SpaceX Submits Plans for New 320,000 sq. ft. Complex in Cape Canaveral



SpaceX has filed plans for a new 320,000 sq. ft. (29,728 sq. m) building at its “Roberts Road On-Site West” project in Cape Canaveral on the “Space Coast” of Brevard County, Florida (via @Harry__Stranger).

The plans also propose two smaller, 20,400 sq. ft (1895 sq. m) buildings, along with a proposed 192,000 sq. ft. (17,837 sq. m) expansion for the main building sometime in the future.

The new buildings will be situated next to the existing Hangar X, which is designed to support Falcon 9 booster refurbishment and house administration offices.

The Roberts Road facility is located 12 km (7.45 miles) from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

The proposed building is pretty massive, but what SpaceX will use the new Cape Canaveral operations complex for is currently anyone’s best guess. The pair of two smaller buildings, however, will likely serve as high bays as they are the right size.

The development is still in its earliest stages, given that the plans filed by Elon Musk’s space exploration and transportation company are for a stormwater management system.

While applications for building and construction permits will come down the line, the building sizes and covered areas cited in stormwater management permits are often close to the final plans and can therefore be considered accurate.

SpaceX broke ground on a dedicated Starship launch pad at Cape Canaveral last month, and also started building a new tent structure at Port Canaveral back in May.

You can check out the filed permit for the new buildings yourself here, or directly download the engineering plans submitted by SpaceX here.

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