Lincolns Road’s Britto Central To Be Demolished, Rebuilt
The building housing Lincoln Road’s Britto Central will be completely demolished, under a plan approved by Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board.
City officials determined that the existing building is not considered to be a contributing structure in the historic district, due to significant alterations over the years.
It will be replaced by a structure that replicates the Streamline-Moderne storefront that originally existed on the site, which was designed by noted architect Russell Pancoast and built in 1935.
The new building will have 16,875 square feet spread over three levels, with the upper two floors set back from Lincoln Road. The polished black look of the original facade will be replicated, along with the three storefronts (although there will only be two actual entryways and retailers). It would also open in the rear to Lincoln Lane, activating what is currently a dead zone.
818 Lincoln Investments of Montreal, managed by Danny Lavy, is the developer. They paid $34.5 million for the property last year.