Photos: Lobby Complete At 53-Story Downtown 5th, Opening Soon With 1,042 Apartments

Melo Group’s Downtown 5th is getting closer to completion, with a lobby in one of the towers now essentially complete.

Photos show that a sidewalk in front of the project’s 53-story east tower has also now been opened, amid rumors that pre-leasing activity has been strong.

The west tower is a bit further behind in construction.

A spokesperson for Melo told The Next Miami that the project would be opening “very soon,” but was unable to confirm an exact date.

The twin-tower project will become downtown Miami’s biggest ever apartment project by unit count upon completion, with 1,042 apartments.

The project also broke a record for construction speed, with the developer topping off the first of two 53-story towers just 47 weeks after breaking ground.

Melo recently broke ground on their next tower, the 60-story Downtown 1st with 560 apartments. They are also preparing to build another 441 apartments in a project called Urban22.

 

 

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Anonymous
14 days ago

Wish Melo would come down to Nw 36th Street area or 27th Avenue in Allapattah! and build on the dozens of empty lots— within minutes from all major work hubs (Health District, Downtown and Airport) also within blocks from transit metro hubs.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Or right across the river near Flagler Street bridge. There are many large empty lots right along the river that would be prime spot for development.

Anonymous
14 days ago

theyre still massive empty lots in brickell

Anonymous
14 days ago

let’s leave those for the more interesting developments

Anonymous
14 days ago

if Melo built on all those empty lots in Allapattah and Little Havana it could help bring back all those residents who left the City of Miami to live in Doral and Kendall.. The old single family homes in allapattah and little havana are just not appealing enough to attract the masses to come back to the city.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Actually, they’re great starter homes. People just don’t want to live in a neighborhood where somebody is nailing a chicken to a tree down the street.

Anonymous
14 days ago

HA!

vanessa
14 days ago

very nice!!!!!!!
love the colors of the lobby

Anonymous
14 days ago

They broke ground AFTER Society, and Society is just now about to top off while Melo is about to open.

Melo’s buildings have far more glass for the units and overall the towers look better versus the grey stucco PMG is building. The grey stucco PMG slapped on X is already faded and cracking.

Azarius
14 days ago

PMG quality is HIGHER!! Melo is a quick infill type of development. Only project he has that should be compared to PMG is The Bay project

Anonymous
14 days ago

The Melo Group is the name. They are not one individual developer.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Melo is building two squares and PMG isn’t

Anonymous
14 days ago

I hope you think that is still a plus when the lawsuits for shabby work and safety issues arrive! Geniuses.

Anonymous
14 days ago

I don’t care how much glass it has. Add some bars and it will look like the Federal prison right across the street.

Anonymous
14 days ago

guess you will have difficulty knowing which building to visit your relatives !

Anonymous
13 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
14 days ago

Fast = cheap

Anonymous
14 days ago

Not necessarily. Constructing the 102 story Empire State Building took 1 year and 45 days using 1930’s technology.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Labor laws were a bit more relaxed back then to say the least.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Not only labor laws.. the Empire State Building was constructed during the Great Depression, workers were plentiful and cheap during that era.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Related = Cheap

Anonymous
14 days ago

As if you’re not out there trying to find the cheapest price possible first?

Anonymous
14 days ago

Related = Cheap
Ohh….this is great news! I am going to go out tomorrow and put in an offer for the Apogee on South Beach.

Anonymous
14 days ago

really. a crew of 100 taking two years, vs a crew of 1,000 taking 6 months..
That does not make the work cheap.
There are far more factors involved – mostly man power and also who is organized.

Anonymous
14 days ago

That parking garage is going to be a zoo

Anonymous
14 days ago

more than a thousand people are moving to this buildings in the summer, downtown miami as a ghost town will be a thing of the past

Anonymous
14 days ago

exactly, except I’m sure there are many two-bedroom apts, if any have children, they could easily get to nearly 3,000 residents.

Anonymous G
14 days ago

Wow! Very impresssd with the lobby. Good work by Melo!

Anonymous
12 days ago

Melo had nothing to do with the lobby that was a work of the developers and the designers

Anonymous
14 days ago

The interior is a very MEH-Lo design.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Melo is no messing around

Anonymous
14 days ago

Love how the Metromover is so convenient for this project.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Beautiful buildings for this area.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Really nice! Thanks Melo, may you build 100 more of these!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Except line up and evenly space the windows, and add more variation and curves.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Will Okan tower build right next to it tho? That’s the big question!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

No it’s not the big question. It’s been pretty obvious for quite some time that Okan is dead. At least for that location it is.

Anonymous
13 days ago

Garbage money grab. Look at the lever handles, can’t even afford an upgrade into the main lobby entrance.

Anonymous
14 days ago

An urban monstrocity.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Hideous towers

POLO
14 days ago

From I 95 it looks as the ugliest towers Miami has to offer!

Anonymous
14 days ago

That only shows that Miami’s skyline still has a long way to go.

Anonymous
14 days ago

yes from the highway they look ugly but they look decent when you see them from a close distance

Anonymous
14 days ago

Melo and Arquitectonica, please, take a break… a long, long, long, long, long, long, long, long break!!!

Anonymous
14 days ago

Why.. vacant land downtown don’t sit empty long enough for you?

Anonymous
14 days ago

We prefer developers that actually care about their projects to make them look like they took the time to design it. Instead we get outdated, uninspiring infill from MEH-lo.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Um yeah, sure.. and while you’re waiting for those “pretty designed buildings” to come out of the ground, I’ll give The Melo Group their props for not being one of these “land bankers” who owns and just sit on another empty vacant lot we see downtown.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Melo is an affordable housing developer, building a high rise with a nice design cost hundreds of millions, it does n’t make sense to spend all that money building a nice skyscraper and rent the apts for 1.600 a month, they would lose a lot of money

Anonymous
14 days ago

depends on what you call pretty buildings.
If they build too many , they will start to look the same and you will be unhappy about that too.

There is only so much you can do on a building.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Still ugly.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Lol why downvote this? The building itself is undeniably ugly. The lobby is looking nice though

Anonymous
14 days ago

We wanna see a picture of his or her house.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Even the lobby is ugly, the hanging light looks outdated already. The palettle is dry and old, dark grey, white, off white marble, gold lights. Even the plants are sad! Abuelita in Hialeah could do better with her flea market decor!

Anonymous
14 days ago

palette*

Anonymous
14 days ago

If I’m screwing a beautiful fine ass woman who lives there, I wouldn’t giveashit how this building looks to other people.

Anonymous
14 days ago

No fine ass woman is going to want to live here, or you might want to get checked.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Maybe no fine ass woman want to be with you, but if the price is decent and the area is lively, they wouldn’t mind living in one of these buildings.

Anonymous
14 days ago

thank you Negative Nancy… or is this Debbie Downer?