Melo Group Tops Off 425-Unit Miami Plaza At 35 Stories – Fifth Tower In 3.5 Years

Melo Group’s 35-story Miami Plaza tower topped off last week.

A roof pour for the building took place last week, according to L&R Structural Corp.

Miami Plaza will include 425 apartments, 5,064 square feet of retail and 508 parking spaces.

It is the fifth tower that Melo has topped off in the neighborhood in three and a half years, including twin towers at Square Station and Art Plaza – all surrounding the School Board Metromover station.

Melo’s Art Plaza has 625 apartments in twin 35-story towers (completed in summer 2019). Square Station has 710 apartments in twin towers (completing spring 2018). The five buildings add up to a total of 1,770 apartments.

Melo is now moving on to even bigger projects. Foundation work recently began at their twin Downtown 5th towers, with 1,042 apartments, 1,049 parking spaces, and 12,506 square feet of retail.

 

Miami Plaza can be seen with the crane behind Art Plaza and Square Station:

(above photos via l&r structural corp)

 

Renderings of Miami Plaza:

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Melo Group… transforming this area.

POLO
1 year ago

Into the BOX DISTRICT!!!

Lucia
1 year ago

Melo is the solution to housing crisis.

Anonymous
1 year ago

lowering prices to nothing

Anonymous
1 year ago

will be a housing crisis the other way around

Anonymous
1 year ago

stunning transformation in such a short amount of time cant wait to see this area over the next 5 years especially after the signature bridge is completed…

Anonymous
1 year ago

And there are a lot more empty lots in this area and beyond to build these types of apartment towers on.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yuk

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yuk is how this area looked before Melo came along.

Anonymous
1 year ago

it will be under water

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well then you better start worrying because where you live could be next.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Is this Al Gore ?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Are you Donald Trump?

Anonymous
1 year ago

No but
TRUMP 2020

Anonymous
1 year ago

the Melo are making OMNI Area Great Again!!! 🙂
KAG 2020!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Thank you Melo for making Dade County even bluer.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah.. and I wonder how many illegal votes will Trump claim his opponent got again… you know, like the five million illegals that Trump claimed voted for Hillary Clinton?

PS, Trump still hasn’t produced any proof of that.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Trump 2020
20 years for abuse of power
20 years for obstruction of Justice

Anonymous
1 year ago

#pete2020

Anonymous
1 year ago

Algore is so passe. It’s that fat Swedish kid.

Anonymous
1 year ago

How would sea level rise the height of these buildings in five years ?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Pessimist

Anonymous
1 year ago

Just the lobby…

Anonymous
1 year ago

In 5 yrs. It will look like the Bronx in the eighties.

Anonymous
1 year ago

More like current day Harlem.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Heck, the lots were dilapidated and empty for over twenty years before these buildings came along.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You can still get some crack and hepatitis C right around the corner…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Did you tell anybody that you contracted hepatitis C and copped some crack in this area?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Just say No

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hope you recover

Azarius
1 year ago

Melo Go Melo Go

Anonymous
1 year ago

Agree. Area is greatly improved already. Better thanthe mostly vacant lots that were there prior.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’m looking forward to what else they will build.

Anon
1 year ago

cmon… these comments are hilarious. If you want to applaud Melo for building something, go ahead. but to look forward to their next cookie cutter white barcode, that’s ridiculous.

Anonymous
1 year ago

So you have a problem with Melo building up a previously depressed area that no developer would put a finger on?

Anonymous
1 year ago

He or She would rather see “cookie cutter” rowhouse buildings like you see in cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia, and NYC.

Anonymous
1 year ago

That’s precisely what this looks like.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“That’s precisely what this looks like”

I don’t think you’ve ever been to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and NYC then.

Anon
1 year ago

not particularly. but i do have a problem with their shills clearly coming on this blog and fellating them every time we see a Melo post. And more importantly, i have a problem with the quality of Melo’s projects. the company and their buildings are trash.

read reviews of Melo’s crown jewel, Aria on the Bay. they’re horrendous.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Families get what you pay for, or what you can afford.
High-quality buildings in Midtown like Yard8, Blu27, Met downtown and others have better quality and amenities.. but charge more way more rent.

Anonymous
1 year ago

No one is “shilling” for Melo. A lot of people are just glad that the Melo Group is stepping up to transform a dilapidated area that’s been neglected for far too long.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Melos quality or lack thereof is still a billion times better than what was there before and people here appreciate them taking the risk to develop one of the crappiest areas in Miami into a dense urban environment that will stimulate further development from other developers in the future.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Heck, the people who are going to live in these new apartment buildings will have access to something that most renters in Miami won’t and don’t, and that’s the MetroMover.

Anonymous
1 year ago

And gorgeous views of downtown

Anonymous
1 year ago

Exactly the upgrade is already evident in A&E neighborhood.

With Opportunity Zones it will speed it up.

Anonymous
1 year ago

“the company and their buildings are trash”

Still, you must admit, Melo buildings are a thousand times better to look at than old shotgun houses.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Complete trash. I lived at Flagler on the River for a year and kept the place as a 2nd home while living on the west coast for another 3. I was one of the first residents to move in and was sold on an expected luxury lifestyle that never surmounted to anything. The elevators were always broken, trash everywhere, bs amenities, cockroaches crawling on the hallway walls, residents neglecting and leaving their dogs on their balcony to only have their feces everywhere, cars getting their rims stollen and the car left on cinder blocks, dog per in the elevators (I could go on and on and on). They fully lacked in customer service and you could NEVER get them in the phone or have a phone call returned … god for bid anything needed to be fixed! Then they kept 1/2 of my deposit for something that was out of my control and due to crappy and cheap building materials used. The absolute worst experience ever.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nobody here cares

Anonymous
1 year ago

What is wrong with someone building apartments for the common people ? I’ve been to Hong Kong and South Korea and some of those apartments are literally the same design for blocks on end in some areas.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Heck, this person complaining better stay outta Paris then.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Anons expecting a Ritz Carlton in the hood!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Does that mean our skyline should be polluted with ugly buildings like they are? Miami’s mantra should be its architecture. Millions of people worldwide visit cities such as Dubai and Beijing just to admire their architecture. We’re living in the 21st century, not the 1960s. Melo’s projects show no concern for estethics or quality. Once they’re built, we’re stuck with them for at least the next 50 yrs. Melo is not the only culprit here. The review and approval process is just as culpable.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Relax give it a rest. Not every building gets designed by a starchitect.

This is affordable rental.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I see people always complaining, like you.. but I have never seen one of you guys present any designs of your own… ever! Moaning and groaning about Melo hasn’t done anything and won’t do anything for Miami.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You’re an imbecile, if you think only architects are entitled to comment on issues they dislike. Your implication is that if one does not agree with your tastes, then somehow they’re not privileged to express their own. Maybe you’re one of those “go with the flow” people.

Anonymous
1 year ago

good architecture is not just nice skyscrapers.it takes more than a nice skyline to make a city great. miami has good architecture in southbeach The mimo district and other parts of the city. not all buildings in downtown miami are ugly and not all buildings in The Ny city are nice. the first row of The Ny city skyline is full of modest Buildings. The nicer buildings are in the rows behind them. Miami shuold have its own identity and not try to imitate dubai and build Mammoth buildings everywhere. too many skyscrappers give you an eyesore

Anonymous
1 year ago

“too many skyscrappers give you an eyesore”

Gee, I’ve never heard about that condition.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Does your condition flare up when you see pictures of NY or any other major city the world over?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Tall buildings are what everyone on this site is crazy about, Remember? I don’t need your lecture on good or bad architecture. However if Melo was to build 100 of his cheap boxes under the guise of affordable housing, everyone of you would be singing his praises, including the do-nothing city officials.

Anonymous
1 year ago

This area was a dumpster fire for the last 20 years. What Melo is doing is literally building from scratch as a first mover. Do you honestly expect a top quality world class building in this neighborhood? Common sense clearly isnt common…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Your common sense is nonexistent. Neighborhoods across this country have been revitalized and are now inviting to both locals and tourists adding to the overall perception of the area.

NYC Loves Miami
1 year ago

Lets say from now on developers use your logic and only build world class apt building (rentals). These new building costs MILLIONS more to build. After they finish the projects, they charge $2500+ for a 400sq ft studio in areas that people can’t afford and/or most likely won’t pay for. What would you say about this scenario? Rents are too high? Should have built something cheaper for the common folks? And if your still not convinced, come down to Manhattan for a while. You’ll just love paying $2500 to live in a cardboard box. And guess what? The building will most likely be an uninspired boring brick square with NO balconies, NO View, NO parking, NO gym, NO pool…NOTHING! But wait…There’s more!.. On second thought, this is getting too long so I’ll stop here.

Anonymous
1 year ago

We are still waiting for Emilio Estefan to build out his Lot.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah, and I’m one of the people… zzzzzzzzzz… zzzzzzzzz… zzzzzzzzzz…..

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yeah I remember that proposal in 2014 and then haven’t heard any news for years on it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

14% of units are committed to Affordable-housing.. Melo is part of the solution to housing crisis.

Rene Gonzales
1 year ago

on fire!!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Melo winning!

Anonymous
1 year ago

go Melo, I’m so proud of you baby.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Until Downtown 5th came along, Miami Plaza was by far the worst-looking thing Melo ever excreted. It’s not like they can’t do decent designs, as seen with Art Plaza and developments from the last boom.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I would like to see this area with 200 more buildings like the Art Plaza.

Anonymous
1 year ago

He’s brilliant, he’s charming, he’s wealthy, he’s successful, he’s ……….. THE DONALD BAAAAABY. Haters gonna hate. TRUMP 2020

Anonymous
1 year ago

He’s also a stupid fat dumb slob, but some people don’t care because he’s a republican.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Stunning. I’m simply spellbound.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Me too

Anonymous
1 year ago

I wish they built slower and better.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sick of all these apartment projects with more than 1 spot per unit.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Which new apartment project do you live in or want to live in?

Azarius
1 year ago

There isn’t enough public transportation or good paying jobs in downtown Miami for them to jus eliminate parking as well as most of the incoming traffic is tourist!!! How they supposed to get around… until then Deal with the garages till there’s no more empty lots

Anonymous
1 year ago

Get off your mother’s couch and go and invent teleportation. Until then we will all have to deal with parking garages because people own cars and they have to be somewhere when they are not being used, period.