will
internalize the service department so it can elevate the standard
of service to the tenant, have greater control over the overall
customer experience, and ultimately drive incremental revenues
at the property.
SUNTEX MARINAS John D. Powers, Jr.
Home Office: Founding Principal and CEO
17330 Preston Road John D. Powers, Jr. (Johnny) is a Founding Principal, member of the Board
Suite 220A and Chief Executive Officer of Suntex Marina Investors LLC (SMI). He is
Dallas, TX 75252 also a member of SMIs Executive Committee. His primary responsibilities
include working with his partners and investors to regularly evaluate the
214 789 1400 strategy for the investments, sourcing capital, investor relations, strategic
partnerships and acquisitions.
Florida Office:
From February of 2007 through December of 2008, Mr. Powers was
1688 Meridian Avenue Executive Vice President of M&A with Island Global Yachting (IGY). Prior
Suite 900 to the acquisition of Sun Resorts International, Inc. (Sun Resorts) by IGY in
Miami Beach, FL 3313 February of 2007, Mr. Powers was a founder and Managing Director of Sun
305 707 8355 Resorts and affiliated companies and President of Sun Resorts
Management, Inc. Sun Resorts acquired, owned and managed 13 marinas
located in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean and employed approximately
400 people. Mr. Powers was also one of three founding members of Harvard
Property Trust Inc. (Harvard Property Trust), which was a Texas based
private real estate investment trust. From 1996 through 1998, Harvard
Property Trust acquired over $200 Million of suburban office buildings
located in Texas and Minnesota.

Mr. Powers has been responsible as a principal for over $1 Billion of


transactions for Suntex, Sun Resorts, Harvard Property Trust, and related
entities. Mr. Powers and his partners have also been responsible for securing
over $400 Million of equity capital for Suntex, Sun Resorts, Harvard Property
Trust, and related entities. Mr. Powers has developed outstanding
relationships with numerous individual accredited investors, who have
invested in various ventures in which he is a principal. He also maintains
strong relationships with institutional equity investors and lenders.

Mr. Powers received his Juris Doctor in 1992 from the University of Texas.
Prior to attending law school, he graduated magna cum laude from Southern
Methodist University, obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration degree
in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and Finance. Mr. Powers has
also completed 30 hours towards his Masters of Business Administration
degree from Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Powers is a former member of the Texas State Bar Association. Mr.
Powers is a former member of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization and
current member of the Bent Tree Bible Church. He is also a graduate of the
Transformational Leadership Program. He resides in Dallas with his wife,
Cintia, and has six children, Alexandra, Jordan, Preston, J.D., Grace, and
John Austin. Mr. Powers leads Suntexs efforts with respect to the Folds of
Honor Foundation on which he serves as a board member.
Bryan Redmond
SUNTEX MARINAS Founding Principal, Head of Acquisitions
Home Office:
Bryan Redmond is Founding Principal and Head of Acquisitions of Suntex
17330 Preston Road
Marina Investors LLC (SMI). He is also a member of SMIs Executive
Suite 220A Committee. He has worked with the other Principals and investors for the
Dallas, TX 75252 past 15 years, and in that time has developed a network of high net-worth
investors who have participated in the ventures in which he is involved. His
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primary role is the overall coordination of all operations and implementation
plans to take on the projected growth of the company. Mr. Redmonds
Florida Office: experiences also include the negotiation, underwriting and the capitalization of
1688 Meridian Avenue debt and equity for real estate, marina and resort properties and operating
companies.
Suite 900
Miami Beach, FL 3313 Mr. Redmond was formerly a Director of M&A Business Development for
305 707 8355 Island Global Yachting (IGY). Prior to IGY, Mr. Redmond was Director of
Acquisitions for Sun Resorts International, Inc. (Sun Resorts). Sun Resorts
acquired, owned and managed 13 marinas located in Texas, Florida and the
Caribbean. Mr. Redmond has been responsible for over $500MM of marina
acquisitions (over 55 different marina properties to date) and involved in
over $700MM of transactions with Suntex, IGY, and Sun Resorts. He began
working with Sun Resorts International in 2002, and prior to that time he
worked for Arthur Andersen.

Mr. Redmond attended Southwestern University, from which he graduated


with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and where he played two
years of collegiate baseball. Mr. Redmond is a licensed real estate broker in
the state of Texas and currently resides in Plano, Texas with his wife Brandy
and daughters Brooklyn and Brinkley.
SUNTEX MARINAS David Filler, Esq.
Home Office: Principal, Head of Business Development
17330 Preston Road
David Filler is a Principal and Head of Business Development of Suntex. He
Suite 220A has worked with the Principals for the past six years. David has 21 years of
Dallas, TX 75252 experience in the practice of law.
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In addition to his role with Suntex, Mr. Filler is a partner in the law firm of
Filler Rodriguez, LLP. Throughout his career, Mr. Filler has participated in
Florida Office: over $1.5 Billion of real estate and equity transactions.
1688 Meridian Avenue
Mr. Filler is member of the Board of Directors for Pacific Sunwear of
Suite 900 California, Inc. (PSUN), and sits on the audit committee. Mr. Filler received
Miami Beach, FL 3313 his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Texas. He
305 707 8355 is a member of the Texas Bar, the New York Bar, and the Florida Bar. He
resides in Miami, Florida, with his wife and their two children.
Chris Petty
SUNTEX MARINAS Principal, Investment Services
Home Office:
Chris Petty is Principal, Investment Services of Suntex Marina Investors LLC
17330 Preston Road
(SMI). He has worked with the other Suntex principals for the past twelve
Suite 220A years and previously served as President of Suntex Marinas and Head of
Dallas, TX 75252 Operations. During this time, Mr. Petty has played a pivotal role in the
acquisition of over 35 marinas and provided transitional and technical
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leadership for all properties. He is ultimately responsible for the operation of
43 marinas consisting of over 15,000 wet and dry slips, 25 service
Florida Office: departments, numerous retail leases as well as fleet operations. Mr. Petty
has also played the lead role in implementing accounting, management and
1688 Meridian Avenue
reporting software systems.
Suite 900
Miami Beach, FL 3313 Formerly, Mr. Petty was the North Caribbean Regional Manager at IGY and
305 707 8355 General Manager for IGYs flagship property, Yacht Haven Grande, St.
Thomas, Virgin Islands. While at Yacht Haven Grande he was able to
reduce payroll and expenses by $3,500,000 in one year. Mr. Petty had full
property financial and operational responsibility for the North Caribbean
assets, managed all facets of mall operations and all marina activities
including 600+ slips accommodating mega yachts up to 450.

Prior to its merger with IGY, Mr. Petty was recruited by Sun Resorts
International, Inc. to manage American Yacht Harbor, St. Thomas, Virgin
Islands. Mr. Petty was retained by IGY after the merger and continued to
manage the marina and all associated operations for four years where he was
able to increase revenues by 48.0% and NOI by 38.0%. Mr. Petty has 21
years of experience as General Manager, Vice President & President of
various resort marinas in 9 states and the Caribbean. His experience ranges
from personal watercraft to the worlds largest mega yachts. He is a board
member of the Association of Marinas Industry, a certified port facility officer
and holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master Captains License.

Mr. Petty attended the University of Arizona, from which he graduated with a
Bachelor of Science.
Josalyn Claussen
SUNTEX MARINAS Director of Marketing
Home Office:
Josalyn Claussen is Director of Marketing for Suntex and has over 15 years
17330 Preston Road
of marketing experience that includes 8 years specific to marinas.
Suite 220A
Dallas, TX 75252 After college, Josalyn began her sales and marketing career with the
Arizona Republic. In 2002, prior to working for Suntex Marinas, Josalyn
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was Marketing Manager for Island Global Yachtings flagship property,
Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. At Yacht Haven
Florida Office: Grande, she managed the daily operations for their marketing department.
While at Yacht Haven Grande, Josalyn developed and implemented an
1688 Meridian Avenue
integrated marketing plan to facilitate traffic to Yacht Havens 46-slip mega-
Suite 900 yacht marina and upscale shopping and dining galleria.
Miami Beach, FL 3313
305 707 8355 Josalyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in
Rock Island, IL, where she majored in Business Administration with a
concentration in Marketing and Communications.
Brucker Stensrud
SUNTEX MARINAS Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
Home Office:
17330 Preston Road Brucker Stensrud is Vice President of Acquisitions and has 15 years of
real estate investment and development experience. Brucker has been
Suite 220A involved in the acquisition, development and disposition of over $700
Dallas, TX 75252 million in real estate assets throughout the United States and abroad,
214 789 1400 including over $400 million in marina acquisitions and developments with
Suntex since 2013.

Florida Office: Brucker previously served as Partner with JTL Capital, LLC, a closely held,
1688 Meridian Avenue private real estate investment and development company based in Dallas,
Texas. While at JTL, Brucker played an instrumental role in the
Suite 900 underwriting, acquisition, asset management and disposition of properties
Miami Beach, FL 3313 spanning various asset classes including over 2.5 million square feet of
305 707 8355 retail, over 1.5 million square feet of office, 5 multifamily / condo
developments, 1 ultra-luxury resort hotel, and over 10,000 acres of raw
land. These projects were located throughout the United States, Mexico,
Costa Rica and Panama. Brucker is also a partner and investor in
numerous real estate partnerships and operating companies.

Brucker received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance


from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Dallas with his wife
and two daughters.
Ron TenEyck
SUNTEX MARINAS Vice President of Operations
Home Office:
Ron TenEyck joined the Suntex team in 2010 when Suntex acquired
17330 Preston Road
Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, New Jersey, where he served as
Suite 220A General Manager until he was promoted to Vice President of Operations
Dallas, TX 75252 for Suntex Marinas. He started at Liberty Landing Marina in 2006 as
Director of Service then was later promoted to General Manager.
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Mr. TenEycks background spans more than 20 years within the yachting
Florida Office: and marine industry. He started his maritime education at Fort Schuyler
Merchant Marine Academy and holds various degrees in the marine
1688 Meridian Avenue industry including Certified MerCruiser master technician and US Coast
Suite 900 Guard 100-ton Captains license. Ron is a certified technician for many high
Miami Beach, FL 3313 end yacht companies including Benetti, Uniesse, Sealine, Sunseeker and
305 707 8355 Searay, to name a few. Currently, he serves on various waterfront councils
for the City of New York and the state of New Jersey, specializing in
marine improvement and conservation. Ron is renowned for his reputation
in the marine service industry, with a large following of very satisfied
customers.

As well as his career in the marine industry, Ron is also a professional


powerboat racer in his spare time. He has won numerous awards and
trophies with his past race teams all over the nation.
SUNTEX MARINAS Stephen Lehn
Home Office: Vice President of Operations
17330 Preston Road
Stephen Lehn is the Vice President of Operations for Suntex and has over
Suite 220A 10 years of operations, asset management and investment experience. He
Dallas, TX 75252 began as a corporate real estate consultant for mid-size to Fortune 1000
companies, where he collaborated with their executive teams to create and
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implement cost cutting strategies while supporting their financial growth.
After receiving his MBA, Stephen took a position as a financial analyst for a
Florida Office: real estate investment trust, where he evaluated over $250 Million in capital
real estate investments and managed an annual capital investment budget
1688 Meridian Avenue
of over $115 Million. Stephen has also been a senior consultant for Hilton
Suite 900 Worldwide where he received awards for helping hotels grow their market
Miami Beach, FL 3313 share by an average of more than 16% and revenues by more than 30%.
305 707 8355
Stephen received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of
Business Administration in Finance from Texas Christian Universitys
Neeley School of Business. He is a Dallas native, an alumni of Jesuit
College Preparatory, an Eagle Scout, and a former Division I scholarship
tennis player.
Dario Meyer
SUNTEX MARINAS Director of Capital Projects
Home Office:
17330 Preston Road Dario Meyer is a 30 year veteran of the construction industry with a Civil
Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a
Suite 220A licensed Certified General Contractor in State of Florida, CGC 1518988.
Dallas, TX 75252
Mr. Meyer has been involved in the planning, management and
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construction of a host of successful projects including marinas, ports,
resorts, dams, highways, bridges, housing developments, and industrial
Florida Office: facilities throughout the world.
1688 Meridian Avenue
With a strong background in estimating and construction, Mr. Meyer is an
Suite 900 asset to the Suntex Marinas team in the challenges of building the right pro
Miami Beach, FL 3313 forma, developing a complete construction estimate and a corresponding
305 707 8355 development schedule. With extensive experience in large scale
construction, Mr. Meyer has worked on projects from resorts in Puerto
Rico and Antigua, to marinas in St.Thomas (USVI), St Lucia (WI), Antigua
(WI) including the mega yacht marinas Rodney Bay Marina, Yacht Haven
Grand and Nelson Dockyard and dredging in Antigua, St Maarten, St
Thomas (USVI) and St Croix (USVI). Mr. Meyer has been directly involved
in the design of over 50 marinas and the direct construction of over a
dozen marina projects worldwide.
Tom DeLong
SUNTEX MARINAS Vice President, Food & Beverage
Home Office:
17330 Preston Road 9/2016-Present, Vice President Food & Beverage, Suntex Marinas
Responsible for all food and beverage operations at Suntex including
Suite 220A Marina Jack Restaurant, Marina Jack II Luxury Cruises, Olearys Tiki Bar &
Dallas, TX 75252 Grill, Turtle Beach Grill and Caribbean Jacks in Daytona Beach.Total overall
214 789 1400 operations are based in Florida, have 280 employees with annual food and
beverage revenues in excess of 22 million.

Florida Office: 1/2002-9/2016, Marina Jack Inc., Sarasota, FL 34236


1688 Meridian Avenue Vice President/General Manager of a multi location waterfront restaurant
group in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Responsible for operation of 600
Suite 900 seat, multi-theme waterfront restaurant with dinner boat along with two
Miami Beach, FL 3313 separate casual 149 seat casual theme restaurant operation locations.
305 707 8355 Listed below are some detailed accomplishments
Increased revenues on an annual basis
Increased net income with results that exceed industry average
Responsible for all areas of operations including, finance, human
resources and sales
Project Management experience with capital projects including
renovation and FF&E expenses
Implemented standard operating procedures for all areas of operations
Menu development and cost of sales experience
Training and development experience
Forecasting/Budget and P&L responsibilities
Capital Project Management
Prior experience available upon request.

Education:
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI- Bachelors Degree in Hospitality
Management
Ferris State University, Big Rapids MI-Associates Degree in Food Service
Management
Sigma Phi Epsilon

Other:
Chairman-Parking Advisory Committee/City of Sarasota
th
Event Chair-July 4 Bayfront Fireworks/Suncoast Charities for Children
Event Chair-NYE Fireworks Celebration/Suncoast Charities for Children
Florida Notary
Member-Sarasota County 100 Club/Law Enforcement
APPENDIX 5
DEVELOPMENT TEAM EXPERIENCE FORMS
For each member of your Development Team (i.e., the key persons to be involved in the remodeling, renovation or build-out of any proposed improvements),
please list the name and role of the individual and firm in the Project (for example, Project Manager, General Contractor, Architect, etc.), office location, license
number, number of years experience, and LEED certification, if applicable. Attach additional sheets, as necessary.
*
Individual Firm Role Office Location License No. Years Experience LEED Certification
Miami Beach,
Company RCI Group Proposer - 40+ -
Florida
Miami Beach,
Robert W. Christoph RCI Group Manager - 30+ -
Florida
Miami Beach,
Robert W. Christoph, Jr. RCI Group Project Manager - 16 -
Florida
Capital Project Miami Beach,
John Hopwood RCI Group - 25+ -
Manager Florida
Miami Beach,
Robert Toomey RCI Group CFO/Comptroller - 20+ -
Florida
Miami Beach,
Mark Summers RCI Group VP Development - 25+ -
Florida
Director of Retail and Miami Beach,
Ralph Conti RCI Group - 40+ -
Leasing Florida
22+ (including
Company Suntex Marinas Proposer Dallas, Texas - predecessor -
entities)
Founding Principal,
John D. Powers, Jr. Suntex Marinas Dallas, Texas - 22+ -
CEO
Founding Principal,
Bryan Redmond Suntex Marinas Dallas, Texas - 15+ (w/ Suntex) -
Head of Acquisitions
Principal, Investment
Chris Petty Suntex Marinas Dallas, Texas - 21 -
Services

* See Schedule A to this Appendix 5 for Development/Project Team resumes.


Principal, Head of
David Filler Suntex Marinas Miami Beach, FL - 20+ -
Business Development
Vice President,
Brucker Stensrud Suntex Marinas Dallas, Texas - 15+ -
Mergers & Acquisitions
Vice President,
Ron TenEvck Suntex Marinas Dallas, Texas - 20+ -
Operations
Vice President,
Stephen Lehn Suntex Marinas Dallas, Texas - 10+ -
Operations
Director, Capital
Dario Meyer Suntex Marinas Dallas, Texas CGC1518988 30+ -
Projects
Vice President, Food &
Tom DeLong Suntex Marinas Sarasota, Florida - 24 -
Beverage

Josalyn Claussen Suntex Marinas Director of Marketing Dallas, Texas - 15+ -

Company Bilzin Sumberg Full Service Law Firm Miami, Florida - 19+ -

Carter McDowell Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Miami, Florida 603236 31 -

Suzanne Amaducci-
Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Miami, Florida 983731 24 -
Adams

Albert Dotson Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Miami, Florida 724203 30 -

Vicky Leiva Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Miami, Florida 759619 29 -

Javier Avino Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Miami, Florida 11032 12 -

Anthony De Yurre Bilzin Sumberg Attorney Miami, Florida 10188 12 -

Master
Company Arquitectonica Miami, Florida AAC000465 40+ YES
Planning/Architecture

* See Schedule A to this Appendix 5 for Development/Project Team resumes.


Bernardo Fort Brescia,
Arquitectonica Design Principal Miami, Florida AR0008779 42 -
FAIA
Laurinda Hope Spear,
Arquitectonica / AR0008915
FAIA, RLA, ASLA, LEED Design Principal Miami, Florida 42 YES
ArquitectonicaGEO LA6667165
AP, IIDA
Sherri Gutierrez, AIA,
Arquitectonica Project Director Miami, Florida AR92855 22 YES
LEED AP
Alejandro Gonzalez, AIA,
Arquitectonica Project Manager Miami, Florida AR92311 17 YES
LEED AP
Raymond Fort, Assoc.
Arquitectonica Project Designer Miami, Florida - 5 -
AIA
Jeremy Gauger, AIA,
ArquitectonicaGEO Landscape Designer Miami, Florida AR97150 9 YES
LEED AP, ASLA
John Ben Hutchens,
RLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, ArquitectonicaGEO Landscape Architect Miami, Florida LA6667038 11 YES
ASLA
Civil, Electrical and
Marine Engineering,
Company Moffat & Nichol Global FL EB #4877 70+ YES
Environmental
Permitting
Marine Engineer /
Timothy K. Blankenship Moffat & Nichol Miami, Florida FL PE. #55910 22 -
Project Manager
Environmental Project
Christy J. Brush Moffat & Nichol Miami, Florida - 19 -
Manager

Forest Adkins Moffat & Nichol Civil Engineer Miami, Florida FL PE 56003 20 -

Coastal/Marine
Michael Herrman, PE Moffat & Nichol Miami, Florida FL PE 66025 20 -
Engineer

Derek Sears, PE Moffat & Nichol Electrical Engineer Miami, Florida FL PE 79389 10 -

John Moriarty &


Company General Contractor Hollywood, Florida CGC #057640 32 YES
Associates

* See Schedule A to this Appendix 5 for Development/Project Team resumes.


John Moriarty & Executive Vice
John Leete Hollywood, Florida - 25 -
Associates President
John Moriarty &
Robert Nordling Project Executive Hollywood, Florida - 15 YES
Associates
John Moriarty & General
Fernando Vilela Hollywood, Florida - 17 -
Associates Superintendent
Turnkey Design-Build
North Palm Beach,
Company Aero-Docks, LLC and Automation - 9 -
Fl.
Designer and Supplier
North Palm Beach,
Richard C. Lydle, Aero-Docks, LLC CEO, Project Manager CGC1516186 41 -
FL
Computers, Sensors,
Rockwell Technical Support,
Company Charlotte, N.C. NYSE 110 -
Automation Long Term
Maintenance
Rockwell
John Keogh Regional Services Mgr Charlotte, N.C. NYSE 27 -
Automation
Rockwell Senior OEM Account
Remo Guarnieri Tampa Florida NYSE 20 -
Automation Mgr.
Boat Storage
SWE/Steel Wheeled Amherst, New York
Columbus-
Company Elevator support wheel And Detroit, NASDAQ 140 -
McKinnon
systems and Elevator Michigan
Manufacturer
Columbus-
Mark D. Morelli President and CEO Amherst, New York NASDAQ 1 -
McKinnon
Vice President,
Columbus-
Gene Buer Equipment Supply and Detroit, Michigan NASDAQ 26 -
McKinnon
Engineering
Manufacture Water
Company Golden Boat Lifts Boat Lifts to Aero- Fort Myers, Florida - 42 -
Docks Specifications

Bill Golden Golden Boat Lifts Owner and President Fort Myers, Florida - 25 -

* See Schedule A to this Appendix 5 for Development/Project Team resumes.


Manufacture of
Company R & L Engineering Transfer Robot for Athens, GA - 39 -
Boats- TUGS

Neal Stevens R & L Engineering President Athens, GA - 31 -

Principle, Safety of
Ruly Lopez R & L Engineering Athens, GA - 32 -
Equipment
Consultant and
John Tharpe R & L Engineering Founder, Safety of Athens, GA - 32 -
Equipment
Integration/Software
Company Toward Zero Centennial, CO - 14 -
Code Development
Co-Founder,
Aaron Muhl Toward Zero Integration/Software Centennial, CO - 7 -
Code Development
Co-Founder,
Administration
Don Rahrig Toward Zero Centennial, CO - 7 -
Integration/Software
Code Development
Structural Eng.for
Mack David Building Building, Erection and
Company Sarasota, Florida - 26 -
System contract project
management
President, Erection,
Mack David Building
David Coyle Design and Project Sarasota, Florida - 24 -
System
Management
Environmental ENG: 4892
Company SCS Engineers Long Beach, CA 40+ -
Engineering GEO: GB172
Florida PE No:
Alex Chatham, PE SCS Engineers Project Director Boca Raton, FL 16 -
66922
Michael Fischer, PG,
SCS Engineers Senior Geologist Boca Raton, FL Florida PG 852 28 -
MEA

Robert Alan Speed SCS Engineers Vice President Miami, FL - 20+ -

* See Schedule A to this Appendix 5 for Development/Project Team resumes.


Florida PE
Eduardo F. Smith, PE SCS Engineers Senior Vice President Miami, FL 20+ -
50845
Senior Technical
Lisa L. Smith SCS Engineers Miami, FL - 20+ -
Advisor
Florida PE
Marco F. Hernandez SCS Engineers Senior Project Manager Miami, FL 12 -
69202
Shoreline Dock and Foundation
Company West Park, FL - 31 -
Foundation, Inc. Construction
Shoreline
James ("Tony") Royo President West Park, FL CGC1517337 40 -
Foundation, Inc.
Shoreline
Fred Maxwell Superintendent West Park, FL - 30 -
Foundation, Inc.
Shoreline
Charles Diveto, PE, GC Project Manager West Park, FL - 30 -
Foundation, Inc.
Shoreline
Barry Reed Vice President West Park, FL - 40 -
Foundation, Inc.
Shoreline
John McGee Vice President West Park, FL - 40 -
Foundation, Inc.
Management
Company Garth Solutions, Inc. Miramar, FL - 14 -
Consulting Firm
Community Outreach
Yvonne Garth Garth Solutions, Inc. Miramar, FL - 22 -
Leader

Company ORBA Accounting Services Chicago, FL - 39 -

FL CPA #
AC37579
Michael Kovacks, CPA ORBA CPA Chicago, FL 30 -
IL CPA #
065.025889

* See Schedule A to this Appendix 5 for Development/Project Team resumes.


SCHEDULE A
TO APPENDIX 5

DEVELOPMENT/PROJECT
TEAM RESUMES
CARTER N. MCDOWELL
Partner

Very knowledgeable, with a very wide


network which has been extraordinarily
helpful on several projects.
- Chambers USA
CARTER N. MCDOWELL
cmcdowell@bilzin.com Practice Focus
P: 305.350.2355 | F: 305.351.2239 Land Development &
Government Relations
Overview
Carter N. McDowell handles matters involving land use, growth management, Education
environmental and administrative law. He has represented numerous clients University of Miami, J.D.,
through regulatory approval procedures for regional malls, resort hotels, industrial cum laude, University of
complexes, professional buildings and marinas, including Developments of Miami Law Review, 1986
Regional Impact. Carter regularly advises clients on environmental and permitting
issues relating to business and real estate transactions, as well as in obtaining University of Florida, M.A.,
and negotiating government contracts. Carter has been consistently recognized Phi Beta Kappa, 1979
by legal publications including Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and
Harvard University, B.A.,
Florida Super Lawyers
cum laude, 1975

Select Experience Awards and Honors


Redevelopment of Miami Beach Marina Band 2, Chambers USA,
Represent the owner and operator of the Miami Beach Marina, which Real Estate: Zoning/Land
contains 400 wet slips, two restaurants containing in excess of 50,000 Use, 2006 - present
square feet, office and retail space and a high speed fueling facility. Handled
the redevelopment, financing and land use associated with the facility. Martindale-Hubbell, Top
Rated Lawyer in Land Use
Bayshore Landing, Sale of Coconut Grove mixed-use project
& Zoning, 2013
Represented a client in the sale of Bayshore Landing, a mixed-use project in
the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The project, which The Best Lawyers in
includes the iconic Monty's restaurant, several hundred boat slips and other America, Environmental
retail tenants, is subject to a long term ground lease with the City of Miami. Law, Land Use & Zoning
After handling the initial purchase of the property over 10 years ago, our Law, 2005 - present
diverse team assisted the client with various other issues impacting the
property, including the sale. Daily Business Review,
River Cove Marina, Shoreline permitting along Miami River Top Dealmakers of the
Represented RCI Marine, Inc. regarding the shoreline permitting and Year - Hotels, 2013
submerged land leasing for the new River Cove Marina, located along the Florida Super Lawyers,
Miami River. Handled environmental and marine permitting and land use 2007 - present
approvals, construction permitting and permitting for slips on site.
Acquisition, development, permitting, and leasing of Key West Marina South Florida Legal Guide,
Represented the buyer/developer in the acquisition, financing, construction, Top Lawyers, 2014 -
leasing, condominization and sale of Conch Harbor Marina in Key West, present
Florida. Bilzin Sumberg acquired the property for the client, obtained
financing for its renovation and for the development and construction, Legal 500, Real Estate -
prepared the necessary documents to condominiumize the marina's wet Land Use & Zoning, 2007,
slips and develop the upland area, and handled the leasing of the retail and 2009, 2011
office portions of the project, as well as the sales of the condominiumized
dock slips. The nine-year project for our client included the upland retail,
office space, a restaurant, banquet facilities and a high speed fueling facility
in Key West, Florida.

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SUZANNE M. AMADUCCI-ADAMS
Partner, Real Estate Practice Group Leader

Her commitment to the client is readily


apparent in her relentless work ethic.
- Chambers USA
SUZANNE M. AMADUCCI-ADAMS
samaducci@bilzin.com Practice Focus
P: 305.350.2370 | F: 305.351.2207 Real Estate

Overview Education
Suzanne M. Amaducci-Adams, Real Estate Practice Group Leader, has extensive University of Miami, J.D.,
experience in handling all aspects of commercial real estate and finance cum laude, 1993
transactions, including acquisitions, mixed-use development, leasing, public
private partnerships, commercial mortgage backed securities, and loan Vanderbilt University, B.A.,
restructurings. Suzanne is very active in the areas of marina and hotel acquisition, cum laude, 1990
finance and development, and leads the firm's Hospitality Group. Suzanne has
been consistently recognized by legal publications including Chambers USA, The Awards and Honors
Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers and South Florida Legal Guide. Chambers USA, Band 2,
In 2010, she was named one of the top 10 "Outstanding Women in Real Estate" Real Estate, 2007 -
by National Real Estate Investor. present
CREW Miami, Miami
Select Experience Outstanding Leadership,
$1 billion Public-Private Partnership redevelopment of Bridgeport 2014
Landing mixed-use development and marina in Connecticut
Representing real estate developer Bridgeport Landing LLC in the $1 billion CREW Miami, Networking
Public-Private Partnership redevelopment of a mixed-use project, situated Deal of the Year Award,
on the 52-acre Steel Pointe peninsula in Bridgeport, CT. The redevelopment 2011, 2012
will include a 2.85 million square foot complex of approximately 1,100 Daily Business Review,
apartments in several high-rise and midsized buildings, a hotel tower, Top Dealmakers of the
250,000 square feet of offices, 650,000 square feet of retail space and Year - Office finalist, 2014
restaurants, garage and surface parking for up to 4,000 cars, a town square
and lighthouse, a 375-boat slip marina, a 50-foot-wide boardwalk along the Daily Business Review,
water, a movie theater, and possibly, a heliport. Proposed to be built over a Top Dealmakers of the
10 to 15 year period, the project will bring the City of Bridgeport Year - Hotels, 2012
approximately $950 million in private investment.
Florida Super Lawyers,
Acquisition and financing of Bahia Mar Resort and Marina 2011 - present
Represented the joint venture between Tate/Rok Group, RCI Marine and

Rialto Capital Management in the acquisition of the company that held a Martindale-Hubbell, AV
long-term lease of the iconic Bahia-Mar Resort and Marina, a 39-acre Peer Review Rated, 2013
TM
waterfront parcel of property in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Assisted the client Top Rated Lawyer ,
with forming the joint venture, negotiated the terms of the lease acquisition Banking & Finance Law
and executed financing arrangements. The transaction, which closed in July,
2014, involved the acquisition of ownership interests in an entity that National Real Estate
indirectly owned a fully operating 296-room Doubletree by Hilton hotel in two Investor, Outstanding
buildings, a 245-slip marina with fueling facility and ancillary office and retail Women in Real Estate
space. Redevelopment plans currently include a condo-hotel, restaurants, Award, 2010
shops and offices. Represented the joint venture in the lease acquisition and Real Estate Forum,
in obtaining debt financing for the acquisition. The representation continues Women of Influence, 2014
with the modification of the F&B and hotel management arrangements.
Hotel management and licensing agreements
Represented the privately-owned Half Moon Bay Resort in Jamaica in the
flagging of the property as a Rock Resort and the related management and
license agreements.

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ALBERT E. DOTSON, JR.
Partner, Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group
Leader

Brings creativity and intellectual strength. -


Chambers USA
ALBERT E. DOTSON, JR.
adotson@bilzin.com Practice Focus
P: 305.350.2411 | F: 305.351.2217 Land Development &
Government Relations
Overview
Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Land Development & Government Relations Practice Group Education
Leader, handles federal and local government procurement contracts and Vanderbilt University, J.D.,
compliance. He also represents real estate developers in securing land use, Bennett Douglas Bell
zoning and other government approvals and permits for large-scale real estate Memorial Prize for
developments. Al routinely negotiates economic development incentive programs academic achievement
on behalf of major U.S. corporate clients. Al represents commercial, industrial, and high ethical standards,
residential and mixed-use developers throughout the land development process, 1987
including development permit challenges, zoning, concurrency, platting and
permitting. Al's work also includes representing developers in Public-Private Dartmouth College, A.B.,
Partnerships (P3) that have included the redevelopment of municipal property by 1982
a private developer with the infrastructure, other public improvements and tax
abatement provided by the local governing body. Languages
Spanish
Select Experience
Awards and Honors
Miami-Dade County's $3.3 billion Ocean Outfall Legislation Contract
Band 2, Chambers USA,
Award
Real Estate: Zoning/Land
Represented CH2M, a global full-service consulting, design, construction
Use, 2007 - present
and operations firm, in securing the Owner's Representative contract for
Miami-Dade County's $3.3 billion Ocean Outfall Legislation contract award. The Best Lawyers in
The 11-year Ocean Outfall project, mandated by the Florida legislature, will America, Miami Lawyer of
stop all wastewater discharge to the ocean by 2025. CH2M will manage the the Year - Government
overall delivery of the program that encompasses the design, procurement, Relations Practice, 2014
construction and commissioning of over 25 capital projects. Our
representation included strategy development and implementation, The Best Lawyers in
government contracting legal counsel, and advocacy before the Countys America, Land Use &
agencies, committees and elected leadership. Our team was recognized as Zoning Law - Government
the 2015 finalist in the Daily Business Review "Most Effective Lawyers" Relations Practice, 2011 -
Public Interest category for its contribution to the successful negotiation of present
this contract.
Greater Miami Chamber of
$400 million Miami Dolphins Stadium modernization project
Commerce, Salute to
Represented the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium ownership in
Miami's Leaders Award -
successful negotiations with Miami-Dade County to support a $400 million
Legal/Law, 2015
stadium modernization project that includes a rooftop shade canopy, new
seating for fans in the bowl of the stadium and renovations to the Daily Business Review,
concourses within the stadium. The changes will position Sun Life as a Most Effective Lawyers -
major player in attracting marquee events such as Super Bowls, World Cups Government Relations
and College Football Championships. winner, 2015; Public
Government bid to develop 400-acre oceanfront property in Palm Interest finalist, 2015
Beach County, Florida
Represented and put together the team - Riviera Beach Waterfront
Developers, LLC - which included New York Developer Midtown Equities,
South Florida marina developer and operator RCI Marine, Inc., and two
other groups of developers from around the country.
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A. VICKY LEIVA
Partner

A businessperson's lawyer - not overwhelming


with unnecessary memos but gives the
information you need and the backup you want.
- Chambers USA
A VICKY LEIVA
vleiva@bilzin.com Practice Focus
P: 305-350-2409 | F: 305-351-2233 Land Development &
Government Relations
Overview
A. Vicky Leiva's practice focuses on land development, land use, zoning and Education
government relations. She represents clients in complex matters involving St. Thomas University,
development, land use and zoning, historic preservation, the procurement of J.D., 1987
government contracts, code compliance and enforcement and construction
permitting. Florida International
University, M.S., 1979
Vicky has guided clients through the complexities of obtaining Special Area Plans
(SAP) and Major Use Special Permit (MUSP) approvals throughout Miami-Dade Barry University, B.A.,
County, specializing in the City of Miami. She has secured approvals for the 1973
development of projects including River Landing, University of Miami Biomedical
Research Center/Wexford, Mary Brickell Village, One Bayfront Plaza and many Languages
others. Spanish
Vicky is a former Assistant Attorney for the City of Miami. She also served as the
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) Real Estate Committee Chair and
Awards and Honors
as Of Counsel to the GMCC Board of Directors. Chambers USA, Real
Estate: Zoning/Land Use,
Vicky has been consistently recognized by legal publications including Chambers 2010 - 2012, 2015 -
USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. present

Daily Business
Select Experience Review, Most Effective
Miami-Dade County's $4 Billion Ocean Outfall Legislation Contract Lawyers - Public Interest
Award finalist, 2015
Representation of CH2M, a global full-service consulting, design,
construction, and operations firm, in securing the Owner's Representative Daily Business Review,
contract for Miami-Dade County's $4 billion Ocean Outfall Legislation Top Dealmakers of the
program. The 11-year Ocean Outfall project, mandated by the Florida Year - Mixed Use finalist,
legislature, will stop all wastewater discharge into the ocean by 2025. CH2M 2014
will manage the program, including the design, procurement, construction,
and commissioning of over 25 capital projects. We provided strategy Florida Super Lawyers,
development and implementation, government contracting legal counsel, 2013 - present
and advocacy before the Countys agencies, committees, and elected The Best Lawyers in
leadership. Our team was recognized as the 2015 finalist in the Daily America,
Business Review "Most Effective Lawyers" Public Interest category for its Administrative/Regulatory
contribution to the successful negotiation of this contract. Law, Land Use & Zoning
Zoning Analysis Under Miami 21 Zoning Code Law, 2010 - present
Representation of real estate developer in zoning analysis of multi-phase
development under Miami 21 zoning code, in preparation for the purchase of Florida Trends Legal Elite,
two major special use projects. 2008

AV Peer Review Rated,

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JAVIER F. AVI
Partner

Very knowledgeable, friendly and


responsive, and helps get things done in a
very practical way.
- Chambers USA
JAVIER F. AVI
javino@bilzin.com Practice Focus
P: 305.350.7202 | F: 305.351.2275 Land Development &
Government Relations
Overview
Javier F. Avi is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Land Development & Government Education
Relations Group and Co-Chair of the Firm's International Group. Javier focuses University of Miami, J.D.,
his practice in land use, zoning, and environmental law. He represents domestic 2004
and international clients in complex matters including the development approval
process, DERM permitting, planning and zoning applications, code enforcement, Boston College, B.A., 1999
comprehensive planning and other environmental law areas. Javier also has
experience representing both private and public sector clients before various Languages
state, county, municipal governments and regulatory bodies throughout South Spanish
Florida.
Awards and Honors
Javier has extensive experience representing clients in the restaurant and
hospitality industry with liquor licensing and permitting, including the solicitation of Chambers USA, Real
new licenses, the transfer of existing licenses and the resolution of any zoning or Estate: Zoning/Land Use,
permitting issues. 2015

South Florida Business


Select Experience Journal, 40 Under 40
$1.27 billion luxury oceanfront high-end condominium, Bal Harbour Honoree, 2014
Club Daily Business Review,
Counsel to Consultatio, a development and financial firm owned by Top Dealmakers of the
Argentine businessman Eduardo Constantini, in obtaining approval for the Year - Office finalist, 2014
rezoning of a 5.5 acre oceanfront site in Bal Harbour to develop an 850,000
square foot, 260 unit ultra-luxury high-rise condominium. The site is the last Florida Super Lawyers,
prime piece of oceanfront property in Bal Harbour, Florida. In addition to Florida Rising Stars, 2009
successfully negotiating and securing approval of the required rezoning and - 2014
development agreement with the Village of Bal Harbour, our representation
includes obtaining subsidiary zoning approvals, negotiating project South Florida Legal Guide,
approvals, and seeking the support of the immediate abutting neighbors. Top Up & Comers, 2015 -
Land use and zoning counsel for $125 million development of Echo present
Brickell
Serving as land use and counsel to real estate developer Property Markets Admissions
Group for their planned developments of Echo Aventura, MUSE and Echo Florida
Brickell. Bilzin Sumberg is assisting with obtaining all required development
approvals, including environmental work, and additionally assisted the client
in obtaining a $124 million construction loan to commence the development
of Echo Brickell, a 57-story, 180-unit luxury condo tower on Brickell Avenue.
Redevelopment of trendy Miami Beach hostel
Representing The Sydell Group, developer of the trendy Freehand Miami
hostel (formerly the Indian Creek Hotel), in its acquisition, zoning and liquor
license issues related to renovating the historic Art Deco building.

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ANTHONY DE YURRE
Associate

ANTHONY DE YURRE
adeyurre@bilzin.com Practice Focus
P: 305-350-2404 | F: 305-351-2222 Land Development &
Government Relations
Overview
Anthony De Yurre is an Associate in Bilzin Sumberg's Land Development & Education
Government Relations Group and the International Group. His practice focuses University of Miami, LL.M.,
on the representation of real estate developers and investors with an emphasis on 2006
land use, zoning and governmental relations, and experience including acquisition
financing, complex mixed-use and condominium development, construction Vanderbilt University, J.D.,
financing, debt restructuring, and distressed asset workouts. 2004

In addition, Anthony also has experience with complex real estate and corporate Duke University, B.A.,
litigation and has represented clients in both state and federal court. His litigation 2001
background provides him the ability within the Land Development practice to
create front-end solutions for clients to avoid future litigation pitfalls. Languages
Spanish
Anthony is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami (U.M.) School of Law in
the Real Property Development Program where he teaches problem solving on Portuguese
large scale, mixed-use development issues. A Miami native, he is a committed
venture coach assisting start-up businesses at the University of Miami Blackstone Awards and Honors
Launch Pad business incubator. He is a past honoree of the Cystic Fibrosis
- Hispanic National Bar
Foundation in Miami-Dade County as an 'Outstanding Lawyer Under 40' and one
Association, Top Lawyers
of only 400 attorneys to have earned a Master of Laws in Real Property
Under 40, 2017
Development from U.M. following completion of his Juris Doctor.
Anthony is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. - Coral Gables Chamber of
Commerce, Executive Star
Award Finalist, 2017
Select Experience
Development of $300 Million Coral Gables City Center Public-Private - Cystic Fibrosis
Partnership (P3) Project Foundation, 40 Under 40
Representation of Coral Gables City Center, a joint venture between The Outstanding Lawyers of
Allen Morris Company and The Related Group, in response to a Request for Miami-Dade, 2009
Proposal by the City of Coral Gables for a mixed-use public-private
partnership project to redevelop two public municipal garage sites with Admissions
private development. The Bilzin Sumberg team guided client through the Florida
multiple stage process, resulting in selection by the Coral Gables City U.S. Court of Appeals,
Commission as the preferred proposer to negotiate for the development of Eleventh Circuit
the project. The end product will be state-of-the-art municipal garages U.S. District Court,
totaling 1,000 parking spaces and two towers, one office and one residential, Southern District of Florida
as well as ground floor retail for both garage sites. Total project costs are
U.S. District Court,
anticipated to be in the $300 million range.
Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle
District of Florida

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Bernardo Fort-Brescia, FAIA
DESIGN PRINICPAL

EDUCATION Mr. Fort-Brescia is a founding principal of Arquitectonica. Mr.


Master of Architecture, Fort-Brescia first studied architecture at Princeton University
Harvard University, 1975 and received his Masters degree from Harvard University,
where he also has taught the Urban Design Studio. He is a
Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning,
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has been
Princeton University, 1973
the recipient of numerous design awards. His work has been
published in 6,000 publications worldwide. In addition to
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
teaching and lecturing at the Harvard School of Urban Design,
Registered Architect Mr. Fort- Brescia has lectured around the world and his work
National Council of Architectural Registration has been exhibited in numerous prominent museums. His
Boards designs have won hundreds of prestigious awards.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE (SELECT LISTING)


American Institute of Architects, Fellow
The Harbour - Coconut Grove Waterfront Redevelopment,
Visiting Professor, University of Miami, 1975,
Miami, Florida
1977, 1993-1994 Restoration of two historic Pan Am seaplane hangars; one to be
Visiting Professor, Harvard University, 1994 reused as retail with an emphases on boat supplies and the other for
Visiting Professor, Florida International boat storage. The plan features a large outdoor vertical boat storage
area. All large trees on the property will be preserved, with park land
University, 2004 being added where surface lots are today. Plantings will feature
Society of American Registered Architects flora native to Florida and dominant to Coconut Grove. Parking is
concentrated in a four story garage.

RybovichMarina Village Mixed-Use Development & Marina,


West Palm Beach, Florida
This 14 acre development includes more than 1,000 condos, 15,000
SF of restaurants, 61,500 SF of office space, 10,000 SF of retail
space, a beach club, marina and six mega-yacht slips.

Jacksonville Shipyards Waterfront Redevelopment Master


Plan, Jacksonville, Florida
The forty-acre waterfront development includes four residential towers
totaling approximately 1,000 condo units, waterfront villas, hotel,
office space, ground-floor retail, extensive amenities, revitalization
of four on-site historical ship-building piers, the continuation of an
adjoining public riverwalk as well as a marina and parking garages.

West Midtown Manhattan / Hudson Yards Waterfront


Redevelopment Master Plan, New York, New York
The project involved the reconfiguration of a 574-acre, 59-block area
of West Midtown Manhattan by focusing on creating open-space,
new residential centers and offices. The Master Plan improves the
citys connection to the waterfront and integrates the already existing
transportation infrastructure with new infrastructure plans.

Lulu Island Waterfront Development, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Arquitectonica was commissioned to do the master plan for the
project. The development includes a wide range of building types
including residential apartments and villas, hotels, offices, retail
facilities, cultural facilities, a marina, beaches, mangroves, open
parks and civic and urban spaces.
Laurinda Hope Spear, FAIA, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, IIDA
DESIGN PRINICPAL

EDUCATION As a founding principal of Arquitectonica and


Master of Landscape Architecture, Florida ArquitectonicaGEO, Ms. Spear has been active from the
International University, 2006 beginning, and has participated in the design of all projects
undertaken by both firms. Ms. Spear is interested in educating
Master of Architecture, Columbia University, others in design excellence. She has lectured around the
1975 world, and her work has been exhibited in many prestigious
museums. Many of Ms. Spears projects have been featured
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Brown University, 1972 in books, prominent magazines and professional journals.
She is active in numerous community affairs, a trustee of
Ransom Everglades School, 1968 the National Tropical Botanical Garden and a member of the
Brown Corporation Emeritus. Ms. Spear has been practicing
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS Architecture for 42 years and Landscape Architecture for 12
Registered Architect (FL)(NY)(NJ)(MA) years.
Registered Landscape Architect (FL)(NY)
National Council of Architectural Registration RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE (SELECT LISTING)
Boards Certification
Council of Landscape Architecture RybovichMarina Village Mixed-Use Development & Marina,
Registration Boards West Palm Beach, Florida
This 14 acre development includes more than 1,000 condos, 15,000
SF of restaurants, 61,500 SF of office space, 10,000 SF of retail
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS space, a beach club, marina and six mega-yacht slips.
LEED Accredited Professional
American Institute of Architects, College of Ballet Valet Retail Center & Parking Garage, Miami Beach,
Florida
Fellows (FAIA)
Located in the historic Art Deco District in South Beach, this mixed-
American Society of Landscape Architects use development consists of a 6-level parking garage and restored
(ASLA) Art Deco facades converted into viable retail. The upper garage
International Interior Design Association facade is composed of fiberglass gridded components, incorporating
horizontal wave designs, referencing the ocean. Planters span each
(IIDA)
elevation on all levels, overflowing with drought-tolerant vegetation,
American Society of Interior Designers creating a large-scale sculpture about the ocean, through topiary.
(ASID)
American Society of Architectural Illustrators Perez Art Museum Miami/ Museum Park, Miami, Florida -
Landscape Architect
(ASAI)
ArquitectonicaGEO designed horizontal landscape and green
infrastructure elements, facilitating the installation of 100 suspended
and planted columns. The native plant palette requires minimal
water, and extends habitat for animals along Biscayne Bay. Porous
paving and rain gardens encourage rain water infiltration into ground
level planting. Rainwater and AC condensate is stored for irrigation
of the suspended planters.

Biscayne Line Waterfront Baywalk, Miami, Florida


7-mile linear waterfront promenade. The public space will stretch
from the Rickenbacker Causeway to the Julia Tuttle Causeway, with
an additional 5 miles along the Miami River. The space will provide
a continuous path for walking and biking along Miamis waterfront.
Sherri Gutierrez, AIA, LEED AP
PROJECT DIRECTOR

EDUCATION Ms. Gutierrez is a Principal at Arquitectonica and has been


Master of Architecture with the firm for 20 years, she has served as the Miami Office
Tulane University, 2001 Director since 2007. Sherri earned both Bachelor and Master
of Architecture degrees from Tulane University. She is a
Bachelor of Architecture Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Tulane University, 1996 Directing the work of Arquitectonicas headquarters office is a
demanding job that also requires coordination with the firms
offices nationally and overseas. Sherri has worked on many
PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS
of Arquitectonicas most prominent projects nationwide as well
Registered Architect
as internationally. These projects total over 30 million square
National Council of Architectural Registration feet of built work. Her portfolio includes mixed-use, hospitality,
Boards residential, office, retail, cultural and public buildings
LEED Accredited Professional
RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE (SELECT LISTING)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
RybovichMarina Village Mixed-Use Development & Marina,
American Institute of Architects
West Palm Beach, Florida
This 14 acre development includes more than 1,000 condos, 15,000
SF of restaurants, 61,500 SF of office space, 10,000 SF of retail
space, a beach club, marina and six mega-yacht slips.

The Harbour - Coconut Grove Waterfront Redevelopment,


Miami, Florida
Restoration of two historic Pan Am seaplane hangars; one to be