The City of Rockledge was fortunate to recently complete construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art police station, located just to the south of the former police station. Both of these facilities are positioned in the Barton Boulevard Redevelopment Sub-District.
In conformance with the objectives of the Rockledge Community Redevelopment Plan, the former police station was recently transformed into the Community Resource Center and multi-tenant office complex. Over the course of just more than one year, the facility was converted from a structure that served one, single purpose to one that now accommodates a variety of functions.
During the interior reconstruction, City staff worked diligently to obtain tenants for the facility, which now houses three commendable nonprofit organizations:
- LEAD Brevard;
- The Central Brevard Art Association; and
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
The Children's Hunger Project utilizes the former holding cell for storing food for its initiative known as Brevard County's Backpack Program.
In addition, the structure has also been retrofitted to provide space for the new Rockledge Community Resource Center and Georgia Phillips Reading Room, which offers residents a place to view books, resource materials and have access to computers. A $5,000 donation from Brighthouse Networks was received and contributed greatly to the completion of the Community Resource Center.
In March 2013, Redevelopment Agency staff relocated from their former location, an acquisitioned property on Cardinal Avenue, to the Community Resource Center.
A grand opening/ribbon cutting and “open house” was held in May of 2013 to commemorate the occasion.