Photos: Melo Group’s 710-Unit Square Station Passes Sixth Floor

Less than four months after foundation work began, Melo Group’s 710-unit Square Station project is already at level six, with the help of three tower cranes.

The project includes twin 34-story towers. Apartments will rent from $1,600 a month for a one-bedroom to $2,500 for a three-bedroom.

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

say what you want about melo and their lack of splashy design but i am grateful they fill in otherwise empty lots with a residential component that is affordable and allows locals to live in urban core…with this comes retail and life in an area that sat dormant

invasive species
3 years ago

gonna be real embarrassing for the developers of Canvas when Melo completes 700 units in half the time it will have taken them to build 513 units

Anonymous
3 years ago

canvas is looking pretty damn good actually

Anonymous
3 years ago

I work on the Canvas project and sometimes I stand on the top deck we’re on and think about this to myself…

Anonymous
3 years ago

they work at an impressive pace!

a resident of a Melo project
3 years ago

Melo adds affordable residential towers to an otherwise super expensive area. That’s all great but you can also say, they build cheap buildings with half fast finishes, super cheap bathrooms, closet doors, horrible windows soundproofing and walls which makes it not exactly a peaceful home. Affordable? is $1,600 a month for a one bedroom cheap? I live in one of their new towers and I can say this, you don’t get what you pay for. You pay for the location but not for a quality building.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I live in a Melo building (Bay House) and have great soundproofing with the walls/windows/etc. The interior finishes left a lot to be desired, but that’s the case with all Miami preconstruction, and we replaced everything anyway.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not the most attractive building in the world but at least it will fill in the ugly lot. They also don’t play around with time getting this thing off the ground so quickly! I was just reading about the concrete pour now they are already on the 6th floor, that’s pretty impressive.

FH
3 years ago

Ugly but good and necessary for the area

Anonymous
3 years ago

They work at such an impressive pace that the project still hasn’t been approved by the planning department, zoning department or urban design review board. Likewise the project doesn’t have a valid building permit. They only have a foundation permit. 😐

Anonymous
3 years ago

REALLY???

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes really….. have someone go pull the building permit records and see for yourself. Look at the UDRB records… the project hasn’t even been reviewed. The project only has a foundation permit. No phase permit and no master building permit. The project also relies on amendments to the Miami 21 zoning code which have not passed yet.

a resident of a Melo project
3 years ago

not surprised! money talks….

suomynona
3 years ago

I guess I haven’t yet noticed it from 95. There’s a lot going on in the greater downtown area to distract you. But this will be pretty prominent soon enough.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Look for the three cranes in front of the two cranes at canvas.