Wynwood Property Owners Worried That Mana Will Cannibalize Neighborhood

Property owners in Wynwood are not happy about Moishe Mana’s plan for his land there.

At a recent planning committee meeting of the Wynwood Business Improvement District, neighbors expressed concerns that Mana’s plan for a massive, 9 million-square-foot development will “cannibalize” and “sap the life” of the neighborhood, according to The Real Deal.

Mana intends to file for a Special Area Plan under the Miami 21 zoning code, allowing for much greater density than would normally be permitted.

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Unfortunately gentrification is inevitable in Wynwood

marc
4 years ago

I think most land owners there are fine with gentrification since it’s actually happening already but the Mana project’s scale is completely changing the character of the area.

Jacob
4 years ago

I like the idea, but not for the neighborhood. A for effort, but totally out of scale and character.

marc
4 years ago

Yeah I really like it too but not sure where the heck something like this works without completely changing the vicinities character. It’s a neighborhood upon itself.

Danny
4 years ago

Drive and walk by that area. This works perfectly. Everyone said the same thing to Mid-Town, Design District, Edgewater, etc…

Jacob
4 years ago

This maybe could have worked in Wynwood before it became “Wynwood.” But too much time, money, and effort has been put into defining the neighborhood as we see it today that it would be a shame to change the character in such a drastic way.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Um, not really. Still mostly warehouses, some restaurants/retail/galleries and lots of stuff awaiting demolition. The money has waited on the sidelines while petitioning for rezoning…

marc
4 years ago

What? There’s new construction all over the place and more breaking ground soon.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Where?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Honestly those renderings look beautiful though, look at all that open space and landscape, almost unheard of in Miami, as sad as it would be to lose the Wynwood environment this is something we desperately need.

Joe Schmo
4 years ago

What is enabling the open space is the extra density the they are asking for. Basically, allow us to build the same amount code would have allowed anyway, but distribute it vertically to allow for more open space. Wynwood is a bunch of hyped up warehouses waiting for rezoning anyway.. there has been very little investment in serious infrastructure in the area beyond spray paint and advertizing. What makes the district interesting are the people, not the backdrop. How many trees can be counted along NW 2nd?

suomynona
4 years ago

His property is east/west from 95 to 2nd Ave, and north/south from 24th St to 22nd St? And/or it all lies within that general boundary?

Because most of that is EMPTY LOTS and run down buildings. There’s NOTHING there.

This is fringe-Wynwood, not the center or soul of it. It’s practically Overtown. I don’t see the issue.

My only complaint is the massive sidewalks in the renderings. I’d rather they be smaller with larger green space areas.

If they want Mana to pay dues towardst he Wynwood revitalization fund, then he should. If they want the Wynwood design board to have a role in this project’s approval, then they should. I’m ok with that.

The area’s constituents should have a say in their community, within reason. And Mana should be able to build a large development on mostly empty land, within reason.

Danny
4 years ago

I completely agree. Many people like to comment without even going to the area and knowing anything about it. They just hear the main city name and think it’s all the same.

Marina Solo
4 years ago

I am wondering what do think now, year later.

Anonymous
4 years ago

No body is happy with moshe, also in downtown the owners and tenant are not happy.

Danny
4 years ago

Everyone is always upset when things aren’t free.