Revealed: Melo Group Proposes 35-Story Miami Plaza With 425 Apartments

Melo Group’s plans to build an apartment tower called Miami Plaza have been revealed for the first time.

The proposal calls for:

  • 35-story, 370-foot tower
  • 425 apartments
  • 5,064 square feet of retail
  • 508 car / 35 bicycle parking spaces  (21.4% parking reduction requested)
  • 619,775 square feet total FLR

The project is across the street from the Melo’s nearly completed 710-unit Square Station and their 655-unit Art Plaza, bringing the total unit count on three blocks to 1,790.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board will review the plans November 29.

(The full plans will be uploaded later).

 

 

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Ilovearchytectures
3 years ago

Let’s hear from the Melo’s haters!! Whatever is built is ten times much better than one empty lot full of junkies… wake up, people , Miami needs development in the central core, and it is not, will never going to be the dreamy city of Paris you’ll dream of

Catullus
3 years ago

Yea i’m all for the displacement of junkies with Soviet-style eastern-bloc-like towers. Why be a Paris when you could be a Volgograd?

Gene
3 years ago

Da.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Soviet-style eastern-bloc-like towers.”

Really, some of you folks need to try and come up with new asinine comparisons and complaints.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You kidding me, all it needs is the “Hammer and Sickle”.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You could also put a Red Star on top of Freedom Tower (which would be very ironic) or the Biltmore Hotel like a Christmas tree, and they would look Stalinist. Still, I agree the building looks horrendously cheap and I hope Urban Development Review Board feels the same way.

Catallus
3 years ago

Ok Dimitri I’ll think of a novel way to describe the same crap.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well, using Paris was a terrible comparison anyway, because we’re not talking about restricting high-rise development, which has been part of Miami’s mindset since the 1910s. FYI, Paris has its fair share of “Eurotrash” low-rises replacing classic ones here and there. Frankly, who wants Miami or any other American city to like be Paris after seeing at what’s happening in Europe the past few years?

Some time between the fall of the Iron Curtain and present, Europeans (especially the French) forgot how to make great architecture, and we’ve come to the same crossroads within the past ten years.

Anonymous
3 years ago

what’s happening in Europe has nothing to do with it’s architecture.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Have you seen the new Stockholm City Station? It looks so “cool” and “progressive” to welcome rapefugees to a new “Europa” where Europeans like the Swedes and Germans have Stockholm Syndrome.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Keep spreading the truth, these leftist will eventually swallow the red pill.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Anyone who voted for Trump wouldn’t know or believe the truth if Jesus Christ himself revealed it to them.

JESUS MARTINEZ
3 years ago

SOVIET STYLE!!??? REALLY!!!???
Ive been in Soviet blocks, i also studied at a soviet block called Cujae university in havana Cuba, my friend this building looks nothing like a soviet block, as a matter of fact its a very good looking building, mainly when put in “CONTEXT”, first is a RENTAL, YES.. A RENTAL IS WAY DIFFERENT THAN A CONDO, for obvious reasons (mostly monetary, just in case you don’t know the obvious), and second look at its LOCATION!!!! YES…. LOCATION ALSO MATTERS, this isn’t next to the bay, is in OVERTOWN, just a few things to keep in mind. Soviet Block………wow….great knowledge this one has… yoda just coughed

Gene
3 years ago

Don’t be fast to settle. A little tweaking never hurt. Ugly is forever.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No, Melo’s buildings are not forever. Most will be demolished within 50 years, after being proven a hazard to public’s mental health.

Alicia rodriguez
3 years ago

I honestly don’t know what’s all the fuzz about this building… It looks WAY BETTER than all the other RENTALS being built around the city!! These people are using glass railings in a RENTAL building, you should all take a tour around our “BEAUTIFUL” city and look at the previous rental buildings scattered around.. As a developer the Melo has definitely come a long way!! This building is superior in all aspects to their previous rentals, for example the horrible boxes located on 2 ave and 25 st, or the monster block of washed out blue paint they have on I95….This building is PERFECT, for a RENTAL, and for its LOCATION!!!
Take all facts into consideration and then talk.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not really sure, but I think they could have added a few more balconies.

lindaH2o
3 years ago

i’m with you 100%..
this is exactly what the city needs, good looking buildings at affordable prices next to key location, and public transportation, kudos to Mr Melo. Keep them coming.

leticia Marin
3 years ago

68 comments so far!!!!!!
Wow either Melo has a lot of fans or a lot of enemies!!!!….Cool looking building by the way, build it so we can all move to downtown!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

wow. that area is filling in big time!

Anonymous
3 years ago

To borrow from my Anoymous friend; yes, with soviet-style eastern bloc-like towers.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Nice, clean design.. excellent addition to neighborhood.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I agree….

Anonymous
3 years ago

About as clean as the junkies on that lot if they also had schizophrenia and epilepsy.

Anonymous
3 years ago

right infront of the school board station good placement

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re right. The people who are going to live in these apartment towers are going to have the convenience of moving throughout downtown and Brickell on an air conditioned metromover train.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Along with the junkies.

Mana is Scum
3 years ago

I will gladly take thousands of new residents into a derelict area. They already demolished a couple of cesspool apartments on the other lot south of Art plaza. I get the hate on the architecture but between these 3 projects, Canvas and Melody your getting a transformation of an area that for 40 years was one of the most dangerous in Miami. Heck, even two weeks ago a high school basketball star got murdered a few blocks away. This is great for the area and will only spur further investment

Anonymous
3 years ago

This kind of “architecture” – a glorified “projects” – only leads to the increase in murders.

Richard P.
3 years ago

Great bulding!!! so far my favorite from Melo!!!
I see a lot of hate on this site, we should all be thanking the Melo for providing affordable rent in downtown, plus their buildings are quite nice for rental projects. Dont believe me… Look at what Milton does!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I get that melo’s designs aren’t the most flashy but at least he’s building units that people in Miami can actually rent. The only developer in Miami that actually builds!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes, all non-Melo buildings going up are just not getting build by anyone, lol.

david wright
3 years ago

very cool looking project!!
love the area, i’m ready to move in!!! how much will these go for?

lidia hernandez
3 years ago

Way to go Melo!!!!!
keep them coming!! this is exactly what this neighborhood needs, affordable rent next to public transportation!!! No more cars!!! i would prefer less parking, although i like the way the garage is portrayed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

No more cars? Where do you think the people renting in this building will work? There are no jobs in downtown, unless you count Bayside.

JOSEPH H.
3 years ago

UMMMM, WELL, THE METRO MOVER IS JUST ACROSS THE STREET, AND YEAH BRICKELL IS FULL OF JOBS, AS A MATTER OF FACT THE JOB DENSITY IN BRICKELL IS PROBABLY HIGHEST IN THE CITY, AND AS FAR AS I KNOW THE MOVER TAKES YOU THERE.

Caudia98
3 years ago

Good looking building, although i’m way more interested of how you are treating the ground and its connection to the metro mover.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s frightening how a single developer, with sub-par architecture, can have so much impact on a city. Good design does not cost more than bad design!

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s frightening how a single poster, with sub-par knowledge, can have so much confidence in their opinions.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This sub-par poster happens to have a masters degree in architecture and urban design. I’m quite confident in my opinion.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So 1000 Museum has the same construction costs as this?

Anonymous
3 years ago

He has a “masters degree in architecture and urban design” and yet he comments anonymously….

Anonymous
3 years ago

….and so do you.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’m not the one bragging about my credentials and then say “I’m quite confident in my opinion.”

What a brave soul you are!

CTouz@t
3 years ago

How many buildings have you built?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It really does not take much talent to spot Ugly.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yes it does.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Build it!

Anonymous
3 years ago

it’s an ugly design. Don’t get me wrong. I love what Melo is doing to this area. However, Melo has done much better than this before with its other properties/designs. So, a little tweaking will not hurt. Why do the glass on balconies look so dark? A lighter color is needed.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Very innovative take on a concept of vertically stretched military barracks. Unmistakably Melo!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wow, Melo never seizes to surprise on the downside.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is architectural terrorism.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s a gold standard of North Korean design. Maybe it’ll spare us from being nuked by them (trying to look at the bright side here).

Anonymous
3 years ago

Some of the ugliest balconies I’ve ever seen.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I bet you if you where walking by this building and some pretty young thing starts hollering at you, these balconies would then be the most beautiful balconies in the entire world to you!

Anonymous
3 years ago

If this is what you have to contribute, go back to drinking beer and catching possums.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Better than your Elementary School degree on how to critique architecture:

“Some of the ugliest balconies I’ve ever seen.”

WTF is that!?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Look, another white concrete box!

Anonymous
3 years ago

No one’s stopping you from developing something far more dynamic and exciting. But, oh wait, I forgot, it’s far easier to criticize others.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Arquitectonica, Kobi Karp, and Stantec’s architecture monopoly with their hands down every developer’s pants stops many innovative looking buildings.

City Commissioner
3 years ago

I do not think this developer uses any architects at all.

Gene
3 years ago

Only Soviet ones.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“stops many innovative looking buildings.”

Please, be for real. Look at aerial photos taken of this area, there are ton’s of acres yet to be developed. No one is stopping these developers from using an architecture firm other than Arquitectonica, Kobi Karp, and Stantec.

Ilovearchytectures
3 years ago

Building, different from Christmas ornaments, don’t leave to much space to the imagination
They’re cylinder, rectangular , square or …. what ever
With windows and balconies !!
What else!!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I take it you are a groupie and not a real architect with an open imagination.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Look, another white concrete box!”

Look, the Melo Group is going to develop another empty weed strewn lot that’ll help bring that area to life!

Anonymous
3 years ago

How many thousands of cars is melo dumping into the neighborhood?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why all the downvotes?

Anonymous
3 years ago

You’re getting all the down votes because Melo is not in the automobile industry.

Go picket in front of Potamkin or some other car lot, they’re the ones selling the vehicles.

Paris Lust
3 years ago

These Hi-Density loverboys love sitting in traffic and pretending to be metropolitan sophisticates.