Palm Bay, Florida, to Consider Ban on Self-Storage Facilities, Car Washes

May 7, 2024

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Officials in Palm Bay, Florida, are considering a six-month ban on the development of self-storage facilities and car washes. The council discussed the recommendation from the city’s growth-management department at its May 2 meeting, according to the source.

Council members heard the first reading for Ordinances 2024-08 and 2024-24, which would create a moratorium on self-storage developments and car washes, respectively. If the former is approved, self-storage will be prohibited west of and adjacent to Robert J. Conlan Boulevard. The 26.5-acre zone south of Commerce Park Drive will be changed from commercial use to neighborhood center use.

In late April, officials in Cape Coral, Florida, passed a similar moratorium that’s now in effect until April 17, 2025. In the meantime, city staff will conduct studies to determine what regulations are needed to prevent overdevelopment in the area. While many council members said they support property rights, they determined the pause on these business types is needed to protect the city’s planned growth.

Source: Palm Bay Could Ban Building New Car Washes, Self-Storages for 6 Months

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