Revealed: Melo Group’s Downtown 5th Rental Towers

Melo Group is planning yet another  twin-tower apartment project.

It may be the biggest project yet for the developer. Renderings appear to show two towers in the 50-60 story range.

The new project will be called Downtown 5th and include luxury apartment rentals, according to Melo’s website.

In July 2017, Melo paid $10 million for a 45,433-square-foot surface parking lot once owned by the Christ Fellowship Baptist Church. Melo is required to build a 300-space parking garage for the church as part of the deal.

Turkish developer Okan Group purchased the other half of the lot, and is preparing to build a 73-story tower.

On Melo’s lot, up to 80-stories, 1.09 million square feet, and 1,043 residential units are permitted.

 

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William
3 years ago

b/c it’s Melo… If it’s in the news today, that means the foundation permit was issued three months ago, shell is at the 32nd floor and they are installing glass on the 3rd floor.

Daniel Rodriguez
3 years ago

Amazing project!!!
Go melo!! Go!!!

Linda hernandez
3 years ago

Best from Melo so far!!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think Aria is Melo’s best so far – These two green towers are ok but nothing to write home about. If all goes according to plan these two will be the average twin sisters behind the model hottie that will be Okan.

Allan S.
3 years ago

As far as I know Aria is a condo that sells about 600 dollars the sqf or maybe more. How is Aria comparable to a building which is categorized by this site as a “RENTAL”.
This is a great building for this location, and great housing for LOCALS who want to enjoy the features the area provides.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I understand that, my comment was solely based on looks, hence the twins and model comment, get a sense of humor will you. Unless you are working for the Melos, in which case you get a pass, also please congratulate them for me, they have done a lot for Downtown.

Allan S
3 years ago

I’m an architect myself, unrelated to them (unfortunately),
just thought it was unjust to compare projects millions of dollars apart. Ive worked on rentals before, and i understand the budget developers assign to this projects, and its laughable, believe me, this project could easily be sold as a condo. Ive been following them for some time now, and they have come a long way when it comes to the design in their buildings, just look at some of the projects they have by 25th street plus the one they have by the health district. Kudos to them!

Linda hernandez
3 years ago

Is this rent or condo!!!?!?!?
If rent, then please sign me up for a 2/2!! 🙂

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’d be nice if people on here read the VERY short TNM articles first before clogging up the comments section….

“The new project will be called Downtown 5th and include luxury apartment rentals, according to Melo’s website.”

Thank You.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Read,” do you know how lazy some of these commenters are who come on this site?

Anonymous
3 years ago

You can rent a townhouse in a nice area close to Kendall for less money.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Who would want to live in Kendall… get real bruh…

Sarah H.
3 years ago

Great looking towers!!! Very pedestrian oriented project

mondocondo
3 years ago

Tibor Hollo could take a lesson on the pedestrian orientation. Too bad the planning department is indifferent. Cheers

Claudia Díaz
3 years ago

Great addition to downtown miami!!
I hope they make it a rental instead of a condo which only outsiders can afford. If they make it a rental and they price it as they have been pricing all their rental properties, this will be a home run for young local professionals wanting to be part of greater downtown!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Did you just look at the rendering and came straight to the comment section ???? C’mon lady, READ FIRST. Title and short article says it’s a R.E.N.T.A.L…jeez

Rene vietti
3 years ago

Best Melo project by far!!..
I can’t really see hoy much retail space if any on the ground floor, but based on the renderings they are taking what happens at ground level very serious. The addition of some trátalo will really enhance this project.

tania lucarelli
3 years ago

Melo best project by a long shot!!!
I hope there is a lot of retail space! That will activate the street. Great job

Anonymous
3 years ago

The Melo Group = real estate developers.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly!
And Mana = Scum

Anonymous
3 years ago

The Melo bots are out today?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I am not a Melo bot I just hate Mana.

Anonymous
3 years ago

As much as I dislike what Melo’s projects look like, I give him credit for reshaping that area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melos are changing the face of so many areas other developers passed on…. Thanx melo for having both the willingness to gamble and the ability to actually build…..

Anonymous
3 years ago

Most of the empty land in areas you’re referring to are owned by people who doing what’s called “land banking.”

Anonymous
3 years ago

That Turkish developers design looks stunning on paper and I hope it gets built, but Melo always comes through (sometimes too quick) and you know they will execute even though the design isn’t exactly unique. It’s better than what’s there now and will induce more density, which will complement worldcenter and briggtline hopefully.

Anonymous
3 years ago

” but Melo always comes through (sometimes too quick) ”

Will probably be done by 2020 before the Superbowl hits town. Because it’s Melo.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And he doesn’t need a permit, at least not until the bldg is half built!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if they started foundation work next month on this project. It’s like I hear Melo group new proposed building waiting on approval then the next minute their going vertical.

Anonymous
3 years ago

These guys are on FIRE!

Anonymous
3 years ago

With other developers, I wonder if it’ll happen. But with the Melo Group, I just wonder when and how fast they’ll get started.

Polo
3 years ago

Downtown, the next frontier.

Anonymous
3 years ago

So this project, The Sterling, the baptist church and a new parking garage for the church are all going to fit on the same block? Am I reading this right?

peej
3 years ago

Defiantly a tight fit, but assume that the Church’s garage will be contained within this project’s podium—whether it’s the eastern stack or the lower floors.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I fully expect to walk over their next week and for the building to be 50% complete lol

Anonymous
3 years ago

SMH…”Over there***”…….

Anonymous
3 years ago

Heck, lets keep going: over there next week and see 50% of this building completed… lol.

– The grammar nazis

Oscar
3 years ago

Nothing says “luxury” like being across the street from a correctional facility!

Anonymous
3 years ago

You know it’s luxury when they have Medjool palm trees in the rendering. Hope that’s the case and they stick with them. They look so majestic.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lol, they are the poor man’s take on luxury, like a gold toilet, Medjool palms are the most cliche landscape element ever, real landscape architects stopped using them a decade ago.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sigh* there is always that one person.

Anonymous
3 years ago

LOL at “Medjool palm trees”… We’ve got Charles Darwin in the House!

Anonymous
3 years ago

this is an awesome project in a great location with fantastic transit access. more units that are attainable for Miami residents!

mondocondo
3 years ago

“Great” location is a bit of an overstatement. More of a pioneering/transitional location, as reflected in the price of the land. But this is well suited to Melo’s quality and price point. Hopefully it takes. Cheers

Anonymous
3 years ago

Wow. Wow. Wow. These guys do not mess around.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Nice project.
Melo is proving to be THE revolutionary developer

Anonymous
3 years ago

Glad to see the area get developed. It’s desperate for activity, foot traffic, movement…

Anonymous
3 years ago

how the hell is it possible to build the okan sterling building next to this in that? wow let’s see it

Anonymous
3 years ago

Take a trip to NYC or Chicago and they’ll show you how it’s done.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I like it but not sure about the green on brown colors… Would like to see it more vibrant and lively to kinda stand out a bit more but I’m not worried…Knowing it’s a Melo project I’m sure it’ll look great once it’s completed but most importantly I know IT WILL GET BUILT!

Anonymous
3 years ago

I would like a job with Melo, were do I apply? Thanks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Doing what?

Anonymous
3 years ago

ANYTHING in their company, just to be in that optimistic environment, learning from the best and working with a team that gets things done. I would love to be a part of their team. I am starting my masters degree in real estate development next month and it would be a great start to my new career.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Me too.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s a growing company.. owners look like good people.

M.B.
3 years ago

Great infill development.But I wonder if anyone renting there would be advised about the jail on the next block.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well, I hope it’s not like their other buildings, they management is terrible and nobody cares about anything, they’re always dirty,

BDub
3 years ago

It will be interesting to see how “luxury” translates into price.
There doesn’t appear to be room for an outside pool (a win for the anti-parking podium faction) so it may be hard to compete on amenities with other projects.
But more housing in downtown is a good thing, and it’s a win on convenience.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Don’t tease us!

How many parking spots? 300 + how many for the two towers??

Anonymous
3 years ago

Is that all you have think about… “parking spaces?!”

Anonymous
3 years ago

When your family has 2 cars and are looking to move – Yes you do.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You do realize that a Metromover station is almost right across the street from this proposed project?

Anonymous by choice
3 years ago

We really need to stop thinking someones life revolves around a Metromover loop and one Metro line. This city is spread out and peoples lives are dynamic. It is convenient to live in downtown but downtown simply does not provide enough infrastructure and convince to meet everyones needs.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let’s see… these residents will be to get on the “free” Metromover and ride to:

1. The Arhst Center.
2. Museums and the Planetary and Science Center.
3. AA Arena.
4. Bayside and Bayfront park.
5. The up an coming Miami World Center.
6. The up an coming Miami Central Station which includes the Metromover.
7. The six-story Silverspot Cinema.

And this list does not include everything I’m not even going to mention the places in Brickell.

Yeah, lack of parking is really going to inconvenience the people who will be living in these buildings.

Anonymous
3 years ago

and here come the witty battles of Car parkings Vs. Metro mover travel.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s not a one vs the other.. just that when they build 1.5+ spots per unit – that costs money and makes the street level subpar.

Give people a choice, don’t “force” them to drive always drive.

People can and do use both transit and personal vehicles.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Tell the battlers that. Not me. I’m just calling it how I see it on here. Seems like a battle of wits between the two groups of people.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Looking at the rendering, I thought “meh, it’s alright” until scrolling down to the ugly “barcode” window base? Why so ugly? It’s frankly insulting to the church and proposed Okan Tower.

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s ugly because they need to “hide” the 1000+ parking spaces at the base of the building.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Honestly, hiding parking garages tends to make it uglier. Look at One Biscayne Tower. It’s almost fifty years old, and aged quite well.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Insulting?”

Anonymous
3 years ago

As in an eyesore next to two architectural beauties.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You see “two architectural beauties” somewhere over there right now?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It’s another bland brownish bulky building, Melo’s hideous signature style, makes Related’s designs look world class. Who cares if they build it fast if it’s a hideous design?

Anonymous
3 years ago

You probably work at arquitectonica and come here talking about Melo’s designs being hideous huh…?
Stop hating bud and take some notes instead…

Anonymous
3 years ago

I thought the same thing. lol . they’re bunch of haters criticizing every detail of it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo is a developer
Arquitectonica is an architect.
Developers hire Architects to design Buildings.

-Aria on the bay.
Search the developer & Architect.

just me
3 years ago

two additional towers that add nothing to the landscape/skyline of the city!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Right, because leaving it as an empty and ugly parking lot would huh….Smh “just me” should keep such dumb comments “just to himself”….

Anonymous
3 years ago

Your comment doesn’t make sense.

Two new 50-60 towers would be two new towers that’s not part of the skyline now…right?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Looks like the Melos are branching out from their “Melo District” and into Downtown. I hope they keep their rentals relatively affordable for Millennials who work in Downtown. The architecture of these 2 buildings is rather boring looking more like they should have been built in 1978 instead of 2018 but I am sure they will be an ok background to showcase the beauty that the Okan group will create.

suomynona
3 years ago

“Affordable” rent in a “luxury” building?

Anonymous
3 years ago

… Relatively Affordable.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And just like Millennials, want something and complain about the other. Be grateful we even have it or getting it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

And truth is, they really don’t know what they want.