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Leaders to transform Cove area of Port Canaveral into entertainment district

August 28, 2014 by Clean Cities

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Port leaders are expected to officially choose Sooner Investment and Collett as the developers of the Cove area.

Port commissioners want to make the port a destination for Brevard County and Central Florida residents, along with the 4 million cruise passengers that pass through every year.

At their meeting Thursday, commissioners are expected to allow port staff to start negotiating a contract with the developers.

The $80 million development project will include retail, restaurants, a hotel and a venue center.

The developers are hoping to turn the area into a Portside Village, inspired by Downtown Celebration and Key West.

The port’s CEO is hoping groundbreaking can begin next spring, with the first phase of the development opening in late 2016.

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