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Port Canaveral Adding EV Charging Stations

December 31, 2014 by Clean Cities
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Electric vehicles on display in Melbourne part of week-long international campaign.

(Photo: CRAIG BAILEY/FILE PHOTO)

Port commissioners voted 4-1 to install a fast-charging station for electric vehicles in the parking lot near the Exploration Tower in the port’s Cove area. Nissan will pay the $31,000 cost of the equipment, and Port Canaveral will pay the $18,376 for engineering, design and installation work.

Fast-charge stations can provide an electric vehicle with a full charge in less that 30 minutes, according to Carol Noble, the port’s director of environmental plans and programs.

Separately, the port plans to install slow-charging stations for electric vehicles in the Disney Cruise Line long-term parking garage, which port Chief Executive Officer John Walsh said was a suggestion of Disney officials, stemming from requests of Disney customers.

That project will cost less than $10,000 for engineering, design and equipment, Noble said.

 

Dave Berman, FLORIDA TODAY 10:15 a.m. EST December 29, 2014

 

 

 

 

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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