Zoning / Land Use Requests
*New NMI rezoning requests are heard by the NMIDSDB (NMI Dependent Special District Board) at the Merritt Island Service Complex, 2nd floor, 2575 N. Courtenay Pkwy., MI 32953 at 6PM the second Thurs. of the month.
Both the 3PM LPA [Local Planning Agency] meeting, usually on the 3rd Mon each month, and the 5PM BCC (Board of County Commissioners) zoning meeting the first Thurs. of the following month, take place at the Brevard County Government Center, Bldg. C, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera FL 32940. They can be viewed online approx. 2 weeks prior to the first hearing at http://www.brevardfl.gov/PlanningDev/Boards/NMISpecialDistrict ; scroll down to the date under Agendas.
Zoning requests and agenda packets going before the LPA or county commissioners can be viewed online approx. 2 weeks before that hearing at http://brevardcountyfl.iqm2.com/Citizens/Calendar.aspx ; scroll to Agenda packet. Check meeting times/dates for changes.
Recent Zoning requests and results
17PZ00140 – Jones/Barrial requested a change of zoning from AU to EU-1 on 0.64 AC
South side of Jones Tr., 560′ W of N. Trop. Trl, to build a residence. Was heard at the 6P 1/11/18 NMIDSDB meeting, 1/22/18 at the LPA meeting then on 2/1/18 BCC meeting – approved rezoning to SR.
IV.B.4. (16PZ00032) – HARVEY’S INDIAN RIVER GROVES, INC. – (Ken Fulmer/Titan Properties) – requests a Small Scale Plan Amendment (16S.04) to change the Future Land Use from Residential 2 and PLNIP to all Residential 2 on 1.57 acres; and a change of classification from SEU and PIP with BDP to EU-2 with amended BDP, on 40 acres, located on the east side of N. Courtenay Pkwy., approx. 0.47 mile north of Smith Rd. (Tax Parcel 265 = 3490 N. Courtenay Pkwy; Tax Parcel 250 = No assigned address. In the Merritt Island area.)
NMI Recommendation: Hillberg/Testa – Denied. Vote was unanimous.
LPA Recommendation: Moia/Barber – Approved. Vote was 6:4, with Minneboo, Aydelotte, Thodey, McLellan voting nay.
P&Z Recommendation: Lawandales/McLellan – Approved with a BDP limited to 56 units. Vote was unanimous.
(The North Merritt Island Special Advisory Board voted unanimously to deny the proposed rezoning and Binding Development Plan (BDP) for the 42 Acre Harvey Grove property just South of Calvary Chapel and behind the business warehouses on the East side of N. Courtney (see attached). The proposed actions would have increased the density of a planned housing development from 28 one acre properties to 80 units on 0.2 acres.
The reasons stated were: Violation of an existing BDP limiting the density, incompatibility with the character and historical usage of the area, increased traffic, lack of a passthrough and turning/deceleration lanes on SR3, incompatibility with neighboring properties zoned industrial Agricultural and Conservation, Surface water runoff/management, and just that the area does not have the proper facilities for high density development.)
As dates and times may change for Commission rezoning hearings, it may be wise to call the District 2 Commissioner’s office (321.455.1334 – Com. Jim Barfield) to make sure the date and time for the Commission to hear the NMI area item that interests you, has not changed (been rescheduled, etc.) before taking the long ride south.
If you wish to speak regarding any item, please fill out a pink card prior to your item of interest being addressed by the BoCC.
If you are unable to attend a meeting that addresses your topic, writing, emailing (find all 5 Commissioners’ email addresses in the “Contacts and Recommended Action” in the Zoning section of this website) or a phone message relating your opinions regarding an item, is very helpful to the Commissioners in making important decisions about our area.