710-Unit Square Station Now Complete, With A Third Of Units Leased

Melo Group’s twin-tower Square Station is now complete, and the first residents have moved in.

About a third of the 710 apartments that were built have already been leased, according to a spokesperson for the developer.

Residents have access to a Metromover station right in front of the building. There are also amenities including a pool deck and gym.

Across the street, Melo has another twin-tower apartment project called Art Plaza under construction. It will include 667 residences.

 

 

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Anonymous

The Melo District keeps growing… nice location at affordable prices.

SOPHIA R.

ONE OF MELO’S BEST LOOKING BUILDINGS!!!!!

Anonymous

What are the actual rents for 2 and 3 bedroom apartments? I keep seeing talk of affordable prices.. yet never any evidence.

suomynona

Pricing is not listed on the Square Station website, but according to forrent.com:

3/2 1500 sqft $2,550
2/2 1250 sqft $1,900

Anonymous

If it’s $1900 for 2/2 it’s not affordable as you can rent in Miami Beach 2/2 for $1800 on the water!

Anonymous

I sell and lease real estate and yes you can have something for 1,800 a month near the beach but it will be in an art deco building with a wall AC unit. Not in a building like this. Apples and Oranges my friend

Anonymous

Really convenient for visitors to just get off the metromover in front of your building and not have to worry about ripoff parking.

Anonymous

So why’d they build a massive car deck pedestal?

Anonymous

Melo district coming together. Kudos to these guys. Great looking units with terrific amenities for a good price. And most importantly, they’re helping revive a dead, blighted area that will soon be home to many professionals working in Downtown.

Eager to see what kind of bars and entertainment area this district becomes! Empty lots allow for creativity!

Anonymous

The Melo’s are showing us what this whole area was supposed to look like a long time ago.

Anonymous

Can’t wait till Melo starts on the tower downtown on 5th street. The Melo family need to be given keys to the city (if they do that anymore).

Anonymous

That gym is boss!

Anonymous

Man, Melo is Killlling it. As someone who lives in Omni, I am so happy to see these managed apartment buildings that are full of locals that actually live in the neighborhood and not just empty condos that serve as land banks

Anonymous

Not sure if I like the views to the east or the west better. Probably the west. Amazing.

Anonymous

I don’t know… that east view is sweet though.

Anonymous

Southbound views into Miami WorldCenter and downtown.. and new Signature Bridge.. port of Miami… that will be nice.

Anonymous

The Melos are like Lebron James. They may only have a few trophy buildings but they always manage to score. Good for them! Keem ’em coming!

Anonymous

Say what you want about Me lo bit I think they are very smart developers. They build fast and quick, that building looks like it will top off in the next few months an on to the next property. If I was them I would continue to build right in A&E in my opinion it’s one of the best areas to develop in. Crazy thing Is I dont understand why more developers don’t see this as a hot spot for development? Unlike Brickell there isn’t any traffic there an right next to rail as well as the interstate for easier to whatever direction your trying to go.

Anonymous

It’s not that developers are not building more in these spots you’re talking about, the problem is, a lot these lots were brought by people who just wanted to do what’s called “land banking.” They do nothing with the empty lot but just sit and wait until it increase in value, then sell. Thank God the Melo’s don’t have time for that BS.

Anonymous

It’s a shame because this could have been a healthy, continuous neighborhood which would quickly gentrified and appropriately redeveloped in certain areas if land bankers didn’t leave buildings which used to occupy the area to be demolished by neglect. The same formula is being attempted in Riverside (East Little Havana), too. Sad!

Anonymous

Local developer thought the area was too “risky”

It took an out of town developer, that saw the potential, and didn’t have preconceived stereotypes.

Anonymous

There’s a difference between an Investor and a Developer.

Anonymous

I laugh every time Moshe Mana and Jeff Greene are called “developers.”

Anonymous

Very impressive – that’s how you execute!!

Anon

i never understand the Melo love on this website. i say this as someone who lived in Melo buildings when i was younger and on a tight budget. Their buildings are trash. They may look nice when driving by, but if you look close at the photos, they’re incredibly rushed. i understand you get what you pay for, but some things shouldn’t be sacrificed. I lived in a brand new Melo unit in edgewater, and i was promised fixes to my complaints (in writing) prior to moving in, and they never came. the offices are open limited hours, never answer the phone, and certainly don’t respond to voice messages or emails. look at image 6 of 15, the fake “wood” floors don’t even go all the way to the baseboard. my unit had roughly an inch border of sheetrock and subflooring showing through around the whole apartment. you can see it in this photo, as well as the base of the patio door. look at the paint all over it. this will all remain like this. the walls are thin, you can hear everyone getting off the elevator, and i lived in the furthest possible unit from the core. i… Read more »

Anonymous

Those things you’re saying about the Melo buildings, I’ve seen and read the same things said about Related and other developers buildings. And if you don’t realize it yet, this area where Melo’s building is becoming a neighborhood. We will now see it go from vast depressing and unsightly emptiness, to finally a place with some vitality. What the Melo’s are building is not supposed to be considered the final solution, they are just one cog in a wheel. It’s almost every day we are reading about some developer or building owner being sued about shoddy workmanship, malfunctions, breakdowns, or just plain mismanagement of these structures so we’re not surprised when to read what you’re saying. We’re not looking at Melo to bring us perfection, we’re just glad that they’re finally bringing substance to an area that’s been neglected for far too long.

Low quality

Truth. How does this type of construction pass inspections?

Jesus

I would not mind living there at all. It looks nice. It looks very affordable.

They should keep prices where they are to allow for more people to live there.

Anonymous

Obligatory “I want Metromover to be extended to my front door” comment.

Anonymous

Heck, if they can’t walk half or one block to get on a free transit system, then they should stay away from this area.

A. Nonymous

But I do, I do want Metromover extended. 😉

Anonymous

How much for the 1 bds & 2 bds?

Anonymous

I think all these comments come from the Mello camp, sounds like hidden marketing…..

Anonymous

And you sound like you represent a competitor. Who’s payroll are you on?

Disaster

Another Melo disaster. How does Melo get these monster buildings approved? Don’t they well exceed Miami 21 rules for maximum floor plate size?

Anonymous

Looks nice.

Metromover in front or a 1000 car parking garage if the want.

Anonymous

Better than getting ripped off by the Miami Parking Authority.