Photos: Melo Group’s 655-Unit Art Plaza, Where Most Units Are Now Leased

Developer Melo Group opened a twin-tower project called Art Plaza over the summer, and judging by the lights on at night it appears to be mostly full.

Art Plaza includes twin 33-story towers with 655 apartments.

In August, the developer said that 450 units had been leased at Art Plaza in just four weeks.

Melo has been transforming an area that was once filled with vacant lots into a densely populated area. Three of the developer’s projects are within a block of the School Board Metromover station, including the 710-unit Square Station (completed last year), 655-unit Art Plaza (completed this summer), and Miami Plaza (on track to top off later this year).

Melo also just broke ground on the Downtown 5th project a few blocks away which will include 1,042 apartments in twin 53-story towers – the biggest project ever for the developer.

 

These photos were taken around 11 PM on a weeknight:

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Please name another developer thats done the following: “Three of the developer’s projects are within a block of the School Board Metromover station”

Anon
2 years ago

Just because they’ve done something no one else has, doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

so it’s not a good thing to greatly improve one of the creepiest areas of miami?

Anonymous
2 years ago

I take it you’ve never been to Brownsville or Northside.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I bet sometimes when dad took his last dime to buy you a Christmas present, you would think the same way.

Anonymous
2 years ago

i’m ready to sit on Santa’s lap. and talk about my wish list or the first thing that pops up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

None because Melo bought up all the land around that station?

Anonymous
2 years ago

they are simply on fire!!!!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

It feels like yesterday when NOTHING was here…absolutely AMAZING change

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes.. and all some people can do is complain about the Melo Group.

ARIEL MARTINEZ
2 years ago

melo is building for the WORKFORCE!!!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Art Plaza apartments start at 1600. How many waiters can afford that?

Anonymous
2 years ago

The article says “Melo has been transforming an area that was once filled with vacant lots into a densely populated area.” It should’ve continued with “an area that’s been desolate for over twenty five years.”

Anonymous
2 years ago

I look at this building everyday when I drive home from work. The brown paint on that row of balconies looks uneven. I understand what they were trying to accomplish but it seems a bit off to me.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The quality Melo’s known for

Anonymous
2 years ago

To be fair, this on one of Melo’s better buildings this boom (Aria doesn’t count), especially with the monstrosity in the pipeline proposed next to a beautiful church and proposed Okan Tower.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Liars! Lights on all night! hahahahaha

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great that it’s nearly full occupied. A shame they are turning this area into a car logged mess.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Please leave Miami if you don’t car!

Anonymous
2 years ago

I grew up in Miami over fifty years ago, I wish back then I had a free Metromover system that close to where I lived.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It would be interesting to see Metromover boarding stats at that station. It has always been one of the least used.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s because there was nothing there to take people to.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Probably still is realistically.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I see three giant buildings with transit access that have garages because local government can’t get its act together to make the entire city transit accessible.

Anonymous
2 years ago

New York City has an extensive subway and above ground train system and a lot of people still have cars there.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The only people who own cars in NYC live in parts of the outer boroughs with bad transit.

Build an effective transit network and high enough density that most tasks are walkable and watch people abandon their cars.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Unless you’ve been to NYC and took surveys on who owns a car from thousands of people who live in all the boroughs and that’s how you know what you’re talking about, don’t try to convince anyone you know what you’re talking about with that dumbazz BS….

NYC Loves Miami
2 years ago

If people can afford a car and have parking, most will have a car no matter how good the transit is. People in the outer boroughs have cars b/c they can! And they don’t have to spend $400 a month for a parking spot in Manhattan. Believe me, there are PLENTY of people in Manhattan that would love to have a car. It’s just a major pain in the ass to do so while living there if you don’t pay for a spot in a garage.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I lived in NYC for years. You guys are tripping. People don’t have licenses and don’t even know how to drive; it’s part of the fabric of the culture.

Anonymous
2 years ago

They can’t be any worse than these ignoramuses driving around in Miami.