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
4 months 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
4 months ago

Go Melo Go Melo!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Marc
4 months ago

It’s literally the law, not an idea.

Anonymous
4 months ago

A law is first conceived as someone’s idea.

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

Its already approved

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

MiamiArchi
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

oye papi it’s Miami aka banana republic

Azarius
3 months ago

Public land 🤔

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Don
4 months ago

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

Don
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

Aquitectonica designed for you!

Dan
4 months 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
4 months ago

Now we need Metromover to stop there

Anonymous
4 months ago

100%

Anonymous
4 months ago

they need a CVS there too and Chase bank

Anonymous
4 months ago

CVS is shit.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Somebody Chase him outta here…

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

Please Melo buy more lots

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

LOL i couldn’t agree more.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Filler buildings aren’t meant to be architectural wonders

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

This will be a beautiful addition to the skyline!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Great addition.

Jesus
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

I have to say it looks very ‘Related’

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol….

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

Way to block view corridors.

Miami “planners” asleep at the wheel again.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Melo Miami

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami winning!

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

“amazing city!!”

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

Better than shitehole Hong Kong.

Anonymous
4 months ago

the back of the building is terrible

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

Melo winning!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Horrendous.

Anonymous
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

I am glad sea level is not rising anymore …

Anonymous
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

Anonymous
4 months ago

Let’s not say anything until further notice