The Exploration Tower is planned as a destination with its own drawing power, but it also is the beginning of an extensive Canaveral Port Authority project to redevelop The Cove harborside market area.
The complete redevelopment plan for The Cove will be implemented in multiple phases and when complete, will be comparable in scale and concept to projects like Celebration Center and Downtown Disney.
To the west of The Center, a linear greenway, surrounded by retail and dining venues, will be added along the major sightline to the beautiful cruise ships at dock across the Port channel. To the east of The Center, a 5,000-person outdoor amphitheatre will accommodate a variety of entertainment events and adjacent space will be available for additional entertainment venues. The existing popular waterfront restaurant district will be redesigned and expanded.
When the project is complete, the new Cove could contain nearly 500,000 square feet of leasable office, restaurant and retail space, offering significant opportunities and benefits to many businesses and the local economy.