Melo Group Gets Zoning Approval For 437-Unit Miami Plaza

Melo Group has obtained rezoning needed to build another apartment project in Miami’s urban core.

On Monday (7/31), Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board granted approval for a rezoning of the property, despite a recommendation to deny by city staff.

The project is named Miami Plaza. It will include 437 residential units, 523 parking spaces, and a token amount of retail, in a 36-story tower.

In order to obtain density increases, the developer is promising to devote 14 percent of units to workforce housing. Melo will also build the project with parking waivers, allowing for a reduced number of spaces thanks to proximity to transit.

 

miami plaza site, just north of square station and art plaza:

miami plaza is number 15:


 

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Ilovearchytectures
3 years ago

If Melo continue the pace of construction Miami should change its name to Melomi

Anonymous
3 years ago

That sounds better that “My-ya-me.”

elvis crespo
3 years ago

ok, melo gives people an affordable place to live. i get it. “token retail” though?!?! for once, please just build a nice mixed use project that invites more to neighborhoods than cars and humans. how about building something that can also bring BUSINESSES?!?! how about some office and/or retail that is leasable by exciting tenants one of these days and not just transient middling tenants? give something back instead of writing the retail off to protect your bottom line.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re really either on drugs, delusional or both

elvis crespo
3 years ago

lol nice educated response.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This area has a lot of potential.. Everything, everything is nearby.. city planner have a clean canvas to create a nice mix of office space, commercial, retail to go with the housing that Melo and NR Investments are building.

Lourdes M.
3 years ago

I have seen pedestrian renderings of this project, and they seem to be activating the ground with the metro-mover station, as a matter of fact renderings look very nice!!! the whole ground floor is storefront retail, just like square station and art plaza, i wonder how much retail space are they providing total between all three projects, but it seems to be a lot. I hope they keep going this area is horrible and is on such a great location. The building itself looks great for a “RENTAL”. And i think we have enough unaffordable CONDOS in the urban core, we need more rentals to provide housing for the locals.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agreed about apts for the average Miami citizen.

46,000 sq ft. Total retail among 3 new Melo buildings

Anonymous
3 years ago

Build it today!!!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I wish I was a Melo 🙁

Uhhhnonymous
3 years ago

The rezoning is not final. The Planning board votes on a recommendation to the City Commission.

marc
3 years ago

Token amount of retail? So just a bunch of walls, entrance and exit ramps. To hell with pedestrian friendly.

suomynona
3 years ago

Why should they care when the “signature bridge” is bull shite and a waste of money?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I see a lot of potential in this area.. maybe Brickell North?

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Urban” core, aka vertical suburb with all the parking.

B Dub
3 years ago

Being right across from School Board Metromover should encourage more trips on transit.

Anonymous
3 years ago

True.. only 20 min. to brickell on metromover

Anonymous
3 years ago

still faster to drive…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Good and then find and pay for parking.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“True.. only 20 min. to brickell on metromover”

Then take the metrorail.

Anonymous
3 years ago

14% workforce housing = how much $$$$$$ per month ??? #StillUnaffordableForTheWorkForce

Anonymous
3 years ago

These building are eyesores. A few may be okay but they are everywhere.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I would say that neglected, old, abandoned apartments and empty lots are the eyesore.

Anonymous
3 years ago

All these fine-ass women walking around in Miami but you spend your time staring at buildings you consider ugly?

Man, I’m glad I’m not you!