Melo Group Planning Another 630 Units Across From Square Station

Melo Group is requesting the city rezone property they own in order to allow them to build a new multifamily project.

If the rezoning is approved, Melo could build 630 units in a 48-story tower. Melo has already applied for school concurrency for 630 units.

The property is across from Melo’s under-construction 710-unit Square Station. It is also down the block from Melo’s 497-unit Melody, which was fully leased within months of completion.

Melo now has over 1,800 units completed or planned on Northeast 14 Street.

Miami’s planning staff recommend denial of the rezoning request, saying that it will increase density rights by 200 percent with no public benefit. At Square Station, Melo was forced to build 97 workforce housing units as a public benefit in order to obtain rezoning.

The city’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board is scheduled to review the proposal on March 15.

 

 

melo’s 710-unit square station, 497-unit melody and 648-unit aria can be seen from the site:

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Please build it.. 1000% better for the area!

Anonymous
3 years ago

melo should be praised for having the foresight to buy this property years back and now build housing in an area that has been overlooked by other developers. melo doesnt build zada style apartments but more importantly jumpstarts development in neglected areas….build it!! and no… i am not an employee…i live in the area

marc
3 years ago

If they can get good restaurant/retail at the base of these developments 14th Street can become the shiznit before long.

sprekenzi deutch?
3 years ago

these guys always get what they want. i love that they build livable buildings. i just wish they took more care with their retail. so many crappy lil shops and useless restaurants that could be so much better for the neighborhoods than they already are.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Miami’s planning staff recommend denial of the rezoning request, saying that it will increase density rights by 200 percent with no public benefit.”

Go ahead Melo, throw another bone to them. They just want you developers to do something that they should be doing with our tax dollars – build workforce housing units.

CEC
3 years ago

Change the zoning and let the market decide what gets built. Requring Melo to construct so-called work-force units only
increases the cost for the rest of the tenants (read subsidized housing). If you cannot afford to live in the city, you cannot afford to live in the city. The market is always the best determinant of what should be built. I myself would like to have an apartment at 1000 Museum; I think the City of Miami should demand that the developer sell me an apartment there for $100,000 and pay all my taxes and maintenance expenses. After all, why should I not be permitted to live there, only because I
don’t have enough money.

defamed2
3 years ago

I am a big believer in free markets, but some things – cultural goods, urban planning – need a little help from regulators. This is one such case. Comparing 1000 Museum, a starchitect master pieces at a prime location by the water with a Melo building in a gentrifying neighborhood is not fair.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So all poor people should live in the boonies?

marc
3 years ago

Right? The same poor people that staff most of the businesses at low wages in the urban core have to figure out how to get to work no matter if it takes 1-2 hours. Screw em.

GMX
3 years ago

please no more garbage by Melo….

marc
3 years ago

Well they are actually building things people can live in and creating density in the urban core. Not everything has to be a lux investment for people to flip.

GMX
3 years ago

Yes, but affordable doesn’t have to be ugly

City Commissioner
3 years ago

Their buildings wont last long. They cut a lot of corners to maximize their profit. You would understand if you lived in one of their buildings at some point. Their buildings may not be labeled at “Luxury” but they charge just as much….

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Their buildings wont last long.”

Uh, how long will they last?

City Commissioner
3 years ago

Wait I’m running my calculations…Meanwhile Note all of their projects are rentals and administered internally…If they were condos and an association took over…oh boy!

Anonymous
3 years ago

not all…..bayhouse and soon aria on the bay….those are actually luxury condos