ArtPlace January Question

Lester's at night[Photography by Gesi Schilling]
Lester’s at night
[Photography by Gesi Schilling]

The Wynwood Arts District is currently entering the BID formation process. As part of this process, we will be entering an exciting new period in our urban development evolution. As a Business Improvement District, Wynwood will be able to develop its urban infrastructure and explore services that will ensure a safer and more pedestrian-friendly experience.

ArtPlace spoke with Jose Nava-Lujambio, Executive Administrator for the Wynwood Arts District Association, about the BID Formation Process and the risks that this initiative entails.

ARTPLACE: What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your efforts? How did you get burned, or how did you prevail?

JOSE: Our biggest risk is not necessarily past us, but rather ahead of us. In the formation process of a Business Improvement District, the most important step, and most risky for that matter, is the formal election. It is this formal election the part of the process in which we put all our efforts and investments at risk and we can only hope that the efforts of the campaign and of this process are reflected in the final outcome of the vote. Until then, we can only work hard and hope that through our continued efforts of educating the property owners and various stakeholders in the community, our initiative will prevail.


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