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
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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

Nicky S
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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

Lidia Gonzales
4 years ago

I like the curves!!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Across the street from square station:

https://squarestationmiami.com/

KATE RODRIGUEZ
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

Think about how over concerned you are.

Anonymous
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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

Pro Transit
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

Who said anything changing the name of the city?

Marc305
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

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

Yohan Perez
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

Or Melamoma.

Anonymous
4 years ago

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
4 years ago
KATE RODRIGUEZ
4 years ago

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

anonymous
4 years ago

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

Nicky S
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

I wish I was a Melo 🙁

Cobra
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

aren’t you a little ray of sunshine?

Anonymous
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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
4 years ago

Modern day housing projects.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Idiot

Anonymous
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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

Anonymous
4 years ago

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