Neighbors fight apartment plan in West Melbourne

Miami /
Jan.January 17, 2016 03:00 PM

Plans to build 210 apartments in a West Melbourne subdivision on land held by a South Florida company have crashed into criticism from homeowners there.

A petition drive produced more than 600 signatures from neighbors opposed to the proposed apartment project on Minto Road in West Melbourne.

“They’re worried about tall buildings looking down on those who abut it. They’re worried about traffic,” West Melbourne City Attorney Morris Richardson told Florida Today.

The developer proposed a change in the zoning for the project’s 20-acre site from commercial, its designation since 1988, to another designation that would permit residential development.

The West Melbourne City Council could take action on the proposal at its meeting Tuesday night.

West Melbourne’s planning and zoning board recommended denial of the apartment development proposal January 12 in a 7-0 vote.

Richardson told Florida Today the site of the proposed apartment project is zoned strictly for commercial use, “and  in the city’s comprehensive plan, there’s no residential component to that — so you can’t put even a single apartment unit on it” without city council action.

Florida Today reported without elaboration that “an Aventura corporation in Miami-Dade County” owns the 20 acres where the Addison Oaks apartment complex would be built.

The owner has a contract to sell the land to a Melbourne company, Fargo Holdings, LLC, which wants to build 210 apartments there, less than the 300 initially planned. [Florida Today] — Mike Seemuth


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