Published: Jan 15, 2013 11:24 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla.- Naples Mayor John Sorey wanted to change the building height limits for some areas of the city, but the city council doesn't support the idea.

According to a referendum voters passed in 2000, new buildings in the city of Naples cannot exceed three floors or 42 feet. The mayor was hoping to spur economic growth and development near downtown, by lifting those restrictions.

But there was no support from city council members to move forward with the idea.

Phil McCabe, owner of the Inn on 5th downtown, says he doesn't mind the 3 floor limit. He does, however, have an issue with the 42 feet restriction. He says it hindered the architectural design of the hotel's new addition.

The issue could come up again if citizens bring it up to city council.