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L&L, Oak Row Land New Tenants, Start Construction On 1M SF Wynwood Plaza

Developers broke ground on The Wynwood Plaza on Thursday, a 1M SF mixed-used project that is the largest yet in Miami’s Arts District.

The Wynwood Plaza at 95 Northwest 29th St. is being developed by L&L Holding Co. and Oak Row Equities, which acquired the site — where the former Rubell Museum once stood — in December 2021 for $53M. California developer Shorenstein Properties and Claure Group, the family office of former SoftBank and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, joined the project as partners.

The development team held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday evening commemorating the start of construction after securing a $215M loan from Bank OZK, according to a press release.

“Recognizing the need to create something of lasting value to Miami, we assembled an all-star team capable of cultivating an environment that is every bit as unique, artistic and sophisticated as the colorful neighborhood that surrounds it,” L&L co-founders David Levinson and Robert Lapidus said in a joint statement.

When it opens, which is expected to be in 2025, the Gensler-designed Wynwood Plaza will feature a 509-unit apartment building, 32K SF of retail, 6,600 SF of outdoor dining and a half-acre public plaza designed by renowned landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, which designed Brickell’s Underline and Manhattan’s High Line.

 

Source:  Bisnow

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Developers Plan Mixed-Use Project At Former Museum In Wynwood

New York developers L&L Holding Co. and Carpe Real Estate Partners formed a joint venture to build a mixed-use project in Miami’s Wynwood.

The developers have three acres at the northeast corner of Northwest 29th Street and Northwest First Avenue under contract. The property to be redeveloped would include the former Rubell Family art museum building at 95 N.W. 29th St.

Don and Mera Rubell relocated their art museum to Allapattah in 2019. The old building was listed for sale. Given how much development has been taking place in Wynwood, which is popular for its street art, dining and entertainment, it didn’t take long to find buyers.

L&L and CREP said they expect to close on the land in mid-2021, although they didn’t disclose the price. The site would allow for up to 800,000 square feet of development. Their project would combine offices, indoor and outdoor retail space, and multifamily. The size of the project hasn’t been disclosed.

“We are thrilled about this opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind 21st century mixed-use development in one of the world’s coolest and most eclectic neighborhoods,” said David Levinson, chairman and CEO of L&L. “CREP is the perfect partner given their successful track record in Miami and vision for further transforming Wynwood into a vibrant and dynamic place that celebrates the rich culture and history of the district. More importantly, our two firms share an affinity for bold, visionary projects that complement and enhance the surrounding neighborhood.”

Led by Levinson and Robert Lapidus, L&L is currently building a 670,000-square-foot office building at 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan. It’s also developing TSX Broadway, a luxury hotel in Times Square.

CREP, led by Erik Rutter and David Weitz, is known in Miami for the Oasis, an adaptive re-use project featuring restaurant, retail and offices. It landed Spotify as a tenant.

“When we entered the Wynwood submarket we were immediately attracted to its character – to the intangible buzz and energy you feel when walking the streets of the neighborhood,” Weitz said. “Our goal with this project on 29th Street and the Oasis is to preserve that character, and let it inspire our projects’ design and ethos.”

 

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