Wendy’s: Our plan will cut traffic backups on Indiantown Road in Jupiter

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Eastbound traffic turning into Wendy’s restaurant sometimes backs up on Indiantown Road (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Renovating the Wendy’s restaurant on Indiantown Road, where lunchtime bottlenecks are common, is scheduled for a vote at the May 16 council meeting.

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 town is  considering paying $2.8 million for the two acres.

Increasing traffic in the area is a hazard for drivers and walkers, Colleen Iannitti, principal at the 3,000-student school, said at a recent town council meeting.

Jupiter High has about 400 student drivers and about 1,500 students are dropped off daily. The school has about 200 employees, according to the town.

 “Anything we can do to relieve traffic would be beneficial for families and students,” said Iannitti.
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.

Profile Art Gallery could be out in Jupiter, condos in

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Condos would have access to Riverwalk (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Demolishing the three-story Profile Art Gallery across Indiantown Road from Harbourside Place and replacing it with a five-story building with 15 condominiums is scheduled for a public hearing Thursday at 7 p.m. at town hall.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

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Jupiter planners: Fisherman’s Wharf doesn’t fit

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Artist rendition of Fisherman’s Wharf in Jupiter

A plan for three six-story residential buildings on Jupiter’s waterfront is wrong for the neighborhood and should be denied, the town’s planning staff said.

“The proposed building mass, height and scale are not compatible with the surrounding buildings,” according to the planning staff report.

Read the full story in the Palm Beach Post.

 

Get up close and personal with Air Force One this weekend

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Visitors can view Air Force One from this spot for free near Palm Beach International Airport (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

Looking to get a view of the twin presidential aircraft in our back yard?

Motorists can get to the grassy area closest to Air Force One’s parking spot from Southern Boulevard. In the distance, until mid-day Friday, visitors can catch a glimpse of the Air China plane used by Chinese President Xi Jin Ping.

See the full story in the Palm Beach Post.

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Air Force one at PBIA

Jupiter will offer about $3 M for vacant land near town hall

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The two acres (red square) are now vacant

Moving forward with a plan for the town to offer $2.8 million for two vacant acres next to Jupiter High School to improve safety for students, parents and employees was approved 4-1 Tuesday night.

Increasing traffic is a hazard for drivers and walkers, said Colleen Iannitti, principal at the 3,000-student school.

“Anything we can do to relieve traffic would be beneficial for families and students,” said Iannitti.

Jupiter High has about 400 student drivers and about 1,500 students are dropped off daily. The school has about 200 employees, according to the Town of Jupiter.

The town is basing its offer on appraisals paid for by the town.

Rebel Cook, the Realtor representing the Jupiter-based property owner, declined comment.

The plan calls for building a roundabout on the parcel on Indiantown Road at Daniels Way. Many use Daniels Way to get to and from the school.

Daniels Way would be diverted with an opening at Philadelphia Drive. That would reduce the need for U-turns onto Indiantown Road by motorists going west. Adding a traffic light with signalized crosswalks would make the area even safer, Wodraska said.

Trash and homeless people are growing problems on the tree-covered property. Stolen bikes, furniture and mattresses often are dumped there, according to town records.

“We need to clean it up and now is the time,” said Councilman Wayne Posner.

Councilman Jim Kuretski dissented.

 

Jupiter “eyesores” soon to be demolished

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Buildings were built in 1983 (Photo/Rich Graulich)

Twin eyesores — two boarded-up buildings Interstate 95 motorists see when they exit the eastbound ramp at Indiantown Road to the “Gateway to Jupiter” — are coming down this week.

Permits to demolish the two-story buildings, both abandoned with with three apartments each, have been approved by the town.

“That’s not the first impression we want people to have when they come into Jupiter,” Mayor Todd Wodraska said at a recent town council meeting.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

 

Should Jupiter spend $3 M for two vacant acres near high school?

 

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Spending about $3 million to buy two vacant acres next to Jupiter High School would make coming and going from the 3,000-student school safer for students, parents and employees, Mayor Todd Wodraska said.

The town council votes on the plan Tuesday night.

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Delaney wins council seat over Klug in Jupiter

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Ron Delaney

Incumbent Ron Delaney narrowly won Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug.

“We ran an honest campaign. We did not do any negative campaigning. I just told the truth,” said Delaney, who spent Tuesday night at his Egret Cove home with his family.

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Delaney wins race for Jupiter town council against Klug

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Ron Delaney narrowly has won the race to in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat against Ben Klug.

Delaney has about 51 percent compared to Klug’s 49 percent, according to the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Delaney off to early lead in Jupiter council election

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Ron Delaney has jumped off to a lead over Ben Klug in early absentee ballots in Tuesday’s runoff election for the Jupiter Town Council Second District seat.

Delaney has about 59 percent compared to Klug’s 41 percent of absentee ballots, the only ones that have been counted so far by the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Stay with The Palm Beach Post for election results.