Planning Department Threatens To Halt Construction Of Melo’s Flagler On The River

Miami planning officials are considering shutting down Melo Group’s Flagler On The River construction project, according to The Real Deal.

David Snow, Miami’s chief of urban design, told the Miami River Commission yesterday that Melo Group has built a riverwalk that is narrower than was approved. A recent site visit confirmed the narrower walkway design.

New drawings show that the riverwalk has been reduced from an approved width of  14 feet to 12 feet, while the unobstructed circulation zone is now just 5 feet, down from the 8 that was originally approved. The addition of an electrical room, an additional landing, an entrance garden and a wider stairwell are all said to be factors.

The city is considering either halting construction or not issuing a final certificate of occupancy.

 

 

 

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Mike04
4 years ago

Good!

Urbanist242
4 years ago

My exact thought! lol

AnonymousBrickell
4 years ago

YES! Thank you Planning Department. Teach these thieves a lesson.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Dumbasses. Did they really think they could get away with this???

Anonymous
4 years ago

the melos have helped fill in gaps in urban areas but this is a move to disregard zoning but i have to ask…. where was the city during phases of this project that would have revealed this before now…?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Melo didn’t build according to the construction docs submitted to and approved by the city.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I think its a simple solution but it will require a redesign of that back side. They would have to knock out the buttom half and push it in 2 feet.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Now !!! …and what happened with the first inspections ??? mmmmm……

Anonymous
4 years ago

The first ones got paid off. The second ones asked for too much.

Good start
4 years ago

Good!

Frank
4 years ago

Tear down asap please
City needs to be extremely strict in this topics.

frank
4 years ago

bulldozer pls

Frank
4 years ago

Demolition as soon as possible

Anonymous
4 years ago

Should be easily mitigated by Melo by widening the walkway.

marc
4 years ago

So cut in to the river?

Mike04
4 years ago

Marc, Looking at it from an aerial shoot they can expand some into the river since it is right next to the bridge and most boats will not be so close to the edge. I am not defending the developers actions, but it is an option.

William
4 years ago

I’m fairly sure using submerged land from the waterway would be very expensive.

Mike04
4 years ago

They will most likely use an extension to the already existing platform, since it doesn’t have to support much weight.

AnonymousBrickell
4 years ago

Building into the river requires an amazing amount of study and approval to ensure the river is navigable and no damage to the environment will occur. This is likely not be approved.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Their it down and get fines!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Sorry for the typo. should read “tear it down and get fines”

Anonymous
4 years ago

Correct…I’m sure they will be building a Deck over the water.

invasive species
4 years ago

The riverway is controlled by DERM – could add another year onto their process to try and build into the river and probably would yield zero results as DERM is tough. These guys think they can do whatever they want. They had this property upzoned from T6-24 to T6-36 while nobody was looking so I guess it makes sense they would feel entitled.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Their it down and get fines!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Sorry for the typo. should read “tear it down and get fines”