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Titusville Talking Points
In this issue...
- Rollin' Down the River - The Tale of Kayaks by Bo and their move to a new home
- Then & Now - Titus Landing 2 and a half years later. Over 20 stores have opened and there's more to come!
Japanese students paid a visit to city hall and received a tour of our government offices and council chamber by City manager Scott Larese.
New & Continued Projects Talked About in This Issue MUST BE UPDATED:
- Aero Electronics
- Step-By-Step Learning Center
- River Palms
- Titusville Storage
- Extended Stay Hotel
- Brookshire Subdivision
- Luna Trails
- Hyatt Hotel
- Fox Lake Venue Center
- Indian River Landings
- Blue Origin
- CRA Updates
- C's Waffles - Baldwin Shopping Center
- Salsa's Mexican Restaurant
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Woodgrain Distribution
- South Carpenter Estates
- Forest Trace
- Former Randolph Inn
- Logistics Center Gets New Tenant
Feature Stories in this Issue:
- Kayaks by Bo Is Growing - The story of their business and new home
- Center Page Article - 54 Months Later! First Hobby Lobby, now Harley... a look at all that has opened at Titus Landing
- County Parks Summer Camp - Brevard County Parks and Rec have plans to give kids a great summer...
- DREAM Space Coast - Work continues on towers' major revamp
- Annual Sea Turtle Festival
City Gov News in this Issue:
- City Landscaping - Mourning Dove's Natural Vegetation
- Resilient Titusville Update
- EFSC Scholarship Available - Announcing the Certified Production Technician Scholarship Program
- New Baffle Boxes
- Move Over - Save Lives
- Mobile Titusville - City's multi-modal transportation plan
- Titusville Police Updates
- Titusville Fire Updates
Completed & Open
- Miracle City Harley Davidson
- Titusville Mall Auto Center
- Stoney's Real Pit BBQ
- Palmetto Street Baffle Box
- Downtown Titusville Business Listing
- Historic Building Spotlight
- City Contact Numbers
- City Social Media
Talking Points Staff
- Jim Thomas - Managing Director
- Kurtis Korwan - Layout/Design/Photojournalism
- Shane Daily - Layout/Design/Photojournalism
Come celebrate Independence Day with Us! Red, White & Boom! July 4, 2018 from 7-10pm. Sand Point Park, Titusville. Enjoy live music, food & drinks, bounces houses, vendors and more...
Hosted by the City of Titusville and the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce for Titusville, Florida. #LaunchFromHere
Sponsored by Parrish Healthcare and PCM Products, Inc.
New & Continued Projects
Aero Electronics - Site plans have been approved for a 10,000 square foot
addition to the existing building located at 411 S. Park Avenue.
Step by Step Learning Center - Site plans are under review for an 18,000 square foot children’s daycare center located north of South Street and west of S. Park Avenue.
- A site permit and building permit have been issued for a 100-residential condominium units within two buildings with associated amenities located at 1805 Riverside Drive.
- A site plan has been approved to redevelop the former Kmart building
into indoor, climate controlled storage located at 810 Cheney Highway.
Extended Stay Hotel
- Construction has begun on a 124-unity 4-story hotel located at the southern terminus of Helen Hauser Boulevard adjacent to the new Durango’s restaurant.
- Preliminary Plat/Engineering plans have been approved for a 170 single family home subdivision located at the northwest corner of Garden Street and I-95.
Luna Trails -
Construction continues on an 84 unit, 3 story apartment complex
located at the southeast corner of Sycamore Street and Deleon Avenue.
Hyatt Hotel -
Site construction continues on a 119 unit hotel and a 2-story office/retail building at the corner of US 1 and Riverfront
Center Boulevard (formerly Vectorspace Boulevard).
Fox Lake Venue Event Center -
Site plans have been approved for a 10,900 sq. ft. event center located at 3815 Fox Lake Road. The proposal includes the construction of
the event center, associated parking, stormwater and landscaping.
Indian River Landings -
Several homes have been completed and more homes are under
construction at the 22-lot subdivision located on Riveredge Drive.
Construction is nearing completion for a 6,600 sq. ft.
restaurant located along Helen Hauser Boulevard, south of SR 50.
Blue Origin -
Building Permits have been reviewed and issued for 2 new buildings on the Blue Origin Campus. The TCAT Building (Testing and Clearing Tanks associated with manufacturing process of rockets) will be 219 feet tall and 26,313 square feet. The SCF
(Surface Coating Facility) will be 68 feet tall and 71,710 square feet.
C's Waffles - Baldinwin Shopping Center -
Coming soon to the Baldwin Shopping Center in Downtown Titusville, C’S Waffles will be opening up shop in the former location of The Coffee Shop. C’s Waffles has four other locations throughout New Smyrna Beach, Daytona, and Edgewater.
CRA Update -
City Council approved a Street Paving Contract to Preferred Materials, Inc., of Orlando, Florida, which includes the street resurfacing of Palm Avenue in the CRA. The estimated cost of the resurfacing is $122,826. The CRA will fund the infill of sidewalks and ADA curbs on Orange Street for an estimated cost of $51,554. Earlier this fiscal year, sidewalk and ADA curb improvements were made on Indian River Avenue and Main Street. Landscape lighting will be installed around the perimeter of the Julia Street Parking Lot in the next couple of months. The lights will provide a festive feel to this highly visible public space in the downtown. Additionally, studies and cost estimates are being performed to estimate the cost of adding street lights on Broad Street between Palm Avenue and Indian River Avenue and pedestrian lights on Julia Street west of Hopkins Avenue.
Salsa's Mexican Restaurant -
Interior construction has commenced on a new restaurant at Titus Landing, directly across from EPIC Theatres. Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant
presently has eight locations throughout Florida, with the closest being
in Cocoa Beach.
Courtyard by Marriott -
A new 152-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel is being planned for
the riverfront property adjacent to the former U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame along Riverfront Center Blvd. The new hotel will also offer prime launch-viewing from a fifth-floor observation deck. There is no word on future plans for the former AHOF building itself.
Woodgrain Distribution -
The structure is nearly complete for Woodgrain Distribution’s new 80,000-square-foot expansion off Grisson Pkwy on Shepard Drive.
South Carpenter Estates -
Roads are being graded and entry facade walls are being constructed at the new 70-lot, single-family home subdivision along South Carpenter
Road, near Fox Lake Road.
Forest Trace -
Homes are being sold and families are moving in while construction
continues in this new 133-lot subdivision off of Sisson Road.
Former Randalph Inn -
Pavement resurfacing has begun at the site of the former Randolph
Inn along U.S. 1. New landscaping and trees have been installed as the
developer works to convert the former hotel into condos.
Logistics Center Welcomes New Tenant -
Titusville Logistics Center Update - February marked the opening of the second business at the Canaveral Port Authority Logistics Center! Ralph’s Transfer Co. has been operating for over 38 years and recently expanded into the Titusville area.The business contracts with local retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot, JC Penny and Costco to deliver ordered goods to customers. The 62,000 square foot facility includes office space and a massive storage bay, which staff uses to house the ordered goods while they inspect them for damage. Once inspections are complete, the products are loaded and shipped to customers in the area.
Feature Story - Kayaks by Bo
Who is Bo? Some say that Bo was lazy and took naps all day. Others say he enjoyed life to the fullest and his favorite pastime was getting out on the water. To Tom and Lyn Altif, the owners of Kayaks by Bo, he was a caring friend who deserved his name on the sign. Periodically, they would even get calls from customers who said they previously bought a kayak from Bo and would ask if they can get a discount on their next purchase.
According to the Altifs, Bo was very understanding, loving, and affectionate; at the end of the day he would look at them as if to say, “I know you’ve had a ‘ruff’ day, but that dog bowl is not going to fill itself!” Yes, the business was named after their loving dog Bo, a Labrador who was very much at home on the water. Sadly, Bo passed away after many years of exploring the area, but his name lives on as the figurehead of their business.
Tom Altif grew up in East Orange County and spent many weekends fishing in Titusville. As he got older, he would bring his kids to explore Haulover Canal and Playalinda Beach, even
before it was designated as a National Seashore. He eventually realized that there were no kayak retailers in town. This upset him, as the family loved the natural charm of Titusville and were disappointed that so few people were exploring the area. So, in 2008, he set out to change that by opening a little kayak retail company of his own — Kayaks by Bo, located off of Garden Street.
“Our business concept is to encourage visitors to enjoy the ‘Real Florida’ including the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Canaveral National Seashore Park, the beaches and the numerous spring runs and rivers found throughout Florida,” says the Altifs.
To him, the greater Titusville area is the perfect place to launch excursions and was hidden secret that had only been discovered by true nature lovers and conservationists. But, according to Altiff, that is changing as more people and businesses flock to
Business quickly began picking up as more and more residents discovered the joys of kayaking on the Indian River Lagoon. The Altifs soon found themselves with too much business for such a little space, so they sold their old building and moved to the downtown area next to the Emma Parrish Theater in 2012.
The Joys of Kayaking
Kayaks by Bo remained in the downtown area for seven years as more and more people began kayaking in the area. Each year, tourists and local residents alike would head out onto the water for a variety of fun maritime activities. With fishing being so popular on the Space Coast, many were casting off in their kayaks for great spots like Haulover Canal, Mosquito Lagoon, and, of course, their own private fishing spots right here in the
Indian River Lagoon.
Kayaks quickly became very popular with space enthusiasts who enjoyed seeing the breathtaking launches from the Kennedy Space Center. With the launch pads right across the river, kayaking out into the lagoon gives you an unbeatable view of each launch, day or night.
Making the Move
Late in 2018, a new opportunity arose for the Altifs when the building that once housed Barnlight Electric located at 3405 South Washington Avenue became available for purchase. Buying the building was a big financial decision, but the property had everything the Altifs were looking for: a bigger warehouse, private dock with a floating dock and kayak launch, and, of course, direct access to the river. These ammenities are opening doors to new opportunities for the company, inlcuding offering their own kayak tours.
“It was a tough decision,” said Tom, “a lot of people as they get older try to shy away from big financial changes and play it safe, but we could not pass up the opportunity to relocate
on the water and consolidate our store, warehouse, and rentals, and have the ability to offer bioluminessence tours all from one location.”
In addition to the summertime bioluminscence tours, the new location directly across the river from NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building is the perfect launching point for guided night time rocket viewings — something the Altifs are looking to capitalize on. “I’m a big believer that if something is meant to happen, it will,” says Lyn, “there were a lot of questions and concerns going in, but now [the move] was definitely worth it. The new location on the river is perfect for our future plans, and the added traffic of people traveling to and from Titus Landing nearby has been tremendous.”
Every Dog Has Its Day
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but with the recent developments at the store, it looks like that might not be true after all. Keeping in line with tradition, their latest rescue dog Marley Grace frequently visits the store to greet customers, something that people have grown to enjoy.
So, what’s next for the Altifs? According to Tom, some much needed time off. For two years an RV has been parked and waiting for the day he would be able to take off on the open
highway. Now, his time is approaching. The plan: drive out west and if he gets to a place he knows Lyn would like, she’ll fly out to meet him and make a vacation of it.
“Our son Jason will be managing the business while Lyn and I take a much needed vacation at some of our national parks around the country,” says Tom. Well, with the success of the
store and the hard work The Altifs have put into it, that would be a vacation well deserved.
Feature Story - Titus Landing
It’s hard to believe it’s been two-and-a-half years since Titus Landing first opened its doors with the official ribbon cutting of Hobby Lobby on October 24, 2016; and even longer since
the demolition of the old Miracle City Mall in 2015. In that time, the project has continued to grow by leaps and bounds and is now home to over twenty new businesses.
Just recently, Miracle City Harley Davidson opened its doors to excited customers on March 9, 2019, with a serires of weekend concerts and celebrations — something they plan to continue every weekend for the forseeable future. This opening marked the completion of phase two of the project which started with stores such as Ulta, Bealls, and Tuesday Morning, and Epic Theaters just across the parking lot.
For a time, there were many who didn’t believe the project would ever get off the ground because of financial concerns and liens on the property, however AG Development Group and their contractor Excell Project Management continued to move forward — much to the delight of the thousands of people who now flock to the theater, shops and restaurants that are located in this lifestyle center.
Progress continues as the developers recently announced plans for a new Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant coming soon, which will be located in the west corner unit, opposite EPIC Theatre and Miracle City Harley Davidson.
Titus Landing is also becoming a new cultural center with a comfortable outdoor plaza that hosts several events each year, such as outdoor concerts, marathons, and holiday celebrations.
The venue is also a perfect place for launch viewing, as the property sits right across the street from the Indian River Lagoon. Now, just 54 months since the first store opened, citizens of Titusville are happy to have Titus Landing becoming such a success as part of the city’s tapestry of local shopping and dining. Here’s to many more years of success in the future.
What's Opened So Far:
- Pet Supermarket
- Parrish Healthcare
- Dunkin' Donuts
- FireHouse Subs
- Esmoker Online
- Coldwell Banker
- Titus Nail & Spa
- Wayback Burgers
- Rack Room Shoes
- Ulta Beauty
- Tuesday Morning
- Epic Theatres
- Color Bar
- Amazing Jewelry
- Le Crave
- Optical Outlets
- Harley Davidson
Featured Article -
Work continues to bring the former Bay Towers in mid-town Titusville back to life as the buildings are converted into luxury apartments under the name DREAM Space Coast,
under the new ownership of Dream, Live, Prosper — a real estate management firm based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. DLP currently handles 41 properties throughout the United States, including several in Florida and Georgia.
Over the past several months, DLP has been diligently working to repair and improve the property from the less-than-ideal conditions it had been in for several years. Chief among the repairs has been the complete replacement of the roofs on all three buildings, and the
overhaul of the HVAC system. Other repairs and upgrades have been made to the elevators, pool, electrical system, plumbing, fire/safety system, lobby and Grand Room; also adding a modern health and wellness wing with all new equipment.
Outside, landscaping is being done and new paint is being applied — a white with a kind of sea foam accent color — all to help make the exterior live up to the expectations one would have of luxury apartment living. All of this work is expected to be completed by mid-May.
“We’re excited to bring this level of accomodations to Titusville this Spring,” said Amy Barricelli, Vice President of Leasing, Marketing and Revenue at DLP Real Estate Management. “We’re already renting apartments for mid-May move-ins, so it’s pretty clear that people are excited about the luxury rental experience we’re bringing to Titusville.
DREAM Space Coast rentals start at $1,060 per month for a Studio Apartment, and range up to $2,690 per month for larger units. Ammenities and resident services to be offered include: valet dry cleaning, Amazon Hub locker delivery services, Starbucks coffee, a
gaming room, eCafe, and a Health & Wellness Center featuring a cardio fitness room, streaming on-demand cycle studio, and a yoga and pilates studio. Outdoor ammenities will include a tranquility garden, a four hole putting golf green, bocce ball, a summer kitchenette, “Dive-In Movies” poolside, and a fire pit with seating perfect to watch rocket launches.
Featured Article - 9th Annual Titusville Sea Turtle Festival!
Join us on May 11th, 2019 in downtown Titusville! Join us for a FREE family fun community event and great day of Sea Turtle inspired fun! Learn simple things you can do to protect endangered sea turtles with Canaveral National Seashore and Sea Turtle reservation Society. Look forward to a fun filled day of Sea Turtle artists, crafters, turtle talks, live entertainment, chalk art, dance, groups, face painting, bounce house, sea turtle crafts for kids and more! For more info, go to our Facebook Page @TitusvilleSeaTurtleFestival
Government News: Landscaping with Native Plants
When you look at the Mourning Dove Water Production Plant you immediately notice something that sets it apart from all of the other city facilities: the plants directly in front of the main parking lot. This landscape area does not feature the turf grass and trimmed ornamentals common to most city sites; instead you see a vigorous plant bed with a diverse selection of plants that seems just a little wild. With a closer look, you realize that what you don’t see are invasive plants, sprinkler heads, cypress mulch, or a focus on turf.
Originally, the planting area was the typical turf grass strip separating the parking lot from the sidewalk. In the early 2000’s a plant bed was created. While a step in the right direction towards reducing the high-water use turf, it failed because the plants chosen for the strip could not survive in the harsh site, which is located on the south side of the building and surrounded by heat-reflecting sidewalks and pavements and exposed to pollutants from idling cars at the traffic signal. While they were attractive, under the site conditions the plants required significant maintenance including irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides. The initial landscape failed to meet the first principle of Florida-Friendly landscaping--placing the right plant in the right place.
In 2003 the Water Resources Conservation Program commissioned local artists to paint a mural of Florida native plants on the retaining wall in front of the Mourning Dove facility. The mural was designed to catch the eyes of motorists stopped at the traffic light by illustrating the wide variety of native plants in each of Florida’s ecosystems.
Building upon the success of the mural, in 2005 the Conservation Program used the now almost empty plant bed as the impetus for an opportunity to offer Titusville residents a living example of the use of native plants in the landscape. The Conservation Program partnered with the North Chapter of Keep Brevard Beautiful (KBB) to take this vacant strip and fill it primarily with native plants including Beautyberry, Coontie, Muhly Grass, Firebush, Dune Sunflower, Dahoon Holly, and Saw Palmetto. The objective was to not only beautify this highly visible strip of land, but also educate the public on the use of native plants. Plants were chosen that were sustainable given the site conditions and readily available to the public. The partnership enabled the North Chapter to be awarded a $1,138.46 Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc. Xeriscape/Beautification Grant. The grant was part of a matching grants program for nonprofit organizations to promote landscaping projects on public land. Water Conservation provided in-kind plant materials and services to make the project come to life. The project was completed in March, 2005 and won the 2005 Building a More Beautiful Brevard Award for a landscaping project in north Brevard that year.
In the fourteen years since the landscaping was installed, this sliver of native habitat has thrived. No irrigation has been used since the drip irrigation was discontinued after the first few months of establishment in 2005. No fertilizer or pesticides have been applied, which means it has not contributed to the toxins running off into the Indian River Lagoon. It has been re-mulched once over the years with pine bark so that no living tree was killed in order to provide the mulch. It has been used as a living educational exhibit for both passersby and groups touring the water plant. Pictures featuring its plants have frequently been used in the Conservation Program’s publications and handouts.
Over the next few months as part of the Conservation Program’s renewed focus on outdoor water conservation and improving the health of the Indian River Lagoon, the landscape area will be receiving a refresh. Working with the Florida Native Plant Society, Conservation will be adding some new native specimens, revamping signage, and freshening up the area while keeping its wild and natural beauty. Having a living exhibit that shows residents native species, their growth habit, and their ability to thrive is an integral tool for the water conservation message; while cultivating native landscapes for its facilities is fundamental to Titusville’s environmental sustainability and health.
According to the Florida Native Plant Society, a Florida native plant “refers to a species occurring within the state boundaries prior to European contact, according to the best available scientific and historical documentation. Florida native plants include those species understood as indigenous, occurring in natural associations in habitats that existed prior to significant human impacts and alterations of the landscape.”
Government News: Resilient Titusville
Staff from the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council held the third public engagement activity for Resilient Titusville on March 28, 2019; presenting the vulnerability assessment, summary of community input, and proposed resiliency themes. Also present at the workshop were staff from the UF/IFAS Extension office and Brevard County Natural Resources Management.
Next step: The finalized resiliency plan will be presented to the City Council on May 28, 2019 during the 5:30pm presentation meeting.
Government News: Certified Production Technician Scholarship Program
Scholarships are now available for Titusville residents and/or employees of Titusville businesses through the Eastern Florida State College Foundation! For more information, contact Patty Boatman, Worforce Training and Development Coordinator at 321-433-7514 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government News: New Baffle Boxes
Installation of three new baffle boxes within the South Street basin is underway. These boxes will help treat stormwater from a 235 acre basin that drains to the Indian River Lagoon. This important project will not only help improve the water quality of the Indian River Lagoon, they will also assist the City in meeting its pollutant removal allocation required by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. A Baffle Box is a structure with a series of settling chambers whose primary function is to remove sediment, debris, trash, and their associated pollutants from stormwater. The box is then vacuum cleaned and the material is properly disposed of, preventing the sediment, debris and trash from ever entering the Lagoon. The City has received grant funding for construction of this project from Brevard County’s Save our Indian River Lagoon fund, the St Johns River Water Management District, and the State Legislature.
Government News - Move Over or Slow Down for Emergency Lights
Florida law requires you to Move Over a lane — when you can safely do so — for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles and tow trucks or reckers.
If you can’t move over — or when on a two-lane road — slow to a speed that is 20 mph less than the posted speed limit.
Slow down to 5 mph when the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less. When you fail to Move Over, you put yourself and others at risk; you could crash into a vehicle or worker.
Violating the Move Over law will result in a fine, fees, and points on your driving record.
Did You Know? It is illegal to drive with your hazard lights flashing. According to Florida law, drivers must only turn on their hazard lights if they are stationary. Hazard lights may seem like the right idea during blinding storms, but they are not! “Hazard lights are just that — the signal of a hazard, and you use them when you have pulled over to the side of the road or are disabled or in an accident,” said Matt Nasworthy, American Automobile Association public affairs director for Florida. “You cannot use them when you’re moving. It only causes confusion. Other drivers have no idea what you’re doing.”
Government News: Multimodal Plan
The City of Titusville is finalizing a multimodal master plan to help promote connectivity and improve overall safety. Our goal is to identify several bicycle, pedestrian, and transit improvements within the City. The plan reflects input from citizens, business owners, and community representatives and best practices proposed by the City's consultant.
Take the survey at www.titusville.com/mobility and tell us what you think.
The community development staff and representatives from Kimley-Horn and Associates of Orlando want to hear from you! For more information, visit www.titusville.com/mobility to sign up for the Community Development Department contact list to receive updates on this project. Scan the QR code below to be taken directly to the online survey.
Visit www.titusville.com/mobility and sign up for email notifications about project updates, upcoming events, and to read and comment on draft documents as they are prepared.
Attend a workshop or community event. City staff and representatives from Kimley0Horn of Orlando will be present at the events and meetings below. Come share your input!
Public Presentation - Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6pm (Titusville City Hall)
Planning and Zoning - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6pm (Titusville City Hall)
City Council - Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:30pm (Titusville City Hall)
Help spread the word on social media and invite your friends and neighbors to speak out and support the Multimodal Plan.
Government News - Titusville Police | Promoting Teamwork Within Our Community
1100 John Glenn Blvd. Titusville, FL 32780 (Phone 321-264-7800)
The number one complaint the police department receives from citizens is speeding and other traffic violations. Over the past several years, the traffic volume in Titusville has increased tremendously. The Titusville Police Department has seen an increase in traffic crashes but the real spike has been in serious crashes with serious injuries. We believe that this is largely due to the increased volume of cars compounded with distractive driving and excess speed.
Our department has recently started posting on our social media sites the exact locations that we will be running radar and conducting traffic enforcement. We are encouraging everyone to follow us on one of our social media sites so you can see for yourselves where we will be. In addition, we will only be enforcing our traffic laws in the areas that we have the most accidents and/or complaints.
Below is a list of what traffic fines will cost you. Please be mindful of all traffic laws and save yourself a lot of money. STAY SAFE TITUSVILLE!
|Fail to Stop at a Traffic Signal
|Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
|Leaving Child Unattended - Engine not running
|Move Over Law
|Moving Violation (F.S. 316)
|Moving Violation (F.S. 320 & 322)
|Passing Stopped School Bus
|Speeding (Graduated Scale - Miles Over Posted Limit
|6 - 9 mph over
|10 - 14mph over
|15 - 19 mph over
|20 - 29 mph over
|Speeding - School Zone or School Crossing
|10 - 14 mph over
|15 - 19mph over
|20 - 29 mph over
|Speeding - Work Zone
City Government News - Titusville Fire Department
550 South Washington Avenue. Titusville, FL 32796. 321-567-3800
In February of this year, Titusville Fire Department placed into service Squad 11, a first of its kind for our department. Squad 11 is a rescue vehicle based on a Ford F-350 chassis with a custom-built body. Custom Truck & Body Works, Inc. located in Woodbury, Georgia completed the vehicle. Staffed with 2 personnel, at least one of which is a paramedic, Squad 11 is housed with Engine 11 and is the primary response vehicle from Station 11 for all medical calls and is advanced life support capable. Having this vehicle in service takes the call load off the larger apparatus, thereby reducing maintenance, wear and tear and fuel costs. Additionally, Squad 11 is equipped with a cache of SCBA bottles for emergency calls such as structure fires, where personnel are using their air packs for longer durations. Vehicle mounted and portable scene lighting, hand tools, positive pressure ventilation fan, various power saws and rescue struts used for vehicle stabilization make this a dynamic, low-profile multi-purpose response vehicle. We are excited to add this vehicle to our fleet and the additional capabilities it gives our personnel on emergency scenes.
FY 2019 Service Statistics
FY 2019 Service Calls Per Station
||Average Response Time
|QTR 1 (October 2018 - December 2019)
|QTR 2 (January 2019 - March 2019)
|QTR 1 (October 2018 - December 2019)
|QTR 2 (January 2019 - March 2019)
Feature Article - Titusville Fire Department Ember's Safety Message
Ember says “ Riding is safe if your responsibility.” Florida has ranked in the top 3 in bicycle and pedestrian fatalities every year since 2001.
Start with your A, B, C’s before you get on your bicycle.
A is for air. Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
B is for brakes. Make sure your brakes are working. Make sure they do not rub on wheel when not applied.
C is for chain. Your chain should be oiled and dirt/rust free.
Once your bike is in good condition to ride, make sure your head is. Wear your helmet! For tips on helmet fitting visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/bicyclists
Remember that when you are on a bicycle you are considered a driver. The same rules of the road apply to you when you’re on your bike.
See you out on the trails!
Historic Downtown Titusville
Thanks to all of our local businesses in the CRA district that make Downtown Titusville such an awesome place to be!
Downtown Art Gallery
Playalinda Brewing Company Hardware Store
Aker Eye Vision Source
The Grand Martini
Coast to Coast Bicycle Company
Cruisers Frozen Yogurt Shop
The Yoga Loft
Expressions Hair Salon
Salty Mermaid Spa
The Painted Turtle Art Studio
Sunrise Bread Company
Dusty Rose Antique Mall
Cresent Coffee Company
About an Inch Salon
Downtown Dance Studio
Harry’s Smooth Cigar & Vape
Launch Now Titusville Project
North Brevard Historical Society & Museum
Main Street Philly
River & Main Barber Shop
Historic Building Spotlight
Downtown Titusville is full of historic relics, such as the Pritchard House or the Old Walker Hotel & Bank. Another such building is the old Hill Hotel.
The land was sold to Mary E. Titus in 1883 before being sold to Fred Hill in 1914. In 1926, he built The Hill Hotel Apartments. This building is still standing today! The property is now owned by Debbie and Cliff Shuler, who have maintained the structure and many of its original fixtures. The building also includes 1920s pineapple light fixtures and two large brass lions that outfit the entrance.
Presently, the property is available as short-term rental units for people coming to the area for business or leisure and want something different than a typical hotel room.
Harley Davidson - Open for Business
Miracle City Harley Davidson's now open for business at Titus Landing.
Titusville Mall Auto Center - Open for Business
The Titusville Mall Auto Center is now open for business at the Titusville Mall on US-1.
Stoney's Real Pit Barbecue - Open for Business
Stoney’s Real Pit Barbecue is now open for business at 3775 Hopkins Avenue.
Palmetto Street Baffle Box - Completed
The baffle box located on Palmetto Street in front of Titusville Fire Department's HQ and City Hall is now complete and traffic through the area has been restored.
City of Titusville Social Media
- Facebook: cityoftitusville
- Twitter: @Titusville
- Instagram: @cityoftitusville
- Youtube: CityofTitusville
Important City Numbers
- Building Department 321.567.3760
- Business Tax Receipts (Occupational Licenses) 321.567.3758
- City Clerk 321.567.3686
- City Hall Main Number 321.567.3775
- City Hall FAX Number 321.383.5704
- City Manager’s Office 321.567.3702
- Code Enforcement 321.567.3770
- Community Advocate 321.567.3689
- Customer Service (Utility Billing) 321.383.5791
- Economic Development 321.567.3774
- Fire Department (Non-Emergency) 321.567.3800
- Fire Public Education 321.567.3804
- Human Resources 321.567.3728
- Jobline 321.567.3731
- Neighborhood Services 321.567.3784
- Municipal Marina 321.383.5600
- Permits 321.567.3759
- Planning Department 321.567.3782
- Police (Non-Emergency) 321.264.7800
- Police / Fire Rescue (Emergency) 911
- Solid Waste 321.383.5755
- Stormwater 321.567.3832
- Stormwater (After Hours Emergency) 888.399.1327
- Streets Maintenance 321.567.3832
- Water Field Operations (Water Main Break) 321.567.3883
- Water Main Break (After Hours Emergency) 321.383.5657
- Water Resources Conservation Program 321.567.3865
- LED Sign Information 321.567.3689
Important Community Numbers
- Brevard County Auto Tags 321.264.5224
- Chamber of Commerce 321.267.3036
- Department of Motor Vehicles 321.264.5224
- Florida Power and Light 800.577.1156
- City Gas Co of Florida 321.636.4644
- Social Security Office 321.633.8100
- Canaveral National Seashore 321.267.1110
- Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge 321.861.0667
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Titusville, FL 32796