Miami Beach Community Church Courtyard Demolished
Over the last few weeks demolition began at the Miami Beach Community Church’s courtyard at the corner of Lincoln Road and Drexel Avenue. The courtyard was the sight of a heated historic preservation feud pitting preservationists and open space advocates against developer TriStar Capital planning to build a three-level retail building designed by architecture firm Touzet Studio. The preservationists lost and now the site is being prepped for construction. The future structure will have multiple levels of prime retail space with glass frontages and an art deco-inspired corner treatment that mirrors the 420 Building across the street. There will also be a rooftop garden space. The project will include lighting and landscape improvements to the church’s facade as well.