Plans for Development on Lincoln Road Church Property Approved by Historic Board

Categories: Unreal Estate

MBCC2_Touzet_Studios.jpg
Plans to move forward with commercial development on land currently occupied by the terrace of the Miami Beach Community Church on Lincoln Road have been given the OK by Miami Beach's Historic Preservation Board.

The controversial plan will see a three-story building go up on the historic site next door to the church. In exchange, the church will get as much as $100 million for the 50-year land lease.

See also: Miami Beach Community Church Courtyard Will Soon Look Like the Rest of Lincoln Road

The plans calls for the demolition of a small site wall, covered loggia, detached bathrooms, and raised terrace on the property. Though, the church façade will undergo a restoration. The three-story building, with the first two stories dedicated to retail, will rise. An active rooftop terrace will top the building as a means to replace the church's lost green space.

MBCC4_Touzet_Studio.jpg
The church was built in 1920 by Miami Beach forefather Carl Fisher, but Lincoln Road has gone through quite a few iterations since that time. Its current iteration is basically a fancy outdoor mall with stores one could easily find in the suburbs. Not even a church terrace is sacred in Lincoln's latest boom.

The proposed building is designed by Touzet Studios, and it will be a modern structure of glass and metal. However, developers will have to make a few minor changes to the plan, including minimizing structure on the rooftop and settling on a lighter shade of bronze for storefront entrances, before the final go ahead is given by the board.

No word on what tenants may move in once the project is completed.

Follow Miami New Times on Facebook and Twitter @MiamiNewTimes.

Location Info

Map

Miami Beach Community Church

1620 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

My Voice Nation Help
15 comments
Andrew Foster
Andrew Foster

$100 million could be used to brain wash a lot of children...

Danny
Danny

And around the corner sits tons of empty retail space (for years) at the Park@420 parking garage...

Familia Ramirez
Familia Ramirez

A church is just a business disguised as a spiritual place. Don't let them fool you. God is all around you. Open your eyes.

yael
yael

notice this doesn't happen to the synagogues....

Andy Mad Skrews Diaz
Andy Mad Skrews Diaz

That is the worst news i've heard in quite a long time. That church is a place of peace for many of the local residents that often, just sitting on the steps and having a moment for yourself, could really change your whole day. No shopping mall center or store for business of any kind, could provide what money cannot to the people that dont need money to go and pray for themselves and their loved ones for a brief moment and continue on their day. Im really upset about this.

EzƦă VɅǹ
EzƦă VɅǹ

Well, I've lived in a lot of towns where the city center that was once cool just kinda died and everything moved out to the suburbs. Stuff always changes and change is inevitable and I think I prefer this than moving to the burbs.

Pedro M Ross
Pedro M Ross

Integrity has gone completely down the toilet.

greg.durkan
greg.durkan

@yael  They sell synagogues. The house on 14th Place and Euclid Avenue was a temple as was the Dream Nightclub space on 15th Street and Washington Avenue

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...