Lincoln Road is Getting a Facelift in 2020
In 2020 Lincoln Road will celebrate 60 years since it was transformed into an open-air pedestrian mall. The iconic address, which developed practically alongside Miami Beach, features old buildings that marked Miami from the art deco or even earlier periods. Now the destination is preparing itself to be rebuilt with a new design at the cost of $77.4 million.
Miami Beach commissioners have approved a funding deal this past week and construction should start in late spring of 2020, according to the press.
Taxpayers citywide will carry most of the amount necessary to build the project. Property owners in the Lincoln Road area will also help to fund the design since the city is planning a $16 million Special Assessment to be paid by them.
Some of the improvements coming to Lincoln Road are a new landscape and irrigation, enhancement of pedestrian walkways and café zones, performance areas in the 500 and 600 Blocks, corrective renovations to historic structures designed by architect Morris Lapidus, replacement of underground infrastructure, crosswalk enhancements, and more. James Corner Field Operations is managing the design.
Recently Miami Beach further approved zoning changes that would allow some Lincoln Road property owners to build hotels.