Wearing red shirts, opponents have attended town council meetings and said the plan will bring too much traffic and pollution to Jupiter’s Inlet Village.
Finally — after three years of revisions, lawsuits and public hearings — the Love Street plan to build an outdoor marketplace on the Jupiter Inlet is scheduled for a final vote before the town council Thursday, Sept. 7.
The protestors plan to be at Rubio’s office from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, June 26- June 30.
This statement is from the Indivisibles:
“Senator Rubio recently stated that he wants input from Floridians but won’t hold a town hall for his constituents. Instead, he spoke with Governor Rick Scott, a well-known opponent of ACA. TrumpCare, or the recently recrafted American HealthCare Act, is projected to throw at least 24 million Americans off their insurance plans. It makes deep cuts to Medicaid in order to give a giant tax cut to the wealthiest Americans.”
This statement is from Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who supports Trump’s plan:
“There seems to be a lot of people advocating for more government and higher costs in Washington and not a lot of people advocating on behalf of taxpayers. I look forward to traveling to Washington to fight for Florida families and ensure there is a health care proposal that dismantles the terrible, expensive mess of Obamacare. Let’s remember, costs have skyrocketed under Obamacare and we need a new health care policy that allows patients to have access to quality healthcare at an affordable price.”
The plan calls for redesigning the parking lot and drive-through for better circulation of vehicles. The renovations will make coming and going into the restaurant safer for motorists, Wendy’s representatives told Jupiter officials.
The Wendy’s restaurant is adjacent to two vacant acres next to Jupiter High School.
The Wendy’s proposed renovations include slightly expanding the restaurant, alteractions to the drive-through design, increasing the number of off-site parking spaces, new landscaping, removing the exterior cooler and placing it inside the restaurant and improving the outside appearance of the restaurant on the south side of Indiantown Road, just west of Military Trail.
At peak hours, eastbound motorists on the right lane of Indiantown Road turning south into the Wendy’s sometimes are stacked up on Indiantown Road when traffic backs up in the drive-through window.
Wendy’s restaurant property is outlined in red.
The property Jupiter may purchase is outlined in blue.
Fisherman’s Wharf planners counter the project will enhance the neighborhood on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway just north of the Indiantown Road bridge, across from Harbourside Place.
“(Fisherman’s Wharf) will serve to better protect the adjacent residential property and provide additional interest and a stimulation to the adjacent commercial plaza and compliment the commercial base,” according to the proposal.
The buildings would be about as tall as Harbourside Place and about twice as high as the town code allows.
Each building would have 12 residential units, two per floor, on the five-acre vacant parcel.
Fenced-off areas for big and little dogs, a dog-drink station, landscaping, 2-acre wetlands area, a gazebo with picnic tables, bicycle racks, a restroom and lighted walkways for pedestrians are planned .
“It’s not just a dog park. It will be a central park for the whole town,” Stephanie Thoburn, assistant director of the town’s planning and zoning department.
They replace Councilman Bert Premuroso, Mayor Marcie Tinsley and Vice Mayor Eric Jablin, none of whom could seek another term in office because of retroactive term limits voters approve in November 2014.
The newly-elected officials join Councilwoman Maria Marino and Councilman Carl Woods. Marino was unopposed in the March 2016 election after Takeata King Pang dropped out of the race because of a family emergency.
All participated in a daylong City Council orientation Monday that was live-streamed on the Palm Beach Gardens website. You can watch it here.
Woods was sworn into office last summer after a lengthy court fight that ended when Judge Martin Colin declared him the winner as the only eligible candidate in a court-ordered runoff election. A higher court had previously ruled Woods’ opponent, David Levy, shouldn’t have been allowed to seek re-election because of the term limits.