Lincoln Road Mall connection is arguably the most
important part of the BayWalk project, at least on the
western side of Miami Beach. Pedestrian traffic rules
on Lincoln Road thanks to its
many restaurants and
stores, and allowing that foot-traffic to flow
onto the BayWalk would greatly enhance the experience
for anyone making the trek.
Lincoln Road Mall
But, after successfully
completing the BayWalk through the Waverly and Flamingo
properties, the Lincoln Road Mall connection presents
several unique problems for designers.
The Lincoln Bay Towers condo at 1450 Lincoln Road
currently has no area on their property which could
accommodate a BayWalk, so the
City of Miami Beach will
be required to take responsibility for the planning
and permitting of a new over-water BayWalk to the west
of Lincoln Bay Towers. The City will also be responsible
for maintenance of the structure. This will be quite
costly for the City, but the tie-in with Lincoln
Road Mall will be worth it.