Town Center Updates
The City of West Melbourne envisions itself as a place where community members of all ages can interact as true members of a small town, participate in a variety of community events, relax in peaceful public spaces, move easily throughout the community in a variety of ways, benefit from a diverse and prosperous economy, & receive exceptional public services.
The development of a Town Center would contribute to achieving the community vision. This section of the West Melbourne website is dedicated to providing all the information and documentation related to the Town Center project. There are many phases associated with this project and the City will be updating this page with the latest information as the project progresses. For inquiries related to this project, please email the West Melbourne Planning and Economic Development Department at
Status of Zoning and Comprehensive Plan Changes to Encourage a Town Center
On January 27th, a number of citizens attended a workshop and provided their input on what land uses and activities they would like to see along Minton Road. The American Planning Association volunteered for a week in January to help City staff in preparing recommendations of changes on how the city could foster a town center atmosphere. The American Planning Association is still working on their recommendations and these will be presented to City Council in the upcoming months.
Then staff will work with the staff from the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council with a grant from the State of Florida to prepare Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan changes to Volume 1 which contains the adopted goals, objectives and policies. In the interim, to ensure that no other gas stations submit applications in Minton Road, in that portion from Helen Street (Lowe's traffic signal) to the I-95 overpass, there is a one-year moratorium on new submittals until May 2017.