Miami Beach preservation board greenlights demolition of Lincoln Road building – The Real Deal Magazine

Miami Beach preservation board greenlights demolition of Lincoln Road building

If the town fee doesn't approve it subsequent, the proprietor must revert the facade to the 1938 model

Renderings of the building at 947 Lincoln Road and 1657 Michigan Avenue

A plan to redevelop a Lincoln Road property with a 1920s facade can transfer ahead following a positive vote by the Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board.

Real property investor Leon Zwick’s 947 Lincoln Road Investments gained 6- approval Tuesday for a “close to whole demolition” of the present two-story retail building at 947 Lincoln Road and 1657 Michigan Avenue in Miami Beach. 

Initially inbuilt 1924 as Mediterranean Revival-model construction, the 7,500-square-foot property is on the nook of Lincoln Road and Michigan Avenue. In 1938, architect L. Murray Dixon revamped the facade utilizing a Streamline Moderne model design. The property was once more renovated in 1956.

Zwick retained Zyscovich Architects to renovate and restore the unique Michigan Avenue facade and design a brand new trendy building made primarily of glass behind it. The new construction, totaling 13,871 sq. ft and measuring 36 ft tall, would face the Lincoln Road pedestrian mall.

Deborah Tackett, the town’s design and preservation supervisor, mentioned 947 Lincoln Road Investments would want to additionally get hold of approval from the Miami Beach Metropolis Fee to reconstruct the 1924 facade as a result of it extends to the general public right-of-way. If the fee doesn't approve it, the proprietor must revert the facade to the 1938 model, she mentioned.

“Now we have outlined in our advice that the applicant retain the present L. Murray Dixon portion and restore that again to its unique state,” Tackett mentioned. “We imagine that's the most suitable choice.”

Michael Larkin, an lawyer for 947 Lincoln Road Investments, mentioned the Zyscovich workforce revised the design after issues had been raised by historic preservation board members throughout a earlier listening to in June. He mentioned metropolis workers tracked down previous pictures of the building’s unique 1924 design and offered them to the architects.

“These pictures allow us to recreate the unique facade with historic integrity,” Larkin mentioned. “To fully and precisely restore it, we should search a revocable allow or easement for it.”

Larkin famous that the town has beforehand granted easements into the general public right-of-way to different properties alongside the favored retail strip, together with 1111 Lincoln Road.

Suria Yaffar, accomplice and design director at Zyscovich Architects, mentioned her workforce is assured the town fee would grant the easement primarily based on the earlier approvals given to different property house owners. “There may be already a case that we are able to current to the town fee that may permit us to reconstruct the nook and produce the building again to its essence,” Yaffar mentioned.

Nevertheless, board member Nancy Liebman, the lone no vote, mentioned the proprietor had not finished sufficient to protect the present building. “This can be a new building dressed as much as appear like the primary flooring is historic,” Liebman mentioned. “That's the reason I can’t get enthusiastic about it. You aren't preserving the [existing] building.”

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Miami Beach preservation board greenlights demolition of Lincoln Road building - The Real Deal Magazine