Wynwood Board Will Hold Emergency Meeting Tomorrow To Discuss Changes To Mana Plan

A special meeting of the Wynwood BID is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31st at 2:00 PM.

At a meeting last week, the board failed to come to an agreement with Moishe Mana, who has revised his project plan and reduced the amount that will be contributed to the Wynwood Public Benefits Fund.

According to The Real Deal, changes that have angered board members include:

  • Phase skipping – Wynwood leaders had agreed to allowing Mana a waiver to build a 24-story tower on the western half of his property (double the 12 stories permitted by zoning,) on condition that he first builds out at least 35 percent of the shorter projects on the eastern half. He now wants to skip directly to the 24-story tower. (Mana representatives deny this, and say they had just asked for a discussion of this.)
  • Wynwood Benefit Reduction – Mana had agreed to pay $10 million to the Wynwood Public Benefits Fund in exchange for a height and development rights increase (already considered a reduced amount by the board). Now, he wants to pay just $2.5 million, with the remaining $7.5 million going to the Overtown CRA

The Crespogram reports that the transfer of funds from Wynwood to Overtown came after Mana representatives met with commissioner Keon Hardemon. Miami commissioners, including Hardemon, are scheduled to vote on a second reading of the plan in early September.

 

 

(video of meeting via crespogram)