Historic Lincoln Road Church Courtyard, Preservation League Appeals

Preservation league appeals decision to allow new building in courtyard of historic Lincoln Road church: "The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) has appealed a city board’s decision that would allow the Miami Beach Community Church to lease its courtyard to a developer to build a two-story retail building in one of the few remaining green spaces along the Lincoln Road Mall.
The plan for the courtyard, at the corner of Drexel Avenue and Lincold Road, has been a source of angst from the supporters and opposition. The church leadership has maintained it needs the deal to ensure its survival because of its dire financial situation. Preservationists have said the retail development would hurt the historic nature of the property and block important views of the church, which was built in 1920 by Miami Beach pioneer Carl Fisher for his wife, Jane... A statement released Monday by the MDPL says the appeal focuses on a $500,000 payment made by the developer to the church before the congregation’s vote on the proposed project in December...." (read more at link above)

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