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Melo strikes out with Miami zoning board

Developers want to build high-rise near Arsht Center

March 07, 2014 11:15AM

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Martin Melo, Jose Luis Melo and Carlos Melo (via World Property Channel)

Martin Melo, Jose Luis Melo and Carlos Melo (via World Property Channel)

Miami’s Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board declined to endorse Melo Group’s proposed 36-story building near the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts north of downtown Miami.

In a 5-3 vote, the board decided against recommended the rezoning of an entire block northwest of Miami Place and Northeast 14th Street on Wednesday, Daily Business Review reported. Melo had acquired the 1.2-acre site in January.

A rezoning would give the family-run company the ability to construct more than 1 million square feet. Melo could also acquire bonus development rights to increase the building height to a maximum of 60 stories. Current zoning allows for up to 24 stories totaling up to 378,000 square feet.

Miami commissioners have the authority to grant development permits and rezoning requests. Carlos Melo told the Review after the board’s vote that his company would press on and pursue city approval for its development plan. [Daily Business Review]Eric Kalis

  • jake

    you would think they could at least buy tailored shirts…

    • Anon

      They are sloppy looking, design sloppy, build sloppy, rent sloppy and manage sloppy.

      • jake

        Sounds like a sloppy Joe Anon haha

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