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Old 04-10-2018, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Merritt Island, Fl
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Cocoa Beach is going to stay the same as it is for a long time. That means it probably won't over crowd, but it's not going to introduce anything new or exciting anytime soon either. I guess it's not a bad spot if you just want to live really close to a beach.
I think there will be change, but in a built up town like Cocoa Beach, it will be gradual. That is another reason I like it so much. It has not completely turned into a mega tourist attraction or amusement center (other than the beach). The Port will bring the tourists in and around the Port will change to cater to this influx of additional people. But I just don't see as much happening to Cocoa Beach. Real Estate is so valuable now, so residential condos are the likely growth area, catering to what sells the most. That seems to be larger 3 bedroom and up units with more luxurious amenities.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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Cocoa Beach is still part of the barrier island between the Indian/Banana Rivers and the Ocean. Thus, the horizontal growth is land-limited, while vertical growth continues. The big boom in the 60's, centered largely on the beach area, producing a high volume of traffic and leaving little room for residential growth. Meanwhile, the land/residential areas West of A1A have reached the age where tear-downs are increasingly necessary.

Keep in mind, Cocoa and Port/Cape Canaveral are entirely different demographic areas - and should not be confused with Cocoa Beach. *We lived south of Cocoa Beach (Below Patrick AFB) for 27-years until 2011.
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Bradenton is over developed??? Wow, I dont see it. But I live in Tampa so maybe I see a different picture. I love Cocoa Beach only because it has a surf and Ron Jon lol...
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Old 04-17-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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Cocoa Beach has had basically a 4 story limit on buildings unless the builders got special permits to build higher, but the city council was supposed to have a discussion this month to see about changing this rule. I have not heard the outcome but they were looking into raising the height limit without contractors having to ask for permission now. That would mean condos built to the new height limit could add more people, but still should never be a big city unless the small towns beachside incorporate to become one like Eua Gallie did with Melbourne or Grant did with Valkaria.

The tourist area in Cocoa Beach is not where the residents live so you have to look past those few blocks around Ron Jons to really see the community. .
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:52 PM
 
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Ah, thank you very much for this data, which coincidentally I could have found on this site lol. Do you foresee more development in Merritt Island? For example here, Sarasota is so incredibly overdeveloped, it's overflowing into Bradenton. I wonder if that could happen there?
So a small city of 57K spread out over 25 square miles is incredibly overdeveloped?
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:10 PM
 
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One of the restaurants in Cocoa Beach was so packed with Blue Origin employees tonight that we were told we could only have salads as the kitchen was too backed up. It’s a small, family-run place.

Apparently the restaurant was really intent on pleasing these people. More power to em I guess.
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:03 AM
 
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One of the restaurants in Cocoa Beach was so packed with Blue Origin employees tonight that we were told we could only have salads as the kitchen was too backed up. It’s a small, family-run place.

Apparently the restaurant was really intent on pleasing these people. More power to em I guess.

Maybe the restaurant didn't want to disappoint you. Sounds like they were handling a crowded situation the best way possible.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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I think they were doing a great job.

In any case, our salads were delicious!

I think it would be a real challenge to serve a large group at the same time vs. a few people here and there.

Everyone remained cool and it was a great experience.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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What about the high-speed train coming to Cocoa (and the development that comes with that)? What effect do you think this will have on the area?
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:44 AM
 
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Zero impact on Cocoa Beach which is three bridges and two rivers away from Cocoa.
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