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WYNWOOD: DEATH OF THE ART DISTRICT

By
Real Estate Agent with JetSet Realty

 

There is a trend growing within our cities where gritty, underpopulated areas are now more à la mode. Upper and middle income families, individuals and developers are buying and rehabilitating deteriorated neighborhoods in order to increase property value and create thriving centralized areas. Urban redevelopment has been successful in many places around the nation such as SoHo, The Downtown Project in Nevada, multiple projects in Dallas and in our own state, the up and coming Brooklyn Developments in Jacksonville. These city renovations provide opportunities to the surrounding community for employment, housing, new business and an increase in overall financial growth.

 

Wynwood, now one of Miami's most popular areas seemed in the beginning to be a heaven for our community, local artist, musicians and tourists to come and have a taste of what Miami really has to offer, our diversity. However, in the process, somewhere, we lost sight of what was really important in successful redevelopment, giving back to the community. Developers saw the opportunity for profit and neglected to focus on more important issues. Many of our local artists and musicians have now been forced to relocate, some seeking new opportunities in other cities because Wynwood is simply becoming too expensive for them. Even worse, the residents of Wynwood are being forced to evacuate their homes when they have no where else to go. Small businesses are closing fast and being replaced by more bars and restaurants but at what cost? I get it, we all love to go out and eat at nice restaurants, enjoy a good drink (or two) and hang out, that's what we do. However, gentrification is a real concept and is changing Wynwood at an alarming rate. Check out "Right to Wynwood" a documentary on the topic and let us know what you think!

 

 

Link to "Right to Wynwood" Documentary https://vimeo.com/110682099

*Photo courtesy of public domain

Posted by
Frank Harper
Idaho Family Real Estate - Boise, ID
Broker/Owner, Realtor, GRI, SFR.

Welcome to ActiveRain! Congratulations on your first blog in the Rain! Keep up the good work and blogging in the Rain!

Apr 14, 2015 06:26 AM
Marla Yost
The Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Yost Team

Welcome to Activerain ...Congrats on your first blog with AR 

Apr 14, 2015 07:17 AM
Anonymous
Andy

Awesome post!! And it's too true :/ Us musicians need a place like wynwood.. It's been a Mecca of sorts. It's so unfortunate that the south beach tourist trap mentality is spreading to all areas of Miami ...

Apr 14, 2015 11:33 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

HI Helena Graddon - Get Miami - Condos and Luxury Homes, welcome to the Rain train! I'm glad you made the brave first steps into the blogging world with us! It's a great place to be and I hope to see many more posts from you in the future!

Apr 15, 2015 01:06 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Helena - This can certainly be a problem for people who moved to an area because it's affordable, and then find that it no longer is.

Apr 15, 2015 04:03 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Helena - Welcome to the Rain, and congratulations on completing your first post here in the Rain.

Apr 15, 2015 04:03 PM