Investor Wants To Build Wynwood Residential/Hotel Project

An investor is proposing a 12-story mixed-use project in Wynwood, but the city’s Planning Department is recommending denial of a rezoning request needed for the project.

Ira Lang, a car dealer and real estate investor, plans 214 residential units, 100 hotel units, along with retail and parking space on a vacant 1.43 acre lot at 2110 North Miami Avenue.

Zoning changes requested by Lang would allow for a project that is ‘out of scale’ with the neighborhood, according to the Planning Department. The land had been previously zoned for residential, before being changed by Miami 21 to Light Industrial zoning.

 

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Gared
7 years ago

A bit strange,considering the urban infill rule,I guess these folks in charge “now and then”forget.Seems like this concept was decided some years ago and it ain’t working.Should be glad investments are trying to come in and turn this part of town into real cityscape,but it seems it’s still” one step forward,two steps back”.What’s the deal?

miami is for cars
7 years ago

Maybe P&Z is recommending denial because the proposal did not have the required number of parking spaces. how many parking spaces were proposed on the vacant lot?

WhyNotNow
7 years ago

I don’t know where you are getting your info, but This parcel was never residential.

UMdev
7 years ago

Before Miami 21 the site was zoned C-2 liberal commercial which allows for mixed use and residential at 150 units per acres. Which means it would have allowed for exactly 214 units, the same number of units they are proposing.

whyNotNow
7 years ago

Absolutely and it was also intended for light industrial uses etc., which is how it was used. The wording of the article implies it was only residential.

Why Not?
7 years ago

Let him build it. That area could use a big investment and Wynwood could use a hotel.

whyNotNow
7 years ago

Why on earth would they deny this? Must not have “reached” the right people.

Jerome
7 years ago

I agree with the denial. Having a high rise hotel/residential area does not fit the vibe that Wynwood has. Yes, yes, I understand that it will bring in a lot of money for the area, but it simply does go with the grain that the Wynwood area is trying to present which is the Artsy, young hang out spot – not the luxrious hotel/condo scene.

If they want to build another high rise, do it 5 minutes south in downtown Miami.

Anonymous
7 years ago

I’m guessing that ship has sailed, since artists can’t afford the rent within 40 blocks of Wynwood anymore.

Dump site due south
7 years ago

Due south is a recycling plant that wants to EXPAND. Directly due south. It is PZ 4 on the May 22nd Commission Agenda. Alley closures. Who wants to buy a condo directly on top of a very busy recycling plant?

Jingus Khan
7 years ago

I know it’s not P & Z’s job to determine the viability of a project, but they did this guy a favor. Nobody’s staying at hotel in this location…. He’s only going in for approvals so he can sell those anyway so it’s not like he’d build the stuff himself.