Big Changes Coming To Lincoln Road After City Approves Rebuild, New Hotels

Miami Beach commissioners have approved a funding deal that will see Lincoln Road rebuilt with a new design at a cost of $77.4 million.

Construction is expected to begin in late spring of 2020, according to the Herald.

Most of the cost will be borne by taxpayers citywide, but the city will set up a Special Assessment area for $16 million in funding towards the project from property owners in the Lincoln Road area.

The improvements will include enhancement of pedestrian walkways and café zones, modifications to the existing planters and water features, new landscape and irrigation, cosmetic repairs to historic structures designed by architect Morris Lapidus, new lighting and signage, performance areas in the 500 and 600 Blocks, new outdoor furnishings, a gateway trellis at the 400 Block, replacement of underground infrastructure, crosswalk enhancements, and replacement of asphalt paving.

James Corner Field Operations is overseeing the design.

Miami Beach also recently approved zoning changes that would allow some Lincoln Road property owners to build hotels.

 

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POLO

Basically, they are going to extend the look of the western part of Lincoln Road near Alton Road to the entire mall.

Anonymous

Interesting.. good way to look at it.

Anonymous

Just needs more security cameras, cell phone towers and concrete barriers /s

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That’s a good thing! I live near the western end and it’s much more well maintained than the easter side.

Anonymous

I wonder if the next phase will pedestrianize up to Collins.

Anonymous

Does Miami Beach really need more tourists? Maybe they just need ‘better’ tourists. That may sound elitest but all the services they offer cost money and the City’s budget keeps going up. Then they need to raise more money so approve more development. It’s a viscous cycle.

Anonymous

Yes indeed, like molasses…

Anonymous

Omg. Lmbfao!

Anonymous

Miami Beach really should be America’s riviera

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I agree, but this can’t hurt. Hopefully this will bring in more shops and restaurants of a higher caliber.

Anonymous

You post like a person who thinks.

Many have posted that Miami Beach “NEEDS” a $999 Million dollar Baylink.
Voila! More “tourists”. The kind of “tourists” who cant afford cabs, cars, or Ubers.

Anonymous

Wealthy people across the world in major cities take mass transit as well

Anonymous

Lmao no we don’t

Anonymous

Said another one of Miami’s many pretentious assholes.

Anonymous

I guess you’ve never seen an episode of Miami Beach Towing. If I had the choice of catching some kind of rail system and riding it up and down Miami Beach and not having to worry about parking and getting my car towed, I’ll take it.

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Shut up.

Anonymous

Have you ever been on a metrorail train in a weekday morning commute? I can’t presume to know weather or not all those people wearing business suits “can’t” afford Uber or cars… but I’m guessing they most certainly can, and that you have no idea what your talking about with your “only poor people ride mass transit” BS.

I make over 6-figs, live near a metrorail station, and if it were built to the beach I would take it in a heartbeat, rather than deal wit the aggravation of MacArthur cswy traffic on Saturday, then pay to park. Where ever the station were built, I’m sure I could either walk to my final destination or get a quick bird/lime/spin scooter over there.

Anonymous

Lincoln Road could use some more shade. Some areas are totally uncovered and tough to walk through in the summer.

Anonymous

would be nice to put hotels w/ restaurants/bars on top of some of the stores to make the heights more varied – if that is what the article means. how long is project supposed to last?

Anonymous

They need to enclose it with a climate ribbon. It’s done wonders for BCC.

Anonymous

I was at BCC recently to duck in from the rain. The Vlimate Ribbon was amazing (except at the pedestrian bridge over Miami Ave.) At keeping the place dry, cool, and comfortable.
Man it was blazing on the streets “outside”.

Anonymous

Agree.. Love the Climate Ribbon.

Anonymous

It took like 3 years to change the pavement of Española way so how will this take?

Anonymous

Let’s find more streets, sidewalks, bridges, and highways we can bust up so we can make that cash!

MIami305

Sorry, what is new? All I see is the same thing just cleaned up and/or repaired….Am I crazy?

Anonymous

Finally

Anonymous

The trellis feature in the first photo, at the intersection with Washington has been nixed.

daniel

hotel zoning change has not been approved yet..

Anonymous

How many times has this place been reconfigured?