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.