WADA meeting to address neighborhood security, food trucks

By | March 6th, 2012 | No Comments

The Wynwood Arts District Association, a neighborhood association of business owners, is meeting today (Tuesday) at 5:30 p.m. outside of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar on N.W. Second Avenue to discuss the following issues.

Food trucks: Some gallery and restaurant owners believe that the food trucks that line N.W. Second Avenue during Art Walk on the second Saturday of the month are a nuisance. But not everyone, including, of course, the food truck owners, shares that view.

Neighborhood security: Unsanctioned graffiti is a problem in the neighborhood. WADA has been discussing getting additional security, but there have been concerns over the cost involved. Also, WADA has been working the city and District 2 Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to improve street lighting.

Expanding WADA board: WADA is considering adding three seats to its board in an effort to more fully represent the cross-section of businesses in the neighborhood.

WADA’s finances: WADA pays the salaries of the Women of Wynwood, the women dressed in pink who clean the streets several times a week. The organization needs more dues-paying members in order to take on new projects.

Art fairs: WADA will discuss how Art Basel and Art Wynwood impact the neighborhood.

Finally, while Walmart’s plans to move to Midtown Miami are not on the agenda, the issue may come up anyway. A Walmart representative had been expected to attend the meeting and address the group, but the company has yet to confirm.

This post was produced in partnership with Open Media Miami.

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