City records show that a construction permit was filed for over the summer and is being actively worked.
Arlo Wynwood is being designed by NBWW Architects, the company said in a press release.
The development will be a cross between a boutique/pod hotel and an urban event venue.
NBWW said its first massing design strategy was to create a landscape courtyard, carved from the inner portion of the building site. The courtyard will provide air and light to guestrooms that would otherwise face an adjacent building. The courtyard also serves to migrate landscape to the interior, creating an urban oasis.
The second massing strategy for the architect was to carve off two large areas from facades that are most visible to the public.
One space at the 3rd level of the front facade will serve as an outdoor gallery for large art displays. It will also provide a public stage visible from the street for events and yoga practice.
The second space connects the 3rd level landscaped courtyard to the sidewalk through a monumental stair, “mysteriously and strategically tucked in at the entrance of an alley,” providing opportunities for 3-dimensional art expressions. The role of this connection is to extend the network of activated public spaces through the Wynwood alleyways. The alleyway also becomes the entrance of an 8,000 square foot “hidden” music venue.
The dialogue between raw construction materials such as exposed concrete and structural metal to artistically refined wood and glass is softened by a lush tropical landscape throughout the building envelope and the interiors, the architect says.
When complete, the project will include 217 guestrooms, along with a restaurant and bars.