Lincoln Court Pedestrian Bridge Update

West Ave , Sunset Harbour

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Lincoln Court Pedestrian Bridge Update:

City pushes long-delayed project ahead of design review board process

A pedestrian bridge crossing the Collins Canal and connecting the West Avenue, Sunset Harbour, and Belle Isle neighborhoods may be getting closer to reality. The bridge which will connect Lincoln Court with Dade Boulevard at Purdy Avenue was part of the West Avenue Bridge project (which opened last October) but has been delayed because of design concerns raised by residents.

Finally, in May about 50 members of the community met with the City to vote on five options for a design (three basic designs and two with decorative panels). The residents chose one of the decorative panel options which would need to be approved by the Design Review Board (DRB) and then fabricated.

The DRB hearing is set for October 2. In a Letter to Commission this week, City Manager Jimmy Morales wrote, “In efforts to have the bridge installed and open to the public by Art Basel 2018, the Public Works Department would like to issue notice to proceed to start fabrication of the bridge prior to DRB approval. In the event that DRB does not approve the side panels and/or railing, then we could appeal to Commission to move forward with the neighborhood selected option OR move forward with the basic bridge fabrication removing the decorative panels during the fabrication.” (The City Commission is the body to which DRB appeals go.)
 
 

Angst Over 500 Alton Road Tower Height

West Ave


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Susan Askew
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Sunset Harbour


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Susan Askew
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Susan Askew
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