Brooklyn developer RedSky Capital is proposing to build 222 Wynwood, an 8-story boutique mixed-use building.
The project site is 230 and 234 Northwest 24th Street, between Panther Coffee and 250 Wynwood.
In total, the project will have a total gross floor area of 90,735 square feet, divided between 35 work/live units on the upper floors and 7,780 square feet of ground floor retail. Although zoning requires 83 parking spaces, none will be built on-site, and the developer is asking for a waiver to use parking spaces in a nearby lot.
Arquitectonica is the project architect. The Wynwood Design Review Board will review the plans this month.
The architect describes the design:
Wynwood is an enigmatic neighborhood, simultaneously serious and playful. The architecture and landscape of 222 WYNWOOD is inspired by the industrial vernacular of Wynwood and the subtropical climate of the region. 222 WYNWOOD was designed from the inside-out to tell a story about sustainability in an art-centric urban context. In keeping with Floridiana style, the ground floor features a completely voluntary 30~foot wide passive breezeway which runs the full depth of the building and terminates in an open air office-lobby with a nine-story tall breeze block wall. A composition of concrete masonry units, the breeze block wall provides protection from the elements, while still allowing light and air to pass through. Each of the seven (7) levels of offices, set on top of the ground floor retail, has passively cooled circulation corridors by the natural convection of air flowing through the breeze block. Finally, the roof deck follows on a key intent of the NRD-1 and the BlD’s goals to create more opportunities for activated open spaces for residents and their guests. A combination of materials make up the building envelope – exposed concrete, exposed architectural masonry block, and mortar — each different in texture and color ranging from dark to light, forming a pattern within a pattern — from stacked blocks to formed concrete. Operable windows follow the movement of the pattern. These same materials are reflected on the interior walls. This concrete block is insulated with natural materials, resulting in no toxic materials within 222 WYNWOOD’s walls. With the textures and patterns as a backdrop, the landscape design for 222 WYNWOOD, without reticence, showcases Florida’s capacity to sustain a diverse planting palette. Each tree and shrub is unique to the Project, having different aromas, flowering colors, seasonality’s and forms. included is a mixture of native South Florida vegetation with exotic species from throughout the tropics. The hardscape materiality is an extension of the architecture, with the various concrete finishes, formats, colors and rhythms transitioning seamlessly from horizontal and vertical planes. At the end of the day, this Project is emblematic of Wynwood itself. It uses a heavy masonry block paying homage to the light industrial roots of Wynwood, yet introduces the natural landscaping to provide important contrast and an inviting feel for the building’s future residents. And it should not go without saying that the building is literally phase 2 of 2 of the first new construction residential product introduced in the District since Miami 21 became effective.