April 27, 2021
MIAMI — Melo Group has started construction of Downtown 1st, a transit-oriented multifamily development at 22 SW 1st St. in Miami’s central business district (CBD). The 57-story tower will include 560 market-rate apartments, 10,000 square feet of office space and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Completion is slated for 2022.
Downtown 1st will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Units will feature glass balconies with bay and city views. Building amenities will include two swimming pools, a fitness center, business center, social room/game room, 24-hour concierge/security and a multi-level garage with valet service.
The site for Downtown 1st is in close proximity to Miami-Dade County’s Government Center, the Main Public Library, the Miami-Dade County Courthouse, Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, the New World School of the Arts and Brightline’s MiamiCentral
Melo is also building Downtown 5th, twin 52-story apartment towers in Miami’s CBD. Pre-leasing is underway for the 1,042 units, which are slated for completion this summer. The firm is planning a third multifamily project nearby dubbed Downtown 6th that will total roughly 800 units. All told, Melo Group is expected to deliver nearly 2,500 residential units to Miami’s CBD over the next two years.