The Real Deal Miami

Wynwood landlords want to ditch Miami 21

Area property owners are working with the city to alter zoning standards
June 12, 2014 04:30PM



Wynwood property owners are asking the city to allow them to shirk Miami 21 zoning standards.

Members of the Wynwood Business Improvement District, an organization composed of area landlords, are currently working with the city’s planning department to rezone large sections of Wynwood, according to the Daily Business Review.

Specifically, landlords want the city to allow less parking for residential developments; create a Wynwood-specific design review board; and establish a self-contained market, allowing Wynwood builders to buy and sell development rights among themselves.

“Miami 21 is very formulaic,” David Polinksy, co-owner of a residential development under construction on Northwest 24th Street, told the Business Review. “We’re trying to achieve a more flexible view.”

Polinsky added that the plans are a preliminary “work in progress” and will eventually need City Commission approval. [DBR] Christopher Cameron