Cocoa Beach Height Vote Meeting
The Cocoa Beach building heights remains a hot and controversial topic here in Cocoa, Beach. In November, voters will decide whether or not the building height limit should increase from 45 to 70 feet.
The Charter Review Committee recently met for a discussion on whether or not to place the 70 foot height limit on the ballot. According to, Florida Today, “After about two hours of discussion, the Charter Review Committee conceptually approved a proposed ballot question that would set a 70-foot building height limit. The committee may revise the language during its March 14 meeting, and a formal presentation to the Cocoa Beach City Commission is set for May 3.”
After the formal meeting, the Cocoa Beach City Commission will decide if this ballot question should be approved, rejected or modified.
According to Florida Today, The current ballot question reads today:
“Shall the City Charter be amended to:
• Remove the 45-foot height limitation on structures
• Remove related variance provisions
• Revise the existing unanimous vote requirement for comprehensive plan changes that increase permissible building/structure height to require that any comprehensive plan adoption or amendment increasing permissible building/structure height beyond 70 feet above the road’s crown (excluding 8 feet of unoccupied rooftop appurtenances) receive the affirmative vote of all five city commissioners for approval?”
So, what are your overall opinions on the building heights? Should they remain 45 or be pushed to 70? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Stay tuned for more Cocoa Beach building heights blogs & updates real soon.