Goldman team growing Wynwood again
Written by John Charles Robbins on April 22, 2015
One of the first projects to bring hotel rooms to the bustling Wynwood Arts District is planned by Goldman Properties, a key player in the area’s metamorphosis. And, no surprise, the project will showcase plenty of art.
G40 Wynwood aims to mix 72 residences, 68 hotel rooms, about 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail and 47,000 square feet of offices.
The eight-story structure is to have underground parking for about 100 cars, with more parking off-site at a Goldman facility now in design.
The city’s Urban Development Review Board recommended approval April 15 after giving designers high marks for attention to art.
The parcel is long and narrow, at 2700 NW Second Ave., 235 and 257 NW 27th St., 252, 268 and 276 NW 27th terrace. The land was already rezoned for increased density.
“Our fingerprints are all over the neighborhood,” said Goldman Properties’ CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick. “We lead by example.”
The company is responsible for Wynwood Walls, bringing street art to a new level and helping fuel the area’s transformation – the adaptive reuse of acres of warehouses.
“We want to create a center for the creative class,” said Ms. Goldman Srebnick.
She said the company is striving to marry art and architecture with G40 Wynwood.
Architect Arturo Vasquez said the site is in the heart of Wynwood and “it is important for us to be sensitive to the concept of Wynwood.” The façade becomes “surfaces that can be curated for art.”
“Art is at the core of the neighborhood… We wanted to create interest on all sides of the building,” said Ms. Goldman Srebnick. “We like to do the unexpected.”
Mr. Vasquez pointed to opportunities for seating outside and areas that promote pedestrian activity.
Said board member Fidel Perez, “Congratulations on a nice project – very well designed.”