PALM BAY, Fla. – Palm Bay Planning and Zoning Board on Thursday voting unanimously to allow tiny homes and accessory dwelling within city limits, and it's now in the hands of the city council.
Here are five things to know.
1. New language for tiny homes would eliminate minimum unit sizes for specific residential development and establish a minimum threshold for large-scale commercial development. Residents would be able to build a house with no minimum square footage.
2. Modify off-street parking regulations for single-family homes in the amendment were changed to “None” for some zoning.
3. Residents had a right to choose to live in a tiny home as long as it does not affect neighborhoods with larger homes. Tiny homes could be located predominantly in the southeast area of the city near Babcock Street SE and Eldron Boulevard SE.
4. Some tiny homes are category 3 hurricane proof and have to follow building codes.
5. The city council's next meeting is on February 20 at 7 pm. The ordinance will go through the second reading and will take effect upon passing.