Development Rights For Hundreds More Units Transferring To Melo Group Property

Developments rights allowing hundreds of new residential units to be built appear set to be transferred to a Melo Group property, city records show.

According to a log kept by Miami’s Planning Department, a Certificate of Transfer for 368 residential units was issued on March 23.

The development rights were transferred from a sending site named DuPont (likely the Alfred I. duPont Building) to 1819 Biscayne Boulevard.

The 1819 Biscayne site is likely where Melo is planning their biggest project ever, also known as 17 Plaza.

Melo’s new project is being built on the former China Town property near Publix on Biscayne Boulevard. The developer acquired the property for $28 million in 2019.

According to platting documents submitted last year, 17 Plaza is planned to include total of 1,178 residential multi-family units – more than any single project Melo has ever built.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Which means the tower will break ground by the end of this year and be done by end of 2023/beginning of 2024. Meanwhile, Manager will still be “renovating” his small office building.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Melo is nearing top off for this downtown 1st project and man man can’t renovate a office. That has foam falling from it. His IG ads are cringe too.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Much needed units for the urban core, Melo will be building this and their twin towers in the bay before EOY. What else do they own ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Margaret Pace Park is going to be packed!

Anonymous
1 month ago

As if Bayfront and Museum Park aren’t for most of the year? Look, I wish are parks were better utilized, but for that, it means better urban design, which starts with shade.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Connected baywalk will be incredible once it gets complete, hopefully this decade…

IHateBrokerBabble
1 month ago

Ummm… those parks are ghost towns most days

Anonymous
1 month ago

Definitely not designed or used like NY parks
– Washington Square and Bryant Park for example

lewis
1 month ago

dont worry…when the army corp of engineers builds that 25ft high earthen levee aka berm to keep out storm surges and sea level rise it can be purposed to be park like space…ask new orleans…its coming

Ulrich
1 month ago

On Saturdays and Sundays it’s already like Disneyland or worse

Ulrich
1 month ago

If Miami had any kind of city planning they would go to Dubai and learn.
They should fill up some of the Edgewater bay front and create a new park. It would not only increase the value but make it more livable in that area.

Melo is beta and soft
1 month ago

These guys are all about quantity over quality. They need better designers.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

that is their only flaw

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. another critique that thinks Nativvo is beautifully designed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Their buildings will outlast related bet on that!

olfactory
1 month ago

the race of chintz and skimp….

Anonymous
1 month ago

Cool, more buildings and districts should be designated historic, and air rights sold to build higher and denser in the urban core and one vacant parcel assemblages for infill. For example, beautiful prewar Mediterranean and Mission Revival, Frame and Masonry Vernacular, Art Deco, etc. homes and apartment houses in Little Havana and Shenandoah.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo is planning their biggest project ever with 1,178 residential multi-family units! Well good luck people. It’s already a nightmare to live in towers like Opera or Aria next door.

Dana
1 month ago

That is very true. Almost 1200 units it’s insane!! 3 small towers of 400 units why not, but 1 giant tower would be a big mistake. First predictable problem is going to be Elevators. Learn from your mistakes developers/architects.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I used to live in a condo of 600 units, life was terrible. Too many residents and very poor management (don’t laugh). Two years ago we moved in a small condo with 300 units. Best decision of my life!!!

Qtip
1 month ago

Well this will be topped by the end of 2023.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Probably will because I think I saw somewhere where this project is going to be under 38 floors.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

hopefully not

BDub
1 month ago

Another link in connecting the neighborhood.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I don’t really like the architectural designs of Grupo Melo’s buildings, but nobody does it as fast as they do and this simplicity makes the units a little cheaper. This is commendable. It would be fantastic if this mega complex actually starts to be built.

Not Anonymous
1 month ago

excactly

Anyone
1 month ago

All of Melos buildings get completed or it seems like you can’t read.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Congrats to Melo. Potential renters- get your deposits ready for early 2023 move-in.

Anonymous
1 month ago

A better design than monstrosities like Downtown 5th, Miami Plaza, or Melody, I hope…

Anon
1 month ago

They have the ugliest buildings they all look like projects. Who wants to pay $4000 a month for projects. They devalue the nice buildings in miami with their garbage.

Anonymous
1 month ago

People are going to hate their life in another giant building. I am not a fan of Melo. Yes they build big and fast to make money but at the end of the day investors have so much regrets and need to sell fast as well because there is no quality. Aria is the perfect example. So many units for sale. I am all about small buildings like in midtown. Quality of life is great

Drac
1 month ago

“People are going to hate their life in another giant building”

Well, I do think its better than living in a tent on the street somewhere and hating your life.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just look at related 😆

Anon
1 month ago

17 plaza for a 18 address?

I like to Move It, Move It.
1 month ago

Time for Metromover to expand to the Design District, then loop down NE 2nd Ave or Biscayne!

nonmous
1 month ago

Please.. the governmental powers in Miami are too busy formulating plans to harass these developers a little more about parking and buying more goofy looking Trolleys with the taxpayers money for that to happen.

Alcelmo
1 month ago

Take all but 30 minutes or speak to an ex renter , this family father son business is immoral, greedy and whatever u may read that’s good for anyone but themselves will come to light. Slum lord is being kind

Anonymous
1 month ago

Name a “good” landlord

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mine is great.

Anon
1 month ago

Melo is the worst the build buildings that look like projects in NYC from the 1970s

olfactory
1 month ago

with overpriced views of the back sides of opera and the other guys….good luck

Ulrich
1 month ago

Instead of covering up the ugly backside of the park front buildings, they use the property that should have been a park. So they destroy a potentially nice neighborhood only to make it uglier.
No city planing!

Anonymous
1 month ago

As the transfer rights transfer, I hope that it also allows for sufficient parking spaces that will be needed for the larger project to remain viable.

Anyone
1 month ago

It’s downtown, take transit

olfactory
1 month ago

like all the readers here do???? the bus and those trolleys are the only transit here…good luck with that northbound traffic m-fri 230pm to 8pm….