Over the weekend, it was announced that behind the scenes planning is underway to create a multi-million dollar district in Port Canaveral, that many are comparing to Downtown Disney/Disney Springs. The purpose behind this development is to attract more people from Central Florida to Brevard County.
Port Canaveral Commission Charmain Jerry Allender says “It’s going to be unique to any port in the country.” This is awesome news, especially for those planning to set sail on the Disney Cruise Line. The first phase, planned at 13 acres, will include restaurants, retain, entertainment and an upscale hotel- connecting Exploration Tower to the new cruise terminal 1. More than $70 million is being invested by Sooner Investment and Collett for this project.
The ultimate goal of the Cove is to appeal to local residents in Brevard County, along with the greater Central Florida community. This will give them reason to come and visit the port area. Plus, it will also serve as an amenity for cruise passengers who arrive at Port Canaveral on a daily basis as a port of call. Port commissioners do not want this to be another large-scale restaurant-retail complex that takes tourists away from exploring other Space Coast businesses. They want it to be a tourist attraction!
Streetscaping for the project could begin as early as this Fall, with the major construction on the complex beginning in Spring 2016.
Stay tuned to Chip & Co for more details on this new project. We’ll be reporting them as we get them! In the meantime, why not start planning your reason to come down to Port Canaveral. A Disney Cruise is a great starting point!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your magical getaway and be sure to follow me on Facebook to keep up with everything Disney and beyond!