Preliminary Wynwood Streetscape Master Plan Presented To Board

Wynwood’s roads and sidewalks could soon be rebuilt to be more pedestrian friendly and with more tree canopy, under plans prepared by Miami design firm ArquitectonicaGEO.

ArquitectonicaGEO’s Michelle Cintron and John Hutchens presented the proposal at a meeting of the Wynwood Business Improvement District last week.

“Wynwood prides itself on being a leader in championing new concepts, whether it’s our residential micro-units, experiential retailers, or the way we look at urban planning,” said Business Improvement District Vice Chairman Vice Chairman Albert Garcia. “We’re excited to lead the way now on transforming our urban neighborhood through the thoughtful, pedestrian-oriented public spaces that the streetscape and woonerf master plans will bring to the area.”

Plans and renderings are still preliminary and will be finalized based on public input. Completed plans are expected by this summer.

Three woonerfs could be created under the plan, including one already under design for Third Avenue.

One property owner complained that there was too many trees being proposed, according to the Herald. Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties, said the plans were “too lush.” The trees should “be more an accent than overwhelming foliage” she said, adding that less foliage would let Wynwood have a “real urban feel.”

There is also no funding to build out the project yet. There are two possibilities, the Herald wrote, including property owners splitting the bill with the city or requiring developers to add pieces of the plan when they build.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

I love this idea. Large canopy trees please so we can walk in the shade

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’m sure someone will complain because when tourists come to Miami they want to see palm trees…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Let’s keep the palm trees by the beach and have these in the city.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“too lush” they’re barely any trees in wynwood why complain about a proposed project that will plant some trees on one street.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Too many trees effects the visibility of the street level retail. Has to be a balance

Local Resident
2 years ago

That is already taken into consideration and discussed during public meetings. It’s visible in their presentation documents. By consensus, more trees are desired to increase pedestrian traffic during the sun beating hours of the day. I think this is not a final design either, it’s progress based on public input as well as the city of miami and stakeholders.

Oscar
2 years ago

“Too lush.” – something that anyone who has ever had to walk anywhere in Miami would ever say.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree.. more “lush” will bring people out during the summer days.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Plans and renderings are still preliminary and will be finalized based on public input as they fine tune their recommendations.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They should do this same thing around Brickell. By Flatiron and Brickell Citicentre. The pedestrian crossways there are horrible and its the most dense areas for pedestrian crossways.

Anonymous
2 years ago

bury the wires, please!!!

a local
1 year ago

too much $$$$$ they don’t have and difficult to really know whats under to even make that possible district-wide

Anonymous
2 years ago

No quote from Moishe ? LMAO !!

Anonymous
2 years ago

This can only add money to my portfolio.

– Mana

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well if they don’t want a good streetscape, move the money to every other street in Miami which needs upgrades.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wynwood is evolving into a nice livable neighborhood.. who would have ever thought?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Land values around these streets about to skyrocket.

Suomynona
2 years ago

Somebody tell that woman to shit m shut up.

Also, in the third/last picture in the article (*not* the attached document), I really like it except for one thing. I think having a sidewalk in the median is really stupid. Plants and trees and sculptures/public art? Absolutely! A pedestrian sidewalk? Hell no. Please, no. Not in the middle of the road.

Separately, they need to remove as much street parking as possible. Which would allow much larger sidewalks and outdoor space (obvi). They need as many trees and as much green space as possible. It’s all concrete and pavement right now, and that’s not a compliment. They need to bury ALL of the power lines, including those massive ones running between Wakefield and the school nextdoor. And ideally relocate that substation on 23rd that they connect to. Feel free to relocate That stain by Kush, too.

a local
1 year ago

The City didn’t want to give up parking spaces for wider sidewalks. You have attended all the public meetings that were held to provide your feedback and idea as many locals, business owners, and City officials.

Mcapo
2 years ago

No funding so its a waste of time to even think this is going to happen.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Your sources?

Mcapo
2 years ago

There is also no funding to build out the project yet. There are two possibilities, the Herald wrote, including property owners splitting the bill with the city or requiring developers to add pieces of the plan when they build.

Mcapo
2 years ago

essentially another baywalk type funding scheme. And we all know how that’s going.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Theres no funding for it so dont get your hopes up, River and Bay Walk has funds being poured in it and there aren’t shovels in the ground yet.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Let’s ruin the streetscape by shadowing it with a Metromover overpass.

Anonymous
2 years ago

yeah, lets not expand the Metromover because people like you use the word “ruin.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not one black person in the renditions. Hmmmmmm?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Basically damn near all of them you see on this site are like that.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The majority of the population isn’t African. Get over yourself.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Now you can’t see the murals! Trees will block fhe art.

Sam
2 years ago

I agree with what Jessica Goldman said, to lush, more urban feel.

Anonymous
2 years ago

How about bike lanes?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Pages 9, 10, 21, 22, 31, 32, and 33 have bike lanes in them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Heck, you can even see in the renderings bike lanes and people riding bikes in them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I get (sort of) people commenting without reading the article but you didn’t even look at the pictures!

Anonymous
2 years ago

The article here (not the embedded PDF) doesn’t mention bike lanes.