November 11th, 2015 5:05 PM by Nour Ailan
Moishe Mana hopes
to lure a slew of innovative companies and trade groups to his 30-acre
campus in the Wynwood neighborhood with a major rezoning proposal he
filed with the city of Miami.
after a new zoning code was approved for Wynwood, the New York-based
developer is asking for a “special area plan” for his property that
would increase its possible density further. Buildings could rise up to
24 stories along Interstate 95 and the total square footage, including
parking decks, would be around 9 million square feet, said Bernard Zyscovich, whose Zyscovich Architects is the master planner for the project.
comparison, the first phase of the Brickell City Centre project now
under construction totals 5.4 million square feet, but on a much tighter
site of seven acres.
Mana Wynwood runs
from Northwest 22nd Street to Northwest 24th Street between Interstate
95 and Northwest 2nd Ave. This former free trade zone is in the middle
of a neighborhood that’s been transformed from a manufacturing hub to a
destination for art, restaurants and shopping. Mana has added
entertainment to the mix by converting a warehouse into a convention
That’s only the beginning of his plans.
intent and goal of the plan is to develop a unique area on the southern
end of Wynwood with cultural infrastructure with an area of trade on
western edge, to facilitate increase trade between South America and
Asia,” Zyscovich said. “The eastern edges would fulfill the Moishe Mana vision
of the cultural component into the Wynwood area in the form of art and
culture mixed with significant job creation, trade and other flexible
Mana saw that it’s difficult for Latin American people in the trade business to connect to SUPPLIERS
in China because they’re so far apart, so he believes Mana Wynwood
could create an environment for them to interact, Zyscovich said.
said Mana Wynwood would create a campus environment in a creative
setting, making it one of the few places in Miami that could land a
cutting edge company like Google.