Photos: Ground Floor Of Melo’s Downtown 5th, As Developer Announces Plans For Downtown 6th

Melo Group is nearing completion of their biggest project ever and has announced plans for their next tower.

Downtown 5th, which is nearing completion, will include 1,042 apartments in twin 53-story towers.

Pre-leasing is now underway for the project, according to Law.com.

The developer has also announced that they are now planning another tower on the same block, to be called Downtown 6th.

Details on Downtown 6th, including size and a construction timeline, were not revealed.

Melo also broke ground this month on a 60-story tower called Downtown 1st. That project will be completed in 2022, they say.

Downtown 5th topped off in just 47 weeks – record speed for a project of that size in Miami, its contractor said.

 

The ground level of Downtown 5th:

(photo: Ryan RC Rea)

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Melo providing the rental inventory this city is demanding, love it!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Go Melo, Go but give us some architecture, please.
cigarette boxes are OK one or twice but, everywhere???

Anonymous
7 months ago

im sure they would build nice buildings if these were going to be priced higher per unit. But these are probably not that type of rental so zero percent chance they put any extra money into the building looking nicer from an architecture standpoint

Anonymous
7 months ago

Affordable housing at Metrorail stops looks better than this crap.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Really? Just like Aria huh?

Anonymous
7 months ago

They are fillers and they are perfectly fine.

KGB
7 months ago

According to you only towers facing Biscayne Blvd will be architecturally good looking towers, while the rest of downtown is populated with ugly Russian 1970s looking towers. These towers won’t age well. I don’t know why Miami keeps approving crap after crap from Melo!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’ll take the Melo crap any day over another weed strewn garbage filled lot that’s been an eyesore and an embarrassment in downtown Miami for decades.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I could not agree more. I don’t understand why they keep erasing this kind of crap. Melo needs to step up his game or STOP!!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Define “filler”

Anonymous
7 months ago

Go Melo go. Get us some density.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah, nothing like a bunch of buildings that’ll make the place look like a South American slum in about a decade. But, ya know DENSITY!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ya mean, versus makeshift houses that makes the place look like one big shantytown in South America?

Anonymous
6 months ago

We already have those…Allapattah, Little Havana, Liberty City, East Hialeah, Wynwood, Santa Clara.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I think you need to take a trip to someplace like Venezuela or Guatemala to see what real shantytowns look like.

Anonymous
6 months ago

you have no idea of what a slum is

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’m still waiting for Mana 1st!

EJS
7 months ago

Haha!! So right!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Keep on building, make it up to Downtown 10th or even 20th!😉

Anonymous
7 months ago

Jane Jacobs rolling in her grave.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Soon they’ll be on downtown 7th

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wonder where downtown 6 will be

Anonymous
7 months ago

…6th street…

Anonymous
7 months ago

and what

Azarius
7 months ago

Downtown 6th on the same block 🤔. They must be buying the Okan site. Or the site right across from Okan.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Such an ugly uninspiring building, but it’s needed regardless. It’ll provide workforce housing and make other buildings around it look more interesting.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Hope they open an Market Café as the other buildings have.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Still ugly at any height.

Anonymous
7 months ago

How much is a competitor paying you to say that?

Anonymous
7 months ago

No parking pedestal, but they still manage to make something atrocious!

Anonymous
7 months ago

So f*cking ugly. Miami slums

Anonymous
6 months ago

With a Metromover stop and Miami Central Station with Bightline and the Metrorail nearby. Wish I had that when I was growing up in the so-called slums of Miami.