Jupiter struts its stuff to attract a new town manager

nice

“Pristine beaches, unmatched recreational offerings, stunning scenic vistas, a high quality of life,” reads the national advertisement seeking a new town manager in Jupiter.

About 50 candidates from across the country sent in their resumes, seeking the position that Andy Lukasik vacated.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

nicer

 

Love Street in Jupiter: Sept. 7 is the final vote

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.

See full story in The Palm Beach Post.

Love Street developer Charles Modica says the outdoor marketplace will bring recreation, jobs and tax revenue to Jupiter.

 

Vote on new condos ($900K each) on Jupiter waterfront is delayed

cornerstone

Profile Art Gallery is located on Indiantown Road across from Harbourside Place in Jupiter (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

A final vote to demolish the three-story Profile Art Gallery across Indiantown Road from Harbourside Place and replace it with a five-story building with 15 condominiums, has been postponed and is scheduled to go before the town council on Sept. 19.

The condos would likely start at about $900,000.

Plans for the one-acre parcel, called Cornerstone, call for the first floor to be about 2,500 square feet of commercial space.

Parking for about 44 vehicles at Cornerstone would be below the building.

A public boat dock with about 14 boat slips is planned for the property on the southwest west corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1.

The plan calls for a pool and outdoor kitchen on the roof is being considered on a one-acre site across Indiantown Road from Harbourside.

If approved, the new Mediterranean-style building would be about the same height as Harbourside Place.

The council on first reading approved Cornerstone by a 4-0 vote on July 18. Councilman Ron Delaney was absent.

The final vote was scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 15.

The owners of the property, Jupiter Investments, are asking that the zoning be changed from commercial to mixed use.

The registered agent of Jupiter Investments is Richard Witham.

The plan unanimously was recommended for approval April 13 by the town’s planning and zoning commission.

The town council is not bound by the planning and zoning commission’s recommendation.

sw

Love Street plan up for review tonight in Jupiter

lsls

Two-acre Love Street property outlined in red

The Love Street development plan — this one without the boat slips for commercial fishing boats — is up for review today at 7 p.m. by the town’s planning and zoning board at the  Jupiter Community Center.

Click here to see the plan.

The town council, which must approve the final plan, is not bound by the planning board’s recommendation.

Opponents blast the Love Street plan, calling it “just another shopping center.”

“There’s not enough parking.” “The jobs it will create are low-paying.” “Pollution of the Jupiter Inlet will result,” they said. About 2,000 local residents signed an online petition opposing the development.

Developer Charles Modica has said the plan to be reviewed tonight, about a quarter the size of the original proposal, preserves the waterfront theme of the Inlet Village, the area along A1A from Beach Road north to U.S. 1.

The meeting is open to the public.

Current Love Street plan:

Property: 2 acres

Retail: 4,949 square feet

Office: 1,941

Outdoor Seating area: 1,781

Restaurant: 11,162

Total: 18,552  square feet

love

 

What’s the latest with Harbourside vs. Jupiter lawsuit?

In a word, nothing.

The constitutionality of the town’s regulations of music from the waterfront entertainment center’s amphitheater was the subject of two days of hearings in September before U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Marra.

Almost a year later, no final ruling has been made in the lawsuit brought by Harbourside Place against the town.

The sound limitations at Harbourside Place are so restrictive that people in the back of the amphitheater area can barely hear the music from the stage, testified a Harbourside sound expert.

“The town controls the time, the volume, the instruments played and what kind of music. These rules shut us down,” testified Ryan Miller, the director of the entertainment center on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1.

Jupiter contends Harbourside is not complying with town regulations.

Harbourside does not want to operate within the conditions of the development agreement. They think they are above the law,” Jupiter Town Attorney Tom Baird said during the hearing in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Love Street opponents get setback in Jupiter

help

A petition brought by a local citizens group to prevent 4 vacant acres of Love Street from becoming an outdoor marketplace was tossed out July 13 by a three-judge panel.

COOLS, the Citizen Owners of Love Street, iled the petition in Palm Beach County Circuit Court to quash the town council’s 2016 vote to approve the plan by developer Charles Modica.

 

Is this development too big for little Hobe Sound?

hoberend

Artist rendering of Hobe Sound Station

HOBE SOUND – The developer says Hobe Sound Station will bring “a stylish retail center with the feel of Worth Avenue”  to a desolate section of U.S. 1.

But several locals in this laid back Martin County area say the new development of retail condos and offices is ringing the dinner bell for unwanted development.

Read the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

HOBE

Restaurant building planned to open early next year at Hobe Sound Station (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

 

Sprucing up–and slowing down–coming to Jupiter’s Indiantown Road?

lanea1a

Bicycle lanes like this on northbound A1A in Jupiter’s Inlet Village could be coming to Indiantown Road east of U.S. 1. (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

A $2 million plan to build bicycle lanes, landscaping, crosswalks and medians on Indiantown Road from Harbourside Place east to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is inching forward in Jupiter.

Not only that, the speed limit could be reduced to 35 miles per hour from the current 45 miles per hour.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

IND RD

The speed limit on Indiantown Road east of U.S. 1 could be reduced from current 45 MPH to 35 MPH (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

 

Waterfront living is big in Jupiter

cornerstone

Developers want to demolish the Profile Art Gallery in Jupiter and build a five-story condominium with a roof top pool (Photo/Bill DiPaolo)

More waterfront development — condos at $900,000 each — may be coming near Harbourside Place in Jupiter.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.

sw

 

Locals at Harbourside in Jupiter react to Woods arrest

TFTF

Tiger WoodsWOODS+01

The woods restaurant in Harbourside Place in Jupiter (Photo/Bruce Bennett)

Sympathy and disdain were among the emotions from patrons to Tiger Woods’ restaurant and visitors to Harbourside Place the day after the golfer was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.