Melo Group’s 35-Story Miami Plaza Quickly Reaches Seventh Floor

Melo Group’s Miami Plaza tower is rising extremely fast, in typical fashion for the developer.

A photo shows that construction has now reached level seven, just months after groundbreaking took place.

Miami Plaza will include 435 apartments, 5,064 square feet of retail and 508 parking spaces. The tower will top off at 370 feet above ground.

Melo is also building the twin tower Art Plaza project a few blocks away. Those towers will include 625 apartments, with opening set for this summer.

 

(photo: ryan rc rea)

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Cool! When will the City approve this project?

Andrea M. Col
1 year ago

When they stop taking vacations and begin working!!!
City of Miami is dead last so far when it comes to review speeds.

Andrea Col
1 year ago

When they stop taking vacations and begin working!!!
City of Miami is dead last so far when it comes to review speeds.

Carlos Hernandez
1 year ago

Melo is a Beast!!!!!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Melo > Mana…
Am I doing this right?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Yes. You have it correctly. The first thing that popped out the most in this article is : the headline using the word ” quickly ” and the beginning of the article first sentence with ” extremely fast ” …. which is Melo’s style.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You get what you pay for.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Thanks Melo.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It seems most people in this sub praise Melo and their timeliness with their projects.

Let me just say that I live in a Melo building myself and cannot say enough about how many incompetent features are in their buildings. Not a week goes by without me thinking: “What were these developers thinking?” Their projects must go quick because of how little thought goes into development.

I do not plan on renewing my lease and this is the last Melo project I plan on living in.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Paper Thin Walls Melo!

Anonymous
1 year ago

This is the least of the building’s issues…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Please be specific

Anonymous
1 year ago

Serious people really would like to know what the problems are in those buildings. Just for discussion and reference.

Anonymous
1 year ago

specifically, when i do a poo i pull down a wall a melon bldg and wipe my doo…thats how thin.

Anonymous
1 year ago

As opposed to the dumpster fires full of needles that were there before Melo?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Some examples:
– Total of 40 parking spots for 400+ units. This includes guests and people that have more than one vehicle per household. Blame it on the city’s lack of public transport – but this is Miami’s reality.
– Garage constantly flooding. Also lack of ventilation is a huge issue here – people cannot breathe in the garage.
– Paper thin walls. I hear absolutely everything my neighbors say.
– Steam room glass window broke and took almost 5 months to fix since the glass is a unique dimension that had to be custom-ordered from China.
– Elevators constantly breaking down.
– Water leak in bathrooms staining the entire wall.

I can probably go on but too angry…I pay >$3000 in rent and just not worth it

I wish I could emphasize how bad of an oversight the lack of parking is. Even 2BR+ units only have one spot, and RESIDENTS are being forced to park in an outdoor adjacent dirt lot simply because there is no space. Good luck having a guest over, because even if there are spots available (which there never is on weekend especially) they will have to pay $25 valet if staying past 10pm

Anonymous
1 year ago

for a one bed room ? and what building is this ?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Stop complaining about parking. I live in Brickell and have the same issues. Parking is always going to be a hassle in dense urban areas. Guests can park anywhere in that area and walk to your building or take the free Metromover and not have to pay the valet fee.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I can look past the lack of parking for guests – but where are residents supposed to park?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Soon people will avoid these Melo buildings if they own a car(s).

Anonymous
1 year ago

Good Lord… You must live at Brickell House. I’ve never heard of no parking available in Brickell Condos.

Anonymous
1 year ago

No one ever said there was no parking. But at my condo all units have one spot, extra cars must park somewhere else or pay a monthly valet fee. Also, guest valet fills up very quickly on the weekends.

Anonymous
1 year ago

yes, that’s standard to get one spot. unless it’s a studio apt.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Is this an Edgewater building, or an A&E building?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Edgewater

Anonymous
1 year ago

You can throw a party waiting for an elevator.. and when it finally arrives, already full of people.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I have been in building with just six floors and could “throw a party waiting for an elevator,” so don’t think it just happens in buildings with over thirty floors.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Why did you rent there when you could pay the same or less on Brickell or south beach?

Isn’t it your fault for not doing the proper due diligence?

Anonymous
1 year ago

I guess? Does that mean the developer’s flaws don’t matter?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Funny some of these comments keep trying to justify all of the flaws.

N

Anon
1 year ago

This site has tons of Melo love, i imagine they’re Melo employees or family members. Go back to old Melo posts, they get so much love. I’m glad to see people paying attention to these complaints, i’ve been saying them for years.

Anonymous
1 year ago

For 3k a month you can pay down a mortgage and at least have equity in the place you live.

Anonymous
1 year ago

owning is a waste of $$$

Anonymous
1 year ago

Says the guy who will complain 10 years from now when his neighborhood “gentrifies”.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Says the guy on the skateboard.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Imagine if you bought in one of these buildings with endless flaws!!! No equity there!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sure genius, of course without knowing someone’s particular situation, owning is always the right answer. What an idiot. Sounds like someone’s great grand-dad from yester-year.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Soon to be affordable housing with those problems.

Suomynona
1 year ago

$3k/month in rent?

Throwing your money away.

Anonymous
1 year ago

If someone wanted to step up before Melo and build something similar to what the Melos’ are putting up but much better, then yeah, me and others would be “praising” them also. You see some people cheering Melo on because they’re one of the very few developers who took a chance on building something in that far too long dilapidated area that us long time Miamians were tired of looking at.

So – love me some Melo!

Anonymous
1 year ago

I definitely give Melo props for completely revitalizing areas that most developers wouldn’t touch. I am just pointing out that residing in their buildings isn’t all that it’s hyped up to be.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Again, “you see some people cheering Melo on because they’re one of the very few developers who took a chance on building something in that far too long dilapidated area that us long time Miamians were tired of looking at.”

No one is hyping the quality of their developments because that is something most people are not privy to.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Except the people that had the privilege to rent here.. LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

Heck, I’ve seen people complain about Related buildings on this site so Melo isn’t the first or only developer that get complaints.

EJS
1 year ago

Moishe, did u leave this comment? Haha…

Rene Diaz
1 year ago

you are right maybe you should move in 1000 museum park

Anonymous
1 year ago

Never been a Melo fan until reading the post below of the guy who pays $3,000 per month for a 2 Bed in EDGEWATER!
Impressive Melo!
I pay $3,000 for a 2 bedroom +den w/ 2 parking spaces, tennis, basketball, billiards, 3 swimming pools, monster sized balcony, floor to ceiling glass, glass balcony, and built in 2018. AND in Brickell.
Mello pays like $7M per acre and gets $3,000 for 2 Bedroom apts! That is amazing.

Does he syndicate his equity? How do I invest with him?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Actually a 2/2 in Melo building run for $2K/month

Anonymous
1 year ago

name the building

sophia borotta
1 year ago

skyview

Azarius
1 year ago

Go Melo Go!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Hopefully, Melo will break ground soon on Downtown 5th! Will change the skyline for sure.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I agree.. I only wish one building was taller than the other, but other than that – Go Melo!

Anonymous
1 year ago

I don’t. Ugly and uglier. Melo used to make decent-looking building, but each building looks worse and worse. So much for Aria being a hope for change…

Sophia Borotta
1 year ago

lol this is a joke right!!!
Oak Plaza is a master piece!!!……
give me a break these people have come a long way when it comes to their building designs.. the are 200% better now, do your research on their old buildings.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Is Melo still awaiting the building permits ? LMAO

Anonymous
1 year ago

If they were to wait on the FAA, It’ll take them two more years to get started.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I need another puff piece!

-Mana

Anonymous
1 year ago

No you don’t. Just stop f-ing around and sell.. particularly to Melo.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Melo = fast and cheap

Anonymous
1 year ago

But they don’t just sit on empty weed strewn lots and land bank.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I have to say, Melo, Related and others (Like the cheaply built Flamingo, oh Lord!) have paper thin walls where you hear everything besides a host of additional issues. When I moved into the Mirador on West Ave in South Beach it was a blessing. Those thick concrete walls were amazing! The older buildings dont have as many amenities and not as fancy hallways and lobbies, but BOY OH BOY, quality of living, a thousand times better.