MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — The time has come to reveal the designs to revamp South Beach’s Lincoln Road.
The new designs were set to be debuted at a public meeting Tuesday evening, according to news partners the Miami Herald.
Miami Beach officials hired New York Landscape architects James Corner Field Operations to take on the project, creating a plan for updating the look of the mall.
On Tuesday, the public will, for the first time, see what the company has proposed for the revamp of Lincoln Lanes north and south.
Renderings of the proposed plan show more trees, new storefronts and bike lanes along the lanes which are adjacent to the mall.
Lincoln Road’s new look also aims to have a new pedestrian-friendly area along service roadways that are currently filled with delivery trucks and trash bins.
The proposed plan gets rid of a parking lane for service vehicles, on Lincoln Lane North between Drexel and Washington Avenues. They also propose to expand the sidewalk and have an 8-foot bike lane along storefronts. For those who like to lounge, they proposed more outdoor cafe seating.
The concepts could face some challenges since it would require a change in delivery times and and a reduction of trash bins in the area.
The plans also feature a possible spot for a new dock that would potentially have a water taxi on Biscayne Bay near the western portion of Lincoln Road.
A number of other proposed changes are meant to create a balance between the public and commercial space to please both the residents and the businesses who want to flourish in the area.
Click here to view more changes proposed in the plan.