Melo Group Signs Utilities Deal For 35-Story Miami Plaza, Construction Permit Pending

Developer Melo Group is moving forward with plans to build an apartment tower called Miami Plaza.

On October 4, the developer finalized a deal with Miami-Dade County to bring water and sewer utilities to the project site.

According to the agreement, 437 apartments will be built.

Separately, the developer is working on a construction permit. Records show the permit was first filed on July 31 and has been resubmitted four times, with the most recent resubmission on October 11. Approval has not yet been granted.

According to the construction permit filing, 619,660 square feet will be built, with 613,282 of residential and 6,378 square feet of ground floor retail. Total construction cost of the 35-story tower is listed at $108,440,500.

In July, Melo filed an application with the Federal Aviation Administration to begin construction on Miami Plaza. According to the application, the tower would rise 368 feet above ground, or 381 feet above sea level. Construction could begin as soon as November 2018, the application stated.