The owners of the Ritz Carlton South Beach have submitted plans to build a new residential tower while rebuilding a portion of Lincoln Road.
The project is proposed to include:
- The rebuilding of Lincoln Road in front of the Ritz Carlton
- A new 15-story, 212-foot tower with 30 residential units
The Ritz Carlton is also planned to get a single-story rooftop addition to its cabana building, a redesigned pool deck, rear yard and restaurant area, and a new entry canopy on Lincoln Road.
At the Sagamore building (part of the Ritz Carlton property), improvements will include the restoration of the façade, modifications to the lobby, and a new outdoor seating area and corridor.
The hotel room count on the property is currently at 477, but will be reduced by 43 rooms after the renovation.
The Lincoln Road rebuild will include:
- Pedestrian and vehicular access changes to both sides of Lincoln Road to maximize the pedestrian experience and safety while retaining full vehicular access
- The installation of a new gateway element at the street end
- Improvements to the beach access walk, including the widening of the walkway to improve visibility
- The introduction of new open space and landscaping on the Beach Walk.
The public-private development agreement would need approval from the Miami Beach Commission. The developer would assume maintenance of Lincoln Road, beach access, and the Beach Walk in front of the hotel, which currently are the City’s obligations.
Kobi Karp is the architect of record for the new tower and renovations.
Naturalficial is overseeing landscape design, including the Lincoln Road rebuild.
The Historic Preservation Board is set to review the proposal on September 12.
Source: The Next Miami