Developer Begins Demolition At Site Where Two 60-Story Towers Planned

Two apartment buildings on Biscayne Bay in Edgewater are now being demolished by developer Melo Group.

Melo is planning to build the two 60-story Aria Reserve towers on the site.

One of the two buildings being demolished has 24 apartments, while the second has 23 apartments. They were built in 1964 and 1972.

Records show that demolition permits were issued to Melo on August 11 and August 19. Both permits were applied for in April.

According to the demolition permit, a total of 18,676 square feet at the first building will be demolished, at a cost of $45,000. At the second building, 14,392 square feet of building will be demolished, at a cost of $50,000.

Engineered Systems Solutions LLC is listed as the demolition contractor on both permits.

The two buildings are within the footprint of the planned south tower, where sales are underway.

Construction of the south tower is expected to begin in early 2022.

On a separate northern parcel at the Aria site, Melo also has applied for a building permit to construct a 4,460 square foot sales center at a cost of $780,550. That permit hasn’t been issued yet.

Aria Reserve will include 782 residential units and 1,608 parking spaces.

The 60-story towers will top off at 637 feet above ground, or 649 feet above sea level, which the developer says will be the tallest waterfront twin-tower project in the U.S.

 

(photos: Ryan RC Rea)

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

And the city keep on growing. I love it! Miami’s skyline is getting fuller and complete by the minute!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

I wish it would go another four or five blocks further north.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It will

Brick
4 months ago

They can also expand west as well!

Anonymous
4 months ago

It would be nice if Related built towers atop the giant parking garages taking up entire blocks for their bayfront cigarette boxes, which would also block seeing stairwell ass-ends of said boxes from the west.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Sheesshh!!!.. give it a rest dude…

POLO
4 months ago

It’s looking more like a table top skyline.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’ve been hoping for the longest that they would stagger the building heights of these two tower projects.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The ugly “telescoping” tower would have looked nice upside-down, as in articulating with large terraces on the setbacks.

Not_a_Fan of it
4 months ago

It really is one heck of an UGLY looking telescoping tower with no detail and just that silly mass of stripes.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nice buildings , love what the skyline is becoming but honestly 99% of us on this site cant afford anything in these new buildings but we praise them and act like it makes the city better. Anyone making under 80k in Miami is struggling to get by unless they have multiple roommates or sublease rooms in their homes to pay mortgage. We need to stop giving these projects so much attention and really push for more housing in the rest of the city not for the poor or subsidized housing but anyone making under 100k. Miami is basically trying to become the Dubai of the west when it comes to housing but the city still can’t afford to provide basic things , sorry didn’t the rant but I think some on here live in a fantasy world acting like million dollar condos somehow makes the city better for everyone

Anonymous
4 months ago

Lol… hate communism and can’t stand capitalism. Dude, you’re fucked!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Most people on the blog probably make 80k+

Anonymous
4 months ago

That’s not how anything works. More housing is more housing, and it drives down the overall cost of in the rest of the market for everything else.

There’s a reason why Miami housing has been relatively stable while.New York and San Francisco, who have followed your logic of banning expensive market rate construction, and only allowing new luxury construction for the poor have skyrocketing housing costs.

Let the damn developers do their jobs and keep building more.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami’s housing costs have NOT been stable. There’s a lack of affordable housing!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Source?

Anonymous
4 months ago

bernie bro logic, and Im living in one of these buildings by myself making only 70k. People waste money on uber eats and expansive cars. More units will reduce the rent and less immigration will mean less people to house, but I know youre for open borders.

Anonymous
4 months ago

My point was taken out of context and was never trying to argue for socialism or Bernie , I’m all for more development and housing, but when all that is being built is ultra luxury condos it doesn’t really serve the market or the people that live here. Another glass tower is pretty to look at but it only serves as a bank for foreigners to hold their money in.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Luxury isnt the only thing being built.
Apparently, its the only thing that you know about.

Anonymous
4 months ago

A single guy no dependants making $80k/yr in Miami can do fine. A single mom with 2 kids, medical issues, and a student loan not so much.

Neither can live in high end buildings in Miami, or most anywhere else for that matter.

Plenty of moderately prices buildings going up in South Dade and South Broward. They can live there.

Anonymous
4 months ago

If you make $80k, you should comfortably afford a $2,200 per month by yourself, that’s approximately $500,000 property.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Hopefully it wont become a Dubai.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They resemble SLS in Brickell

Anonymous
4 months ago

Of course, Arquitectonica is the architect…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Pack it up Mana, time to sell your properties to Melo.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Look, I like making people like you miserable so I’m not going anywhere!

– Mana

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yeah.. me and Trump are buddies!

– Mana

Anonymous
4 months ago

🤮

Anonymous
4 months ago

Time to sell to anybody, except MDC. Flagler Street has a lot of potential and shouldn’t become nothing but Downtown 5ths.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Rollin rollin rollin, keep em rollin Melo….

Anonymous
4 months ago

Don’t blink you might miss it!

Anonymous
4 months ago

If the same person did these renders as Paraíso, you’ll barely see the squiggles when the protect is built.

Anonymous
4 months ago

boring, I wish they stop building these plain boxes

Anonymous
4 months ago

I agree. Tottaly boring and copy all time the architects of miami.

Mike
4 months ago

Beautiful buildings and the Miami skyline is indeed changing but I would not want to be anywhere near them in a major hurricane @ Andrew. We a know that it is not a matter of if, but when. Those wide narrow designs give the wind a huge area to blow against.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s almost like these buildings were designed in a modern era with modern technology and modern education

Realtalk Reilly
4 months ago

Love the bottom pic labeling the whole skyline. It’ll be funny when somebody buys out “Bayviews Tower Condo” and builds a high sliver perpendicular to the shoreline that blows out southeasterly views in all three Paraisos.

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol… it tickles me how people have their own idea of what a perfect country, state, or city should look like, but when they get a large amount of money, all of ideas change.

Not Melo
4 months ago

This project will increase the value of all the properties around the area. This is the missing link along the baywalk I love how this project really thinks about the community and brings it together <3

Anonymous
4 months ago

Keep constructing urban builders…. The future is urban. NOT! Urban sprawl because sprawl destroys nature, urban development preserves it. Live in cities. Thank you

Anonymous
4 months ago

I used to rent an apt. on that street (NE 23rd & Biscayne). That street was impassible during heavy rainstorms and high tide. Sure lets go ahead and built it. However i cant imagine what that place will look like in 20 years.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I like the photos. Less cars more pedestrians and bikers. Future miami.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Honestly not a fan of these obstructing the Elysee tower, I thought it stood out so beautifully in the skyline and now all 3 towers + Missoni are just gonna look like a flat box from all sides…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Elysee? The only thing elevated about this project is the name/ logo.
Totally pedestrian project.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Edgewater is just a sketchy new mess of one-sided condos with LED lights facing the City. Missoni is the only stand out design. But, heck, those are nice views once you rise above the mega parking garages- beautiful Miami Beach skyline views. I hope for those invested that the economy continues on its perfect upward path.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I think that Elysee stands out. Its impressive to be 50 stories with only 100 units, a d sold out in Edgewater.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Better to have these designed externally. Melo’s buildings have thin walls, poor workmanship and are generally sub-par. Hopefully, this develipment will be an exception.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Becareful the big bad FAA will come through and mutilate another building

Anonymous
4 months ago

Melo group. Best developers in soflo