As contributors to Bisnow’s Future of Development Series, Amanda Hertzler, MKDA’s Southeast Regional Managing Director, and Ryan Shear, Property Markets Group Managing Partner, recently illuminated their impactful roles in reshaping the Wynwood Art District. Their insights were focused on Society Wynwood, a groundbreaking social apartment community developed by PMG and designed by MKDA.
“Developers from outside of Florida are especially interested in starting projects in Wynwood,” Amanda Hertzler, regional managing principal at the architecture firm MKDA, said at a Bisnow event Tuesday held at the Hyatt Regency Miami on the future of Wynwood, Midtown and the Design District.
The out-of-state firms are “looking at Wynwood specifically, not just South Florida but Wynwood specifically, as where they want to put shovels in the ground not just for one, not just for two but for multiple projects,” she said.
Herzler’s firm designed PMG’s Society Wynwood, a 318-unit apartment building at 176 NW 25th St. that is expected to open next month. A primary feature of the development is its paseo, a pedestrian walkway that cuts through the property and helps connect the neighborhood’s long blocks.
PMG’s project was one of the first large assemblages to begin construction when it broke ground in 2021, she said, but other developers have followed suit to design projects that will add paths crisscrossing the neighborhood.
“It creates this shaded, really interesting, meandering path through Wynwood,” Hertzler said.