Heaven on earth? The city of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board has given the final okay for the Community Church’s conversion of its Courtyard into a retail store. The historic property continues the sad saga of the gentrification of Lincoln Road.
Short on cash, the church congregation submitted the retail proposal after the developer offered them 1 million dollars. According to a New Times article, the initial deal was sealed by church members after the developer also donated $500,000.
Miami Design Preservation League plans to continue to fight against the church’s retail development.