5-Story Retail Center Approved For The Corner Of Lincoln Road And Alton Road

1212 Lincoln Road was approved yesterday by the Miami Beach Design Review Board.

The 5-story project is being developed by Wells Fargo Bank and trusts controlled by Crescent Heights partners Russell Galbut, Sonny Kahn and Bruce Menin.

In total, 83,484 square feet of commercial space is planned for the lower levels, with a 297-space self parking garage on the upper floors. It will be built in two phases, allowing Wells Fargo to operate throughout construction.

A series of mosaics on the facade of the doomed Wells Fargo Bank building were designed by Enzo Gallo in 1971. Almost 1,000 people attended their dedication, according to the artist’s website.

The Board of Adjustment approved the project at a meeting last month.

Perkins + Will is the project architect.


The following buildings will be demolished to make way for the project:

  • 1614 Alton Road – Taco Rico, Mattress Town, Verticals and More. Year Constructed: 1937, Architect: E.L. Robertson
  • 1616 Alton Road – Year Constructed: 1935,  Architect: Schoeppl & Southwell
  • 1620 Alton Road – Year Constructed: 1926, Architect: Harry Hice
  • 1624 Alton Road – Spiaggi / Gun Store. Year Constructed: 1937, Architect: Igor Polevitsky
  • 1630 Alton Road / 1200 Lincoln Road – Wachovia Bank. Year Constructed: 1940 Architect: Martin L. Hampton