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.