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.

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo is single handidly reinventing the A&E district big kudos to them for having the vision and executing when nobody else has done ANYTHING in this area.

Polo
3 years ago

Yeah, reinventing the area with ugly towers!

Anonymous
3 years ago

this area is better with empty lots right? this tower is not spectacular but it is not ugly. once this area is revitalized, it will attract more development and better buildings

Anonymous
3 years ago

Polo prefers the look of Third World painted one story old warehouses.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That will never happen. Melo will buy every lot and build ugly boxes.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Melo will buy every lot and build ugly boxes.”

And you’ll still be doing nothing but complaining.

Anonymous
3 years ago

About ugly boxes!

ricky ricardo
3 years ago

Where is all the retail? They bring more bodies but provide nothing for them to do. They don’t bring mixed-use at all. We need more mixed-use.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Walk a few blocks to Wynwood or take metromover downtown.

Retail will come to area once demand increases.

suomynona
3 years ago

Wynwood, Midtown, Design District, Biscayne Blvd, Miami World Center, Miami Central Station, Brickell City Centre, etc.

AndrewN
3 years ago

Retail follows rooftops.

Anonymous
3 years ago

ricky recardo would’ve built Rome in a day if he was Caesar.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Gee Mr ricky ricardo, if a friend shows you his first house he just bought, will you be asking him “where is the moat with the alligators and drawbridge? Where are the guards? Where are the servants and their quarters? Where are the etc etc etc…..?”

Anonymous
3 years ago

“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.”

Um, whats the holdup? Okay so this land can sit empty and desolate for decades but when someone finally decides to build some much needed apartments on it they gotta go through a bunch of scrutiny? I hope they don’t think they’re doing the citizens a favor by doing that.

suomynona
3 years ago

Sometimes developers fail to comply with simple and well-known rules/regulations.

The City/County isn’t always the bad guy, and the developer isn’t always the good guy.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Please.. this isn’t this developer’s first time at the rodeo here in Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, we know his record alright!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I guess you prefer Mana’s record.. right?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hey Look, another giant parking garage in Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

ugly building

Anonymous
3 years ago

Man, you really don’t wanna know what people think about your looks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Have you seen this area and whats there now? Lierally anything is better than crummy old projects and spent needles…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, but only get one try with these towers…Sometimes time and patience are better in the long run, better end product.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It was a nicer area fifty year ago, until our genius Third World city “leaders” decided to have everything torn down with no idea what will replace it, and now we get this monstrosity.

Anonymous
3 years ago

did you visit this area fifty years ago?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I remember it twenty years ago, and could see how it would have been at the time when the last Dade County Pine Victorian houses still stood. Miramar was Miami’s most affluent neighborhoods. Of course, you’re average resident or poster here doesn’t give a rat’s ass about history, which is why it has become Detroit-tier.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo doesn’t make architectural masterpieces but he does make buildings that are more affordable than some of the others to the north and south. That may be more important to building Miami’s core.