Melo Group’s 58-story Downtown 1st tower officially topped off yesterday, just one year after groundbreaking, according to the developer.
It is the tallest tower ever built by Melo.
“After just a year from breaking ground, we are proud to top off. Downtown 1st is another project that showcases our compromise of enhancing Miami’s urban core and the continued activation of downtown Miami.” said developer Martin Melo.
Test piling for the tower began in March 2021, with a tower crane installed by May 2021. In June, a foundation pour was completed.
Downtown 1st will include 560 market-rate rental apartments, 10,000 square feet of office space, and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
Melo says it has delivered 3,342 residential units to the neighborhood in just four years, and all are fully occupied.
The projects delivered by Melo in the past four years include:
- Miami Plaza – 425 units
- Art Plaza – twin towers, 667 units
- Square Station – twin towers, 710 units
- Melody Tower – 499 units
- Downtown 5th – 1,042 units
(photo: Kyle Merville)