667-Unit Art Plaza Site Cleared, No Groundbreaking Date Yet

Melo Group has demolished several apartment buildings on the site where they plan to build the Art Plaza apartment towers.

According to a spokesperson, the developer has not yet set a groundbreaking date.

Miami commissioners approved a rezoning needed for the project over the summer, on the condition that 91 apartments be set aside for workforce housing.

The project is set to include 667 units in two towers, each at 36 stories. There will also be 15,000 square feet of retail, and 886 parking spaces.

 

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Anonymous

I’m very pleased to see the change in this area.. In a few years it will be unrecognizable. Wynwood, Edgewater and Omni will all blend nicely into each neighborhood.

Anonymous

The way things are going it’ll be full of cookie cutter concrete block Melo buildings. No?

Anonymous

4-5 mostly foreign developers (Melo, NR Investments) + Emilio Estefan own remaining lots.. I expect a nice mix of housing, retail, business offices and commercial properties.. Miami-Dade School Board also has RFP for future projects, on some of the the lots they own.

LOL

What makes them foreign if they are owned and operated by American Citizens?

Anonymous

Naturalized foreigners, if you want to be more politically correct concerning foreign-born persons with acquired United States citizenship.

Nicky S

Their keeps improving!!
Lots of Kudos to the Melos!!

Anonymous

I like it.. bring in younger, local residents.. younger families.

Lidia Gonzales

I like the curves!!!!

Anonymous

Across the street from square station:

https://squarestationmiami.com/

KATE RODRIGUEZ

GREAT PEDESTRIAN IMAGES!!
VERY EXITED FOR THESE PROJECTS, MUCH NEEDED FOR THIS AREA.

Anonymous

Another Melo building with a parking pedestal for nearly 900 cars and another building set to open nearby with parking for another 900 cars with a MetroMover nearby. Why does the city insist on including parking for these downtown units? Think how much money goes into constructing parking garages, costs that are transferred to the buyers/renters. Think how many more workforce housing units could be added if the parking garages were nixed. Think about the new traffic jams that will come when these buildings open.

Anonymous

Um, considering they’re building more parking than code requires, maybe it says more about the market than the code, dontyathink?

Anonymous

Think about how over concerned you are.

Anonymous

Hey, cars aren’t going away tomorrow and people in Miami own cars.. need a place to park and need guest parking.

Anonymous

Never-mind the huge expense associated with car ownership in Miami.

Pro Transit

The count wanted to cut 25M off the county transit budget. Thanks to strong efforts bow they only want to cut 13M, the final hearing is today, Thursday, 28th, at 5 PM, be there to speak against this!!!!

Marc305

At this rate this area will be known as Melo City, and there is nothing wrong with that, but where are all the other developers?

LOL

Nothing wrong with that??? Melo City?? OMG, one thing is lacking good taste and liking this monstrosity, but kissing Melo’s a hole and changing the city name…that is another animal. I really hope you don’t work for the city!!! Hehe

Anonymous

Who said anything changing the name of the city?

Marc305

Learn to read. I said nothing about changing the city’s name, I wrote “this area will be known as” because Melo seems to be the only developer interested in building there. My main point was, where are the other developers so this area can have more diversity. I don’t work for the city and I don’t kiss anyone’s a hole, but I did complete basic reading which is more than I can say for you.

Anonymous

Every time I look at this area I can’t believe there are so many vacant lots, it really is unbelievable. An its 2017 why do we still have ugly power lines? Put them underground already!

Anonymous

Ahhhh…love it! The more these people complain Melo, the more you keep building.

Yohan Perez

Melo is on Fire. At this rate Miami will be named Melomi.

Anonymous

Or Melamoma.

Anonymous

People can say what they want about Melo but they deliver and their rental rates are the most competitive on the market. Design wise not to hit but you get what you pay for. Melo looks at projects in a cash flow state. In essence their lower but new quality buildings with their speed in developments are really the only thing letting average people live in the city.

Anonymous
KATE RODRIGUEZ

I wonder if they have any pedestrian images for this project!! Tower looks cool 😉

anonymous

Sofa King Ugly design…decorated box…good to get development and projects up, but that is garbage!

Nicky S

http://www.themelogroup.com/project/art-plaza.html
Very Nice form!!!! Melo Projects keep getting better!! keep these coming, is what the middle class of this city needs.

Anonymous

I wish I was a Melo 🙁

Cobra

Soo ghetto…if Related is bad, Melo is 100% garbage…they should name it ‘The Projects’

Anonymous

aren’t you a little ray of sunshine?

Anonymous

Hideous…like a bad 3d print, Melo’s work makes Related/Arquitectonica formulaic projects look like award-winning innovative design.

Anonymous

For over twenty years all we’ve had to look at was empty weed strewn lots in that area, and now that someone is going build something on one of them and provide badly needed apartments in Miami, what do we see for that?…another whiny do nothing person complaining about how someone who is doing something designs look. smh…..

Anonymous

Modern day housing projects.

Anonymous

Idiot

Anonymous

I didn’t know that the government was financing the building of this project. /Sarc

Anonymous

inner china apartment block design..like Xian..where we like to house our miners and laborers..

Anonymous

Sorry Mr CEO…but everyone can’t afford to live in a $15 million highrise condo in Hong Kong like you.