With Aria On The Bay Nearly Sold Out, Melo Moves To Replat Another Property In Edgewater

Melo Group is moving to obtain approvals to build at a bayfront property in Edgewater, after selling out another nearby development.

Attorneys with law firm Greenberg Traurig registered this month to represent the developer in the rezoning and replatting of 700 Northeast 24th Street. Traffic engineer Kimley Horn is also working on the project.

Carlos Ferreira de Melo and Martin Ferreira de Melo each own a 50% stake in 25 Plaza, the developing entity, the registration states.

A permit to rebuild the seawall at the property is also pending.

The move comes as another nearby Melo project nears sellout. Records show that buyers have now closed on 604 of the 647 condo units that Melo built at the Aria on the Bay condo in Edgwater.

Lawyers also registered this month and last month to work on development approvals at several other Melo properties, according to city records:

  • 34 Plaza – Downtown surface parking lot purchased by Melo in August 2018 for $13 million. Zoned for 500 units in up to 80 stories
  • 26 Plaza – A 171-unit project was completed in 2014 at 162 Northeast 25th Street. It isn’t clear why rezoning is needed
  • 5 Plaza – At 501 North Miami Avenue, twin 51-story towers with 1,042 apartments are planned to begin construction by next year
  • 6 Plaza – On the same block as 5 Plaza, two more properties were purchased from Christ Fellowship Baptist Church and Downtown Legal Center. Project details not announced yet.

 

The bayfront 25 Plaza site:

 

(photo: phillip pessar)

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Meanwhile Mana complains he needs a taxpayer bailout and that it’s impossible to build right now.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Keep it going Melo, provide the rentals and infill Miami needs.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Pretty sure this will be a fancy one like Aria, hopefully with equal or even better architecture.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Moved to Aria from 1800 Club… running back to 1800 as fast as I can. Move in was a disaster due to their scheduling failures. Mgmt does not return calls or emails and only work M-F 9-5; consider half day Saturday to service working residents and business casual is okay. Finish/ joinery/ hardware work is poor at best. There is literally no insulation in walls affording high dB neighbor love audibles; was that a sales amenity? Garage floor is consistently covered in black dust that tracks nicely into the elevator and right into your unit. Fios service is intermittent and TV pixelates constantly, notably prime time and Superbowl. Alot of flash and no service or value.

Anon
2 years ago

I’ve said this years. Melo builds and that’s all they should get credit for. They build shit, wrap it in tin foil and sell it to the queen as earrings.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Exactly right. What do people expect at these prices?

Anonymous
2 years ago

LMAO – what a shock. NOT. This is Miami. Fake tits.

Anonymous
2 years ago

If you are a owner, the HOA fees are $1.10 per sq ft!!! Compare that with $0.55 per sqft for 1800 club with excellent amenities.

Anonymous
2 years ago

you really red pilled me on melo units, i went to google maps reviews and saw the post and pictures and they’re bad. Only positive comments are by realtors.

Anon
2 years ago

the yelp reviews are hilarious too. I can’t believe how many people love Melo on this website.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think you misunderstand what it is about Melo that people like. Most people who come on this site praise Melo for taking some of these crappy empty lots that’s been an eyesore for decades and putting structures on them instead of just land banking and doing nothing with them.

Anon
2 years ago

Those aren’t the only two options you know. I agree land banking is detrimental to the city. I’m not telling people where to live, but look at any Melo post and it’s very pro-Melo comments, and usually some idiot says Melo deserves the key to the city, which Melo already has by the way.

Anonymous
2 years ago

writing in Melo for mayor, commissioner, and any other position. Give him the keys and power to do anything he wants in the city.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Mañana Melo vs Mañana Mana – Melo will have the building done tomorrow and Mana will still be waiting!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Waiting for what?.. If it’s in the residents of Miami power, we ain’t giving that conman a tax break.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Mana isn’t going to build anything, period. If the city gave him everything on a silver platter, he would flip and skip town.

Anonymous
2 years ago

With these four contiguous blocks and waterfront, they have such an opportunity to create a unique urban environment and connect to the Water Walk. I hope that is the goal. Melo, please don’t create massive superblocks, if you do, making some interesting outdoor amenity spaces on grade for your residents would be a huge benefit to them and the neighborhood.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I lived a in a Melo building in Edgewater for a year, they don’t care about much. The amenities level was a barren expanse of concrete. They couldn’t be bothered to put a single chair or tree or plant or bench or anything really.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I’ve noticed that as well.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Yes but how much did you pay in rent compared to other more “luxurious” projects.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lol this is great!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love me some Melo…..

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Melo District.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Its time to dust off the plans for Auberge. Perez, you listening?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love the Melo “No Design” District, 45 story piles of concrete blocks, hideous buildings.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Seems like people forgot about these empty weed covered “nothing to see here folks, move along” lots that was an embarrassing staple of downtown Miami before Melo decided to purchase a few and do something with them.

Anonymous
2 years ago

No mention of parking availability?

EJS
2 years ago

Miami YIMBYs heart Melo. Thank you for increasing our downtown properties’ equity!