Miami towers among several opening near public transit routes
A developer is building two towers of rental apartments that are within the same block of other high-rises near downtown Miami. And they’re all “transit-oriented,” where public transit options are nearby.
Art Plaza, a 667-unit project whose two connected towers will soar 34 stories, will be completed within months in Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, within walking distance of Metromover.
“It’s a convenient location for the person who is looking to work and doesn’t [want to have to] wait one hour and a half in the car to get back home,” said developer Martin Melo, of Melo Group. “Miami is becoming a city like New York that people need to use public transportation.”
Art Plaza, at 58 NE 14 St., will have one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from
760 square feet to more than 1,300 square feet, with monthly rents starting at $1,600. The amenities will include a swimming pool and pool deck, Jacuzzi, fitness center, and valet service.
The surrounding projects are:
■ Square Station, which opened in May next door to Art Plaza. The
710 rental apartments in 36 stories are fully leased and ground-floor retail includes Bunbury, a popular bar and lounge that is relocating; and The Spot, a high-end barber shop.
■ Miami Plaza, which will be nearby with 425 rental apartments and 36 stories. It had its groundbreaking this month.
Also, one block away is the
497-unit, 38-story Melody apartment tower built in 2016.
All four have mixed-use with retail on the ground floor. The public transportation will connect residents to Miami’s Central Business District, the Health District and Brickell Financial District.
An artist’s illustration shows the Art Plaza, which will finish construction within months.