Melo’s Twin-Tower 60-Story Island Bay Gets FAA Approval At 637 Feet

Developer Melo Group obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to build twin 60-story towers in Edgewater called Island Bay.

Melo’s application was submitted on November 9 and approved on March 19.

Both the north tower and south tower at Island Bay are now approved to rise 637 feet above ground, or 649 feet above sea level, a letter from the FAA states

Construction is expected to begin on approximately May 1, 2021 and wrap up around July 28, 2023, according to the application.

The developer has applied for approval to demolish a small apartment building on the property and to build a sales gallery.

The twin towers of Island Bay will include a combined total of 792 residential units and 12,600 square feet of retail.

Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

 

 


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Anonymous
14 days 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.”

Island Bay Towers should not be allowed to continue under the current design. City of Miami Planning and Zoning Departments should require the maintenance of view corridors for existing residents, as well as the secondary, tertiary buildings that are sure to infill central and west Edgewater.

Azarius
14 days ago

Go Melo Go Melo!!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Please, Miami 21 is someone’s idea. I knew that bs wouldn’t last as time went on.

Marc
14 days ago

It’s literally the law, not an idea.

Anonymous
13 days ago

A law is first conceived as someone’s idea.

Anonymous
13 days ago

A law that hasn’t been followed in Edgewater for the past ten years.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Its already approved

Anonymous
13 days ago

No it’s not. They have not received shoreline approval. Provide a basis for your comment.

MiamiArchi
13 days ago

I couldn’t agree more.
Blows my mind that they are just giving away public land for nothing.
So disappointing!

Anonymous
13 days ago

“Blows my mind that they are just giving away public land for nothing”

Boy are you clueless when it comes to the history of this country.

Anonymous
13 days ago

oye papi it’s Miami aka banana republic

Azarius
7 days ago

Public land 🤔

Anonymous
13 days ago

Agree. They have not received approval from the shoreline commission to build this FAA approval is a given means nothing.

Don
13 days ago

Can you explain how that provision relates to this development plan please?

Don
13 days ago

Nvm, I get it. Didn’t originally realize their site plan includes that end portion of 24th st.
Yeah, I understand the outrage.

POLO
14 days ago

Edgewater with all these towers at the same height is turning into a table top skyline.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Aquitectonica designed for you!

Dan
12 days ago

Yeah it’s just unfortunate that the airport is so close and the runways go directly over Edgewater so there’s nothing that could be done because of FAA guidlines unless they decide to bump the 649 ft limit for some reason in the coming years for whatever reason.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Now we need Metromover to stop there

Anonymous
13 days ago

100%

Anonymous
13 days ago

they need a CVS there too and Chase bank

Anonymous
13 days ago

CVS is shit.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Somebody Chase him outta here…

Anonymous
13 days ago

We’re getting a Miami Avenue study to conclude it’s not worth it when a Brightline commuter stop can serve just fine within walking distance. Next you’re going to want it along the damn bay.

Azarius
14 days ago

Has anyone noticed that even when his buildings are denied by design boards or anything else he always still builds in record timing

Anonymous
14 days ago

Please Melo buy more lots

Anonymous
14 days ago

… and please don’t hire Arquitrashtonica to design anymore of your buildings.

Anonymous
13 days ago

As much at I dislike Arquitectonica, it’s Zaha Hadid compared to their in-house loony bin who designed Downtown 5th.

Anonymous
13 days ago

LOL i couldn’t agree more.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Filler buildings aren’t meant to be architectural wonders

Anonymous
13 days ago

These dumb MF’s don’t and will never get it…

Anonymous
13 days ago

Downtown 5th are just apartment buildings, these are two condo buildings.

Anonymous
14 days ago

This will be a beautiful addition to the skyline!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Great addition.

Jesus
14 days ago

Miami on a roll! Let’s do it! If only that area can get an increase in their height limits!

Anonymous
13 days ago

The thinking is, if a jet airline airplane loses an engine, it can clear a 649ft building. But if you add another 51ft.. nahhh, it won’t make it.

lol…..

Alpina
14 days ago

I have to say it looks very ‘Related’

Anonymous
13 days ago

lol….

Anonymous
13 days ago

The towers not resting on a parking podium is very “Related” though a nice feature. The Foster & Partners towers (if ever built) are designed that way.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Related built towers in Edgewater just like this, with giant parking garages jutting out along the span of the block and light-polluting stairwells facing Biscayne Boulevard. Frankly, it’s worse.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Way to block view corridors.

Miami “planners” asleep at the wheel again.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Melo Miami

Anonymous
13 days ago

Miami winning!

Anonymous
13 days ago

The Baywalk looks great in the renderings. Now if we can just get all of the pieces connected so you can really walk along it.

Anonymous
13 days ago

This looks to be the missing piece connecting the entire bay walk

Anonymous
13 days ago

Keep on building this amazing city!! I love it!

Anonymous
13 days ago

“amazing city!!”

Please.. you must think Miami is on par with Hong Kong or Tokyo?

Anonymous
8 days ago

Better than shitehole Hong Kong.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Wow, a Melo project that doesn’t look like communist value-engineering! Good job on this infill Melo.

Anonymous
13 days ago

the back of the building is terrible

Anonymous
13 days ago

Melo winning!

Anonymous
13 days ago

Horrendous.

Anonymous
8 days ago

Can’t wait for the bay walk. This is the missing link between pace park and paraíso district.

Anonymous
13 days ago

I am glad sea level is not rising anymore …

Anonymous
13 days ago

While the Uber-rich buy island property in the bay and fly private jets, I think it’s safe to say they’re not worried. When their behavious changes, it’s time to worry. Probably table that one for a century or two. Go back and look at some of the fin de siecle scaremongering. It’s hilarious now.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Yeah.. just like some people thought that the Corona Virus outbreak was just “scaremongering.”

Anonymous
13 days ago

Let’s not say anything until further notice