Plans were filed this morning for total demolition of a former Burger King building at 1700 Biscayne Boulevard.
The property was purchased by Melo Group in 2021 for $105 million. At the time, the developer said it had long-term plans to redevelop the entire block with four 60-story towers including apartments, condos, and retail.
There does not appear to be any demolition permit in process for an adjacent 2-story commercial building also owned by Melo at 1730 Biscayne that is part of the development property.
According to the March 30 demolition permit filing at the former Burger King, a total of 3868 square feet will be demolished. County records show the building was completed in 1988.
Melo Contractors Corp. is listed as the demolition contractor.
The former Burger King as seen in February 2023:
The Burger King in 2019:
(photos: Phillip Pessar)
older plans by a previous owner of the property for a three-tower project on the site: