Speedy Melo Group Is Already Painting 497-Unit Melody

Melo Group wants to retain their reputation as one of the fastest builders in Miami.

The developer is already painting their 497-unit Melody rental high-rise, even as the 36-story tower continues to rise.

Melody broke ground in June 2014 at 245 NE 14 Street, next to the Arsht Center. Melo says that it will be a luxury apartment complex, with units that have granite countertops, laminate wood flooring and porcelain tile. A fitness center and ground floor restaurants will also be included.

In Edgewater, Melo recently completed the 38-story Bay House condo tower in just 18 months. Nearby, foundation work started four months ago for the 647-unit Aria On The Bay condo tower.

Itec Design is the architect for Melody.

 

 

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MrDreTheOne
5 years ago

I know this building is no masterpiece, but to call it an abomination is a bit of a stretch. At worst it will blend in with the rest of the generic Miami buildings; although it would have been nice for it to be a bit more unique. Nonetheless, we need more developers like Melo to cater to young professionals and other higher earning Miami locals and not just ultra rich foreigners. Rents are getting a little ridiculous…

Anonymous
5 years ago

This is not Dubai, and I don’t want it to be. Not every building can be a masterpiece- then the entire city would look like an unorganized circus with rows of glaring designs. Infill is perfect, and the building looks fine.

As long as it has ground retail and open space to promote walkability in the city, it is beneficial. My only criticism is that the ground floor plaza could have been a bit bigger.

Ed
5 years ago

So dumb they paint a building with construction still long ways to go and you have dust, debris, etc. flying all over the place. They really don’t care about the quality of projects they build

Anonymous
5 years ago

Um, Mr Ed, are you privy to Melo’s painting schedule for this building?

Ed
5 years ago

Yep!

Marc305
5 years ago

It is still much better than what was there before, especially that nasty art of faces on those walls. The area will look even better after 60 story Auberge gets going.

Aj
5 years ago

I like Melo. Bland but functional

yoyoma
5 years ago

i like what melo provides to the community… affordable rentals in prime locations so that good working folk can live near jobs. but this building is an abomination. it is ugly and cheaply built and will forever be linked to our very significant performing arts complex and over time will verify what i now believe is a complete lack of foresight from planning dept.

Ed
5 years ago

Agree but I’m hopeful Auberge will change that and while Melo’s building will stay at least many will follow Auberge’s design/quality.

Anonymous
5 years ago

not sure but the rendering shows some form of light features on the exterior….does anyone know if this is the case….would at least help elevate the buildings look

suomynona
5 years ago

Never noticed the crooked parking garage before.

Anonymous
5 years ago

probably a nod to the performing arts center across the street.

Luis
5 years ago

really ugly for its premium location

Anonymous
5 years ago

Pray tell, what else has been built in this “premium location”?

Anonymous
5 years ago

Ugly?

I was under the assumption that people will live in it, not date it.

Danny
5 years ago

I’m all for the Melo’s but the quality of construction is garbage. The exterior of the buildings have poor craftsmanship. They will pay in the long run on maintenance.

Anonymous
5 years ago

And how can you judge the quality of craftsmanship?

Danny
5 years ago

Because I’ve built ground up and renovated many projects.

317to305
5 years ago

I lived in biscayne park, south east unit on 25th floor. My bedroom wall would leak when it rained. You could probably describe it as seeping. My drywall molded and was left with a concrete wall for 2 months…