Melo’s Group’s Twin-Tower Art Plaza Is Now Open, 450 Apartments Leased In Just Four Weeks

Art Plaza, a twin-tower project with 655 apartments, is now open – and demand for units there has been strong.

The project includes twin 33-story towers, a block away from the School Board Metromover station.

Completion of Art Plaza means that hundreds of new residents are now moving into the downtown Miami area.

Developer Melo Group said last month that they had already leased about 450 units at Art Plaza in just 4 weeks (even more units may have been leased since then, but a more recent update from the developer wasn’t available as of this morning, representatives said).

Melo also retains its reputation as one of the fastest developers in town. Art Plaza was completed in well under two years, having broken ground in November 2017.

Across the street, Melo completed the Square Station project with 710 units in June 2018. The developer will also top off 425-unit Miami Plaza a block away later this year, bringing the total apartment count in three blocks to 1,790 units (the developer also built the Melody tower two blocks away with 497 units, for a combined unit count of 2,287).

Ocean Bank provided $85 million in construction financing for Art Plaza last year.

 

 

Left to right: Melo’s Miami Plaza, Square Station, and Miami Plaza in August:

(photo: l&r structural)

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Anonymous

in a matter of one year, Melo has brought about 3000 new residents to the Downtown Area. And sofar no a single concrete plan from our local geriatric authorities to create a mass transit system in Miami.

Anonymous

They got us scooters🤷🏻‍♂️

Anonymous

and Citi bikes

Anonymous

Workforce housing – good stuff

Gentrifying urban area.. near everything.

Anonymous

I hope they get approved for the downtown tower and build more towers.

Anonymous

Their towers are ugly and cheap (why do you think they build them so fast ?) , hopefully they stay away from brickell and miami world center (the new brickell), we need better architecture in miami

Anonymous

Seriously !!! check out google reviews !! The ‘best’ reviews are shills !!!

Anonymous

haha, yeah the google reviews are funny but I feel bad if people are actually experiencing it. There are also many people who point out that many five star reviews seem to be repetitive like they were written by the same people?? lol

Anonymous

all those poor people that live in an ugly Melo building should move to 1000 Museum, or Armani Casa, or if they can wait just a little longer, Austin Martin. Oh wait…those are not affordable rentals are they?

Anonymous

it’s pretty easy to see ! Plus some reviewer’s have mentioned they offer to pay tenants $$ for good reviews !

Anonymous

or they also don’t renew your lease if you leave a bad review on them. True story!!

Anonymous

Wait, what, something on the internet is not 100% accurate!?

Anonymous

Cheaply built, you get what you pay for. 5 minutes or more to wait for the elevators because all units are rented unlike condos normally have 40-75% occupancy makes it less crowded.

Anonymous

try 10-15 minutes waiting on the elevator not because of an occupancy issue but because there is always 1 or 2 elevators not working. Different story! when they are all working.. 2-3 minutes wait is not a big deal

Anonymous

Could not agree more, what eyesores.

Anonymous

I mean you really do get what you pay for, it would be a different story if they were charging more but for that price, it’s hard to beat

Anonymous

totally true! Cheap gets you just that kind of quality building and same quality people.

Anonymous

They couldn’t be bothered to cover up the last 3 floors of the 20 floor parking garage? #TACKY

Anonymous

how about you build your own apartment tower & design it?

Anonymous

Signed by Melo’s Oldest Son.

Anonymous

Jajajaja hahaha

Anonymous

The concrete slaps tacked all over most of it is tackier than an exposed garage. One Biscayne Tower bares it all, and it’s aged pretty well for a fifty-year-old building.

Anonymous

One Biscayne is a great tower in spite of it’s monstrous parking podium. These melo towers on the other hand are garbage.

Anonymous

the Melo haters should try to convince the major developers to build their billion dollar projects in Downtown miami so Melo does n’t build anything there.but first you have to throw all the homeless people out of there,because the major developers won’t build in an area with so much homelessness and then you can help subsidize rent in luxury condos so they become affordable

Anonymous

Want some laughs ?? Google Melo’s buildings and check out the reviews. I look at the negative ones first. Then you will see that the 5 star reviews are shills with only either 1 review or those with multiple reviews are seemingly only for other Melo buildings. LOLOLOL

Anonymous

…and the Melos are laughing at all the criticism every time they go to the bank.

Anonymous

what is your point here?? Where else should these people live if that want to live and work in the urban core? You are out of touch or don’t live in Miami.

Anonymous

the point is they’re ALL crappy quality and management and Melo looks like a hero for charging 100-200 less than the others.

Anonymous

it’s funny to look at these reviews, but honestly–honestly–how many people are going to go through the hassle of reviewing their apartment building unless their experience has been so bad that they feel an obligation to warn other people to stay away. most people will have a thoroughly mediocre experience that isn’t worth reviewing… it’s an apartment. it’s more cost effective than most other new options in the area. it’s not the Four Seasons. most people won’t love it. but it’s housing, and it’s walkable, and it’s more affordable than most anything else. we should celebrate that.

Anonymous

way to embrace mediocrity ! yayyyy !

Old timer

Nothing but the best for mellineals who complain about a lack of affordable housing.

Anonymous

Melo builds fast… problem is they build like $hit. Folks in Aria are not pleased.

Anonymous

Examples?

Anonymous

and Melo has probably contributed nothing to our city: underline, bay or river walk, parks, SOMETHING!!!

Anonymous

What does a 700 sq ft 1 bedroom go for in these new buildings. Only wondering as my son lives in DC and walks 15 minutes to his job. building has rooftop pool, bbq , TV viewing areas etc. The walking to work or using the metro when bad weather is huge for him. Is there enough jobs in Downtown Miami to support this?

Brickellite

$3500 month for the best buildings with all the amenities…
$2100 month for lower end…
And everything in between, don’t let your son come down to this paradise, he will stop calling since he will be busy having an awesome time…

Anonymous

you can find a 1 bedroom in the core of Miami for around $1750

Anonymous

“Are” there enough jobs? Perhaps there “are” for English teachers.

Anonymous

Jobs? Yes

High-tech careers in engineering, finance, law are in demand.