Melo Launching Aria Reserve In Edgewater, Construction To Begin In Early 2022

Melo Group has announced that it is moving forward with plans to develop the twin-tower Aria Reserve in Edgewater.

Aria Reserve will become the tallest waterfront residential twin towers in the U.S., Melo said. The 60-story towers are approved by the FAA at around 637 feet above ground, or 649 feet above sea level.

The project was previously known as Island Bay during the approval process.

Sales are now underway for Aria Reserve’s South Tower, which will include 391 residences and penthouses.

Melo says that Aria Reserve will offer the best waterfront value in Miami, with prices from $750,000 to over $2 million, and up to $12 million for penthouses. Starting unit prices average approximately $750 per square foot.

“This type of waterfront, luxury condominium opportunity simply no longer exists in Miami at this price point,” said Martin Melo, Co-Principal of the Melo Group.

Condos will range in size between 1,100 and 2,600 square feet. There will also be 15 penthouses, ranging from 3,500 to over 9,000 square feet, each with its own personal three-car garage vault. Three trilevel penthouse mansions will feature private rooftop decks with pools and summer kitchens.

Every unit at Aria Reserve will include two private elevators, a dedicated office/bonus room, at least 10-foot-high ceilings, and open flow-through layouts with 11-foot-deep east- and west-facing outdoor terraces.

Amenities will include a two-acre recreation deck, which will be home to a semi-Olympic sized lap pool and whirlpool spa, a children’s splash pad, playground area, teen lounge and gaming center, a theater, tennis courts, basketball courts, paddle courts, a miniature golf course, and an indoor/outdoor wellness center with spa/steam/sauna facilities, massage rooms, a gym, yoga lounge and meditation garden.

Total open-air amenity space is said to be over 2 acres.

The building will also feature a double-level 25-foot lobby, a signature waterfront restaurant and café, two additional pool and lounge areas with two Jacuzzis and poolside daybeds, a fire pit, a dog park, and a telescope observatory area looking out over the bay. Residents will also have access to a custom-designed watersports dock with available paddleboards, kayaks, and inflatables..

On the ground floor along 23rd Street, Melo Group is developing a public park with open green space that will connect to the Miami Baywalk, providing direct access to the 5-mile-long pedestrian and bicycle-friendly waterfront promenade which runs along Biscayne Bay from Edgewater, around Brickell Key, and all the way to Brickell Bay Drive in Brickell.

The developer is also shaking up the pre-construction deposit model, with just a 30 percent deposit required to reserve a unit.

Payments will be staggered with 10 percent deposits made at varying stages throughout the course of the development’s construction, from the reservation stage all the way to top-off, with the remainder of the unit’s value due upon completion.

The 30 percent deposit will be for domestic U.S. buyers only, with international buyers requiring a 40 percent deposit.

Ironically, it was Melo that introduced the “Latin American” 50 percent deposit model to the Miami market a decade ago when it built 23 Biscayne in Edgewater, due to a lack of bank financing at the time. The previous standard in Miami was 30 percent.

Aria Reserve is being designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, with interiors by MORADA Haute Furniture Boutique, and landscaping by ArquitectonicaGEO.

Construction of Aria Reserve’s South Tower is expected to begin in early 2022, with completion slated for 2024.

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

Miami 21 – 3.8.2 C – “All Thoroughfares should terminate at other Thoroughfares, to form a network. Cul-de-sacs should be permitted only when supported by natural site conditions. Thoroughfares that provide View Corridors shall not be vacated.”

Aria Reserve should not be allowed to continue under the current design. City of Miami Planning and Zoning Departments should require the maintenance of view corridors down NE 23rd Terrace and NE 24th street for existing residents, as well as the secondary, tertiary buildings that are sure to infill central and west Edgewater.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Show the back of the towers!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Probably the same as the front

Anonymous
5 months ago

my back side is way different than my front

Anonymous
5 months ago

most likely, same ugly thing

Anonymous
5 months ago

They’re not ugly towers. It’s just that it’s the same repetitive ubiquitous, recycled design from Architrashtonica

Anonymous
5 months ago

let everyone know your brilliant and beautiful design that you create.
we can wait…… (crickets)

Anonymous
5 months ago

It is not about the back of the towers, it is about the towers being positioned directly at the end of the blocks, completely blocking the view corridors down the streets.

Anonymous
5 months ago

what view? Sky maybe, but not water view, unless you are in a jacked-up taller-than-trucks vehicle. Then you may see a little view, over the cars ahead of you.

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

‘Sky maybe”? You can’t be serious with this comment. So what if these monstrosities literally block out the sky for everybody who lives on those streets, right? They couldn’t see the water anyway! EYEROLLLLLLLLLL

POLO
5 months ago

They are ugly!

Anonymous
5 months ago

bla, bla, bla, go and whine about this project at the zoning department

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol… right!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Go protest at City Hall.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why you didn’t write that to all the buildings that are in similar position that Aria reserve and are already built. They look OK and they were approved. This one looks much better than all Paraiso, etc.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Exactly this building is doing exactly the same thing all the related buildings already built north of this one, no one complained and the zoning department approved, today all of them are built. Why the hate on this one in particular?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Look, I must hate on this project because we are NOIDS!!!.. geezzz…

Anonymous
5 months ago

It a great design for the area. At the moment we the locals don’t have any public space to enjoy at this area. It will be great to enjoy the boardwalk and be able to be closet to the water. Keep showing them how is done MELO!!! we know at it will be built and even better sold. 🙂

Anonymous
5 months ago

Oh boo hoo! These towers look amazing. If they block any of the blight (read: nasty outdated buildings) surrounding them, it will be an added benefit.

Anonymous
5 months ago

OH boo hoo….

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah…I live on 23rd Terrace…and i like to drive my car up on concrete blocks for a DIY oil change.
If these greedy developers are allowed to improve the neighborhood by $500 million dollars (that’s roughly $500m x 2% x 40% = contribution to Miami Dade Schools), then I will not have the proper sunlight to change my oil!!

This is an outrage! Thanks for pointing that out Anonymous.

Furthermore, if these greedy developers are intent on improving the schools and tax base and all that, it will put SHADE on my 23rd Ter home with 6 living units and will confuse the hell out of my chickens and Roosters! With the sunrise shaded, my rooster will crow later, and the homeless crackheads will be able to sleep in.

Agreed Anonymous! Not only is Miami 21 the Bible, it is immallable!!

Kill this this project for the sake of the status quo.

(Ok…I Iied…I dont live on NE 23rd Ter. It was artistic license. HOWEVER, if I did live on NE 23rd Terrace, I WOULD change my own oil in my Pathfinder, and would certainly board some fowl).

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Where were you the past ten years when developers bulldozed whole blocks of Edgewater for parking garages for their bayfront cigarette box towers?

Anonymous
5 months ago

someone is salty that they are blocking their view

Azarius
5 months ago

funny if u look at the plans for the building you’ll see why they were approved. Due to the towers being elevated off the ground it secures enough of “view corridors” to pass the board view.

Anonymous
5 months ago

based on Aria on the Bay corners will be cut Im sure to make this work..not sure I’d pay the people building rental housing 10mm dollars+ for a penthouse.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Beautiful and much needed to fill in the empty coastal space after downtown. But we need a Baywalk!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

what a bozo

Anonymous
5 months ago

“But we need a Baywalk!!”
Correction:
YOU WANT a Baywalk.

Go make it happen you go getter you!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

He/she is whining about wanting a bay WALK while SITTING down and banging on computer keys.. lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

Build a boardwalk. People must enjoy outdoor activities in miami. Take example of coconut grove.

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Take example of coconut grove?”

Some people shouldn’t try to write anything in English until they master the shit.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Pathetic “architecture”. Zig zagging porch lights are the dominant element? Embarrassing even for Arquiyucktonica.

Anonymous
5 months ago

It is completely banal from the front and hideous from the back.

Anonymous
5 months ago

its’ miami tacky tacky

Anonymous
5 months ago

what are you doing reading a blog about a tacky city? you must love tackyness

Anonymous
5 months ago

lol.. they certainly don’t have an “awe inspiring design” that’s for sure.

Pepito
5 months ago

Great project. Im sure it will sell well, I’m so disappointed with the bland design, all these towers look the same, this is like a copy paste of sls brickell, sls lux, Brickell heights, and all the other related and architectonica projects. Just look at the Waldorf Astoria, Una residences, or Aston Martin residences, that’s what Miami needs. The land for these towers is massive, I wish the Melos would have gone with something more architecturally significant.
I digress, nonetheless great addition to Edgewater.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I agree with about the rest of the towers except the Waldorf Astoria.

Joseph
5 months ago

Please change the name! Who needs confusion with the other Aria, and there is an Aria in vegas as well. And Aria Reserve just doesn’t flow off the tougue, and sounds annoying to me.

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Man this site is besieged with comments from people who work for developers, especially Melo and TRG. Who the hell else would defend lame, obnoxiously boring designs like this?

It’s all low-level striver-staffers too. People with real juice at those companies have neither the time nor the inclination to post in the comments sections of online articles.

I bet these peons take their iPads to their bosses so they can show them the snarky comments they made on TNM in defense of their garbage projects. And their bosses say, “yeahhhhh, that’s uhh…great,” as they wonder to themselves, “why did I hire this time-wasting d-bag, again??”

Anonymous
5 months ago

“Who the hell else would defend lame, obnoxiously boring designs like this?”

Uhh, the UDRB and the city of Miami Board of Commissioners.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Since Melo, expect first tower to be completed early – 2023, not 2024. Assume quality will be better than Aria on the Bay.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The architecture isn’t, even considering Aria on the Bay is their best development in years, so expect to be disappointed.

Anonymous
5 months ago

intercourse in lights

Anonymous
5 months ago

yeah had to smoke a cig after looking at that pic

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hopefully they’ll build a Baywalk and oxigenate the water.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Finally MEH-LO makes something decent!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Reviewed the marketing proposal and its by far the best deal in town. All units are waterfront (great floorplans), lots of amenities, over 2 acres. Great addition to the bay walk and signature public restaurant overlooking the bay. The initial prices are very attractive. I am definitely marketing this to my clients.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Based Melo

CEC
5 months ago

Lovely buildings. One of the best things that ever happened to Miami is that the Melos came to Miami and decided to stay.

With regard to views; if you want to insure your view, buy all the land between you and what you want to see. Your view rights stop at your lot line.