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Moishe Mana's Plan For A 'Curbless,' Pedestrian-Friendly Flagler Street

Moishe Mana’s Plan For A ‘Curbless,’ Pedestrian-Friendly Flagler Street

Flagler Street renovations have been halted in order to consider a fresh idea from Moishe Mana, who owns property in the area.

The proposal calls for a much more pedestrian-friendly design. The “curbless” cobblestone street would place car traffic and pedestrians at the same level, separated by bollards and landscaping

On-street parking would be mostly removed in favor of wider sidewalks, with more room for restaurant seating and other amenities.

The presentation was obtained by The Next Miami from Miami’s Downtown development Authority. Directors voted in February to stop ongoing construction work that had been in planning since at least 2011, in order to consider implementing the new plan.

The new plan would cost an additional $6 million and 36-42 months to build. Funding for the current project comes from the city, county, DDA and stakeholders in the area, but county funding may be at risk if the project is delayed, according to Miami Today.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Dear City of Miami and Taxpayer,

Please pay for improvements around my properties to increase their value so I can never build on them to provide anything in return.

Sincerely,

Moishe

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seriously. This guy is a joke.

Marc306
Marc306

Someone gets it

Miami Hurricane
Miami Hurricane

I can’t name more than 2 businesses on Flagler off the top of my head (both coffee shops, 1 a Starbucks).

Anonymous
Anonymous

One of the best ideas I’ve heard from him yet..

I think it’s a great idea. Many European cities have limited vehicular traffic in city centers.

Common Sense Posting
Common Sense Posting

Great idea. Funding an issue? Mana can help with that

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL – The head line got it partly right…
Moishe Mana wants city to build….
I am sure he does because he himself cannot put 2 bricks together. All he is – is a land grabber, not even a flipper, and most definitely not a developer. All he has done is purchase land and by doing so he has prevented real developers from building real projects. This guy makes me sick.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Man, you need to get some counseling. Mana can never do right by you. How do you explain Mana Contemporary http://bit.ly/2GVgvLd in New Jersey then for a guy who is all talk and does nothing?

Anonymous
Anonymous

What’s the hold up with Mana Wynwood.. how many more years in planning?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I need to get some counseling because I am stating the obvious? I am sorry I thought I was in a group called The Next Miami not The Next New Jersey. That’s the best you got? Name one thing he has built in Miami, just one. I will be waiting for your reply.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Mana Wynwood http://www.manawynwood.com/ It’s big and filled with creatives. The funny thing here is you sound like a petulant child who isn’t getting his way in the world, that it isn’t moving fast enough under your terms to get what you want. Oh, ye of little faith. And patience.

Anonymous
Anonymous

^ I guess English is not your first language. I asked you to name one thing he HAS done. That is the past tense of HAVE if you are not aware. All he has done is make big plans and has not delivered, not one thing! So get your tongue out of his backside long enough to accept that. Unless of course you happen to be him, in which case, start to build or flip these properties, make your money and go away.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Unless of course you happen to be him, in which case, start to build or flip these properties, make your money and go away.” Because you are the boss of everything. Like I said before, seek counseling.

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL – So it is you little man.
I guess truth hurts?
You right, I am not your boss because if I was you would be fired already.

anonymous
anonymous

It’s his land… he can do whatever he wants with it. If you make one bad step as a developer, it could ruin you financially. And again, it is his land he can hold on to it for the next 100 years and not build on it. Not your problem. If it bothers you so much, then you should buy the land from him and develop it yourself.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Hey little man, even though you removed you photo and tried to post as someone else we still know is you. True, it is your land and I am sure you will hold it for the next 100 years, which proves my point that you are NOT a developer, NOT even a flipper. You are just a fool with a lot of money who likes to buy land as “toys” and prevent real development from happening.

FDG
FDG

I think there is a Mana contin Miami.

Michael Smith
Michael Smith

He actually did nothing but buy a giant space already developed and built and called it mana contemporary. Mana will never be a developer been watching him hoard land In miami for over 6 years and do nothing with it.

FDG
FDG

My husband works in Jersey City at one of his businesses. Lots of people are employed there.

Anonymous
Anonymous

He might be a developer up north but we are talking about Miami, where he has done nothing.

Anonymous
Anonymous

He’s one of those, “No you owe us 40% more than we quoted you before or we don’t take your stuff out of our truck” movers. He bought a lot of derelict whorehouses to store legal documents. Now that law firms have gone paperless, you have to do something with excess space. VOILA! Instant Arts Patron.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Great News! Once this Flagler project the city has been working on forever is complete that area should be activated fairly quickly. I already see some restaurants being built out near the DuPont building.

Flagler St Property Owners
Flagler St Property Owners

Fraud – land hoarding, pushing for city improvements, and buying time for the next cycle.

I live on E Flagler St. and Mana is in no way to be trusted with fulfilling his aims. Here’s what Mana has done to the properties he’s acquired in the past 5 years: painted them white. That’s all. He’s made no attempt to repair his properties, clean them up, or even find good tenants. With so many vacant properties, Flagler will continue to be a major draw for the homeless. Every time people start to lose patience with Mana, he releases a few new renderings of projects that are ultimately never attempted.

By proposing a new Flagler St. design he has set back the already terribly managed project almost eight months. I say Miami should decline the project unless Mana wants to pay the additional sum out of his pocket and put it on an expedited schedule. There is absolutely no reason fixing up 10 blocks should take 36 – 42 months. Mana’s just trying to buy time, pump the properties for the next cycle, and move on. I don’t know why people assume he deals in good faith.

Anonymous
Anonymous

They should close it off to cars and make it like Lincolin Rd

Anonymous
Anonymous

WHY does it take so damn long for projects in this city to be completed?????…the underground work has been completed so 3-4 years to get this done??any other place on earth maybe would take 1-2 years tops…ill admit it does look good

Anonymous
Anonymous

so Mana has another grand plan that will take four years (ie, never) to come to fruition? what a shock!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks European. Like it

Anonymous
Anonymous

GREAT IDEA!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

YES — to the design intent, NOO — to the funding, perhaps a tax break if that! But if you’re a majority stakeholder in the neighborhood, it should be in your best interest for you to fund this vision.

All too often we rely on City and County funds to propel another well-to-do individual to more prosperity. Build it and fund it Moishe Mana — and the users will appreciate it and will indeed use it — thus paying you back for the investment, through business activity that this may generate — add an office building and local vendor market friendly rate/spaces. Thank me later.

-the voice of a Miamian

Anonymous
Anonymous

Spontaneously stopping something already being built to haphazardly change it? It shows how much this guy can get away with. Also, curbing exists for a reason, for storm sewers. Yeah, enjoy the floods.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Correct!

Mana is Scum
Mana is Scum

Oh wow another rendering from Miami’s premier slumlord! This time he’s not even talking about his derelict, rotting properties that scar Flagler and the surrounding streets like a time warp to crack era Miami.

This guy is pure scum. Stop featuring his renderings and focus on his decade plus land acquisitions and check their current state. Does no one ask him why he hasn’t built anything? I’m sure we’ll get a nice Herald fluff piece soon too since it’s about that time of year where they don’t ask him anything. We’ll get to hear about the one time in NJ when he built something or about how he once painted a building in Wynwood.

Get out of Miami, Mana you bum.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Whoe, what is your problem, man. What did Mana ever do to you? Your vitriol is embarrassingly over-the-top. Seek help now before it’s too late, i.e, before we see you on TV being led away in handcuffs, your eyes glassy, your mouth foaming as you mumble something about Mana.

Anonymous
Anonymous

@ Mana is Scum – I think it is safe to assume that this Anonymous guy is either a Mana sycophant or Mana himself. Either way Mr Anonymous, please let him know that most of us think that he is Scum, thank you.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Probably since he linked the story to his facebook page, and knowing his outspoken ways it’s most likely is him.

Mana is Scum
Mana is Scum

It looks like it might be him. If so I’m glad he can see what people actually think of him when he’s not getting Herald fluff pieces because the journalists there are too lazy to actually do research and want easy quotes and pictures. Mana is a lowlife slumlord. I believe someone up there referenced his scam moving companies which is where he makes his money. But like all rats when you shine a light on him he scurries away into a corner. It’s pretty funny he linked to this site and the comments are inundated with people exposing what a fraud he is. I’m assuming that’s why he might actually be on here trying to save his name. The buffoonish hipsters on Facebook and working at the Herald might find out Mana is nothing more than the slumlord con artist moving company owner he is. Wynwood was transforming well before he threw a coat of paint on an old sweathouse. I’m saving up with some investors to buy the block of land north of that warehouse so when you take off from MIA you’ll get to see my screenname painted on rooftops over an entire city block. Better start… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous

It does look beautiful. But everyone knows he is just a land banker, and his ideas result in nothing. So, no way this will ever be built.

Common Sense Posting
Common Sense Posting

It might get built because it only increases the value of the land he’s sitting on.

Common Sense Posting
Common Sense Posting

Convenient suggestion by Mana

Gene
Gene

Flanger is the spine of Miami. It should be a pedestrian paseo from the Court House to the Bayfront Park. As Mana will be a prime beneficiary of the improvement, it’s not much to ask him to chip him some money for the implementation.

Gene
Gene

Sorry, Flagler….

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks nice…more shade trees would be even better. The finished part is such a disaster with the same ole sidewalks we have seen forever…and covered in gum.

Andres
Andres

Love it Miami needs much more walkable zones

Anonymous
Anonymous

he’s doing this to stall again, just enough time for him to sell his land at the highest value it can have considering how messed up it is now

J C
J C

Great idea that does justice to Flagler street transforming it into a prime pedestrian connection between government center, it’s emerging transit hub and bayfront park/Biscayne corridor as it was in it’s hay day. With or without Mana remains to be seen, but it’s a good thing for Dntn Miami imho.