Canaveral Port Authority okays expansion plans

Canaveral Port Authority okays expansion plans

Officials at the Canaveral Port Authority have approved plans for the construction of a new Welcome Center and development of an entertainment district on the south-side of property.

The $16.6 million Canaveral Cove project is scheduled for completion in June 2013.

GWWO of Baltimore, Maryland, will design the 15,000-square foot Welcome Center.

It will include exhibit areas, movie theatre/auditorium, and offices.

“We envision the Welcome Center and infrastructure improvements as a catalyst for private development on other property at the Port,” said Joe Matheny, chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Commission.

“This dynamic plan is an investment in the Port that will pay dividends for the community in attracting more tourism.”

Bids for work related to the project, including road modifications, utilities, and landscaping will be awarded between March and July 2012.