Mixed-use Wynwood office building ‘Forum’ gets a city thumbs-up
A New York based development company has teamed with a globally-recognized and award-winning architect to bring a stand-out mixed-use office building to the heart of the ever-growing Wynwood Arts District.
RedSky Capital plans to construct an eight-story mixed-use building called Forum at 2700 NW Second Ave. in Wynwood.
The developer’s team presented details July 18 to the city’s Urban Development Review Board, which recommended approval of the project with some suggestions.
RedSky Capital LLC and its affiliate RS JZ 2700 NW2 LLC own the 1.25-acre site north of Northwest 27th Street, south of Northwest 27th Terrace, and west of Northwest Second Avenue.
Forum is designed to include up to 144,781 square feet of offices, about 36,072 square feet of commercial-retail space, parking for 370 vehicles, and significant outdoor amenities and plaza spaces including pedestrian paseos connecting all frontages through the site.
Steve Wernick, an attorney representing RedSky, said the site is long and narrow; it extends more than 495 feet.
The goal in designing the building was to emphasize public space, he said, and give as much attention to the public space as the private spaces.
Forum will be an open and communal gathering space, and “visitors will be drawn into the building,” Mr. Wernick said.
“It unlocks the potential of this part of Wynwood,” he said.
Shari Neissani, senior vice president with RedSky Capital, told the board her company has a reputation of investing in emerging neighborhoods.
In a letter to the city, Mr. Wernick wrote: “With RedSky’s experience in the evolution of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, they have paid special attention to understand the surrounding context of the neighborhood and put together a top-notch design team, spearheaded by Enrique Norten, award-winning architect and principal of TEN Arquitectos. Forum is a testament to RedSky’s commitment to the long-term revitalization of Wynwood. The Project elevates the public realm through the building, while delivering class A office space that will attract creative office tenants looking at Wynwood as Miami’s emerging office district and help support the continued evolution of new retail, F&B, hotel, and residential buildings within the district.”
Since 2013, RedSky has acquired and now owns and operates roughly five acres in Wynwood, with a significant footprint along Northwest Second Avenue.
Wynwood Block is a fully renovated warehouse at 2621 NW Second Ave., and one of the first legacy structures in Wynwood under the NRD-1 Neighborhood Conservation District zoning. Read more here:Miami News Today
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