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Melo Group's Downtown 5th Towers Proposed To Rise 508 Feet, Groundbreaking Soon

Melo Group’s Downtown 5th Towers Proposed To Rise 508 Feet, Groundbreaking Soon

Developer Melo Group is preparing to break ground on another apartment complex, and has submitted the proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to the filing submitted July 25, the twin-tower project will top off at 495 feet above ground, or 508 feet above sea level. That means each tower will likely be approximately 50 stories.

Construction will begin November 1, 2018 and be completed on April 30, 2021, according to a work schedule submitted to the agency. Another Melo tower, Miami Plaza, also lists a November 2018 start date.

The property is directly next door to the Okan Tower site, where a 70-story, 890-foot tower is planned to begin construction later this year.

Also on the same block, Melo recently closed on the purchase of another property which could mean even more development is coming.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

“Hey lets drop two 500 foot buildings with a few thousand people living in them into the middle of the last remaining blighted tent encampment left in Miami that will essentially link an entire city block between Miami World Center, All Aboard Florida and Bayside.”

Some people on this board: “Doesnt look like an immaculate work of art? DONT WANT.”

suomynona
suomynona

The quality/coloring of the design is weird.

The actual design is pretty Miami-standard. Looks fine.

Rene Diaz
Rene Diaz

This building will get built; can you say the same about your building?… How many have you built or even design… Melo is ruling!!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good point. And the buildings still look like shit.

Andrea Gaston
Andrea Gaston

While you all cry here Melo is making a killing!! haters will hate!

Anonymous
Anonymous

This building is amazing! This is what our city needs luxury apartment rentals that are for the Locals. I think is going to enhance that site which right now is very ugly! Good job Melo Group!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I can’t wait to move in to this new apartments!!! The views will be extraordinary and they have a lot of retail on the bottom which will be good for the area. 🙂

Miami1
Miami1

Going by Melo’s previous projects this one will be half way up by the end of the year!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Melo! Keep doin ya thang!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good thing that these are heavier on the glass than the other concrete blights that they have built.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Oh great ! … I just went into contract on my 45th floor Okan unit.

🙁

Anonymous
Anonymous

I like the look of the juxtaposition between Okan’s 890ft tower and Melo’s 495ft towers.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It looks like an annex to the prison across the street with those irregular and ugly barcode lines down the tower and sad attempt to conceal parking between. Quite sad next to a historic church and upcoming beautiful Okan Tower.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Knew it will be soon lol

Anonymous
Anonymous

no ground foor retail?

aceraroja
aceraroja

This is great for more somewhat affordable housing in Miami. I have to say that the quality of these Melo developments are even more miserable than I thought. I had a couple friends who live in their older buildings and those are shitty but the rents are very low. Some friends just moved into Square Station and I am shocked at the rampant corner cutting. Paint splashed on the exterior windows, windows don’t open and or close, a/c not working, poorly laid tile, awful AWFUL finishing work, and then on top of it all they nickel and dime you on everything. So the rent isn’t what you really pay after all these fees. And there’s no package receiving — you have to be home! Really nuts how crappy it is. ALL THIS SAID they are still more affordable than the average highrise and the layouts are ample, u like say, Canvas which is truly just garbage.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Seem like no matter who builds it all these new apartments in Miami are trash. No vision just stucco and white walls. You go to places like say Chicago an the apartments feel like home. They actually have color inside them in comparison to every building in Miami white white white and more white! This is why we have so much development because there developers are making a killing in Miami. Build cheap sell high and as long as people keep buying trash they will keep building trash.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah but you haven’t told us what you’ve built.

Anon
Anon

I’ve been saying this forever. Melo’s quality is so subpar to just about any other developer. Related and the big boys aren’t perfect. My friend lived in a Melo building on 22nd St and the fake wood floor ended a full 2 inches from the baseboard. It was just concrete and plastic showing through.

Anonymous
Anonymous

THAT GREEN GLAZING?!?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Awesome view of the jail.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Loving it, now lest get some office buildings going so the people who live here can work nearby.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Very solid addition. Needs some ground floor retail.

Also, 50 floors for 500 feet? Was hoping it would be taller by the renderings. Still very welcomed!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks dated already and it hasn’t even broken ground.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I agree. Looks like something out of “Mad Men,” i.e. Mid-Century Modern. Nothing to write home to mom about. Sadly– but since this is a Melo fanboy project, that company can do no wrong on this site.

marc
marc

I think it’s fine for infill in the CBD. The real looker will be its neighbor.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agree.. I like Melo because they build for the middle-class, but their building aren’t winning any awards.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Funny, I thought something to write home to mom about would be a woman. Who in the world has an emotional attachment to a building?

Anonymous
Anonymous

I mean I’ve always loved skylines soooo…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Melo FanClub is coming to get you now!
Good thing is that they seem to be partially blind, so you got sometime before they notice your comment.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s not that we have Melo fans out here or love Melo, we just like the fact that they are not buying land just to sit on it and wait for it to increase in value and then sell. We’ve seen that process done over and over and over in Miami. We just like the fact that Melo buys land, announce their plans, show renderings, and start construction.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m not a Melo detractor. I’d just rather they sit and design unique towers than build towers that all look substantially similar. It’s like an out of control vine overwhelming a garden.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You complainers ought to stop acting as if someone owes you something.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Think montparnasse tower in Paris. The Parisians wish they can retract that bad decision but they can’t. Affordable housing should not mean the same design over and over. Doing so will fuck up our skyline. You probably care about the look of the skyline because you’re reading this site. You’re just not seeing the big picture.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Think montparnasse tower in Paris. The Parisians wish they can retract that bad decision but they can’t. Affordable housing should not mean the same design over and over. Doing so will fuck up our skyline. You probably care about the look of the skyline because you’re reading this site. You’re just not seeing the big picture.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I’ve been to Paris twice.. have you ever been to Paris?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes. My favorite city outside 305. Stayed in Paris’ best hotels. However even if I hadn’t, any one who can read can research that montparnasse tower is hated by most Parisians.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Plently of mid-century skyscrapers like Montaparnasse Tower in New York and Chicago, but no one hardly notices them. The difference is they are not outliers in a modern skyline which is the main reason structures become eyesores. Personally I am not crazy about Melo’s designs but at the same time I don’t find the empty lots in between the luxury towers that aesthetically pleasing either. Plus considering the need for moderately priced residential units in Miami’s urban core, I’m OK with not every new high rise having unique architecture.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Montparnasse is merely an example of no turning back when a skyline is adversely affected. Melo is creating a vein in the skyline. In the future it will look like a swath of government style projects. Maybe then you will get the outlier effect. Or worse maybe it will become a multi-developer trend of clone like buildings taking over the skyline like a self replicating fucking virus.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Its not Complaining, it’s called an opinion, that’s what people usually do on a blog like this one.
To answer your question…No, they don’t owe anyone anything nor do we have the power to not let them build it, but if I’m going to see the same building built 3-4 times in the city I live in, I can make an opinionated comment and question why so damn ugly?
ugly is not cheaper!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Face it, you whine too much.

A. Nonymous
A. Nonymous

Everything old is new again.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Cant just have luxury buildings on every corner there needs to be a balance to have a sustainable neighborhood and thats exactly what Melo builds – serviceable units for the middle class aka most locals. Go live in paramount or okan tower if you got it like that this beats whats there now and you know Melo will top off asap to bring foor traffic to the area.

Anonymous
Anonymous

A Good design does not mean expensive or luxurious.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Quality and location > aesthetic design

Anonymous
Anonymous

They are not exclusive, you can have all three.

Magazine
Magazine

Will be interesting to see exactly what that ‘balance’ price point is. Believe it was Jorge Perez that recently said it now costs $500/sq to build downtown.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Affordable housing and good designs are not mutually exclusive.

Laz
Laz

the people judging these towers on here live in Kendall.

305 lifer
305 lifer

A sash that reads “Mr. Dowtown” would be appropriate for this guy.

Anonymous
Anonymous

That parking pedestal is hideous!

Anonymous
Anonymous

If I got a dollar every time I read that on TNM site, I would be rich by now.

Andrewn2
Andrewn2

When I have dinner at the Rusty Pelican, the last thing I notice about our Skyline is the parking pedestals. Why is this such an obsession on TNM?

Anonymous
Anonymous

ill tell you why: for all the money being spent on downtown and brickell, we’re essentially witnessing the development of a disconnected, pedestrian unfriendly, concrete oasis where these structures suck any semblance of urbanism at ground level. Imagine transforming NYC to 90% parking podiums a la Miami? what would the vibe of the city be like under those circumstances?

Andrewn2
Andrewn2

We could also imagine that we have multiple rail lines running every which direction out of the core. We don’t. So I find this argument to be weak.