Melo Group Files To Demolish Downtown Miami Building

A downtown Miami building is about to be demolished.

Melo Group subsidiary 6 Plaza II LLC applied for a demolition permit on April 1, city records show. The permit is for total demolition of a building at 46 Northeast 6th Street.

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 is planning the twin-tower Downtown 5th project, with twin 51-story towers that will have 1,042 apartments.

Melo also owns another property on the same block, with no announced plans yet.

 

 

 

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Anonymous

Melo is about to start another project, meanwhile Mana has buildings that are derelict.

Tatiana Souza

Good riddance!!!
Let’s go MELOOOOO!!!! Keep building!!

ricky ricardo

Melo builds necessary housing but would like to see them focus on renting out their retail spaces to better tenants. Mixed use!

Anonymous

Let’s go Melo.. no time to take a break.

POLO

Let’s go Melo, build more ugly boxes!

Anonymous

Yeah, that building they’re going to tear down is so beautiful.

There should be law that any construction or deconstruction have to be approved by POLO.

Anonymous

Good riddance…Melos for mayor!

Anonymous

What is happening at the corner at 100 NE 3rd Ave?? It has been awful to walk past for the last few years. I noticed a city letter posted outside of the fence of a complaint. People have thrown trash over the fence.

Anonymous

I generally lean towards preservation, but I’m glad to see this happening. Melo has a proven track record of working quickly and producing relatively affordable units. This will be a good development for that area.

Anonymous

i think some buildings should be preserved too, but not all old buildings are worth preserving as some people like to think. agree that this is a good move and glad there isn’t too much apparent push back

AndrewN

All three plots will have something hilt on them in the next five years. That’s how fast Melo works.

AndrewN

Built*

Anonymous

That would’ve made one hell of an April fool’s joke…”jk! We’re already building.”

Rigo

Wow, it is truly a shame that the city is allowing an important historical structure such as this building to be demolished in the name of progress and modernization. Downtown should really be protected from predatory developers who only care about erasing history and bettering our city. Thankfully there is always Miami Beach for those of us who truly understand the importance of preserving functionally obsolete structures and preventing greedy developers from creating more usable spaces for residents and visitors alike.

Anonymous

“predatory developers who only care about erasing history and bettering our city.”

Man, I’m glad these developers are so thoughtful.

Anonymous

I’m back! I wish I was a Melo 🙂 Also wishing for this headline “Melo Group buyout all of Mana’s Miami properties, Mana exiting real estate business!”

Dashoo

Oh no! Miami’s history is being washed away ? /maybe_sarcasm

Anonymous

Historic

suomynona

No.

Anonymous

Crack

Anonymous

Maybe if Okan Tower was replacing this I couldn’t care, but this late-Art Deco building is superior to Melo’s ugly proposed barcode box. What a shame.

suomynona

What? That current building is ugly.

Anonymous

Art deco? Pump the brakes you’re out of control! Just because its old doesnt make it art deco…

Anonymous

A great example of Art Deco in downtown is the old courthouse… this is not Art Deco.

Anonymous

The courthouse is Neoclassical Revival.

Anonymous

are you joking?!

Anonymous

Out with the old, in with the parking garages.

Anonymous

I seriously believe that the people who come on this site and constantly make comments complaining about parking/garages, bike lanes, parks, trains, and buildings on pedestals are getting paid to do it by some entity.

Anonymous

Or just #Trolls

Gene

Both of you lack serious reasoning skills. Every city tried to limit vehicle ownership and access. Cars take up tons of real estate space and that means less space for stores, restaurants, libraries and schools. Plus they pollute.

Anonymous

Ohhh.. my bad, I forgot, Miami is just like NYC or Washington DC where taking mass transit is so convenient, you don’t need a car.

Wow, Gene knows everything. By the way Gene, do you own a vehicle?

Anonymous

Join tAnd yet the vast majority of Americans, plus the growing worldwide middle class, strongly favor vehicle ownership and access. Nobody should ever accuse city “planners” of having common sense.he discussion. Type your comment here….

Anonymous

It’s not the planner’s faults… it’s the corrupt politicians who block any progressive ideas/initiatives that would actually improve your day-to-day life

Anonymous

It is sad that it wasn’t incorporated to the new project and it had to go?

suomynona

How do you incorporate an old, ugly piece of turd into a new building design?

JFM

You’re the one that’s ugly, and your name prove it.

JFM

Exactly. The same thing could have been done with the Everglades Hotel. Unfortunately, Miami is a city that is run by stupid, corrupt, and uncaring people, who lack the right vision for the future of the city. Or they simply just don’t care about what is left of the city’s history.

Anonymous

Cue to questionable “Better Melo than Moishe!” remarks.

Anonymous

Nobody thinks it’s questionable but you.