Aria on the Bay, an upcoming luxury tower from the Melo Group, was recently approved for construction by the FAA.
The 53-story tower had planned to build up to 535 feet, but the FAA suggested to downtown Miami developers in January that they should limit the height of new projects east of Miami International Airport to less than 475 feet.
Swire Properties, Florida East Coast Realty, MDM Development and Melo Group received letters from the agency suggesting that they should limit the size of their upcoming towers — all of which exceeded the proposed 475-foot maximum.
Now that the project has been approved, Melo Group has begun converting reservations to contracts and is expecting to break ground soon, a publication reported. [more]