Melo Buys Third Parcel On Downtown Miami Block

Melo Group has closed on the purchase of a third major property on a single downtown Miami block.

Two of the properties were sold by Christ Fellowship Baptist Church:

  • About half of the property including the church building at 500 NE 1st Avenue – $10.75M (sold July 2018)
  • A 43,932 square foot surface parking lot next to the church – $10M (sold July 2017)

In addition, Melo purchased another property directly adjacent to the two church sites, from Downtown Legal Center LLC:

  • A 15,000 square foot lot at 46 Northeast 6th Street – $7.55M (sold April 2018)

Melo intends to develop a project on the newly acquired land that could include office, residential, retail, and/or hospitality, according to a an easement agreement filed with the sale.

The sale includes a portion of the current church building, which will be demolished. The main portion of the church building will remain, however.

The foundations of Melo’s new project will be beneath the remaining historic church building, the easement states.

Yesterday, a construction permit was filed for the property to build a scaffolding or pedestrian walkway, at a cost of $10,000.

 

Older renderings of two towers for the surface parking lot. Melo now has even more land, with the new acquisitions:

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Anonymous
3 years ago

The transformation of Miami is upon us. This block will have at minimum these 2 twin towers by Melo, the mentioned third Melo project, and Okan Tower.

And to think within 2-3 blocks of this block:
Brightline’s station, office towers, and twin residential towers are almost all done.
Miami World Center and its numerous towers will be completed shortly after.
New Courthouse will be built and old one will be home to office/hotel?

That’s about 20 towers being built in a very small radius. In 10 years this area will be alive as Brickell!

And for all these reasons, the Overtown soccer stadium half a mile away should be site of the future MLS team. Will be a missed opportunity for Miami!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Preach! that’s right

Anonymous
3 years ago

I say that in 10 years it will look and feel like Brickell.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think because so much of the area will be government employees as well as attorneys (3 courthouses within the 3 blocks) and everything else that comes with that will give this area a more business feel.

It’ll be a unique & great blend that’s for sure!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Area full of sharks ?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I see what you did there, great comment on Melo, the area, and then you did the twirl with the stadium. Best comment I’ve read in a long time.

Anonymous
3 years ago

haha thanks. Just supporting my conclusion with objective facts!

Anonymous
3 years ago

why is it a missed opportunity for miami? is n’t the stadium going to be located in the city of miami? not all the development has to be in downtown miami. it is good that other areas get some attractions so we have more places to go

leandro Acosta
3 years ago

This is truly a great looking project from these developers.

arianna rodriguez
3 years ago

This people are literally on fire!!!!
love the urban views, i hope they can get good retail partners to go along with the PLAZA at the center of the two towers.

Polo
3 years ago

Where have you been in the last 18 years?

Anonymous
2 years ago

i used to live in homestead! 🙂

Anonymous
2 years ago

Best comment ever!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not the most unique design but you already know Melo doesnt waste time and that church be gettin tax free paid!! Hopefully some of that gets reinvested in the community…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Finally, the CBD is starting to heat up. I”ve always said it. This is the most underrated area part of downtown, the best connected, strategically in the middle between Brickell and Wynwood/Edgewater/Midtown and close to a park with access to water. Now how it’s been the last to develop is beyond my mind.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I lived in park place by the bay about 10 yrs ago when the old arena was demolished and there was no way that area was ready for this kind of development especially without worldcenter and brightline as major catalysts…the only thing booming there was crack!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

you are right.. area needed those catalysts.. Look out.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I moved into Park Place in summer of 1991 right after it was built. Boy, was I early! Nice view, but you couldn’t look down. When their lease efforts didn’t pan out, they turned it into Section 8 and that did it for me. Moved to Belle Meade and have been there ever since. Nice to see the area finally coming around after all these years

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah.. and it would be great if Melo were to purchase more of those empty lots near their currently developed and underdevelopment projects from those “sitting on their asses and doing nothing with them” land bankers.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Is it the last to be developed, or was it the first to be developed, and now the first to be redeveloped?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Probably start construction by the end of August.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo aint playing.

Polo
3 years ago

The good news, Melo get things done. The bad news, they are mostly ugly boxes (with the exeption of Aria).

Anonymous
2 years ago

Right on. Aria is a great building. It would look great anywhere in the world. And it was built fast. Best condo developers in Miami. Unfortunately almost all their buildings have an obsession with concrete.

Anonymous
3 years ago

wow.. we desperately need more green space in downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Look around in the suburbs where you live.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Do me a favor, go up to the 20+ floor facing west of any building in Downtown and look out the window. Then comeback and tell us how badly we need green space.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s obvious the Melo people are controlling the comments here so they are ONLY positive ones.

Anonymous
2 years ago

What is wrong with building Average looking buildings for young professionals who don’t like the suburbs and can’t afford Panorama tower?

Anonymous
2 years ago

“It’s obvious the Melo people are controlling the comments here”

Hey Mana, stop whining!

Midside King
3 years ago

Isn’t the Church structure a historically designated property? Does that mean it needs to stay upright?

Anonymous
3 years ago

that church isnt going anywhere….its getting a new roof right now and is quite beautiful….melos development along with okan tower will be great partners for church and the area….alot of work has to be done to assist the homeless population that linger there day and night…its still very rough around the edges…..

Midside King
3 years ago

So these guys are legally obligated to build around and over? Or just on the lot adjacent to it?

Anonymous
3 years ago

This developer is making quite an impact in the Edgewater and Downtown Miami area. It is a shame that they have not been able to elevate the design to a higher standard. Good design doesn’t cost any more!

SRS
2 years ago

Please no more crap from Melo!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

If this wasn’t to be next to Okan Tower, I wouldn’t have an issue. However, it looks ugly, like a giant barcode. Competing Club Fed across the street maybe?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lol, a giant barcode is pretty spot on.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So your prison cell view will be blocked?

Anonymous
3 years ago

At least it’s not as ugly as your writing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

LOL

chago
3 years ago

they should try to incorporate the church into the design…. would be a lot more interesting than a cookie cutter condo building….