May 14 2014

2014 – The Next Miami

PROJECT: LINCOLN ROAD COMMUNITY CHURCH COURTYARD

Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board has approved a controversial plan to build a 2-story retail building next to the Miami Beach Community Church on Lincoln Road, according to Touzet Studio.

The historic 1920 church designed by Walter De Garmo (along with a 1949 addition by Russel Pancoast) will be preserved, but a small raised terrace and site wall in front will be demolished. A ‘green roof’ atop the new structure will replace existing open lawn area.

The church is said to be getting as much as $100 million for leasing the property. A petition drive that opposed the project garnered 250 signatures.

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