Miami Just Approved A Wynwood Streetscape Master Plan & It Will Be Implemented Immediately: Here’s What It Will Look Like

City of Miami Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the implementation of a new Wynwood Streetscape Master Plan.

Implementation will begin immediately, the Wynwood Business Improvement District said in a statement. The BID is funding and constructing the project together with commercial property owners, and will coordinate with the city.

The project will include:

  • Florida’s first ever Woonerf – a street designed primarily as open space for pedestrians and bikes, that also allows access to cars (three streets will be converted to woonerfs)
  • A new greenway that will include a minimum half-mile trail network open to pedestrians and bikes
  • Enhanced landscaping that will help combat climate change, add shade-providing tree canopies, reduce the heat island effect, capture stormwater runoff, and reintroduce native plant species
  • Safety and mobility improvements including new crosswalks, mid-block crossings, widened sidewalks, protected bicycle lanes and district-wide signage

It took 24 months and dozens of public hearings, design charrettes and community workshops before the design was finalized and approved.

ArquitectonicaGEO created the design.

 

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Anonymous
25 days ago

More trees, wider sidewalks, please, please, underground all cables in the area. Make it as pedestrianized as possible. This will make double positive impact.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Definitely an improvement. Good to hear that construction will begin immediately.

Anonymous Taxpayer
24 days ago

Interesting just last week on the news the City of Miami may lay off 60 police officers due to budget issues. No wonder cops endorse Trump and the conservatives keep crying about the left defunding Police, when tax payer money is being used for this liberal dump WynnHood instead.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Ha!, you’re funny. Tell me Mr Con-servative, how does Trump propose to fund police Depts throughout this country and also create and fund his “Space Force?”

Defund WynnHood
24 days ago

Can you Liberals make up your mind on this covid? All this trash talk about people getting together but want to defund cops to make a area to bring people together. Open new businesses in the middle of a pandemic, bring people to spend money when unemployment is at a all time high (nobody got money). Sounds like a solid tax payer investment since Covid ain’t going any where anytime soon.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Wasn’t it your con-mander in chief Trump who said the other day “we have rounded the corner on covid 19?” And aren’t you “Cons” the ones showing up at Trump rallys without a mask on? And did Zimmerman wait on a cop before he killed Trayvon?

Anonymous
21 days ago

This comment gets a lot of thumbs down but no one debunks it.

The Debunker
21 days ago

Ain’t your new potential future commander in chief saying we’re not around the corner. I’ve drove through WynnHood and I’m seeing a lot of people without mask and not following guidelines. But yet you liberals want to fund WynnHood. Invest taxpayers money into a area to promote business and the gathering of people. Like we are not in a middle of a “pandemic”.
I guess the only time the pandemic exist is when Trump supporters get together. Liberals demand we shut the country down but yet not WynnHood. Let’s immediately start this protect forget the fact that crime is going up, unemployment is going up. But instead of keeping police officers on the street, let’s put money in WynnHood. That whole Zimmerman thing, come on you can’t blame police for him killing that young man. Following Zimmerman after the trial clearly the he has issues. It’s obvious what happened, he approached that young gentleman Zimmerman got his ass beat and he couldn’t take it like a real man and shot Trayvon….. facts!!!!

Anonymous
19 days ago

“But yet you liberals want to fund WynnHood. Invest taxpayers money into a area to promote business and the gathering of people. Like we are not in a middle of a “pandemic”.

Um, the article states “The BID is funding and constructing the project together with commercial property owners, and will coordinate with the city.” If I’m mistaken, isn’t most of if not all the commercial property in Wynwood owned by Hispanics? And aren’t most Hispanics in Miami Republican Conservatives? And isn’t it Donald Trump who went around down playing Covid 19 to his fellow Republicans? And wasn’t it Republicans who showed up at a rally in Tulsa Ok for Trump without a mask on? And isn’t it Trump whose been touting how employment is on the rise despite Covid 19? And wasn’t it the Republican Governor of Florida who lifted bans on shutdowns in the state and told people to go out and eat, drink, and be merry? So how can crime go up in Wynwood when the place has been closed down and like south beach, looking like a ghost town? And hasn’t the Police Dept been the ones fighting against a civilian oversite board? And I didn’t say the police killed Trayvon Martin. I asked did Zimmerman wait on the police to get there before he killed Trayvon, other than that, I agree with what you said about Zimmerman.

Your debunk is weak.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Literally the most economically illiterate and short sighted thinking i’ve read in awhile. How hard is it to understand that public investment in our city to make it more walkable, liveable and attractive to businesses is a net positive. It means more businesses opening up, more job hiring, more money coming in from tourism and an expanding tax base for the city which it can use to pay your mall cops. Get a life.

Anonymous Mall Cop
24 days ago

Well hopefully between the time the 60 cops get laid off and the city finally use these WynnHood taxes to hire cops you’re not in a position where you need a “Mall Cop” to save you ass. It’s always the ones who don’t support police are the ones who are quick to call them when they need help. Get a life.

Ironic and Poetic
24 days ago

News Flash:
Anonymous economic commentator was robbed, shot and left for dead on newly made Wynnhood sidewalk next to a beautiful new planted tree last night. Crime has gone up in Miami since police layoffs. The city hopes investments in Wynnhood will generate tax revenue to hire more cops in the far future once covid-19 has passed and the economy recovers.

Fund Police
24 days ago

No money for law enforcement but has money for a area to bring more people and money. Who you think keep these areas safe for you people to visit and spend money. What you think a pretty sidewalk and trees will scare criminals away? Maybe you should research Wynnhood crime statistics, its in the thousands sir that’s before Police layoffs. Lets see how long your tax payer investment will last when people are to scared to go to Wynnhood.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Another Con-servative scare talking point.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Good, they should stay their scary asses out of the “hood” then.

Anonymous
23 days ago

That is your opinion from someone who has done nothing. Those business want street parking spaces, not bicycle lanes.

@loveismofficial
6 hours ago

Wynwood brings millions and millions of tourist dollars.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Immediately for Miami means 2 years from now!

Anonymous
25 days ago

LMAO – you’re a bit off – more like 5 years. 3rd world here.

Anonymous
25 days ago

I can’t disagree with you.

Original Wynnwood Local
25 days ago

Just another death of a awesome local Miami spot. Now that it’s mainstream the city wants to invest to make it more touristy. 2 years from now it will be the next Miami Beach, ghetto and ratchet. RIP Wynnwood.

Daniel A.
25 days ago

Food for thought: Not to long ago in Wynwood’s past it was a crime ridden forgotten part of Miami filled with abandoned warehouses. Although gentrification is a touchy subject, I believe that it is process that has transformed a once overlooked neighborhood into “awesome local Miami spot”. You may not realize it but the first group of creative and entrepreneurial pioneers that came to the neighborhood within the last twenty years were the ones that set into motion the gentrification process.

I completely get the emotional grounds from which many opponents of gentrification base their arguments, but when one takes a holistic approach the picture is much different. If we ignore property owners and just look at the neighborhood as a whole we can appreciate the lower crime rates, new opportunities as well as infrastructure improvements as illustrated in this post. I get that Wynwood was not a ground-up development and that it has its own unique history and character, but all neighborhoods evolve and each group adds a different flavor and dimension. Call me an optimist, but I can only see good things for Wynwood and am excited for its future. Will it be different? You bet. Will it be original? That is subjective and only time will tell. I’ll place my bets on progress with all of the challenges and rewards that it brings.

Gordon Ramsay
25 days ago

Bloody hell !!!! hey Chef Daniel seems like thought didn’t like your dish. Those dislikes just ended your career. What is for desert quotation Crème brûlée ?

YOUR WAITER
25 days ago

For Desert Chef Daniels has prepared his famous optimistic desert, gentrification Liqueur Soufflés toped with a holistic raspberry sauce.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Wow -44?!?! This was an extremely well thought out and on-point comment.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Major street improvements needed.. roads are torn up.

LocalObserver
25 days ago

YESSSS finally! this is a win for Miami!!
ArquitectonicaGEO really showed incredible sensitivity to not only address the needs of the stakeholders and business owners but to work with the community, the Wynwood BID and the City to come up with a Master Plan that was carefully crafted to elevate the District and make Wynwood more pedestrian centric, safer to navigate, forward thinking and with a genuine interest in making it greener, more resilient place that locals and visitors can visit and enjoy… I attended all public meetings they had and all I can say is that their leadership, building consensus and outreach and having conversations everyone involved in the process was a great experience overall. Congrats!!! Well deserved and great step forward for the City of Miami and officials making it happen.

Anonymous
25 days ago

As a teen, I went to DASH when “Midtown Miami” was formerly FEC’s rail yard. A lot has changed for the better — land utilization, new businesses and jobs, a thriving arts community Miami desperately needs.

Do not, however, characterize any developers in the past couple decades as wanting to “work with the community” of Wynwood. The people of Wynwood are *quite literally* not represented in their plans for the area.

It is what is — and ultimately this may be great for the city, but dahlias over the lack of agency locals have in all of this.

Chris
25 days ago

I’m happy that its GREAT for all the companies/businesses that will benefit from it
But, people living in the area will deal with more traffic, and people speeding through the area in broad day light while kids are playing etc. I know it’s about money, and everyone involved dont care just saying

Anonymous
24 days ago

You’re talking about something people in surrounding suburbs put up with all the time.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Well those are not the suburbs its a very very poor community of blacks they should start by working on that area and stop trying to hide the area

Anonymous
24 days ago

It used to be a community of nothing but black people but now there are a lot of hispanics and white druggies living there now, so blacks aren’t the only poor people in that area.

Jack
24 days ago

what?

NONOYEAH
24 days ago

Perfect guise to put all the small businesses out of business! Landlords are going to make a killing turning Wynwood into “anywhere, USA” mall. SUCKERS

Anonymous
25 days ago

Looks like the legendary and nearly extinct Dade County pine is being planted in the swale areas on the first pix. That would be cool.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Looks great. Wynwood just need a train connection immediately.

Anonymous
25 days ago

trees are great.
They will not block views of the murals >
Great ideas and best direction for a better Miami to live in.
Great work… we need more.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Another reason why Wynwood will be the most interesting neighborhood in Miami

Anonymous
25 days ago

Too much airplane noise to live there

Anonymous
25 days ago

that is not true, I think you are confused with somewhere else

Anonymous
25 days ago

That’s your opinion

Anonymous
25 days ago

You’re tone deaf

Anonymous
23 days ago

Wrong. Planes fly right over Wynwood from 36th down to about 20th. MIA is directly west. I work at Jose De Diego. The noise is obnoxious. I wouldn’t want to live over there.

Anonymous
23 days ago

I don’t care who wants to give this anonymous person thumbs down votes, that person who works at Jose De Diego is dead RIGHT!

Anonymous
25 days ago

No that is southern part of Midtown where I lived

Anonymous
24 days ago

It already is. I would suspect it is the largest collection of world-class street art than any other city on the planet. What I would love to see is it also becomes a repository of public sculpture pieces of all sizes.

Anonymous
23 days ago

you misspelled WAS (the most interesting neighborhood in Miami)

Anonymous
25 days ago

Keep Mana the hell out of the planning, or he is going to try and delay this like he did with Flagler Street.

Anonymous
25 days ago

According to those renderings there’s no black people in wynwood’s future..Smh

Anonymous
24 days ago

Please… black people are not wanted nowhere in Miami.

Anonymous
25 days ago

None of those bike lanes in the renders are protected.

Anonymous
24 days ago

People riding bikes through the area won’t be there to shop or go to any of the establishments.

eymay
25 days ago

okay but we need them to plan this with rail in mind

Anonymous
24 days ago

What part of Wynnwood is this in? Location Location Location?

Anonymous
24 days ago

ALL OF WYNWOOD…

Anonymous
25 days ago

Any Idea which streets are being “woonerfs”

Anonymous
24 days ago

NW 1st Place, NW 1st Aveand NW 3rd Ave

Anonymous
25 days ago

Funny, I don’t see a cop car nowhere in those renderings….

Anonymous
20 days ago

The Wooners are going to be as dangerous as Brightline crossings.

Anonymous
20 days ago

*Woonerfs

Anonymous
19 days ago

The people who were killed at Brightline/Virgin crossings are the same people who would run you over if you’re in front of them because they would’ve looked at you as somebody in their way.

Anonymous
6 hours ago

I’m so stoked to see my LOVEISM art used all over the renderings

Anonymous
25 days ago

Ditch the cars, make that entire route Pedestrian, and Bike only.
No motorizer vehicles.

The more friendly it goes to people only, the better.
If you need examples, Lincoln Road Miami Beach.
What a treasure. There are several others like that and they are all booming with people and business.
So nice to be able to walk without cars flying by trying to grab parking.

Anonymous
25 days ago

and ocean drive

Chris
25 days ago

So more traffic in the area, more tourists, more noise, and congestion. SMH ANNOYING. People window shop from they cars causing traffic a mess. It’s the hood why yall so excited.

Anonymous
24 days ago

it’s an arts/entertainment district!!! duh

Charlie
24 days ago

Miami Beach, on Espanola & Drexel have been designed “Woonerfs” for over a decade. This article is wrong.

Javier Luque
25 days ago

This is a bad idea unless there is a plan to offset parking with strategically placed city parking garages. Half the traffic in Wynwood is people driving around for 30-40 minutes aggressively looking for parking. I do not see anything in this plan to mitigate traffic density by providing city parking structures or funding any public transit options. This plan is built on a fairy tale and I will be very surprised if it doesn’t create more problems than it solves.

J.
25 days ago

Ohhhh come on!!! Stop being such a Negative Nancy and be more like an Optimistic Olivia!!!

Anonymous
25 days ago

There is always parking available in the upper parking garage right next to Target, at least there is the many times I go there to park. Not sure why ppl are driving around looking for parking.

Anonymous
24 days ago

U kidding me, no one drives to wynwood, every car there is either an uber or lyft

Georgie
25 days ago

Let’s see where the most Dade County pines are: large groups in St Thomas University, the Zoo area, Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park, Big Pine Key in the Keys, and formerly Cutler Ridge That is because they are a subspecies of regular short leaf pine that crawled down our peninsula from places like Georgia. Ill fit for our tropical insects, they counted on the half million woodpecker pairs to save them. That’s why wherever they’re contemplated outside large tracts needed to support woodpeckers, they fail. Wynwood, Underline and suburban plot owners take note.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Dade County pine wood is so dense even termites have a hard time chewing it. They are also fire resistant, and before humans suppressed wildfires the pines were able to dominate the landscape through fire. Never heard about the woodpecker thing.

Anonymous
25 days ago

how can people take pictures of the murals with those trees blocking them?. I am all for trees but in this case i think is better to leave the murals unobstructed. The artists that come to wynwood to paint those walls also use their projects to promote their work. If they cannot photograph their work they will go somewhere else. If is not broken dont fix it!

Anonymous
25 days ago

If the cars could be removed and the trees were in the center of street it would make it a lot easier to take photos.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Too many trees! Don’t these people know we live in hurricane alley?!