Melo Buying Entire City Block At 1700 Biscayne, Planning Four 60-Story Towers

Melo Group is planning to redevelop an entire city block across from the Omni with four towers rising up to 60-stories.

The developer told The Real Deal that they are now in the process of closing on the 3.04-acre property at 1700 Biscayne Boulevard.

The preliminary plans for four towers at 1700 Biscayne include:

  • apartments
  • condos
  • retail

Miami’s current zoning code allows up to 1,500 residential units on the property.

1700 Biscayne was previously approved by the city of Miami for a Major Use Special Permit under Miami’s old zoning code. Those plans included 672 residential units, 505 hotel keys and 300,000 square feet of commercial space.

Melo said they are paying $105 million for the property – all cash.

The development will not be done immediately and is looked at as more of a long-term play, Melo said.

 

The three-tower plans approved for the site under Miami’s old zoning code:

 

A Burger King currently on the site. There’s also an office building, parking, and vacant land:

(photo: Phillip Pessar)

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Anonymous
1 month ago

60-stories? Half would be much better. we have already too many cars in this area and nothing as been done to fix trafic issues yet. It’s getting worst everyday like in Brickell. Stop building like crazy in this city. Build smart. Build for the futur. Without a real transportation plan people will hate life in Miami. What’s the point to have a beautiful appartement if you need 3 hours under stress to reach it after work? I know you guys will hate that idea but this is the truth. 😁

Anonymous
1 month ago

People in miami loves to stand like fools in their cars for hours. Cars are their prime residences.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“People in miami loves to – STAND – like fools in their cars for hours?”

Hmmm.. that’s a new one to me…

Anonymous
1 month ago

LOL what an idiot. The traffic is not even bad except for big Holiday weekends.

Anonymous
1 month ago

hhmmmm traffic is bad year round….^^^^^

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lots of traffic means an area like this in a city is thriving. No traffic or very, very little traffic means an area like this in a city is drab, dull, boring, lifeless, and dead.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“we have already too many cars in this area”

Really, where do you whiners come from?

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

I was in that area for the first time about a month ago. 2PM on a Tuesday. Biscayne was jam packed with traffic. Uber driver tried another street. No success. Not sure if that’s the norm in that area. Just saying…

Anonymous
1 month ago

2pm on Tuesday? That’s not typical. 17th and Biscayne has less traffic than 17th and Park Ave on any given Tuesday.

Then again, if you were northbound there could have been a crackhead gone wild in center lane of Biscayne….it is Edgewater afterall.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Like you, I see crackheads in my dreams…

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Was this during art basel?

Viva Edgewater
1 month ago

Hey! Not Crackheads in Edgewater

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Uber driver tried another street. No success”

Poor Uber driver…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Instead of proper transit, better extend Metromover, which will take like… two cars off the street!

Anonymous
1 month ago

…but it will take 4 crackheads off the street

Anonymous
1 month ago

“I see and talk to crackheads everywhere I go…”

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s still better than the one person of the bicycle you use for your only transportation.

Anonymous
1 month ago

#1. There is a transportation plan.
#2. The point of ME having a beautiful apartment in downtown is that I can walk one block to work. Not 3 hours. No stress (from the walk after work anyway). I don’t hate life. I love it.

I do not “hate the idea”, the idea is just nonsensical. If you live downtown, where can you possibly work that is 3 hours away? Naples?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Here’s an idea. Get out of your fucking cars and walk. Everywhere in Brickell is walkable.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thanks God Melo bought that and not Mana!!!

Fukmelo
1 month ago

Melo is the worst landlord in Brickell. Lived in their building of 300 units with 1 working elevator. The building manager had one eye and the supervisor of the portfolio has a Gmail account for business issues/complaints.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build it now. The Burger King is an eyesore.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

They never have oreo shakes either, hopefully Omni gets a facelift too.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Make an Oreo shake with your blender.. its easy!

Anonymous
1 month ago

that BK has served the public for 30 years that i have lived in the area, hopefully its part of the new developement, we dont need only fancy walk in places

Anonymous
1 month ago

Give the people what they want: crunchwrap supremes!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Burger King as an irreplaceable “part of the community”. I’m lovin’ it.

Viva Edgewater
1 month ago

Omni/SouthWest corner of Edgewater is BEGGING for an uplift…I wish everyone would break ground already…Look at those two lots on 17th and 18th east of Biscayne…Ugghg..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow! That’s amazing. It’s Melo, so it’s a guarantee this will happen and will happen fast❤️

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Yeah like their apartment on NE 2nd ave is already doing foundation work. The only project that hasn’t been completed of theres is that two story Miami river building.

Fukmelo
1 month ago

Fukmelo
right now
Melo is the worst landlord in Brickell. Lived in their building of 300 units with 1 working elevator. The building manager had one eye and the supervisor of the portfolio has a Gmail account for business issues/complaints.

Anonymous
1 month ago

By long term they mean going vertical in 6 months…go Melo it’s ya birthday

Anonymous
1 month ago

No, they mean building each tower at different periods of time I’m assuming.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No kidding

Azarius
1 month ago

Well we’ll be seeing more infill for the Omni area. More housing is much needed in this area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

He’s already 4 floors out of the ground !!!!!

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Praise Melo and woah the next Miami sure had some heavy hitting post this monday. Melo also owns that massive lot across the street from Melo.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

publix

Fukmelo
1 month ago

Fukmelo
right now
Melo is the worst landlord in Brickell. Lived in their building of 300 units with 1 working elevator. The building manager had one eye and the supervisor of the portfolio has a Gmail account for business issues/complaints.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This dude is really fifty years old and still lives with his mom in the house that his daddy brought.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

Somebody else already had plans to build a 92 story 1050 foot vertical medical city here. That already means that those plans have been canceled. Although the area might need this medical city because of how many people who are living in Edgewater, Midtown, and downtown Miami including Brickell

banana republican
1 month ago

1050 ft is wat beyond the height limit allowed here

Anonymous
1 month ago

umm, one of the largest nedical complexes in the country is like a couple miles to the west.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I may be wrong, but I think Not the same site. The medical complex was planned for the east side of Biscayne, on the empty lot across from Publix.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Melo said they are paying $105 million for the property – all cash”

Damn.. I should’ve brought that lot twenty five years ago.

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

I wish CRC would’ve had purchased that land back in 2005. Would be rich now

Anonymous
1 month ago

amazing, so many projects coming to this area from 14 to 20 street, the project by the kushner company,. casa Bella by related, the project by crescent heights and this big project by melo.miami is without a doubt one of the fastest vertically growing cities in the world.

banana republican
1 month ago

melo city

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

*melopolis

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melopotamia

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melonania

Anonymous
1 month ago

could all this development in omni have any connection to genting and maybe they all know something we dont?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Hope so

Viva Edgewater
1 month ago

Prolly…

Anonymous
1 month ago

In my fantasy, Ferrari announces they will be utilizing their land for “Ferrari Tower” ^_^ Would be sick in this area with all this redevelopment

Anonymous
1 month ago

The area is BMW 3 Series at best, otherwise crappy mid-1990s Geo Prizm.

Viva Edgewater
1 month ago

Love this idea… THAT would be fantastic!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just bring it

Anonymous
1 month ago

Although not architecturally beautiful towers, the entire complex, with four towers and lots of retail, can be harmonious. And, of course, will bring density and life to Downtown, which is fantastic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The renderings are from a previous proposal, and just look like massing models. Melo will surely deliver a beauty. /sarcasm

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ive been to that Burger King and it was probably the worst burger i had at Miami. Awful location

Melo is chad and sigma
1 month ago

7th ave and 54th and 7th and 36st are worse.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I mean it’s Burger King what did you expect? If you want a good chain burger in downtown there’s a shake shack and Five Guys

Anonymous
1 month ago

Burger King was good as recently as ten years ago. They sort of had a wake-up call after Wendy’s overtook them in the number two spot, because who the hell goes to Wendy’s anymore? A corporate inversion and soyburgers can really destroy a company.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haha.. people want and expect to get two great tasting whoppers for three dollars.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Try the S Miami Ave and 8th Street BK…..it’s like a other Escape rooms….except you are trying to escape Hepatitis.
If you can get out of there under 30 minutes, you are awarded a bad attitude and a terrible burger.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The previous proposal using Miami’s old zoning code looks more urban than ninety percent of stuff built under Miami21.

Miami305 goon
1 month ago

Everyone here is a transplant and doesn’t know shit about miami

Fukmelo
1 month ago

Fukmelo
right now
Melo is the worst landlord in Brickell. Lived in their building of 300 units with 1 working elevator. The building manager had one eye and the supervisor of the portfolio has a Gmail account for business issues/complaints. Carlos Melo and his bro are living off a nice grandfather inheritance (plus 80s coke $)and keep putting up the worst buildings in the 305. Go back to Buenos Aires you incompetent Argentinian Trumps.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ok great so Downtown Miami will be 95% residential. When the hell are they gonna build more office space and more mix use not just residential and ground floor retail. WHat will people do here?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank god. At least he’s serious about building.

Anonymous
1 month ago

More ugly buildings for miami. What a shame!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lot sorely needs development. Go Melo go!!

Fukmelo
1 month ago

Fuck melo fuck u mean