Foundation Poured For East Tower At 667-Unit Art Plaza

A foundation pour for the first of two towers at Art Plaza took place yesterday.

When completed, the project will include 667 apartments in twin 33-story towers.

Contractors are moving at lightning speed, with the pour taking place less than four months after work began.

Foundation work began on November 29, 2017 the same day that a permit for piling work was approved. The project was submitted for UDRB review the day before on November 28, and doesn’t yet appear to have Planning Department approval. A phased permit for foundation work was applied for on February 21, but not yet approved.

Across the street, developer Melo Group is preparing to open the 710-unit Square Station, which broke ground in October 2016.

 

 

(Photo: L&R Structural)

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Might as well call that area the Melo district.

Renato Gómez
2 years ago

Very nice looking project!!!!!
Way better than the one they have down the street next to the arsht center!!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Say what you want about their architecture but at least they deliver. All those 1000ft proposals have been years in the making with not one shovel in the ground.Melo not long got t gis project approved and a ready about to go vertical. I really wish they would consider building an 1000ftr and beat everyone else to the finish line.

Lidia Hernandez
2 years ago

This architecture seems fine to me!!
I like the curves!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Man, I love Melo…. Build the building, ask for forgiveness later
lol
Miami needs more developers like this and less like related and genting

Anonymous
2 years ago

No we don’t need more developers like this take a look at his ballsy move with the building that didn’t meet code near the river. He F’ed up there big time and had to redesign the building once it was almost complete.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/melo-group-settles-sushi-samba-lawsuit-fdot-files-eminent-domain-suit/

Anonymous
2 years ago

and it is still sitting there incomplete. Anyone know what the plan or timeline is there?

Anonymous
2 years ago

It just shows that he was intent on violating the rules. Figured that if he could get by the city and build quickly before they realized what he had done, that they would let him get away with it. Since he was caught, further construction was stopped. POS!

Daniel Rodriguez
2 years ago

How do you know they don’t have a permit!?!

Sofia cordoba
2 years ago

When the city takes two years to approve a set of plans, the developers have to come up with alternative methods, Melo is simple the best developers we have in town!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Before making a error in judgement could it be possible that the city advises melo that the approval is imminent and that its just a procedural delay to physically obtain the permit which gives them the ability to start before the physical paper permit is in hand….?….just wondering….

Common Sense Posting
2 years ago

Only in Miami would people complain about stuff being built too fast smh

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Downtown will one day no longer be empty lots sometimes used for Heat fans. One day.

Anonymous
2 years ago

We won’t see it though.
Maybe our great, great, great greatest grand children

Anonymous
2 years ago

And maybe he should have waited until the entire process was complete before beginning construction. If this is legal, then all developers should be afforded the same privilege.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Look, wait wait wait wait wait…. we’re tired of waiting. We’ve seen this area sit there being deplorably empty with nothing but weed strewn lot for blocks and blocks for decades.

Hurry up and permit this and other projects and get outta the way.

Anonymous
2 years ago

the only thing savage about this is the amount of corruption still in miami

Anonymous
2 years ago

Please explain in greater detail.

Jesus
2 years ago

There is corruption in the city that can not be denied. The public wants better public transportation and we need it from an economical perspective. Yet, the city prefers to take money from the special interests such as Norman Braman who may just want to cut taxes(bless his heart) yet the reason why he wants to do that is to take funds away from the local government when it absolutely needs it. He also does not want public transportation to become better because each of those individuals whom take public transportation are less likely to buy a car from him. He donates heavily to politicians in the area and he also managed to recall a mayor a few years ago. Yes, there is corruption. Want me to continue on?

Oscar
2 years ago

Okay but like, what does that have to do with this?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Who else gets to start their projects before permits are approved?

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is a joke if developers can before getting plans and designs properly approved.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its the MELO way. Get used to it or complain to the City for not enforcing its permit system.

Anonymous
2 years ago

true that, the city doesn’t enforce anything…pimp the system

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s that kind of attitude that makes Miami mediocre. People who don’t give a damp about the law. Much like how they drive.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The big special interests in this town have positioned themselves politically to operate in this fashion. Politicians are ok with this approach until a high profile problem takes place (case point – the fiu bridge) where they come out and want to apply every adminstrative and regulatory tool at their disposal to make themselves look responsible in the eyes of the public.

Common Sense Posting
2 years ago

Better for us, no?

Anonymous
2 years ago

No.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, at least taxpayers money is not involved.

Common Sense Posting
2 years ago

Yeah people will always complain just to complain.

If the developer wants to take that risk & gamble that the permits will come in, more power to them. It’s not gonna be our money paying lawyer fees.

It only benefits us skyscraper/city enthusiasts. I’m trying to see as many Miami towers rise before God calls my number!

Anonymous
2 years ago

For too long we have been sitting and watching the City Government of Miami do nothing but inhibit these developers. Miami is blessed to have these developers come to town and deliver us from these mundane streets that too many of these boring people on this site are used to.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol, I think you’re the first person in history to complain about Miami inhibiting developers. This has to be the most developer-friendly city in America…

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dude, if you think Miami is “the most developer-friendly city in America…” you need to go and do some serious research.

Anonymous
2 years ago

UGLY, UGLY, UGLY

Anonymous
2 years ago

You ugly.. LOL.

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

I know it isn’t convenient, so thank you for digging through your archives to always include a rendering of the project that the headline is referring to.