Pedestrian Oriented Mixed-Use Development With Up To 670 Units Planned In Wynwood

A public-housing project next to Wynwood will be redeveloped under a proposal submitted by a developer.

Housing Trust Group has already won county approval to redevelop the Rainbow Village and Gwen Cherry 23C Public Housing Communities next to Mana Wynwood.

The developer is now asking the city to rezone the land to allow for retail and more intense use.

The property includes just over 10 acres, with 136 units built in the early 1970s.

In a letter to the city, an attorney for the developer notes that the current buildings on the site have no relationship with the pedestrian realm, and do not serve to activate or enliven the area. In fact, the structures and their design contribute to neighborhood blight, the letter says.

The requested zoning change would allow for up to 670 units.

The new project would be mixed income, pedestrian friendly, and with ground floor retail, the developer wrote.

Miami planners are recommending approval of the requested zoning change. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the proposal at a meeting on June 24.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

The whole Wynwood should become pedestrian oriented. Midtown is much better, for instance. We need to make Miami from Brickell to Wynwood and in between completely pedestrian oriented.

Jesus
1 month ago

Everything from Design District to the tip of South Brickell should be considered part of downtown Miami. What we need from our government is the expansion of the MetroMover they are talking about to the design district or do what Elon Musk has planned. And in the future, that idea of downtown can be further expanded. Imagine smart development taking place where all the future buildings are built within the vicinity of Metrorail allowing for pedestrian and transit related growth.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Futures buildings without garages. People over cars in miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL, South Brickell and the Design District are not Downtown. That’s like saying Lincoln Park is the north end of Downtown Chicago, or Hollywood is the west end of Downtown L.A. Why can’t we just call them polycentric centers? It makes cities more interesting.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They are already considered part of “greater downtown”

Anonymous
1 month ago

This project needs to get done. Everyone benefits.

Azarius
1 month ago

So because this was Public housing the city should require them to detail the amount or percentage of actual low income and affordable housing; because work force and market rates are a JOKE!. I get it this area is bad but redeveloping and pricing people out is going to have negative affect in the future. At least 55% of the units should be low income and affordable, considering the pricing and amount of housing being built in the area. If we don’t want a even worst homeless situation we’d create housing for all!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fantastic!! Any renderings?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would do wonders for the area to clear out that dump.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It should be “where”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you dear baby Jesus for this. This is the ugliest part of Wynwood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

After over 2000 years there’s still a baby Jesus?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sounds like a project similar to Liberty Square.. a win for the existing community.

Anonymous
1 month ago

im surprised this redevelopment scheme/Gword plot has taken this long to hatch…the city let some developer bilk county money for the pork n beans project first which isnt near any choice “mixed use/mixed retail/mixed income” type of area….this was prime land too close to the carpetbagger party district

Anonymous
1 month ago

Give me a G, give me an E, give me an N, give me a T, give ………..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Give me J, give me an O, give me a B

Anonymous
1 month ago

the new NPC word that yall dont even comprehend.

Market Urbanist
1 month ago

Lol. Gotta make room for the tech bros and carpetbaggers.

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

You think

Anonymous
1 month ago

What are you trying to say?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lmaooo

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yessss

Anonymous
1 month ago

Any fenced project is far from being pedestrian friendly

Anonymous
1 month ago

curious where are the Poors who currently live there are going to go?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Your home!

Anonymous
1 month ago

You raise a good point, but in a very classist, and not classy, way. Where will the people who live there go? Will they be temporarily relocated and offered to return once renovations/redevelopment are complete?

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

A very good question 2

Anonymous
1 month ago

Opa Locka.