Melo Group has applied for a construction permit to build a showroom on the Edgewater site where the twin-tower Island Bay project is planned.
A demolition permit for an 18-unit apartment building on the site is also pending.
Plans for the showroom were submitted to Miami’s Building Department on February 23.
Melo will spend $780,550 to build the 4,450 square foot sales center on a property at 725 Northeast 24 Street, the permit states.
The twin towers of Island Bay will include 792 residential units and 12,600 square feet of retail, according to the utilities deal.
The towers will rise 649 feet above sea level, or about 637 feet above ground.
Arquitectonica is the architect.
Top two photos show the building where a demolition permit is now pending. It will be replaced by a showroom, for which a construction permit has also been filed:
(photos: Ryan RC Rea)