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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

Agree ?

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Better than weeds! Nice endorsement there, lol.

marc
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re sort of missing the point.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The free market > government

Anonymous
3 years ago

“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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

LOL!

Lidia N.
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

source for the rent stated?

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

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
3 years ago

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.

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago
Anonymous
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

That would be “location”.

Anonymous
3 years ago

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…….

Miami Hurricane
3 years ago

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).

Ick.
3 years ago

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

Anonymous
3 years ago

Another asinine comment from the usual do nothing person.