Art by God Owner Developing Environmentally-Friendly Hotel In Wynwood

December 21, 2019

Wynwood residents will soon see a new eco-friendly hotel at the Art by God store site. 

Lucky Shepheard, a Miami commercial real estate company, co-founded by Naveen Trehan and Christine Menedis, is in the process of building Shepherd Eco Wynwood along 27th Street. The project contractor is Hoar Program Management. 

It will join many other hotels in the process of being developed. 

Touzet Studio is developing a 150-key hotel with Gensler coming up with the interior. Along with the hotel rooms, Shepherd Eco Wynwood will create approximately 45 residential units. It will include an art gallery, spa, and wellness center, treehouse on an outdoor amenity deck, speakeasy, rooftop pool and bar, and Shepherd Farms, a farm-to-table restaurant. 

Construction is slated to start during summer 2020 after the site has been closed on in the second quarter. The hotel is set to open in late 2022, marking it the first hotel for Shepherd Eco. 

The property will have a garden paseo that will run along the 26th and 27th streets, a sloped lawn for outdoor concerts and movies, and art walls. Candance has been hired to design the landscape.  

According to property records, Gene Harris, the owner of the gift shop Art by God, is the owner of the Wynwood site. 

A planned Moxy by Marriot hotel is slated for the Wynwood area as well. DolphinBay Hospitality, in conjunction with Dolphin Capital Partners and Baywood Hotels, paid $11 million for a 17,500-square foot site along 25th street. 

Domio and Sonder, who are short-term rental operators, have obtained leases for possible hotels or residential units in Wynwood. 

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