The Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID), a municipal board of the City of Miami comprised of local property owners in the bustling urban arts district, has moved into a new, larger home within the Wynwood Arts District that it serves, adding two new staff members in the process.
The BID’s new, expanded office is located at 2751 N. Miami Ave. in the Dorissa of Miami building, a colorful local landmark and former garment factory.
The 1,150-square-foot office space on one of Wynwood’s main thoroughfares offers improved accessibility for members of the public who visit the office for BID-hosted public meetings and services, as well as improved visibility for the organization. Importantly, the additional space means the BID will be able to host informational workshops for its members onsite, such as social media marketing boot camps and permitting 101, providing added value to members.
The new office also features built-in flex workspace for use by the BID’s City of Miami partners, allowing officials from the Miami Police Department, Neighborhood Enhancement Team (NET) and other departments to easily plug in and use the BID office when they are in the neighborhood.
Additionally, it will let city officials host one-on-one meetings with BID members at the office, saving them a trip to city offices Downtown, and resulting in better service for Wynwood businesses, property owners and residents.
“We’re excited to make the move to our new office on N. Miami Avenue, and look forward to better serving our members and neighborhood from this expanded space,” said Manny Gonzalez, Wynwood BID executive director. “The addition of our new projects coordinator, Aleksander Sanchez, and our new marketing coordinator, Christopher Hoffman, will help us achieve that goal, as will the ability for us host workshops for BID members onsite and work side-by-side with our City of Miami partner agencies here at the office.”
Sanchez will perform several functions for the BID including directly assisting members with city-related issues and serving as a liaison between both parties. He also will support the BID director with handling the day-to-day operations of the BID on matters ranging from public right-of-way improvements, to security matters, streetscaping and sanitation issues. Sanchez is a graduate of Florida State University.
Hoffman will lead the BID’s ongoing effort to market the district, which is among the organization’s fundamental functions. From event planning and promotion, to business engagement and outreach, to digital marketing, Hoffman will help raise awareness of the BID among district stakeholders, visitors and potential investors alike. Prior to joining the Wynwood BID, Hoffman worked as a marketing coordinator at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University.
The Wynwood BID is a municipal board of the City of Miami representing more than 400 property owners that comprise the 50-city-block Wynwood Arts District. Run by a board of directors who are property owners from the community, the BID works to enhance security and sanitation services in the neighborhood, advocate for the betterment of the area, raise awareness of advancements being made, and plan for the future of Wynwood.