Melo Applies For Foundation Permit At 60-Story Downtown 1st

Melo Group is moving forward with plans for a 60-story tower called Downtown 1st.

The company applied for a foundation permit from Miami’s Building Department on February 22, city records show.

A tree permit for the property was also filed for today.

The main permit for vertical construction of the building has been in review since August 2020, and was being actively worked as of this week.

The permit lists $90,980,350 of hard construction costs to build the tower, records show.

Downtown 1st will include 560 residential apartments, 12,930 square feet of office, and 2,925 square feet of commercial space, the permit states.

 


 

 

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Anonymous
25 days ago

That area desperately needs activity.
GO MELO
Get it built.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Just drove by and it’s already topped off…

Anonymous
25 days ago

Topped off??? You might be talking about downtown 5th but this development near highway to 195 is certainly not even is foundation stage..

Anonymous
25 days ago

its a joke…

efwegiweds
25 days ago

theres not even an indication thats its a joke lol. at least put like some sign.

Anonymous
25 days ago

its because melo goes fast, you must be new

Anonymous
25 days ago

Haha wow…

Anonymous
25 days ago

Yeah, dude doesn’t understand sarcasm.

Anonymous
25 days ago

One of the deadest and ugliest areas of downtown Miami. This is a welcome addition to bring some life to the area.

Anonymous
25 days ago

this dead and ugly area is going to start seeing development after melo builds this project

Anonymous
25 days ago

I think the main reason that area is so desolate (outside of homeless people) is that horrendous downtown distributor that cuts a knife right through the heart of downtown. It needs to be eliminated if that area has any hope of substantial improvement.

Anonymous
25 days ago

muh highways bad, guy when that distributor was built those shops were shop on that street, its slumlords like mana and the city being soft on homeless

Optimist
20 days ago

Replace the distributor with an Elon Musk tunnel and build parks and towers on top.

Robin Stan
25 days ago

It may not be the prettiest building but this is infill that downtown needs!

Anonymous
25 days ago

Let’s add about 20 more!

Anonymous
25 days ago

so they can sit empty?

Anonymous
25 days ago

every melo building is packed

Azarius
25 days ago

I like Melo and his projects. They are always placed good for the type and pricing. Great infill if only Mana would hurry up!

Azarius
25 days ago

This will be done by the end of the year

Anonymous
25 days ago

Good.. Iord knows that area needs it.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Lets go Melo, knew they were close to starting something.

Anonymous G
25 days ago

DALÉ MELO! Much needed for this area. Hoping ground breaking will happen this year!

Anonymous
25 days ago

Great for that area!

Anonymous
25 days ago

good infill location. Wish it had a little bit more retail in the building but there is a lot of opportunity for new retail to move in that general area.

Anonymous
25 days ago

95% of retail downtown is either unoccupied or being occupied by homelessness.
Why dedicate more to retail?
Seems like total waste.
Distribution is perfect

Anonymous
25 days ago

omg – you are the only one on here that speaks any sense. who are these people they say to build more retail??? do they notice all the retail gone? all the buildings with retail that is empty? there is no demand why build more? bunch of crazy people on here

Anonymous
25 days ago

Nobody wants to lease in one of Mana’s graffiti-scarred, rat-infested buildings untouched since 1940 at Brickell rates.

EJS
25 days ago

Give me an M, give me an E, give me an L, give me an O … MELO – almost singlehandedly improving the livability in Miami’s core. When this pandemic is over, those occupants are gonna need lots of services from new businesses downtown.

Anonymous G
25 days ago

You are 100% correct. Melo needs to keep buying and building!

Anonymous
25 days ago

Give me MELONES

cec
25 days ago

The citizens of Miami should be very thankful for the likes of Jorge Perez, the Melos and Architectonica. Remove all the buildings from the Miami skyline that these groups have participated in and the city would be quite different; and I say for the worst. Also note that on a daily basis these groups are recognized for their foresight in the future development of the city. With regard to the design of the buildings they build, they are building what the market asks for. No, they are not competing with the Jaj Mahal; but they do what they do, well. They don’t just criticize, they put their money where there mouth is. Instead of criticizing, we should all remember the old adage: “Lead, follow or get out of the way”.

Anonymous
25 days ago

It’s not that we have an issue building, rather Related building boring buildings at such prominent locations like the Miami River bridge and all along Biscayne Bay in Edgewater.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Great for college students attending the new Art Institute Miami (MIU) down the street.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Trust fund kids, obviously.

Anonymous
25 days ago

searching for Melo open roles now….cant find anything!

Anonymous G
25 days ago

I don’t think they update their website. Probably have to call and email. Or go to the other site they have going on right now and talk to someone.

Anonymous
25 days ago

can somebody STOP this?!?!
don’t build just because, add something!!!
architects should have some creativity. developers should have some sense of DEVELOPMENT, urban planners should think forward, city officials should have responsibility for our cities and their residents.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Geez.. you sure want a lotta focus placed on an apartment building…

Anonymous
25 days ago

such an original design. simply spellbinding

Don
25 days ago

560 units with paperthin walls, cheap finishes, and shoddy construction. No thanks.

Anonymous
25 days ago

I wish they put this much effort into their ugly Downtown 5th barcode monstrosity ruining church views.

Anonymous
23 days ago

A ruined church view?

Tell them Jesus doesn’t like that!

Anonymous
25 days ago

More office space

Anonymous
25 days ago

Go ahead, build it!

POLO
25 days ago

At least Melo is trying to put lipstick on a pig with the wavy balconies design.

Don
25 days ago

An urban monstrocity.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Well unlike you, I don’t think the Melo Group wants or is trying to build this building in some sort of urban paradise.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Another Melo story so the melo boys can j/o too. who the F cares, they are just building cheap projects at this point.

Anonymous
25 days ago

I personally like most of the Melo stuff better than the ugly “luxury” stuff that Related builds, especially in Edgewater. Melo projects usually have a better pedestrian/ground level experience too.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Let’s compare apples with apples. Aria a melo luxury building compared to a Related building in edgewater. You obviously haven’t been to the Gran Paraiso. I know people who live in both and have been to both buildings numerous times! There is no comparison. Is Related the best builder, no but look at there last couple of projects park grove, Casa Armani and Auberge there all amazing. Tired of people bashing Related buildings. Related’s last three latest buildings are all very nice!

Anonymous
25 days ago

Auberge was built? News to me, Jorge!

Anonymous
25 days ago

I agree with you. Terrible and cheap developers

Anonymous
25 days ago

You and that other anonymous are really jealous of Melo, aren’t you?

Anonymous
24 days ago

But your anonymous?

Anonymous
25 days ago

just like the people who live in the buildings!

Anonymous
25 days ago

The people that bash Melo designs in one article will be complaining about a lack of affordable housing options in an article about an ultra luxury building. They are not smart enough to see the irony in wanting “Ten Thousand Museums” level design with Melo level price points. The fact is as a city you need and want options for both.

Anonymous
25 days ago

yes, we need nice skyscrappers but we also need affordable housing in downtown miami, we don’t want to be a fake city like dubai that city has the tallest and most beautiful skyline but behind most of those skyscrapers there is nothing ,they have a great skyline but don’t have a neighborhood. the rich people that live in these buildings have all the amenities in their skyscraper and don’t need to go out and mix with the locals. Ny city has real neighborhoods behind the skyline with great buildings and also ordinary ones lots of retail,culture sophisticated, average,weird and crazy people that give NY its unique vibe, but a fake city like dubai is for the rich and vain only and on top of that is unwalkable full of highways for the rich to drive their fancy cars.

Anonymous
25 days ago

We don’t “need” affordable housing in Downtown Miami. How about cleaning up neglected neighborhoods along Metrorail that takes you there in minutes with more solid infill TOD? Oh and I forgot, people demanding cheap housing and free Metromover extensions don’t want to live in Northside or Brownsville.

Anonymous
25 days ago

we don’t need affordable housing in downtown miami because everyone in miami makes tons of money right?

Anonymous
25 days ago

“cheap projects’ Oh sorry that a developer is building apartments for the masses in the urban core. But if theyre box built by related and someone claims they are luxury its okay ?

Anonymous
25 days ago

what does j/o too mean? thanks so much

Anonymous
25 days ago

Jack off