Melo Group Is Planning To Build Another 4,000 High-Rise Apartments In Downtown Miami

Melo Group has announced big plans for downtown Miami.

The developer told Diario Las Américas that they plan to build around 4,000 more apartments in high-rise buildings on land they have acquired in downtown Miami.

The first of the new projects will be Downtown 1st, the tallest building ever for Melo at 57 stories. Construction could begin at the end of 2021.

Downtown 1st will include 560 apartments, 2,925 square feet of retail and 12,930 square feet of office.

Another new project planned by Melo is Downtown 6th, next to the Central Baptist Church and their Downtown 5th project.

Details of Downtown 6th have yet to be revealed.

Melo recently topped off two 52-story towers at Downtown 5th, which will include 1,042, apartments – the most ever in a single project for the developer.

Melo said they will continue to focus on downtown Miami, since their focus is on high-rise building. There aren’t many areas in Miami where they can build such tall buildings, they said.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

I will take 1,000 Melo blocks that have people living in them and retail at the bottom over 1 Mana shuttered dump with a pretty rendering and accompanying bi-annual Herald article about his “big plans for Flagler”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Haters will drag Melo but ignore that most cities excluding Dubai and Doha have plenty of basic looking infill.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re right, they do!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dubai has the area north of the airport and all of Sharjah with VERY standard infill. Doha has Al Mansoura with very standard infill. Even the ‘standard’ Emaar project is a 3-tower on podium with standard gym and pool on the podium.

What the Melos are building is unheard of in the world since most European cities place this level housing in the suburbs and it is not built in an urban environment in America.

Anonymous
1 month ago

So you want The Melo Group to do what other developers won’t?

Anonymous
1 month ago

No this luxury compared to those actual concrete boxes in the suburbs of European cities. Melo buildings have balconies and pools. And of course you’re eurocentric and have to ignore the majority of cities in the world.

Paul
1 month ago

Agreed. These Melo buildings are far better looking than most buildings in Hong Kong, which many people consider to have the best skyline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo now is like…………..
“They see me rollin’
They hatin’
Patrolling and tryin’ to catch me ridin’ dirty”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo winning!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank you Melo for giving me more of a Skyline to look at when I visit Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build an entire office building Melo

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t tell them, why don’t YOU do it?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Based and Melo Pilled

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo twin towers,luma tower,society biscayne,aston martin residences elysee,misoni baia,grand station and the upcoming towers legacy,nativo downtown 1st and downtown 6th. it’s really amazing downtown miami is really taking off

Anonymous
1 month ago

Meanwhile in Brickell you have 830 brickell 730 foot office tower with others in the pipeline (like JDS and Una Residences). In Midtown you have OKO tower, Elysee and others. All the gaps are filling in to form one huge cohesive skyline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

About time

Anonymous
1 month ago

You forgot Okan Tower and Waldorf Astoria

Anonymous
1 month ago

Alpina just don’t see the other buildings that are rentals, don’t have balcony or any taste and are much worse than Melo buildings. Alpina is a frustrated architect that don’t see that there is a team of real architects that design reals buildings that are going to be built for real people in Miami. With Miami salaries (not slaves like Dubai), real hurricanes and codes that has to be follow.
Go Melo.!

Azarius
1 month ago

Downtown 6th? I hope he does something a little different from the recent projects! Let’s see what Melo can really do. Something to compete with Legacy or Okan!

Anonymous
1 month ago

If he does it not going to be cheap. If you want some middle class apartment options Melo’s buildings are your best option. Look at Okan, it looks really nice but it’s just that, a rendering. Meanwhile, Melo is bring much needed density and life to a dead urban core. Maybe Mana will finally get enough offers to sell his land holdings on Flagler.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Okan and Legacy towers are, so far, just renderings.

Azarius
1 month ago

I’m not 100 on Okan but I believe Legacy will get built. It’s the same coming that built Paramount… so I think they’re serious..but it’s time for Melo to step it up a little

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Legacy tower was proposed about three years ago or over, so I stopped penning any hope of it ever getting built. And I can stomach any Melo designed building over that awful looking Natiivo crap.

POLO
1 month ago

Don’t hold your breath!

Anonymous G
1 month ago

Keep it coming Melo!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown 6th.. hmmm.. can’t wait to see it!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I agree about affordability for the residents but something they must do about design. They need some kind of balance in their buildings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean, something designed that meets YOUR standards?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good work Melo, we need affordable work force housing in the Urban core. It can’t all be luxury condo buildings.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami need to revitalize social life and economic vitality by create plazas. Need to change the urban code with more pedestrians streets. Take some ideas of miami urban architecture firm dpz on of the best in the country.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

What if Melo Group can build a twin tower 75-story Condo Tower with near market rated Condos from one bedroom units to near market rated five bedroom family units for sale that people can buy With office spaces to provide more office space for downtown Miami and a resort style pool deck complete with a zero entry walk in pool complete with cascading waterfalls and a waterslide, two hot tubs, and a kids pool with playground.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Damn…. is this Shawn the youth fair hall of famer?

Rigatoni
1 month ago

Are you OK?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown Melo

Madonna
1 month ago

That ground floor looks amazing in the render. It will add so much to street life. 🙁

Anonymous
1 month ago

You should see what that block looks like now. A thousand people moving in and a few retail shops are actually the perfect recipe to fix it up

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean 40,000?

Anonymous
1 month ago

400,000

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo Melo Melooooo….. love me some Melo.. and I’m not even Hispanic.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What does being Hispanic have to do with this?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You do realize Hispanic isn’t a race… never mind judging from both your comments.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, because the The Melo Group are an Hispanic family.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“What does being Hispanic have to do with this?”

Are you Hispanic?.. because if you are, why do some people like you fall to pieces if someone mention the word HISPANIC?

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s irrelevant to the post. It’s not that we fall to pieces, but we are getting tired of the constant demands to categorize and divide people into different tribes. If you like Melo that’s great, so do I! However, I don’t base my opinion on anything other than his business.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Dude, you’re still going “ape shit” because somebody used the word “Hispanic” Not in a derogatory way, but just talking about an appreciation for another peoples architecture. Now, there may be other people of Hispanic decent that don’t like the designs of Melo buildings.. and that’s a fact. But I’m not Hispanic and admitted I do like the design of this building and you became all discontented about that! I can’t and don’t make comments on this site with your and others opinions or feelings in mind, so grow up!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not bad for Melo. I wish the Downtown 5th towers were at least of this standard, and not the jagged windowed eyesore complementing the Federal prison across the street, and the detracting from Central Baptist Church on the same block.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Do you know OKAN is surrounded by Melo’s Downtown 5th and Downtown 6th on 2 sides?

Nicholas Rivera
1 month ago

Can they just build business Highrises in Downtown Miami.They have plenty and plenty of Residential Highrises.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I may stop coming to this site because I’m really getting tired of the same ole stupid comments and questions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

please, somebody STOP this ugliness!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Uh, stay indoors, don’t come outside.

Hope that helps.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Another box on a parking pedestal. Meh.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Next we’ll try a parking pedestal on top of a box, maybe that’ll please you.

Melo Hater #1
1 month ago

Worst news I’ve heard all day. Melo’s quick and shoddy construction will not age well. They build CHEAP.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t you wish you could?

Alpina
1 month ago

I just need to read ‘Melo’ in the title and i immediately get depressed. I lost all hope on these people, and I doubt they will ever do anything with a decent design. They are the prototype of tasteless, cheap, carless, irresponsible, and most dated bad interpretation of architecture I have ever seen. Any 1st semester architecture student can do better.I just need to read ‘Melo’ in the title and i immediately get depressed. I lost all hope on these people, and I doubt they will ever do anything with a decent design. They are the prototype of tasteless, cheap, carless, irresponsible, and most dated bad interpretation of architecture I have ever seen. Any 1st semester architecture student can do better.
And sorry to all of you Melo lovers, but just cannot take it anymore.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um Apina, here’s a tip, you don’t have to repeat what you wrote in the same paragraph.. we get it!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Easy fix, just start your own development company and graciously gift to the city of Miami elegant and award wining towers. Hong Kong is filled with worse towers than anything that Melo has built and you don’t see people moaning about it. On the contrary, I have read many articles that explore the jungle of plain nondescript
block towers as unique and part of the soul of Hong Kong.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol….

Anonymous
1 month ago

You have problems.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Its not all about architecture in a vacuum, the city needs affordable units and they’re not all going to be “extraordinary”.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Finally someone tells the truth regarding Melos designs! Good affordable buildings but the design is not the best.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well I guess whatever that person lives in win design awards every year.

Dutchess
1 month ago

Exactly, the elegant, classy, extravagant architecture is reserved for rich and millionaires who can make their dreams condo “a piacere”. And I doubt it they would choose a noisy city like downtown brickell for that.(The tendency for them is to live in secluded , out of town areas)

Anonymous
1 month ago

1000 Museum and Aston Martin Residences would beg to differ. Units start in the multiple millions and go up from there. You forget that the people that can afford units in these buildings own several properties throughout the world. Miami and in particular, Sunny Isles, is a major center in the US for extraordinary expensive high rise developments. With your user name, one you think that you would know the buying habits of the upper crust?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This comment makes no sense. Lets build super luxury and unique buildings that only the ultra wealth can afford. Next post this guy makes is gonna be about how not enough affordable living is available in the city center. Some buildings will be luxury. Other will be affordable. Goal is to more density which will get more developments started in areas that have been underdeveloped.

Dutchess
1 month ago

Why , don’t you go to live in a balloon, or build yourself your place on the moon🤨🤨

Anonymous
1 month ago

so you are an architecture genius . why don’t you go an apply for a job at melo they will be stunned when they see your incredible designs and will hire you right away

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about you buy, design and build your own lot! That way we can all see how good you are. You sound like a very “SORE” looser sitting in your mother’s basement hoping for a single day you could do “1/16″ of an inch” of what MELO is doing. 😉

Anonymous
1 month ago

It makes no sense to build architecturally stunning looking buildings for middle class renters. There is no money to be made that way. All cities have boring boxes including New York and Chicago. The Melos are providing thousands of affordable units for actual LOCALS. Plus I’ve seen much worse designs than the Melo buildings. All Miami needs is 1 or 2 signature buildings that really stand out and define the skyline. That’s not Melo’s purpose.