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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

Mayor Blake with Elected Officials of the Florida League of Cities

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

Mock-up of the Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus plan

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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Cocoa News Flash
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: 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

Tree canopy in Cocoa along Indian River Drive

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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