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: