Ritz Carlton South Beach Owners Unveil Ambitious Plan for New Residential Tower and Lincoln Road RevampAugust 18, 2023
The visionaries behind the Ritz Carlton South Beach have created a visionary proposal encompassing a transformative residential tower and an extensive revitalization of the iconic Lincoln Road. This ambitious project is poised to redefine the landscape of luxury living and urban vibrancy in the heart of Miami.
Key elements of the proposal include:
- Lincoln Road Restoration: A comprehensive effort to restore and enhance the front of the Ritz Carlton. This rejuvenation will encompass thoughtfully designed pedestrian and vehicular access modifications, creating a harmonious blend of safety and accessibility. The proposal aims to elevate the pedestrian experience while preserving full vehicular functionality. A striking new gateway element will grace the street’s end, providing a captivating entrance to the revitalized district. Additionally, the project will widen the beach access walkway, enhancing visibility and providing a welcoming pathway for visitors. Open spaces and lush landscaping along the Beach Walk will further contribute to the area’s allure.
- New Residential Tower: A splendid addition to the Miami skyline, a modern 15-story residential tower will ascend with grandeur, reaching 212 feet. This architectural masterpiece will house 30 exquisite residential units, redefining opulent living in South Beach.
- Ritz Carlton Enhancements: The Ritz Carlton experience will be elevated with planned improvements, including a single-story rooftop addition to the cabana building. A meticulously redesigned pool deck, rear yard, and restaurant area will set the stage for unforgettable leisure moments. A new entry canopy along Lincoln Road will offer a grand welcome, inviting guests to indulge in the luxurious ambiance.
- Sagamore Building Revival: The historic Sagamore building, a cherished part of the Ritz Carlton property, will transform artfully. This rejuvenation will encompass the restoration of its façade, captivating modifications to the lobby, and creating a stunning outdoor seating area and corridor.
- Room Enhancement: While the property currently boasts 477 lavish hotel rooms, the forthcoming renovation will introduce a refined reconfiguration, reducing 43 rooms. This strategic enhancement seeks to optimize the guest experience while maintaining an atmosphere of unparalleled luxury.
A commitment to a public-private development agreement, necessitating approval from the discerning Miami Beach Commission, marks this visionary endeavor. Under this agreement, the developer will assume the stewardship of Lincoln Road, beach access, and the Beach Walk, previously the responsibility of the City.
Notable contributors to this transformative project include Kobi Karp, the esteemed architect of record for the new tower and renovations, and Naturalficial, a leading landscape design firm overseeing the dynamic revival of Lincoln Road.
The proposal will be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Board on September 12, signaling an exciting chapter in Miami’s evolution as a premier destination for luxury living and captivating urban experiences.