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Melo Group proposes two Miami rental projects

Developer wants to construct apartment buildings near Adrienne Arsht Center

May 20, 2014 12:45PM

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Melody Tower rendering

Melody Tower rendering

Miami developer Melo Group wants to build a pair of rental apartment buildings near the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Melo is slated to present the latest design for Melody Tower to the city’s Urban Development Review Board on Wednesday, according to a written announcement from a company spokesperson. The developer plans to construct a 36-story mixed-use rental building at the 245 Northwest 14th Street site, which is adjacent to the Arsht Center.

“With the Arts & Entertainment District building momentum as a world-class cultural epicenter in the Southeast, one thing is still lacking – a luxury residential community that serves young professionals who work in the area,” Melo principal Carlos Melo said.

“At Melody, professionals seeking an urban lifestyle will enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere in a walkable neighborhood that will attract much-needed restaurants and retail to the district.”

Melo is also proposing a 36-story, 650-unit apartment tower four blocks west of the Arsht Center. The company has not given a name to the project. It plans to ask city commissioners for a zoning change to allow the 36 stories on the site. — Eric Kalis

  • Gerwyn Flax

    The city should demand more interesting architecture. This building, as it appears in the rendering does nothing for the area, especially being this close the Arts center. While we have some vacant land in that area, the city should use this opportunity to demand 21st century design, and not just four walls and a roof. Would Dubai approve this while they’re trying to create an exciting world class city with outstanding architecture? I think not! This is our opportunity!

  • Kristian Toimil

    It’s all about the architecture with some people. Frankly, I’d rather have the current design than the wasteland of parking lots littering the area

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