|From left are: Port Canaveral CEO Stan Payne; Commissioners Jerry Allender; Tom Weinberg (secretary/treasurer); Frank Sullivan; Bruce Deardoff (vice chairman) and Joe Matheny (chairman)// © 2011 Port Canaveral|
Construction officially began today on a $60 million new cruise terminal facility at Port Canaveral, slated for completion next July. The $26.6 terminal will feature a sleek, modern design with a two-story atrium and the capability to simultaneously embark and disembark passengers. It will include a 1100-seat waiting area and will provide space for showcasing Brevard County and the Central Florida region. In addition to the terminal, the new facility will include a new $23 million pier, $3 million gangway, and $7.5 million parking garage with a covered walkway and first-level retail shops. The project is led by Skanska of Orlando, FL and Ivey Construction of Rockledge, FL.