New development planned for Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Treasure Coast continues to grow exponentially, and the latest development will likely come to Tradition.

Last week, Port St. Lucie City Council approved the rezoning of a 41-acre plot of land off Village Parkway and Becker Road, paving the way for a development with homes, retail space and more.

According to the plans, which are in the name of Mattamy Palm Beach LLC, at least roughly a third of the land parcel would be residential, with the other two-thirds being commercial, which could include retail, office space, restaurants and more.

Included in the plan are a 5,915-square-foot convenience store and gas station along with a 136,789-square-foot home improvement store.

City of Port St. Lucie

Vice Mayor Jolien Caraballo discusses the concerns she has about the project during a city council meeting held March 25, 2024.

“I do have a little concern with both Home Depot and Lowe’s being just an exit way,” Vice Mayor Jolien Caraballo said.

She worried another home improvement chain would create too much competition.

Mattamy Home’s representatives didn’t confirm which store it is, but Mayor Shannon Martin said in the city council meeting she doesn’t think it will be an issue.

“Especially the way our city is growing by leaps and bounds,” Martin said in last week’s city council meeting.


Jane Wells isn’t too excited about the explosive growth occurring in Port St. Lucie.

Several residents, however, voiced concern about the growing pains that come when the city continues to grow.

“Yes, it’s too much, if you ask me,” resident Jane Wells said. “More development, more traffic, but it’s going to grow whether we want it to or not.”

“It’s amazing. It’s amazing how much it’s grown,” added resident Bob Martz. “We knew this growth was coming, but to see it materialize so quickly is really astonishing to see.”


Bob Martz calls the surge in growth in St. Lucie County astounding.

WPTV contacted the city of Port St. Lucie to address those concerns. We were told Martin wasn’t available for an interview but city staff said…