Commission To Vote On Zoning Change For Melo Group’s 667-Unit Art Plaza

Melo Group is asking city commissioners to approve zoning changes needed to build the Art Plaza project.

If approved, zoning on the property would be changed from T6-24-A-O to T6-24-B-O. The new designation would allow a full 48 story tower to be built due to an increase in the FLR multiplier from 7 to 16. Bonus Floor Area would also be increased from 30% to 40%.

The Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board has already voted in favor of the change.

A project map that was recently displayed at a Melo Group event showed that what appeared to be a twin tower project. Art Plaza would include:

  • 36 floors
  • 667 residential units
  • 15,000 square feet of retail
  • 886 parking spaces

The project is across the street from the under-construction Square Station.

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

the increase seems appropriate. the design seems horrendous.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It takes a huge amount of effort to design something so complicatedly ugly. A box would be a huge improvement.

J@keIrn
3 years ago

I’ve actually seen pedestrian renderings and perspective renderings of this project at the city of Miami zoning department, and i have to say the project looks great, they are planning on activating the grounds along 14th street and Miami place connecting Art Plaza with Square Station and a third project i saw on their site plan that was across the Metro Mover Station along Miami place. The Melos are turning this site into one of the most affordable communities inside our urban core, they are bringing lots of retail, public plaza, and close to 3000 “RENTAL” units next to the “METRO MOVER”; Lots of Kudos to them!!!! Also Architecture wise there has been a HUGE jump for them, mainly when you compare their most recent projects to older projects along Biscayne and 2nd ave.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo’s moto… Build it and they will come. Lol

marc
3 years ago

And they do.

Anonymous
3 years ago

build it and then get permits?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Developers: this is going to be the Arts and Entertainment District.
Put some creativity and unique designs on the boards.
Eliminate some of the parking and employ that surplus on an avant garde architect. Look at the Zaha Hadid design for inspiration.

AndrewN
3 years ago

Because everyone has $2 million or more to put down on housing….

Melo has a market they are serving and it has served them well.

And it certainly looks better than a patch of weeds.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And empty lots with drugs and prostitution.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So in other words build a structure that only the very wealthy can afford, which will be their 2nd, 3rd or 4th Home. Will not improve the Density and Foot Traffic or the area.

Forget the hard Working Class Families that can use the already existing Public Transportion around the site.

Thank God for the Melos and their Approach and Forward Thinking.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This may be the Arts and Entertainment District but those establishments need structures that’s housing thousands of people nearby and around them if they want to stay in business instead of structures that are trying to appear in Architectural Digest.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Someday soon the Omni/A&E neighborhood will be bustling.. full of people and commerce… (no more empty parking lots)

MWC is only a few blocks to the south.. Wynwood a few blocks to the north… Edgewater towards the bay.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Love me some Melo.

Anonymous
3 years ago

melo builds structures that help alot of folks to live in downtown….i know they may be plain and not of the highest caliber of material but most people are working class people and this kind of housing is hugely important…good for them

Yohan Perez
3 years ago

Educate me. So Melo gets to build and sell extra square footage and what do we (City and the people) get in return? Or only the officials get bribed out and we are left holding the bag?

aceraroja
3 years ago

So. One building is called Canvas. One is called Art Plaza (wow). Another nearby is called The Arts. The area is labeled Arts and Entertainment district. Nowhere within this “district,” to my knowledge, is any art created or very much ebtertainment happening, except that there’s an opera house. Like fine, build a patchwork of boring parking monster slabs of crap. But this is the furthest thing from an arts district even for Miami. It’s literally just a bunch of empty lots.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Commisioners Approved.

Anonymous
3 years ago

A lot of hard work is needed to design something this hideous.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I saw your design and it was really top notch.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Too much parking.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Who cares?……

Anonymous
3 years ago

for Miami standards is not enough parking.

In average is 1 parking space per apartment. They need to plan parking for the staff of the building and guest parking as well. Or your guests will only visit you on Metro mover?