This week’s question: Developer Moishe Mana’s proposal for a massive development in Wynwood has split local property owners, who worry it will overwhelm the neighborhood with tall towers and traffic. Do you think it’s time for artsy Wynwood to move in a grander direction? Or should it be developed on a more human scale?
Wynwood’s unique vibe is attracting people from all income levels and cultural backgrounds. It’s a melting pot of artists, restaurant and retail owners and entrepreneurs. Those who arrived early on see themselves as pioneers and their interests should be protected. Carefully planned developments like the one Moishe Mana is proposing can help further position Wynwood as a destination and meet demand for more commercial and residential space.
Carol Brooks, president and co-founder, CREC (Continental Real Estate Companies)