"Despite some residents’ strong concerns that a proposed hotel will destroy
the small town character of “sleepy" Satellite Beach, city council passed an
ordinance Wednesday amending city code to allow the developer to move
A Tennessee developer
has plans to build a complex called “The Vue” featuring a
four-star hotel, single family homes and three condominium
buildings at the former Satellite Shores subdivision at the
northwest corner of State Road A1A and Shearwater Parkway.
The current concept plan, approved in 2004, only allows the
developer to build 398 condominium units with a maximum
height of 85 feet, said Satellite Beach City Manager
Courtney Barker. Changes to the ordinance passed Wednesday
pave the way for the developer to build hotels and
single-family homes as well as some condominium units.
Some residents have objected to the development, citing
fears that the hotel would endanger turtles, disturb the
town culture and cause traffic congestion. At Wednesday's
meeting, activists said they would consider legal action and
threatened to recall city officials voting for the changes,
claiming the ordinance shouldn't have been passed without a
The ordinance passed Wednesday amended several pieces of
city code. It updated the definition of “limited commercial”
buildings to include hotels in addition to pretail stores,
bars, professional offices and more. It leaves intact an
existing 85-foot maximum height but extends the maximum
building length to 224 feet from 200. Finally, it amends
code in the district to allow single-family homes and
establishes regulations for them.
The ordinance passed with a 4-1 vote.
Jodi Rozycki was the only member who voted against the
measure, saying she disagreed with expanding the allowed
This conceptual plan depicts The Vue at Satellite
Beach, a 27-acre development of condominiums, single-family homes
and a hotel at State Road A1A and Shearwater Parkway.
Sullivan argued at the meeting that the town charter mandated a referendum
before the city could permit the construction of 85-foot buildings at the
site. A 2006 town charter amendment required a referendum before the city
council could amend codes that increase allowed residential density or