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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Cocoa Utilities Supports the Mission of the Brevard Discovery Garden

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Cocoa Utilities Supports the Mission of the Brevard Discovery Garden

The Brevard Discovery Garden (BDG) mission is to promote an increased appreciation of our Central Florida environment. The Garden seeks to inspire, support, and educate the community abou...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Cocoa Mayor Blake Elected as 2nd VP for the Florida League of Cities

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At the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference, which was held this past August 11-12, 2022 in Hollywood, FL, Cocoa Mayor Michael C. Blake was elected as the 2nd Vice President of the Florida League of Cities. The association serves an integral role as...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Eastern Florida State College Reveals 10-year, $87m Plan for Cocoa Campus

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Eastern Florida State College’s plan to invest $87 million in new academic buildings on its Cocoa Campus over the next decade will be a major "economic engine" that spurs growth and development in central Brevard County.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Mayor Michael C. Blake Recipient of Home Rule Hero Award

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At the July meeting of the Space Coast League of Cities, Mayor Michael C. Blake was recognized with a Home Rule Hero award from the Florida League of Cities for his advocacy efforts at both the state and local level.

“On behalf of the League and its legisl...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Brightline Test Runs Increase Max Speed

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Brightline’s construction team will continue critical work on its Orlando extension, increasing maximum speeds to 79 mph in Brevard County, to integrate a new second railroad track into the corridor.

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Chef's Kitchen Successfully Completes Cocoa's Upstart Business Development Program

Owners of Chef's Kitchen with members of Cocoa City Council and staff

Chef’s Kitchen, a soul food restaurant in Cocoa, was the first business to successfully complete Cocoa’s new Upstart Cocoa program and get approval from Cocoa City Council for a $7,500 forgivable business loan. The new program, which started in 2021, was ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Cocoa City Council Supports Cocoa Youth Athletics with $1,000 Donation

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On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Cocoa City Council unanimously approved a $1,000 donation request from Cocoa Youth Athletics for their "Building a Tiger; One Touchdown at a Time!" program. The donation will help provide scholarships to 25-50 under pr...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Vaya Space Expands Operations in Cocoa

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The City of Cocoa Economic Development team recently worked with local breakthrough technology space company Vaya Space to find new offices in the City of Cocoa that will allow for continued growth. Vaya Space, a pioneer of highly innovative vortex-hybrid...

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Posted on: June 25, 2022

Lee Wenner Park and Boat Ramps Back Open

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Beginning in February, the boat ramps, Captain Ed Lanni T-Dock, day slips and boat parking at Lee Wenner Park were closed for a large dredging and restoration project which was funded through grants from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND). The ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

For the 4th Year in a Row, Cocoa has Been Awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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On April 11, 2022, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that the City of Cocoa received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Adopted Budget document. This prestigious honor represents a signific...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Space Coast Police K9 Foundation Donates K9 Vests to Cocoa PD

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In April, Council approved the Cocoa Police Department to accept the donation of 4 K9 specific vests from the Space Coast Police K9 Foundation to help protect Cocoa PD's K9 unit as they continue to protect and serve the citizens of Cocoa. 

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Radisson Individuals Signs its First New Build Hotel Near Florida’s Fastest Growing Cruise Terminal

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Radisson Hotel Group Americas today announced the signing of The Cocoa Village Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals in the stunning city of Cocoa, Florida. Set to open in 2023, this will be the first newly constructed hotel for the brand. Located in th...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

City Council Approves Purchase of Lots to Add 73 Parking Spaces in Cocoa Village

Oleander Parking layout with 73 additional parking spaces

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Cocoa City Council authorized city staff to negotiate the purchase of two additional parcels of land along Oleander Street in Cocoa Village to bring 73 additional parking spaces to the Cocoa Village area. 

In late 2021,...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

The City of Cocoa has seen an 11.1% drop in crime in 2021

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Data submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for 2021, shows crime is down in the City of Cocoa. The annual Uniform Crime Report shows an 11.1% drop in the overall crime rate for the city in 2021, with 9.6% fewer crimes reported. A closer a...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

City of Cocoa Completes the FY21 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and Audit

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The City of Cocoa Finance department presented to Cocoa City Council at the March 22, 2022 City Council meeting the Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Financial Report (ACFR) and Audit Report. These documents which are required to be produced highlighted no audit co...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Two FDOT Projects in Design for SR 520 in Cocoa

Mock-up of the SR520 project east of US1

The Florida Department of Transportation is currently in the design phase for two major projects on State Road 520 in Cocoa that will see the removal of the auxiliary lane east of US1 in the Cocoa Village area with added parking, increased medians and enh...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Urban Forest Management Plan for Cocoa Accepted as Part of Urban and Community Forestry Grant

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Cocoa City Council unanimously approved to accept the City of Cocoa Urban Forest Management Plan and authorized staff to move forward with plan recommendations. The plan, which was conducted as part of a three year Urban and Community Forestry grant from ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

B-23-09-COC Wewahootie Water Treatment Plant Sodium Hypochlorite Tank Replacement

The City of Cocoa is soliciting for a contractor to replace the Sodium Hypochlorite tanks at the Wewahootie Water Treatment Plant. The selected vendor will remove the existing four (4) Polyethylene Tanks, provide and install two (2) new Fiberglass Reinfor...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Re-Bid B-22-15R-COC Fiske Blvd. Roadway and Broadmoor Acres Drainage Improvements

The City of Cocoa is rebidding this request seeking a qualified contractor to construct roadway improvements on N. Fiske Blvd from Peachtree Street to W. Highland Drive. The project also consists of the installation of stormwater piping and roadside swale...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

P-23-06-COC Lease of City Property to 501(c)(3)- Former Dr. Joe Lee Smith Center

The City of Cocoa is accepting written proposals from all qualified 501(c)(3) firms interested in entering into a lease agreement for the Former Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center in order to provide services devoted to the betterment of the community. &a...

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