Plans To Build Twin 33-Story Art Plaza Towers Submitted For City Approval

Melo Group is requesting city approval to build a twin-tower apartment complex called Art Plaza.

The project will be built directly across from the developer’s 710-unit Square Station, which is nearing completion. That project topped off in September, less than one year after breaking ground.

The Art Plaza proposal calls for:

  • 655 apartments
  • 14,599 square feet of retail
  • 886 car/ 40 bicycle parking spaces  (19% parking reduction requested)
  • 1,002,147 square feet of total FLR
  • 33-story, 325-foot towers

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board is set to review the plans at a meeting on November 29. Also up for review on the same day is Melo’s nearby 425-unit Miami Plaza, which will bring Melo’s total planned unit count on three block to 1,790 units.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

Real developers making real investments in an area that sorely needs it!

Marc305
3 years ago

Exactly! Like them or hate them, the Melos are changing the face of downtown, in particular the Performing Arts district. If they had acquired all the land that Mana has in Wynwood and on Flagler, people would be living there already.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They should be a highlight of our plan to get amazon HQ2, real developers making lots of units for people to move to Miami.

Anonymous
3 years ago

almost as if someone should start building office buildings in the area for all these new residents to work in.

Gene
3 years ago

Agreed, but now we need street retail and sidewalk activity. None has appeared so far.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Have you ever been in the area? Plenty of sidewalk activity. Some decent retail options, but clearly a need for more, which should be partly fulfilled with quite a bit of new projects and existing vacant infrastructure.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s amazing that you have to explain those things to Gene, especially after he’s been reading article after article about all these planned projects for this and the surrounding areas.

RENATTA ALEGRI
3 years ago

LOVE THE DESIGN!!! VERY SEXY FOR THE CITY!!
WHEN DO YOU OPEN!?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Knowing Melo, this will probably be built… Like tomorrow

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo baby!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Love me some Melo…..

Caudia98
3 years ago

very nice bulding as well!!!!
great addition to Square Station and miami plaza

Gene
3 years ago

Well, at least this project takes baby steps toward a bit of actual design. Progress is made!

Anonymous
3 years ago

What’s with the new bicycle parking data ?!? 40 bikes ??!!!! WOW !!! 19-20% parking reduction ??!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Like the bicycle parking data. Dislike only 6% of units having bicycle parking. One would think that will become more important in this burgeoning (and transitless) metropolis.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Better than Station Square, which looks alright, and certainly WAY better than the monstrosity revealed today called “Miami Square.”

Anonymous
3 years ago

woooooo! Is there really this much rental demand?

Anonymous
3 years ago

If you wanna see a significant reduction in the “brain drain” caused by the educated youth leaving the city, plus also attract the high paying companies to Miami… then yes, build for, and to create demand.

Anonymous
3 years ago

With how bad schools are, we need a “brain gain.” We call it gentrification.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Awful! Some bad architect is making a killing with all these bad Melo buildings.

Anonymous
3 years ago

They’re vertically integrated.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well, it’s better than another Burger King or 7-11.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Horrible design

Anonymous
3 years ago

It looks like the zipper ripped on the side of the building.