In 1981 the old Railroad Depot was removed. I was serving overseas at the time in the USAF and when I returned home it was gone. I assumed that it had been bulldozed down. I recently found out that it was taken apart board-by-board and saved. We now have the chance to place it on City of Brevard property on Railroad Avenue along the route of the newest extension of the Estatoe Trail. What a great place to have this historic building that could house public restrooms and much more! But your help is needed. This is an unfunded project that I would like to see happen in the spring of 2018 to honor Brevard's 150th anniversary. Any donation is appreciated, however for a donation of $100 or more we will install an engraved brick leading up to the depot in your honor. - Mayor Jimmy Harris
The new park area will include three elements:
Multi-Use Depot Building: a new structure incorporating salvaged materials from the original railroad depot will include restrooms and an open-air multi-use space designed for activities such as picnics and small gatherings. This structure will reflect the design and character of the original depot. The size of this building is flexible depending on the available site area.
Greenway Multi-Use Path: A continuation of the existing City Greenway will connect the current terminus at McLean Road, along Railroad Avenue to Probart Street. The greenway will be 10 feet wide. The greenway will cross King Creek via a separated pedestrian bridge.
Parking: The number of spaces is unknown at this time and will be determined during the preliminary design phase.
Other features may become incorporated into the site plan depending on available space on the site.
The reconstruction will be close to the original depot's location but not exactly the same. The location for the depot is the city-owned property along Railroad Avenue across from Commerce Street and the Comporium Warehouse. The property spans both sides of King Creek and is highlighted in blue on the map below.
It is not yet known exactly where on the property the depot will be situated, but check this page for updates and sketch plans in the future!