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Destination Station in Rehoboth finalized

May 19, 2010

Delaware Deputy Attorney General Dennis Spivack announced on Wednesday, May 19, that a memorandum of understanding was signed Tuesday, May 18, among the Delaware Department of Transportation, Office of the Attorney General and a nonprofit arm of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, for a transportation hub and science center to be built at the entrance to Rehoboth Beach.

Destination Station, a 50,000-square-foot structure, planned for 1.75 acres of state-owned land on Route 1 outside Rehoboth Beach, will include an energy and technology museum, mass transit hub and visitor’s center. The chamber estimates construction will cost between $12 million to $14 million and projects roughly 500,000 visitors per year.

Spivack said the agreement represents a monumental public-private partnership. Spivack also said the negotiations began more than eight years ago, calling them protracted and difficult before being finalized.

Destination Station design requests for proposals will be advertised immediately and finalized by the end of June, say officials. Fundraising will also begin immediately, said Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Everhart.

Officials also say the project will create significant job opportunities.