Mana Backed ‘Save Wynwood’ Petition Gets 37K Signatures; BID Says He Is A Billionaire Who Wants To Build A Trade Hub There

Another emergency meeting was held this week in Wynwood after a petition backed by Moishe Mana garnered over 37,000 signatures.

Mana’s petition on Change.org was addressed to city leaders including Mayor Francis Suarez. It came after the Wynwood Marketplace operating on his property was shut by violating city rules.

But the Wynwood Business Improvement District hit back at Mana last week. The BID is a coalition of business and property owners in the area,

Mana’s Save Wynwood petition wrote that billionaire developers are trying to gentrify the neighborhood. In an email, PR representatives for the district noted that Mana himself was a billionaire developer with plans for the largest project in the neighborhood.

Representatives of the BID also wrote that Mana himself has previously said he wants to transform the area from entertainment to a trading hub, despite the petition claiming that the goal is to keep the neighborhood an entertainment zone.

The BID’s Regulatory & Capital Committee held a meeting this week to review existing City regulations related to Temporary Use Permits, Special Event Permits, and the Noise Ordinance. Representatives of Mana were invited.

 

Mana’s planned trade hub in Wynwood: