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Art Plaza (Already Under Construction) Is Now Approved To Be Built

Art Plaza (Already Under Construction) Is Now Approved To Be Built

Melo Group has been granted approval by Miami’s Planning & Zoning Department to build Art Plaza, including waivers from Miami 21 (check back later for a list of waivers).

Construction is already well underway, with groundbreaking in November 2017. A foundation pour took place last month, along with the start of vertical construction. Top off of the similarly sized Square Station across the street took less than a year from groundbreaking.

The application was submitted in April 2017. It was reviewed by the Urban Development Review Board in November 2017.

Art Plaza will include 667 rental apartment in twin 33-story towers.

 

three tower cranes at site:

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Anonymous
Anonymous

The Melo neighborhood is forming nicely 🙂 say what you want about the design or whatever, but sure as hell beats what was there before…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Better than weeds! Nice endorsement there, lol.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agree ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

They have done so much in such a short amount of time. The Omni district should be renamed the Mello district. They are the complete opposite of Mana.

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Miami Hurricane

A famous sim advisor once said “You need people to have a city.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

This is one of the best comments on this board, ever.

marc
marc

Great! Now those who got their panties in a bunch can loosen them.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You’re sort of missing the point.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“You’re sort of missing the point.”

Um, yeah, according to your sensibilities, they should’ve waited another six months to a year for the go ahead to start construction.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Apparently your sensibilities does not include abiding by the law. Do what ever you want regardless of what the law says. Similar to making your own traffic laws. School yard bully comes to mind.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, just like city officials who made the people think that a half penny gas sales tax would give them east/west extensions of the metrorail. Can you say “freeways,” because, so far, that’s what most of that money has been spent on.

I like playing like those city officials. See, they makeup the law, and then play by their own rules.

Anonymous
Anonymous

The free market > government

Anonymous
Anonymous

LOL!

Lidia N.
Lidia N.

If the prices are any way near the ones from square station right across the street, this building will be great for downtown renters!!! Cool looking building for less than 1700 dollars apartments in the center of the city!!
Kudos to Melo once again!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

May not be the prettiest building but at $1200 a month that’s a steal to live in that area. Might not have been a few years ago but it is now!

Anonymous
Anonymous

source for the rent stated?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I can’t wait for the Carlos Zapata tower to the northwest.

Anonymous
Anonymous

the Miami waym…corruption and entitlement….no fine for starting before???

Anonymous
Anonymous

Of course not, they apparently get a cut for turning a blind eye. I can’t believe that officials are willing to allow this with no objection from their peers. Obviously a bunch of crooks.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Man, Miami needs more groups like Melo and way less like Related and Mana

Anonymous
Anonymous

Again, all I can say is… “Love me some Melo.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Too ugly for that prime location (next to Adrianne Arsht Center). Its a pity. What a wonderful opportunity wasted for the city of Miami.

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Miami Hurricane

Totally subjective, but I consider this location a fill in.

I know it’s near Arsht… but if you get queasy, you can just look at Gloria Estefan’s really really nice parking garage that was announced for an adjacent lot 4 years ago and is coming along wonderfully (sarcasm).

Anonymous
Anonymous

They don’t care, and have no appreciation for fine architecture, especially in such an important locatio.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That would be “location”.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, we should worry about fine architecture to come around while the area suffers from blocks and blocks of vacant weed strewn lots, and the Arsht Center constantly suffer from dismal attendance because there’s no patrons living close enough to enjoy what they’re offering.

Oh well, priorities priorities…….

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh Please spare us how this lot that was not being used/could have been used better… is not better with actual residents next to all the businesses opening up near the area and next to the AAC thanks to Melo Group.

Anonymous
Anonymous

No, the city leaders responsible for approving these hideous buildings are the reason why people like Milo exists. Many of them wouldn’t know what exceptional architecture is, if it bit them in the butt.

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Miami Hurricane
Ick.
Ick.

Too big and bulky. Typical for a Melo project.
Another disappointment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Another asinine comment from the usual do nothing person.