COCOA STONE STATION, 2010: An alternate Amtrak station location was proposed at Stone Street in Cocoa, Fla. The design of this station was based on the Cocoa’s historic station with some important distinctions: 1.) The building is designed in concrete, not wood; an arched entrance is expressive of this fact. 2.) A bench is integrated into the base of the building, allowing seating opportunities for the public. 3.) Solar technology is integrated into the design of the building with a photovoltaic array placed on the South facing roof of the station building and the platform canopy, and 4.) The building is set back from Stone Street, allowing a space for a new public plaza to accompany the building.
COCOA ROCKLEDGE STATION, 2010: The preferred location for the Amtrak station in Cocoa, Fla. is located at Rosa L. Jones Boulevard. An existing station building remains at this location, and will be retrofit back to a station from its present industrial use. Additionally, a new canopy has been proposed. Its butterfly roof profile is reflective of the mid-century design of the existing station and also allows for photovoltaic solar patterns to be placed strategically on top to be best positioned to collect maximum solar gain. Other environmentally progressive items are also planned for at the stations. These include a battery recharge station, zip car service, and a town trolley stop.
DAYTONA MAGNOLIA AMTRAK STATION, 2010: This Amtrak station in Daytona, Fla. is classified as a mid-sized station, a step up in size from the caretaker stations to the North and South. The increase in size is meant to accommodate the increased number of potential travelers to Daytona for events such as the Daytona 500 and Bike Week -- both of which draw a large crowd of tourists every year. The station itself is influenced by some of the mid-century modern architecture of the region, and by the handful of former Amtrak stations still located along the F.E.C. corridor. “DAYTONA” appears in large letters at the upper eave of the building, a playful reminder of location, and announcement of the civic nature of the building. The context nearby is mainly warehouses, and the building should act as a catalyst to future mixed-use development. A public plaza anchors the northern end of the platform facing International Speedway Boulevard.