Viera Projected To Encompass 30,000 Homes
By Cyndi Byars // September 19, 2013
BUSINESS COUNCIL DISCUSSES VIERA'S FUTURE GROWTH
ABOVE VIDEO: Christine Michaels, President of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — Members of the Viera/Suntree Area Business Council enjoyed networking, community updates and a presentation from The Viera Company at their quarterly meeting last week.
The meeting attracted more than 45 business professionals and was held at the Brevard Zoo’s Nyami River Lodge. The council is hosted by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida.
Scott Miller, Vice President of The Viera Company, spoke in detail about growth plans.
“Right now, Viera is home to 23,000 residents, and more than 120 businesses,” said Miller.
“According to our development plan, upon build out, we could have up to 30,000 homes in Viera.
“An expansion of Wickham Road is scheduled to begin next month. We will six-lane Wickham Road from Lake Andrew Drive to Murrell Road. That should make a huge improvement to the local traffic.”
PROPOSED WILDERNESS PARK
Miller also discussed the concept for Viera Wilderness Park. The proposed project would include 5,260 acres of protected habitat and open space.
“We were really pleased to have a representative from the The Viera Company speak today,” said Christine Michaels, President of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida.
“Viera is a master planned community and they have made tremendous progress in this area. Scott Miller gave council members a sense of where Viera is headed in the future, and that information helps members make better business decisions.”
Those in attendance included Charine Lewis, Alan Frisher, Malak Hammad, Tom Meccariello and Claudia Proffitt. Refreshment sponsors included Allen & Co., Viera Pizza and JM Real Estate.
The next meeting of the Viera/Suntree Area Business Council will be held at Wesche Jewelers on November 13.
For more information, log on to MelbourneRegionalChamber.com, or call 321-724-5400.