Mana Breaks Ground On Puerto Rican Community Center In Wynwood

Moishe Mana and Miami-Dade County held a groundbreaking ceremony on September 15 for a new building in Wynwood.

Mana is required to complete the four-story building as part of a land deal with the county.

The project includes a new Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, along with a neighborhood office for the county.

Berenblum Busch Architects is designing the four-story project, and the firm says it drew inspiration from the industrial nature of Wynwood and its warehouses and art murals. The upper floors are clad with “vertical fins in rhythmic repetition that recall industrial buildings of the 20th century.”

At the ground floor, a glass storefront will be set back from the street to allow an extra wide sidewalk that can serve as event space. Retail spaces and a cafe will line the sidewalk.

The community center space will include the cafe, education, art, meeting space, a childrens education center and office spaces.

The upper floor will have an office for the county and for the area Miami-Dade commissioner.

On the top floor, a large rooftop terrace will front 29th street.

An older version of the design that was replaced: