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.