First Crane Installed At 655-Unit Art Plaza

Art Plaza is now going vertical.

This week, contractors installed the first of three tower cranes, following a November 2017 groundbreaking.

When completed, Art Plaza will include 644 apartment in twin 33-story towers.

Across the street, developer Melo Group will soon obtain a TCO allowing the first residents to move into the twin-tower, 710-unit Square Station (groundbreaking was October 2016). Down the block, Melo completed the 497-unit Melody apartment tower in May 2016 (groundbreaking was June 2014).

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

I love that Melo builds buildings literally overnight.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agreed. I wish he can develop the whole city. Give him the keys.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They took a chance when other developers were afraid to build in Edgewater and Omni area. Paid off big time $$$

Lucia hernandez
3 years ago

This people are redifining one of the worst areas of our urban core!! And they are doing an amazing job, adding great housing for the middle class in downtown miami!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Upper middle class maybe.

Sonia R.
3 years ago

I’ve seen the renderings for this project!!!
It looks like a great addition to that area!!

Renato Gómez
3 years ago

Wow!!! This people are on fire!!!! Great project by the way!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes and the quality and design shows it. Give him the keys to build the entire city? Please, they’re the only developer building cheaper and uglier than Related which is hard to do.

Anonymous
3 years ago

At least these guys call it was it is. Instead of related calling everything luxury and building with Home Depot reject material.

Anonymous
3 years ago

melo is greatly responsible for jumpstarting these long neglected areas…hope they continue to build in this neighborhood…its not great design but sure fills a need for a segment of folks who might not live in the core of city if not for these projects….

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not that it’s going to be much cheaper than Midtown or Brickell. Probably close to $3 a square foot.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It is not true, actually the current price in Square is below 2, call at 305 800 1400, front of Metromover, so you can work in Brickell withou using car.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Give NRI some credit too with Filling Station Lofts & Canvas. Plus they have two other upcoming projects in the “A&E District”

Common Sense Posting
3 years ago

They should refer to this little neighborhood as the Melo district because they are making something out of empty lots, and quickly.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I agree, they deserve it. Completely the opposite of Mana.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes making ugly fiurure slums.

marc
3 years ago

The antithesis of Mana.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Happy 3-0-5 Day!

Anonymous
3 years ago

New neighborhood coming out of town he ground.. curious how this area will shape out.

Anonymous
3 years ago

100% improvement over what was there before! This entire area will see the greatest growth during the next cycle IMO

Anonymous
3 years ago

I see Melo doesn’t play around when it comes to their projects.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Great example of Urban infill redevelopment.. improving Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo has no vision. He could have pushed the city/county to build more mass transit – or alternative means such as protected bike lanes – instead he chose the easy route and built thousands of parking spots in massive garages.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, you are right. Melo should have invested the money he wasted in parking garages to expand the metromover to Windwood, Miami Beach, Opa Locka and Hialeah Gardens.

Anonymous
3 years ago

hahahahaha

Anonymous
3 years ago

why don’t we just have the metromover go all the way to Orlando. lol.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It can connect with Orlando International Airport’s people mover. That’ll put Brightline out of business for sure!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yep, no vision. That’s why their vision-less buildings fill up faster than anyone else’s

Anonymous
3 years ago

They do have the vision to build adjacent to the metro mover station…..