July 2023 Titusville Talking Points - ADA Version

[Front Cover – Photo of a crane hoisting up a large piece of an old draw bridge being dismantled, with work crews in foreground. Titusville Talking Points, July 2023.  Inset photo circle — Rendering of playground equipment: Park Avenue Christian Academy expands to meet growing demand, pg. 13; Building Bridges — New NASA Causeway opens, pg. 8; PLUS: All about the City's new LED signs, pg. 9.]


[Photo of the Titusville Playhouse stage during an award show, with an audience.] Caption: The main stage at Titusville Playhouse. The theater has rebranded and launched a new website in anticipation of their upcoming 60th Anniversary. (Photo: Titusville Playhouse Facebook)


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Talking Points Staff: Jim Thomas – Managing Editor; Kurtis Korwan, Shane Daily, Wil Petty –Layout/Design/Photojournalism



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What’s Happening in Titusville

Here are the Newest Updates for What’s Going On in Town

PROJECTS — pg. 1

FEATURES — pg. 8

Highway to the Launch Zone — pg. 8

First phase of new NASA Causeway opens.

Helping Wounded Vets — pg. 11

Local DAV gives to those who have given so much.

Season of Growth — pg. 13

Park Avenue Christian Academy expands amidst increasing enrollment.

Setting the Stage — pg. 15

Titusville Playhouse rebrands and gets ready for a new season of performances.

MAIN STORY: And the Sign Said... — pg. 9

Rockledge-based company manufactures, installs City's new LED signs with a little help from man's best friend.


COMPLETED — pg. 19


Table of Contents            Talking Points / July 2023  


Brookshire Subdivision

[Aerial photo of houses under construction.] Site construction is nearing completion and single-family home construction is underway for a 170-lot subdivision located on Garden Street west of I-95.

Comfort Suites

[Photo of a hotel under construction.] Site construction is underway for a 68,992-square-foot, 122-room hotel located on South Helen Hauser Blvd.

Culver's Restaurant

[Photo of a restaurant under construction.] Site construction is underway for a 4,443-square-foot restaurant with drive-thru located on SR-50 across from Hickory Hills Blvd.


[Photo of a construction site with a new foundation.] Site construction is underway for a 2,500 square foot warehousing facility located at 4325 South Street.


[Photo of an office building.] Site construction is underway for a 94,601-square-foot manufacturing facility and 35,000 square feet of office space at the former Eckler’s building located at 5200 S. Washington Ave.

Hope Hammock

[Photo of a quadplex under construction.] Construction continues on 9 multi-family units located at 550 S. Brown Avenue.

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Huntington Park

[Photo of a wooded area with portions being cleared for construction, with a sign in front which reads MBV Engineering, Inc.] Site construction is underway for an 86-home single-family subdivision located on S. Park Avenue just north of Country Club Blvd.

Pier 13 Coffee

[Photo of a building under construction with a large mound of dirt in front.] Site and building construction are underway for a 4,166-square-foot retail coffee shop and a 1,180-square-foot roasting facility located at 1391 N. Washington Ave., just north of Eastern Florida State College.

Riverwalk Apartments

[Photo of an apartment complex under construction.] Site and building construction continue for a 210-unit apartment complex located at 5305 S. Washington Ave.

SNJ Townhomes

[Photo of heavy equipment and site reinforced concrete pipes at a construction site.] Site construction is underway for a 28 townhome complex located at the corner of East Whispering Hills Rd. and Elizabeth Ave .

South Lake Elementary

[Aerial photo of new buildings being constructed at a school.] Site construction is underway for utility improvements, car-loop addition, and new portables at 3755 Garden St.


[Photo of a gas station under construction.] Building construction is in full swing for a 6,119-square-foot convenience store/restaurant with gas pumps located at 1245 Grumman Place, off SR-405, across from the Titusville Police Department building.

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Airport Stormwater Improvements

[Photo of an airport admin building at sunset.] A site plan has been approved for infrastructure improvements for TICO Airport Authority.

Apollo Gardens

[Schematic showing the intended layout of an apartment building.] A site plan is under review for an 84-unit multi-family complex to be located at 2727 Demaret Dr.


[Photo of a large industrial plant with a tractor trailer out front.] A site plan is under review for a 30,000-square-foot warehouse expansion to the aerospace complex located at 1515 Chaffee Dr.

Brooks Landing

[Site plan showing the layout of a residential subdivision.] A final plat is being reviewed for a 143-lot, single-family home subdivision located on Jay Jay Rd.

Burger King

[Photo of a Burger King restaurant.] A site plan has been approved to demolish the existing restaurant building located at 11 S. Washington Ave., and then construct a new 3,117-square-foot restaurant on the same lot.

Caliber Carwash

[Aerial photo of a carwash.] A site plan is under review for a 3,764-square-foot carwash complex to be located on an outparcel at the St. John’s Plaza at 3229 Garden St.

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Falcon's Roost

[Satellite photo showing a plot of land with a lake.] A preliminary plat/site plat is under review for a 28-lot, single-family home subdivision located off of Knox McRae Dr., north of S. Park Ave.

Fox Hollow

[Satellite image of a neighborhood, with blue markers showing the locations of future construction.] Site plans are under review for three multi-family quadraplexes to be located at 2301, 2311, and 2416 Fox Hollow Dr.

Housing Authority of Brevard County

[Photo of county vehicles in front of a building.] A site plan is under review for 25 multi-family units to be located at 1211 Main St.

Horizon at Sand Point

[Artist rendering of a hotel to be constructed.] Site and building plans are under review for the redevelopment of the former Sand Point Plaza at 300 N. Washington Ave. The proposal includes apartments, a parking garage, and a mix of commercial and retail spaces.

Hydrosaurus Brewing

[Photo of a building on a large plot of land.] A site plan has been approved for a 2,000-square-foot addition at 502 Josephine St. for the construction of a brewery.

Independence Recycling

[Satellite image of a large plot of land near a lake.] A site plan is under review for construction of a concrete recycling facility to be located at 84 Golden Knights Blvd.


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Lake Fern Montessori

[Satellite image showing the location of a school, marked with a blue outline.] A site plan is under review for a 3,600-square-foot addition to the school located at 257 Aguinaldo Ave.

Oak Ridge Townhomes

[Rendering of future townhomes.] A preliminary plat/site plan is under review for a new subdivision consisting of 91 townhomes, to be located on the west side of Sisson Rd., north of Timber Trace Ln.

Orange Plumbing

[Photo of a warehouse building.] A site plan is under review for a 17,371-square-foot industrial building with offices, to be located at 4125 South St.

Palmetto Ridge

[Satellite photo showing the location of a future development with a red marker.] A site plan is under review for 36 condominium units to be located at 915 Sprout Ln.

Path Apostolic Church

[Photo of a church.] A site plan is under review for a 11,682-square-foot addition to the church located at 1010 Norwood Ave.


[Satellite photo of a building identified with a blue mark.] A site plan has been approved for an 11,756-square-foot manufacturing facility addition to the building located at 8800 Grissom Pkwy.

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Riverfront Center Tract E

[Satellite image of a plot of land with a white schematic overlayed showing the planned construction.] A site plan is under review for a 16,000-square-foot office and 24,000-square-foot warehouse building to be located on Riverfront Center Blvd.

Scooter's Coffee

[Photo of tree and empty parking lot.] A site plan is under review for a 664-square-foot drive-thru coffee shop to be located in Indian River Plaza on Cheney Hwy.

Shores at Tranquility

[Photo of a sign at a construction site.] Phase 1 - Site construction is underway for 99 single-family homes. Phase 2 - A sketch plat is under review for 104 single-family homes. Phase 3 - A sketch plat is under review for 75 single-family homes.

Space Coast Innovation Park

[Satellite photo of a section of land highlighted in yellow.] A site plan is under review for three industrial buildings totaling 639,040 square feet, to be located on the west side of Space Coast Regional Airport, at the corner of Grissom Pkwy and Perimeter Rd.

Swan Storage

[Satellite image of a portion of wooded land outlined in blue.] A site plan has been approved for a 7,350-square-foot storage facility with outdoor RV storage, to be located at 3575 South St.

Titusville Assisted Living Facility

[Schematic showing the layout of a proposed ALF.] A site plan is under review for a 96,894-square-foot assisted living facility to be located along the west side of US1 just north of Silver Star Rd.


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Titusville Resort & Destination

[Artist rendering of a future hotel.] A site plan is under review for a mixed-use development at 3550 S. Washington Ave., to include the demolition of the existing Titusville Mall (formerly Searstown Mall), and the eventual construction of a hotel, apartments, and commercial/retail space.

Titusville Square Business Building

[Satellite photo showing the location of future building, identified by a red mark.] A site plan is under review for a 7,345-square-foot office building to be located at 2400 Barna Ave.

Tropic Apartments

[Satellite photo showing a wooded area identified with a red mark.] A site plan is under review for 44-unit apartment complex to be located at the corner of S. Singleton Ave. and Tropic St.


[Photo of a section of land with a large sign.] A site plan is under review for a 2,700-square-foot restaurant to be located at 4244 S. Washington Avenue.


[Photo of the downtown bike and pedestrian trail with a graphic depicting and overhead counter on a pole.] 

Downtown Connector Trail

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be installing an overhead non-motorized vehicle and pedestrian continuous counter on the Downtown Connector Trail on Indian River Avenue between Orange Avenue and Broad Street. The installation should be completed in the month of July.

Utilities Infrastructure Improvements

The FY2022 CRA budget has $47,000 available for utility infrastructure improvements. CRA funds will be used to assist with the Indian River Avenue force main replacement project and street repaving. The work will begin in July.

Street Resurfacing

The portions of Julia Street between Hopkins Avenue and Palm Avenue and Pine Street were resurfaced in the month of June. The resurfacing project is complete. The paving of Indian River Avenue between South Street and Palmetto Street will be done by Water Resources as part of a force main replacement project.

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Bridging the Gap — New NASA Causeway Bridge opens ahead of schedule.

[Photo of a crane lifting a large portion of the old drawbridge span during demolition.] Caption: The old drawbridge during demolition. [Insert Photo of a ribbon cutting ceremony.] Caption: Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, FDOT, and partners cut ribbon on transformative bridge. (Photos: FDOT)

Kennedy Space Center and Merritt Island are more accessible after the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently opened the eastbound span of the new NASA Causeway Bridge over the Indian River Lagoon. A ribbon-cutting took place on June 9, 2023 — over 100 days ahead of schedule — and was attended by Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and representatives from NASA, FDOT, and Space Florida.

The next phase of the $126 million, five-year project has already begun, with construction crews currently dismantling and demolishing the old bridge, which has stood in place since 1964. The work is expected to take between six and eight months. Once that has been completed, crews will begin the construction of the westbound span, which is slated to be completed by January 2026. During this interim period, the eastbound span will be set up to accommodate two-way traffic over the causeway.

At the ceremony, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez recognized the importance of this project to the state’s long-term success stating, “This year, the Space Coast is projected to host close to 100 launches, further cementing Florida’s position as the Launch Capital of the World. With surging demand across the commercial aerospace industry, we are committed to improving infrastructure to accommodate space payloads making their trek to launch pads. This NASA Causeway Bridge will meet the demands that ensure Florida remains the global hub for all aerospace activity.”

“This project is a perfect example of FDOT’s commitment to serving and working with our local communities to meet their vision for the area and their transportation needs,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “These bridges not only improve the transportation for [spacecraft] and payloads but also increase safety and connectivity for motorists driving on top of it and marine traffic using the waterway below it.”

Spanning 4,025 feet over the Indian River Lagoon and rising 65 feet above the water, the new double high-rise fixed bridges will be taller and wider and will provide greater clearance for waterway traffic below, eliminating the need for a drawbridge. The wider lanes and uninterrupted traffic flow will significantly improve accessibility to the corridor encompassing the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Spaceport.

“The road we are standing on today is more than a bridge – it is a critical artery that supplies the lifeblood to our mission,” said NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Director Janet Petro, who attended the ribbon cutting. “Kennedy’s mission is to provide continuous access to space from Earth’s premier spaceport using creativity and innovation, and in many ways, this bridge is a representation of that spirit.” 

The completion of the NASA Causeway Bridge project underscores Florida’s dedication to the aerospace industry and the more than 150,000 jobs it supports. By investing in robust infrastructure that accommodates the demands of modern space activities, Florida aims to harness the full potential of the space industry.

Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida, also attended the ribbon-cutting and remarked, “To harness the full potential of the space industry, it is critical that we invest in robust infrastructure that supports the demands of modern space activities.” DiBello further stated it is his belief the new causeway bridge will serve as a “powerful enabler, facilitating the flow of resources, talent, and ideas between the mainland and the spaceport complex.”

The $126 million NASA Causeway Bridge project was made possible through a partnership between FDOT, NASA, and Space Florida, utilizing a combination of state and federal funding.

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Signs of the Times

City's New LED Signs shine bright.

[Photo of the new City Hall LED sign at night. Insert photo of the sign during manufacturing.] Caption: One of the new Titusville LED signs during fabrication at Kendal Signs based in Rockledge.

As Titusville continues to experience an exciting period of growth. The city recognized the need to replace the outdated and no longer functioning LED signs in front of City Hall and next to the fire station. Over the years, the signs began to show their age and break down. It was up to the Community Relations Division to spearhead the project of replacing and upgrading the signs. As part of the bid process, the team sought out the expertise of various sign manufacturers before ultimately selecting Kendal Signs—a locally renowned company based in Rockledge, FL. With its solid reputation, extensive experience, and impressive client roster, Kendal Signs was the perfect choice for Titusville’s much-anticipated signage upgrades. 

Established in 1996 by Kendal Mullen, Kendal Signs has grown into Brevard County’s largest sign manufacturer. The company’s success can be attributed to its commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Over the years, Kendal Signs has developed a reputation for delivering exceptional signage solutions, earning the trust of numerous clients throughout Florida and across the country. 

Kendal Signs boasts an impressive portfolio of clients, highlighting the company’s ability to handle projects of varying sizes and complexity. Some notable clients include the World Equestrian Center, KSC Gateway, Northrop Grumman, Planet Play, iMax Saturn Rings Display, Parrish Medical, Publix, and the recently opened BB Rads.

Kendal Signs is a Florida State Certified Sign Contractor whose manufacturing plant is MET Laboratories approved and inspected. These qualifications help put their clients at ease as they know they will provide high-quality products designed and fabricated to rigorous, exacting standards. 

Community Relations submitted several design concepts to the City Council at a public meeting. A discussion ensued, including some input from the public present. With the City Council’s approval, a design was selected and approved for construction. Community Relations Department worked closely with Kendal Signs; to bring these ideas to life. The team submitted sketches and concepts to Kendal Signs, who transformed them into impressive technical illustrations for final approval.

[Aerial photo of a crane truck lifting a sign into place.] Caption: Kendal Signs installs the sign at Fire Station 11.

Fabrication of the signs began at one of the two Kendal Signs manufacturing facilities in Rockledge. The structure was fabricated from aluminum, and the logos and lettering, and backlit accent were cut and formed from acrylic material. After consulting the Kendal staff, a decision was made to install the 6mm pixel pitch for LED panels on the message board. Once painted and tested, the sign was ready for installation.

Installation of the sign began on April 6th of this year. Crews arrived that morning with both signs on a flatbed trailer and carefully hoisted them into place. The new LED signs were installed and running by the end of the day. Once in place, the Community Relations staff realized that the back of the signs would be an excellent place to add more valuable information for pedestrians. A map of the downtown

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[Photo of the sign being lifted into place.] Caption: The top half of the City Hall sign is lifted into place.

[Photo of the back of the City Hall sign featuring a map.] Caption: The back of the City Hall sign features a map of Downtown Titusville.

[Photo of the back of the Fire Station sign with a Fire Department graphic.] Caption: The back of the Fire Station sign features an image of their vintage 1925 American LaFrance fire truck and the Department’s vision, mission, and values.

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was designed and printed on the back of the City Hall sign and is easily visible from the sidewalk. Appropriately, the reverse side of the fire department’s sign includes Titusville’s first fire truck, a 1925 La France, and the Fire Departments’ vision, mission, and values statements. Kendal Signs provided the enhancements and no extra charge.

Titusville’s new LED signs provide the city with another method of communication with its citizens, informing them of the latest events, like Lunch in the Lot, Red White and Boom, or upcoming workshops and hiring information, as well as emergency conditions affecting the city.

Titusville’s new signs represent the City’s continuing commitment to communicate, inform and educate the public during this booming growth and modernization of our city.

Canine Colleagues

Bring Your Dog to Work for a Pawsitive Office Environment.

[Photo of a woman and her dog at work.]

Kendal Signs has embraced a pet-friendly workplace, allowing employees to bring their furry companions to work. This forward-thinking approach has created a warm and welcoming environment, benefiting employees and customers as the pets walk freely in and out of the offices and the warehouse area.

[Two photos of dogs at the Kendal Signs office.]

During our site visit the presence of pets with their wagging tails created a real sense of relaxation.

[Kendal Signs logo.]

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[Graphic of a soldier saluting, on a background of a waving US flag.]

Serving Those who Served

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a national organization that helps over 1.1 million veterans each year. Created in 1920 by a group of World War 1 veterans, the DAV assists veterans and their families to access health and disability benefits; and provides various other assistance to serve those who have served our country.

The organization offers its services at no cost to the veterans. Last year, the DAV helped to file over 150,000 claims for benefits, along with providing veterans over 7.6 million miles in no-cost rides to medical appointments.

The DAV is also a parent organization to the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary (DAVA). Founded in 1922, the DAVA is a community service program dedicated to volunteerism with veterans and their families. Units put on programs to adopt veterans for special holidays, backto-school efforts for children of the deployed, assistance with errands, respite for caregivers, and general aid. The DAVA operates hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics across the country. With over a quarter-million members, the DAVA offers diverse programs including Americanism, community service, junior activities, legislative, and VA voluntary services.

The DAV Mission Statement

We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

This mission is carried forward by:

  • Providing free, professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.
  • Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally and to disabled veterans and their families specifically.

Titusville’s Chapter

DAV Chapter 109, located on North Singleton Avenue, is dedicated to helping the disabled veterans of the space coast. Their goal is to provide a safe place and helping hand to their community; regardless of age or era served. 

Established in 1972, the chapter has been serving for over 50 years. Chapter 109 is directed by Commander John

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Dunn, who served in Aviation Ordinance for 20 years. Commander Dunn has compassion to help fellow veterans, and is an active Chapter Service Officer. 

“We are always looking for more ways to help veterans,” says Commander Dunn. “We need YOU to come in and share your experiences and ideas on how we can meet the needs of today’s veterans and their families.”

Chapter 109 serves over 400 members in Titusville with the aid of their Service Officers. The chapter currently has 13 officers, all of whom are unpaid volunteers. Along with assisting with claims, they also operate a service office at 435 North singleton Avenue which provides a place where veterans can always feel welcome. The facility is home to several activities, including community meals, weekly BINGO nights, and regular fellowship with other veterans.

“Monday is our busiest day by far,” says Heidi Pennington, title. “Members are always coming in to grab a bite to eat, get assistance, and use the BINGO machines.” 

All Service Officers attend annual training and are DAV certified. The officers provide several services, including the operation of the DAV/VA Shuttle to help veterans get to medical appointments, processing and management of donations, operation of cold night shelters, facilitating events such as spaghetti dinners and movie nights, and paying home visits to those in need. They also visit nursing homes and hospitals, and provide music therapy for veterans struggling with PTSD.

The DAV is always looking for donations and volunteers! For more information about the organization or how you can help, contact Chapter 109 at (321) 269-0109.

[Disabled American Veterans logo.]

[Photo of the Titusville DAV building with new landscaping.]

Titusville DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Chapter 109 was recently the subject of a large-scale landscape beautification project. The supplies used for the project, such as plants, soil, mulch, and planters, were all donated by Lowe’s of Titusville.

[Photo of landscaping supplies.]

Over the course of a few days, volunteer staff from Lowe’s, as well as members of the DAV, Titusville Garden Club, and the local boy scouts, came together and assisted in transforming the DAV grounds.

[Photo of volunteers doing landscaping.]

The beautiful new landscaping is now complete, offering a warm welcome to visitors of the DAV center, which serves so many in our community.

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[Photo of roofers rappelling off a tall church roof, removing shingles.]

Lengthening Ropes, Strengthening Stakes

Facility improvements herald in new and exciting times for local church and school.

If you’ve driven down South Park Avenue over the past several months, you’ve probably noticed some changes happening on the Park Avenue Baptist Church campus, most notably, people suspended from repelling lines or a large crane replacing the roof on the unique sanctuary building. Coupled with the brand-new digital message board sign along the roadway, the church complex — which also houses Park Avenue Christian Academy — has been undergoing improvements inside and out for the past few years. Recently the academy began its own expansion and improvements to better serve the students of Titusville and North Brevard.

The academy has been experiencing a significant increase in demand for enrollment in recent years. To accommodate this growth in student registration, the church and school decided to expand and add more classrooms and teachers. In an interview with Dr. Brian McKinney, the Headmaster of Park Avenue Christian Academy, he discussed the changes made over the past few years, as well as its outlook for the future.

Founded in 1978 as Park Avenue Baptist School — a ministry of Park Avenue Baptist Church — the academy teaches students ranging from VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) through 8th grade and has historically held class sizes to a smaller number, averaging about 36 students per graduating class. With the notable increase in demand for enrollment, the school decided to increase the class size to 64 students, requiring them to utilize every available space on campus.

[Photo of the new church roof.] Caption: The new roof on the Sanctuary building, installed by Wescon Construction.

[Photo of the church's new LED monument sign.] Caption: PABC’s new LED digital monument sign at the entrance to the church campus.

“When I got here [in 2016], we had 335 students and now we’re at 540-something students and still growing,” said Dr. McKinney, or “Dr. Mac” as he is affectionately known by nearly everyone. “At the end of 2028, we’ll have 640 students.”

Starting around 2021, the school began formulating plans based on the previous five years of growth, determining that the available classroom space on campus wasn’t sufficient. The solution the planning team devised was something that public schools have utilized for decades: portable classrooms.

“When we looked at the process through 2028, we knew we would need to add 13 more portables,” Dr. Mac explained. “So, we formulated a plan of action. Instead of doing them one at a time, we’re doing them in groups as needed. The first group of portables landed last year [October 2022] and we will be having five VPK classes in them.”

Teachers have already moved in and the classrooms are now ready for the start of the 2023-24 school year. The additional eight portables are slated to be installed and ready by August 1, 2024.

Portables aren’t the only improvement happening on the campus. An all-new playground is being constructed featuring equipment painted in the school’s colors and manufactured by GameTime of Longwood, Florida. The equipment has already been fabricated and is waiting for sidewalks to be poured as well as landscaping improvements between the middle school building and the church’s Retreat Center.

“We’re hoping for the last week of July. But everything’s contingent on the weather, and of course, getting the concrete,” Dr. Mac said as he

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unfurled renderings of the planned playground which features a rocket ship climbing frame. “Because we’re in the space capital of the world, we have a rocket ship. That’s one of the items the kids will climb on — a rocket ship.”

[Graphic rendering of a new rocket-shaped climbing frame.] Caption: The rocket ship climbing frame that will be a part of the academy's new playground.

[Graphic rendering of a blue slide and jungle gym.} Caption: One of the slides to be installed on the new playground, painted in the school's colors. (Renderings: GameTime / PACA)

The steady growth each year has brought also brought academic enhancements to the school. A Media Academy was started featuring state-of-the-art audio-visual and computer technology, including an e-sports arena. There is also a new performance band program starting this school year that will be headed up by Jim Matthews, former band leader and teacher at Jackson Middle School. The school has also recently hired four new teachers to meet the students’ needs.

[Photo inside a multimedia game room with multiple monitors and computers.] Caption: Park Avenue Christian Academy’s E-sports Arena which is part of he school’s Media Academy. (Photo: PACA Facebook)

Looking ahead to the future, Dr. Mac expressed hope and optimism for the school he’s overseen for over seven years. When asked about any plans to expand the academy into secondary education someday, Dr. Mac expressed his desire to see another Christian high school in Titusville.

“I would love to see another Christian high school in Titusville. Obviously, Temple Baptist Church has one,” he expounded, “but I believe there is a growing need for an additional Christian high school in Titusville and North Brevard. Whether or not Park Avenue is involved in that remains to be seen.”

[Photo inside a portable classroom.] Caption: Inside one of the five new portables to be used for VPK classes this school year.

Park Avenue Christian Academy is dedicated to providing quality Biblebased education to its students. For more information on the academy, visit their website at www.paca.fl.

[Photo of portable classroom buildings.] Caption: Five new portable classrooms are installed and ready to receive students thisschool year.

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Titusville Playhouse undergoes a metamorphosis in time for its 60th Anniversary.

[Photo of a stage production at Titusville Playhouse.]

In anticipation of the 60th anniversary, Titusville Playhouse conducted a full rebranding initiative in spring of 2023, complete with a brand new logo.

“The new logo is comprised of different fonts to show the diversity in our programming. The ‘Titusville’ is positioned slightly forward to symbolize that the Titusville Playhouse is leading the way in developing quality cultural events for our citizens and visitors,” says Steven Heron, Executive Artistic Director.

In addition to a new brand, the playhouse launched a new website on June 19th.

59th Season has something for everyone!

Speaking of leading the way…..this season has shows that are being presented for the first time at a community theatre in Brevard (The Prom), and the first time in Florida (Beautiful, May We All). In addition, the theatre is collaborating with the Moore Cultural Center Board of Directors to produce the story of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore. The special event will occur over one weekend only in mid-October and will feature a one-act original play followed by a talk-back with actors and experts on the Moore legacy.

[Poster with a painting of Harry T. Moore: Fearless, the Harry T. Moore Story.]

New Show Schedule!


  • 9 to 5, the Musical Jul. 28 – Aug. 20
  • The Prom Sept. 8 – Oct. 1
  • The Wizard of Oz Nov. 10 – Dec. 10
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Jan. 12 – Feb. 11
  • May We All – A New Country Musical Mar. 8 – Apr. 7
  • Cabaret Apr 26 – May 12

Mainstage Special Events:

  • Fearless: The Harry T. Moore Story Oct. 13 – 15
  • A Tuna Christmas Dec. 15 – 22
  • Menopause, the Musical May 17 – 26

Shuler Stage:

  • • Who’s Holiday Dec. 15 – 22
  • The Marvelous Wonderettes Jan. 26 – Feb. 4
  • The Mountaintop Feb. 23 – Mar. 3
  • Xanadu May 17 – 26

Shuler Special Events:

  • • HalloQween Sep. 22 – 30
  • Evil Dead, the Musical Oct. 6 – 15
  • The Rocky Horror Show. LIVE Oct. 10 – 29

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Titusville Needs City Residents

[Photo of City Hall.]

Help guide our city into the future. Volunteer and serve on a board or commission.

  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
  • Board of Adjustments and Appeals
  • Board of Trustees of the General Employees' Penson Plan
  • Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Historic Preservation Board
  • North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation
  • North Brevard County Hospital District Board
  • North Brevard Economic Development Zone Dependent Special District Board
  • North Brevard Library District Board
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Titusville Environmental Commission
  • Titusville Housing Authority

The City of Titusville has a variety of boards, committees, and commissions that discuss and make important recommendations or undertake special activities specific to the purpose of each board.  The City's boards and volunteer board members serve a critical role to the community and the function of city government.

For more information, please contact the Titusville Clerk's Office at 321-567-3686.

Public Works - City of Titusville

Introducing the City's New Public Works Department

Titusville is your city, your community, your home. You want it to be the best. A place for you and your family to put down roots and grow. A community that you are proud to call home. You depend on us to provide efficient and reliable city services. To meet that need, we have made a big change in our city organization. We have combined two of our most integral community service departments, Water Resources and Public Works, into one unit: The New Public Works Department. 

The New Public Works Department will provide all of the municipal day-to-day services you expect and enjoy. Your water service, street repair, sewer service, traffic light maintenance, garbage service, and stormwater service will be coming from one department — One department focused on providing you and your family with efficient service, ease of contact, and improved response. Over the next few months, we will be updating our web pages, signage, etc. to reflect this change.

We look forward to serving you in the future.

[Photo of a city worker tending to a fire hydrant.]

Road Resurfacing Update

For Fiscal Year 2023 approximately 6 miles of roads were resurfaced in the City. Completed June 2023.

Street NameFromTo
Barna AvenueState Road 50Park Avenue
Country Club DriveUS 1Park Avenue
Julia StreetPalm AvenueUS 1
Pine StreetUS 1 SouthboundUS 1 Northbound

[Aerial photo of Julia Street being repaved.]

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Titusville Police Department

[Titusville Police logo.]

Promoting Teamwork within our community – 1100 John Glenn Blvd., Titusville, FL  32780 — PH 321-264-7800

Business Trespass Program

As a direct response to local businesses’ concerns, the City of Titusville Code Enforcement and Police Departments have launched a new program created specifically to help these businesses lawfully remove individuals trespassing on their property. The Business Trespass Program requires a simple registration with Code Enforcement, which will in turn provide law enforcement officers with information on business contacts. 

Each business completes a blanket trespass affidavit along with details on who is allowed on the property after hours. When a  business registered in the program requires assistance, law enforcement is notified and officers can respond promptly to address the issue due to the valuable information previously provided by the business via the Business Trespass Program initiative.

[Photo of a No Trespassing sign on a chain link fence.]

If you are a Titusville Business owner and would like to participate in this program please call 321-567-3770 or go to https://titusville.com/2712/Business-Trespass-Program-and-Affidavit

[Titusville Police silver logo.]

Code Enforcement - Promoting Teamwork within our community – 1100 John Glenn Blvd., Titusville, FL  32780 — PH 321-567-3770

The City of Titusville Code Enforcement Department has recently implemented an interactive reporting tool, Prepared Live.

Prepared Live is a system that provides real-time video or photographs of a scene to a Code Enforcement Specialist, allowing them to immediately visualize a situation with real-time access and an immediate GPS location of the incident. When a caller is reporting an in-progress code violation, issue, or concern they can opt to get an immediate text on the cell phone they are calling from with a provided link. If the caller chooses to click on the link, they can immediately hold up their phones and send live video to the Code Enforcement Specialist.

With enhanced situational awareness, Prepared Live assists our Code Enforcement Department to work more efficiently across the board and focus on what they do best, enforcing municipal land development and property maintenance codes in an effort to eliminate conditions that threaten the life, health, safety, and general welfare of residents. The system gains vital real-time information directly from mobile devices, which can then be immediately communicated to responding Code Enforcement Officers. This will drastically improve the communication of descriptions and details of an active incident. In addition, any video obtained can then be downloaded to evidence storage instantly. However, it is important to note, that once the caller hangs up, all contact with the phone is lost. This was an important step for the developers of this software for privacy purposes. Once the caller hangs up, Code Enforcement has no contact whatsoever with the caller. Prepared Live is a focused effort by the City of Titusville Code Enforcement Department to provide the highest level of service to citizens.

[Photo of Titusville Code Enforcement trucks outside the police department.]

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[Titusville Fire Department logo.]

Titusville Fire Department

550 S. Washington Ave. — Titusville, FL  32796 — 321.567.3800

[Poster graphic featuring a young child in a car seat.] Info: It's never safe to leave a child unattended in a car... not even for a minute. Cars get hot enough to kill in minutes. Make it a habit to always look before you lock. National Safety Council nsc.org/heatstroke, nsc.org/hotcars.

Get creative this summer and win a ride on a fire truck.

[Poster graphic showing cartoon children riding in a toy fire truck.] Info: Fire Truck Read for a Ride-a-Long. Titusville Fire Department is partnering with Titusville Library's All Together Now Summer Reading Program for a chance to win a ride to school in a fire truck.

How it works: Register at HTTPS://brevardcounty.beanstack.org/reader365 

  • Readers must be entering 1st through 12th grade
  • Each grade level will have a winner
  • Must attend a school and live inside Titusville City Limits (charter, public, private, or homeschool).

Summarize your favorite story in one of the following formats:

  • A picture
  • Write a 1,000 word essay
  • Record a 2 minute video

One entry per child.

Submit your entries to Titusville Fire via Facebook Messenger: @TitusvilleFire

Deadline is Wednesday, July 19 at midnight. Winners will be announced at the Titusville Public Library Summer Reading Celebration on July 27.

Entries will automatically be denied if they don't include: Name of student, entering grade level, adult name, phone number, and email.

[Brevard County Libraries logo.]

[Titusville Fire Department logo.]

It's Hurricane Season — Be Prepared!

Hurricane season is upon us. Make it your responsibility to be ready and receive local alerts by signing up for Alert Brevard Notifications. For more information check out www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/Home

[National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration graphic on the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. Season Probability Pie Chart showing 40% near normal; 30% below normal; 30% above normal. Named storms = 12 to 17; Hurricanes = 5 to 9; Major hurricanes = 1 to 4. Be prepared, go to hurricanes.gov and follow @NWS and @NHC_Atlantic on Twitter.

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B-B Rad's Coastal BBQ

[Photo of a new restaurant building, with “Open for Business” stamp superimposed.] B-B Rad’s Coastal BBQ is now open on US-1 immediately across from Titusville High School.

Suzanne's Studio

[Photo inside a new art store, with “Open for Business” stamp superimposed.] A “paint your own pottery and canvas” studio is now open at 326 S. Washington Ave., the former location of Hotpoint Boutique.

Monster Walk

7th Generation Community Services hosts their annual Monster Walk event to help bring together our community. The event allows kids to have a fun and safe Halloween event, as well as bring potential business to the different companies that participate in the Monster Creation Contest. Kids participate in a costume contest to win a prize! One boy and one girl will be the winners. Kids 13 and under must have a parent accompany them and kids 14 and over do not need parents present.

The children will walk around, get candy, and rate each monster on display! Each year, there are three different winners who win a trophy for a certain category: Over All Winner, Most Scariest, and Most Creative. The winners get to keep their trophy to proudly display until the following year where they have to win again to keep it!

[Photo of a family dressed in costume for Halloween.]

The event organizers are looking for volunteers to help setup, work the event, and tear down. They are also looking for donations of supplies like:

  • Candy
  • Decorations
  • Water
  • Pumpkins
  • General donations to help purchase the needed material.

Admission Donations collected at this event go towards:

  • Annual Monster Walk Event
  • Backpack and School Supplies for Brevard Public Schools
  • Home Economic Programs to teach our children Etiquette Basics, Sewing skills, Wood Working, and Basic Financial knowledge.
  • Scholarship Programs
  • Feeding families for Holidays

For more information, or sign up to be a volunteer contact 7th Generation Community Services at (321) 250-1306.

[Graphic depicting a Jack O' Lantern and other Halloween icons.] Info: 7th Generation Community Services, Saturday, Oct. 28, costume contest, raffles, monster contest. Register online or in person. 5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. 410 Indian River Avenue, Titusville, FL  32796.

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New Business Tax Receipts

Businesses that obtained approval to operate within the City of Titusville in June of 2023.

  • Space Coast Elevated Wellness, LLC – 5840 Chicory Drive
  • Dynasty Phlebotomy Services, LLC – 2500 Garden Street, Unit C2
  • Magnolia Blossom Weddings & Events, LLC – 1719 Guldahl Drive
  • Lemaster Landscaping, LLC – 5095 S. Washington Avenue
  • BB-Rad’s Smokehouse, Inc. – 1817 S. Washington Avenue
  • Sweary Therapy – 5524 River Oaks Drive
  • Brevard Property Management & Sales, LLC – 3659 S. Hopkins Avenue
  • New Century Tint, LLC – 4020 Raney Road

Important City Numbers

Building Department


Business Tax Receipts (Occupational Licenses)


City Clerk


City Hall Main Number


City Hall FAX Number


City Manager’s Office


Code Enforcement


Community Advocate


Customer Service (Utility Billing)


Economic Development


Fire Department (Non-Emergency)


Fire Public Education


Human Resources




Neighborhood Services


Municipal Marina




Planning Department


Police (Non-Emergency)


Police / Fire Rescue (Emergency)


Solid Waste




Stormwater (After Hours Emergency)


Streets Maintenance


Water Field Operations (Water Main Break)


Water Main Break (After Hours Emergency)


Water Conservation Program


LED Sign Information


Important Community Numbers

Brevard County Auto Tags


Chamber of Commerce


Department of Motor Vehicles


Florida Power and Light


City Gas Co. of Florida


Social Security Office


Canaveral National Seashore


Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge


Watch Gov TV on: Brighthouse Channel 498, AT&T's Uverse Channel 99, and at Titusville.com

Visit our Facebook at facebook.com/CityofTitusville

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[Back Cover – Aerial photo of the Titusville Commons area of Indian River Avenue, looking northeast at the Harbor Point complex and the A. Max Brewer Memorial Bridge over the Indian River Lagoon.]  City of Titusville, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796.