Melo Already Working On Approvals For Newly Purchased Lot Where 80-Story Tower Permitted

Melo Group recently met with city officials about a newly purchased property at Northeast Fifth Street and Miami Avenue.

In July, the developer paid $10 million for a 45,433-square-foot surface parking lot once owned by the Christ Fellowship Baptist Church. Melo is required to build a 300-space parking garage for the church as part of the deal.

Turkish developer Okan Group purchased the other half of the lot, and has submitted plans for a 73-story tower.

Up to 80-stories, 1.09 million square feet, and 1,043 residential units are permitted. The developer is said to be planning rental apartments.

 

 

 

a concept project once prepared for the lot, when it was combined with the okan land:

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Anonymous
4 years ago

So expect a 1000+ spot parking garage with cookie cutter cinder block apartments up top? World Class!

Anonymous
4 years ago

People have to live somewhere.

The city should do a better job at attracting jobs that pay more. There are less office buildings in Downtown Miami than Uptown Charlotte — a city a FRACTION of the size. Let that sink in.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Charlotte doesn’t have half the hispanics that Miami has. Attracting all these companies with the high paying jobs that you want would require an hispanic population where only ten percent isn’t fluent in the English language instead of sixty to sixty five percent in Miami right now.

Anonymous
4 years ago

weak troll attempt.

Martim MSK
4 years ago

He is right. You get into an Uber from the airport, go anywhere in Miami-Dade basically…and it’s “no speake ne englis'” I am sorry, but what happened to learning english when you get to the United States? First thing my parents did upon arrival in Miami was learn how to speak english – both of them. And their careers only went upward after that.

Marc305
4 years ago

You are 100% correct Martim. My extended family speaks 4 different languages and all of them learned English as soon as they arrived to America.

Ilovearchytectures
4 years ago

Sounds like George Clooney at the Oscar’s speech!!!

Ilovearchytectures
4 years ago

May be your Uber driver just arrived and he’s in the processes of learning the language , like your parents did!!!
Probably your parents never deal with the bigotry of someone like their son, just because the Uber driver couldn’t speak English

Btw lots of “don’t speak English” are also Russian, Haitians , Israelites or other nationalities ….. try to get a pumbler to fix your toilet in Aventura !!!

Martim MSK
4 years ago

Umm no…try again. The second he said he didn’t speak a word of English, I spoke in Spanish with him the remainder of the trip (I speak 3 languages) and he ultimately admitted to me he had lived in Miami for 7 years…SEVEN years. This is not bigotry, this is just apathy and disinterest due to comfort and being allowed to exist in the Banana Republic without needing to learn the official language of this country. And I made no mention of country, just the lack of trying to learn English. Please do a better job of holding back on making hugely inaccurate inferences and sweeping accusations. I am just making a very obvious point.

Ilovearchytectures
4 years ago

But you don’t speak the language of tolerance, may be some people need to work hard and have 2-3 jobs to feed their families they don’t have time to learn 3 languages
Don’t you think ?

Martim MSK
4 years ago

Learn one – English. It’s the language spoke by the 326MM people who live in the US…

Marc305
4 years ago

@ Martim – I can tell you the reason why this happens in Miami is because in many ways a person does not need to learn English at all. Take for instance Real Estate, a person can take the class and the State exam both in Spanish. I have met people who have been here since the ’90’s who cannot speak English and don’t want to learn. This is not being insensitive this is just telling it like it is.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You’re right, but learn how to write properly in English.

Ilovearchytectures
4 years ago

Without those hispanics and the business from Latin American including the banks, miami will be a sleepy southern town ….. just because you have a bad experience with someone doesn’t mean all
Hispanic can’t speak English , actually most of them speak more than one language
Can you?
Go have a drink with Trump

Anonymous
4 years ago

No, it would be something like in between Atlanta and Jacksonville, which are doing quite well.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Miami was certainly not a “sleepy southern town” before the 1960s. I don’t know how people come to such a conclusion, maybe because many of our historic skyscrapers and other physical reminders of the 1920s boom were destroyed for parking lots? At the time, Miami transformed from a town into a metropolis basically overnight. P.S. Trump is a teetotaler, smartass.

Anonymous
4 years ago

That’s because city planning here is disastrous. They spent billions on Metrorail and downtown is the logical position for urban and business growth having best transit options and the areas with explosive growth are Doral and Miramar. Two cities in the middle of the Everglades with no transit options.
Go figure

Anonymous
4 years ago

“So expect a 1000+ spot parking garage with cookie cutter cinder block apartments up top? World Class!”

Gee Dude, bashing the unexpected just shows you have always been nothing but empty air.

Melo builds and that puts people to work…what do you do?

Anonymous
4 years ago

but hey, maybe we’ll get a 15 story piece of art!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Miami is not for everybody… I’m a 45 year old native Miamian-Hispanic and I’ve seen the dramatic growth.

Lots of jealousy here.. much like the rest of America has towards Miami.

Marc305
4 years ago

I personally have mixed feelings about this project. I like the Melo group because they build affordable buildings, but this particular lot should be developed into something unique and special like the Okan Group is doing right next door. I don’t know if Melo can deliver that… Still, I will give them the benefit of the doubt and hope they prove me wrong.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Stop wringing your hands…any way you look at it, it won’t be another empty lot, you can bet on that!

Anonymous
4 years ago

define affordable

Anonymous
4 years ago

sterling and a parking garage

Anonymous
4 years ago
Anonymous
4 years ago

>Don’t come to Miami if you’re “not comfortable” with diversity.
>All American cities will look like Miami in thirty years.

What a lovely damned if you do and damned if you don’t scenario! Also, it’s funny how they include street skateboarders in the video, who are easily the biggest nuisance next to crazy homeless people.

Anonymous
4 years ago

like I always say “I wish I was a Melo” 🙁

Anonymous
4 years ago

Horrible architecture.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Uh, who said this what Melo wants to build?

Anonymous
4 years ago

then why make a rendering at all ??!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Because they wanted to give the buyer and idea of the size of what possibly could be built on the site.

You’re really not that sharp there are you sport?