Investment in Public Infrastructure
Ensure safe and efficient public infrastructure that drives growth and development in an environmentally responsible manner.
Cocoa is a unique and diverse community centrally located in the heart of the Space Coast region, along the Indian River in Brevard County. With one of the largest regional water utility systems in the state, Cocoa Water Utility provides customers with safe, clean drinking water. Enhancements were made to the Dyal Water Treatment facility to allow the system to continue to expand and remain resilient for years to come.
Brightline continues to construct it’s high speed rail from Miami to Orlando through the Cocoa community. The City of Cocoa is working to bring a multi-modal station to the Cocoa community to allow our residents and the entire Space Coast region to take advantage of this enhanced public transportation service in our region. The City continually strives to enhance other transportation networks as well including annual upgrades to streets and sidewalks to ensure safe modes of transportation for our community.
A focus for the City Council this past year was to enhance and support a safe, accessible and well-maintained network of community parks. A number of improvements are planned to enhance playing fields, facilities, and safety to allow for increased use of our parks.
The City also invested in parking for the downtown business district. Property was purchased to allow for additional parking while additional on-street parking was also configured. This is an on-going commitment as the downtown continues to grow.
Investing in our infrastructure continues to drive growth and development and make Cocoa a leader in the Space Coast region.
Broad-based initiatives to achieve the priority area of investment in public infrastructure include:
- Ensure the delivery of safe, clean drinking water to all utility customers.
- Enhance the City’s transportation networks. (Train, bicycle, walk, drive, public transit, Brightline Multi-modal station)
- Invest in environmental stewardship.
- Support a safe, accessible, well-maintained network of parks, facilities and greenspace.
- Continue to expand parking options in Cocoa Village.