Melo Group Demolishes Downtown Miami Building At 6 Plaza Property Next To Worldcenter

Melo Group has completed demolition of a downtown Miami building where another development may be in the works.

Melo Group subsidiary 6 Plaza II LLC owns the property and applied for a demolition permit on April 1.

The two-story building was completed during World War 2, in 1944. It includes 7,207 square feet of space on a 15,000 square foot lot.

Next door, Turkey’s Okan Group is planning Okan Tower, which will include a Hilton hotel, condos and offices.

On another adjacent property, Melo has started foundation work on the twin-tower Downtown 5th project, with twin 53-story towers that will have 1,042 apartments.

On yet a third adjacent property next door to the newly demolished building, Melo Group recently won approval from a Miami board to remove historic designation from an annex building of the Central Baptist Church. The church supported removal of the designation, and a report from historians said the architecture was undistinguished. Melo intends to build another development there in an agreement with the church.

 

(above photo: phillip pessar)

 

 

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Anonymous

you know …i see the negative comments about melos projects but i live in the omni district and can tell that the buildings are nicely landscaped and maintained and offer retail options for all area residents…glad to have all the energized neighborhoods

Anonymous

Yeah, sad. The comment section on this site is filled with “negative Nancy’s”

Anonymous

I’m not against building. i just think that they designs of their buildings are a bit outdated. they look like 80’s construction.

Anonymous

Who cares

Anonymous

Aria on the Bay is an exception and Melody is just boring, but what’s proposed here is the ugliest and worst.

Anonymous

most of the retails are empty.

Anonymous

So the demolition was today… since Melo is building this, the project should be completed by Christmas with the first move in by New Year’s Day. LOL.

Anonymous

Little by little Melo is changing Downtown Miami’s fate. Good for him and all of us!!!!

Anonymous

Downtown Miami’s fate and face!

Anonymous

Melo should have the key to the city

Anon

You put this on every Melo post… he does have the key to the city. keep cashing the Melo checks…

Anonymous

Melo doesn’t waste time…time is money baby!!

Anonymous

Plus, we’ve been waiting decades for this kind of redevelopment.

Anonymous

not this kind, sorry, I rather waited a little longer and get better designs

Anonymous

I see you’re also waiting for someone to teach you when to use capital letters and punctuation.

Anonymous

Can’t wait to see the before and after pictures of this area in 10 years

Anonymous

10 year?… how about four….

Anonymous

I’m glad that Melo proposes something and then builds. They don’t just make proposes for years on end, they develop in areas most developers weren’t have touched.

Anonymous

Development is transforming this area. Badly needed it.

Anonymous

Anybody know if Melo has sold any of the building they’ve developed? Or are all of their projects long-term holds? Kudos to them if the later is true and they have the cash to keep going developing new ones.

Anonymous

Surprised that the historical board didn’t intervene.

Anonymous

Intervene for what? They demolished an empty warehouse.