|Proposed site for a 36-hole putt-putt golf course in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Brevard Times / file photo.|
COCOA BEACH, Florida -- The City of Cocoa Beach Board of Adjustment will consider today at its 5:15 p.m. hearing whether to permit Miniature Golf Solutions a variance to build a 36-hole putt-putt golf course on the northeast corner of the intersection of St. Lucie Lane and Atlantic Avenue (State Road A1A).
The 1.88-acre parcel of land located in the heart of Cocoa Beach's tourist district is comprised of three lots: Harvey Groves; the former Burger King lot; and an adjacent vacant lot to the east. The land had previously been eyed by RaceTrac for a proposed 20-pump gas station which was denied by the Board of Adjustment in 2013.
City staff has recommended approval of the variance to the Board of Adjustment, contending that the proposed golf course will "..enhance the overall aesthetics of this area... [that] ... may be considered a passive recreation use and will not adversely affect the public interest...", according to documents filed by City staff.