Wynwood Plaza Breaks Ground: New Renderings, Expected Completion Announced

A formal groundbreaking ceremony was held March 3 for the 1-million-square-foot Wynwood Plaza.

Construction has actually been underway at the site for some time, beginning shortly after the developers said they obtained $215 million in construction financing from Bank OZK in January.

The Wynwood Plaza will include a residential building with 509 luxury rental apartments, indoor and outdoor dining and shopping options, as well as an office tower.

The centerpiece of the project will be a half-acre, lushly landscaped public plaza that will be the largest in the Wynwood Arts District and one of the largest in all of Miami.

There will also be a pedestrian paseo adorned with large palm trees and local vegetation.

James Corner Field Operations, the firm that designed The Underline and New York’s High Line, is overseeing landscape design, including at the plaza and paseo.

Two floors of the 12-story office tower are pre-leased. Claure Group, led by Marcelo Claure, will establish its headquarters in 25,400 square feet across the entire eighth floor. Weitz & Luxenberg, a national law firm, will open its first Miami office in 18,000 square feet across the second floor.

The Class AAA office tower will have 266,000 square feet, with private terraces on each floor. Amenities will include a fitness club, cafe and bar lounge, conference spaces, and rooftop.

The luxury rental apartments will have four activated rooftops with a sports court, two outdoor pools with showers, a sauna, hot tub and cold plunge pool, and a glass atrium with co-working spaces, private phone rooms, game lounge, and fitness center.

The ground floor will include 32,000 square feet of retail, including 6,600 square feet of outdoor dining.

The developers will  also collaborate with local artists to include works and installations throughout for residents and the community to enjoy.

L&L Holding Company and Oak Row Equities are the developers, along with project partner Shorenstein Properties and co-investor Claure Group.

Gensler is the architect.

Completion is expected in 2025, the developers said.

 

 

(photo: Gabrielle Wilde Photography)

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Anonymous
21 days ago

It is great to see Wynwood getting an original contemporary design that fits with Miami.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Looks like something in Washington D.C. or a dockside redevelopment, but still not a bad project.

Melo is sigma and Chad
21 days ago

They’re already on the first floor, Wynwood needs more major developments like this in western Wynwood.

Permitting
21 days ago

They are not messing around! Love that pace.

Mass Transit
21 days ago

The Metrorail expansion to Wynwood must be a priority

Anonymous
20 days ago

In addition to connecting to Midtown, we need to improvs existing metro stations. The cars need seats, more cars, escalators that work. Add indoor tunnels and stations to connect to buildings and cross highways.Connect the metro line to the mover above ground.

Bruno
20 days ago

In short, you mean, get the Government Transit to service the customer, as 8f people had a choice.

THEN expand if Government is able to do that.

Anonymous
20 days ago

As a private citizen I would rather use the metro exclusively to all the places it currently goes if it has some enhancements.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Add a private sponsor and increase advertising placement fees in the trains.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Metromover to Wynwood should be a priority over Miami Beach.

Downvote me and your Manbun turns gray
20 days ago

You Metrosexuals really, really need to learn the difference between Metromover and Metrorail. It’s beyond irritating.

Anonymous
20 days ago

We should just call them the same thing. The metro, just two lines of the same system. It’ll save Miami countless time debating over which one goes where. As long as it gets you somewhere it’s all Metro to me.

Anonymous
20 days ago

People in other cities around the world use “metro” to describe the interconnected public transit rail system. They refer to “metro stations” – some of those metros are above ground and others are below ground. It doesn’t matter what the method of rail is. What matters is that it’s one Inter connected “metro” system. I just distinguish them by different “line names” – the “Downtown-Brickell Line” or the “Cross-County Line.” It’s less confusing than two separate names that both start with “metro.”

Anonymous
20 days ago

I personally just call the metromover the mover and the Metrorail the metro. Metrorail really should expand into the northeast corridor above the existing FEC tracks with stops every mile or so and definitely have a stop in wynwood and midtown. And this expansion should be in addition to the metromover expansion to wynwood

Anonymous
20 days ago

The metro mover is more like a true “metro” or subway than the metrorail, given it winds through the city hub. If anything it should be the other way around. They should be one connected system, “The Metro.”

N, N
19 days ago

You can have both. Plenty of cities have both a heavy rail metro for the immediate urban area and light rail of some sort for the central city areas

Permitting
21 days ago

Looks great, I can’t wait to check this out!

Melo, a former giga Chad
20 days ago

This is beautiful and the perfect size/height for this area. More of this please.

Anon
20 days ago

One of the hottest markets in the city hands down. Wynwood is on fire!

Anonymous
20 days ago

It sounds like a very well thought out plan. Melo, Arquitectonica take notes.

Anon
20 days ago

This development is epic

Rufus.
20 days ago

This looks great. Variation in the building, with open balconies and plants on one side. Creates a contrasting image that gives it visual vibrancy. This is exciting. I echo the comments about the Metromover to Wynwood. Have some vision for f’s sake and get it done!

Interested Party
19 days ago

I wondering why so little space is for restaurants?

Anonymous
20 days ago

Instead of another basketball court surrounded by underutilized space, the sports court in the center should be what is proposed for Southside Park.

Anonymous
20 days ago

This seems totally different. It’s in a different neighborhood with different needs Southside Park does not have any public tennis courts nearby, but an abundance of public basketball courts close. Also this court in the rendering looks like it’s a private amenity

Anonymous
21 days ago

Looking back on the history of Wynwood, this will be the building that forever closed the door on the Wynwood of old where you didn’t feel oppressed by glass and steel and murals weren’t manufactured to fit the homogenized aesthetic.

Downtowner
21 days ago

Wynwood is over already. Are there even any art galleries left? Have they all moved to Allapattah, which will be the next “it” neighborhood?

Melo is sigma and Chad
21 days ago

plenty of galleries left

Anon
20 days ago

There’s a gallery on almost every corner.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Cry me a river, and paint a mural depicting it in Opa-Locka.

I got WynWood
20 days ago

I got oppressed reading this word salad.