Melo Planning Three More Towers With 1,104 Apartments

Melo Group isn’t done yet developing residential in Miami’s urban core yet.

The developer appears to be planning at least 1,104 additional residential units, in addition to 1,359 currently under construction by the company, according to a newly revealed map of Melo’s projects.

The new projects include:

  • Art Plaza –  Twin 36 stories with 667 residential units, 15,000 square feet of retail, and 886 parking spaces
  • Miami Plaza – 36 stories with 437 residential units, 7,000 square feet of retail, and 523 parking spaces

They would be built on Melo-owned land just north and south of the company’s 710-unit Square Station, which is currently under construction. The Art Plaza site is at 58 Northeast 14 Street, while the Miami Plaza site is 1502 Northeast Miami Place.

Last week, the company held a party to celebrate Jose Luis Melo’s 80th birthday, where the map was unveiled.

 

miami plaza site, just north of square station and art plaza:

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Although not gems, as a resident I thank this company for continuing to be the ONLY developer in town constructing attainable rentals for the community locals, who are the ones who truly support these neighborhoods and have made Miami a true emerging urban living city.

William
3 years ago

Between Melo, Mill Creek Residential and Zom… we should have plenty of housing options coming on line in miami’s urban core… The Miami Central apts also appear to be middle income.. though I could be wrong…

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo – a great local company.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sure – if only they’d follow the local rules.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think… they do.. that’s why they do what they do

un-invasive species
3 years ago

Do you really believe anyone else follow the local rules? Everyone is trying to be more efficient in any way possible.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Maybe I’m missing something, but they seem to be the only group that has articles written up about how they’re not building to plan and violating zoning ordinances or flat out skipping planning procedures.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Congratulations to the Melo group.. they took a chance to redevelop the Omni area, and it paid off, big time!

sprekenzi deutch?
3 years ago

please just bring some good retail too. don’t forget about it. i’m tired of shlocky tenants. give the young people that pay you rent some good experiential dining and entertainment options in the ground floors of your buildings.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And basic furniture and a plant or two on the amenities deck. I lived in a Melo building recently and it was bare painted concrete on the entire pool deck for the entire duration of my lease, not even a place to sit. Totally ruined it and would have been so easy to fix.

Aj
3 years ago

Great company and nice affordable buildings except unforgivable for putting that Soviet Union housing project called Melody right as a backdrop of the Iconic Arsht Center and ruining it for eternity. Can’t wait till Auberge and a couple of more developments will take our eye sight away from this ugly thing or at least conceal it. Terrible thing you did Melo. Now go to your room and think about what you have done.

un-invasive species
3 years ago

Really good to keep working on infill developments. *Insert fire emoji here*

Anonymous
3 years ago

Everyone congratulating… does any one think what the Biscayne Ave corridor is like these days without all those apartments? what the hell is going to be done so it does not take 1 hour to get to the 95 interception in 36 street? Come on! Effortable rental? $1700 per month for a 1 bedroom apartment? Are you kidding me!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I commend them for their push to build locally accessible housing in the urban core, with the magnitude they are building they could have helped sway a) the mass transit debate and b) parking minimums…

These thousands of units with thousands of parking spaces will do absolutely nothing to help the traffic mess the city and region is in.

Clearly a missed opportunity.

Anonymous
3 years ago

More Aria and One Plaza, and less Melody and Bay House please.

aceraroja
3 years ago

They need help naming these places.