Programs + Services
The Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) works to help the neighborhood achieve its full potential as a vibrant community for all that is centered on creativity, innovation and art. As it continues to lead Wynwood’s renaissance the BID has orchestrated and spearheaded numerous projects and initiatives for the betterment of the area today and tomorrow.
Neighborhood Revitalization District Plan (NRD)
The Wynwood BID led an effort, in partnership with the City of Miami Planning Department and PlusUrbia, to create the City of Miami’s first Neighborhood Revitalization District plan. The NRD Plan sets forth new zoning regulations for Wynwood that encourages new, mixed-use residential and office developments, creates dedicated funding for neighborhood improvements, promotes pedestrian-focused streets and preserves the area’s unique artistic and industrial character. The plan has received national accolades from the American Planners Association, because of its forward-thinking nature; involvement of property owners who took the initiative to plan for the future of the neighborhood responsibly; and many smart development components.
Wynwood Design Review Committee (WDRC)
The purpose of the Wynwood Design Review Committee (WDRC) is to review and recommend to the Director of Planning and Zoning and the Urban Development Review Board (UDRB), pursuant to the NRD-1 and Miami 21, whether the design of developments and/or improvements to properties within the boundaries of the NRD-1 are compatible with the cultural and architectural character of the Wynwood Arts District and guidelines that may be adopted from time to time.
For more info on WDRC requirements, visit the City of Miami Planning and Zoning website at http://www.miamigov.com/planning/WDRC.html.
Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) Expansion
In response to requests from numerous property owners outside of the Wynwood BID boundaries wishing to receive BID services, there is an effort to revise the current BID map. If approved by property owners, the new boundaries will include current BID members and add others that are within the Wynwood Arts District, but were left out when the BID was first created. The expansion does not affect the rate at which current Wynwood BID property owners are assessed. It simply allows for the inclusion of commercial properties not currently within the boundaries of the Wynwood BID. The proposed expansion can only go into effect with the approval by a majority of affected property owners.
The BID Clean Street Team:
To maintain cleanliness and sanitation throughout the Arts District, the Wynwood BID created The Clean Street Team. Comprised of seven members, the Team works to sweep and remove trash and gum from sidewalks and public areas on a daily basis. It also provides information and maps to the thousands of visitors who come to Wynwood each month, serving as ambassadors for the neighborhood.
Safety and Security Services:
The BID works closely with the Wynwood/Edgewater NET office to keep the area safe. The City of Miami Police Department assigned a Commander, two Neighborhood Resource Officers and several beat officers to patrol the district on a regular basis.
Shared Bike Stations:
In an effort to enhance transportation and pedestrian experience in Wynwood, we have worked with the City of Miami and Citi Bike to facilitate the installation of shared bike stations. Four shared bike stations can be found throughout the neighborhood, for rent, at the following locations:
- NW 2nd Avenue & NW 26th Street
- NW 3rd Avenue & NW 27th Street
- N Miami Avenue & NW 24th Street
- N Miami Avenue & NE 27th Street
Marketing & Communications:
To raise Wynwood’s profile among potential visitors and investors, the BID has implemented a robust marketing and media relations plan that puts the neighborhood’s unique businesses front and center. As part of this plan, the BID has created materials including branded signage to visually define the neighborhood and official guidebooks that help visitors easily locate and navigate the area. We also work to keep visitors and BID members up-to-date with Wynwood happenings through this website and send regular e-mail updates on relevant topics. Finally, the BID partners with area businesses to sponsor special events, bringing guests and locals to the neighborhood.
Every year the Wynwood Business Improvement District releases a comprehensive report for the preceding year. This gives the district’s property owners, businesses and visitors as well as elected officials information about the BID’s overall performance, activities and achievements. Access the report below.
Each year, the Wynwood BID must have the budget approved by the City of Miami commission. Below are the approved budgets. The BID’s fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.