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


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.


Shrimp, lobster and music this weekend in Stuart


The Martin County Shrimp and Lobster Festival is planned this weekend at Memorial Park in downtown Stuart.

Tickets for the event are $10 per day and can be purchased at

VIP tickets are also available for $38.  Doors open at 5pm on Friday, May 12th.

For sponsorship or vendor information, contact Felice Firestone  at (248) 943-2626 or e-mail

The festival features artisans and crafters in categories including clay, digital art, drawing and pastels, fiber, glass, leather, mixed media, photography, sculpture and wood.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a pair of gently used sneakers of any size. For every pair donated, those who donate receive a free bottle of water.

The Max Cure Foundation will receive money from a recycler of affordable used clothing allowing MCF to donate towards advancing the fight against pediatric cancer.

To volunteer for the Shrimp and Lobster Festival, please call 248-943-2626 or email

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Public hearing on Jupiter’s Fisherman’s Wharf postponed

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Artist rendition of Fisherman’s Wharf

Tonight’s public hearing on a plan for three six-story residential buildings on Jupiter’s waterfront has been postponed at the request of the property owner.

No date has been set for a new hearing.

Denial of the plan is recommended by 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’s report.

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.

No commercial space is planned.


Fisherman’s Wharf property outlined in red

Profile Art Gallery could be out in Jupiter, condos in


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.



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


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 residents complain alot, but will they vote on Tuesday?

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Indiantown Road traffic is one of many issues facing Jupiter (Photo/Lannis Waters)

“Complaining on Facebook is easy. We live in such a lovely place. Too many people take it for granted,” said Jupiter resident Cheryl Schneider, one of many locals who want a big turnout in Tuesday’s runoff Jupiter town council election between Ron Delaney and Ben Klug..

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.


FREE JACK NICKLAUS ICE CREAM at Downtown Abacoa on Friday night!


A partnership between Downtown Abacoa and Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation is being celebrated with free ice cream Friday night in Jupiter’s Abacoa.

A new mini-golf course in Downtown Abacoa has been approved.

The 100 free pints of Nicklaus ice cream are planned to be given away at Downtown Abacoa between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Advanced registration with Downtown Abacoa is required.

For more information, 561-575-9455.

Finishing touches on the design are being completed. Construction is anticipated to begin in the next several months.

A portion of all greens fees will go to support the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and the non-profits it supports.

Three six-story residential buildings coming to Jupiter’s waterfront?


Consideration of Fisherman’s Wharf, a six-story waterfront residential development across from Harbourside Place, has been rescheduled until April 13 before the town’s planning and zoning commission.

The plan calls for three residential buildings, about as tall as Harbourside Place and almost twice as high as the town code allows, on the west side of Intracoastal Waterway just north of Indiantown Road.

Click here to view the initial presentation of project.

Plans for a marina with private docks for residents, a clubhouse, a recreation area with a cabana and pool and an underground parking garage have been submitted.

The plan is the latest for more Jupiter residential development along the Intracoastal Waterway.

The council on Jan. 17 approved Water Pointe, a 35-unit townhouse development on the west side of U.S. 1 just north of the Cabo Flats restaurant.

Residents of Waters Edge Estates have met with the developer, said homeowners association board member Paul Chaney. The 20-lot development is located directly north of the Fisherman’s Wharf property.

“We’re waiting to see the final plan,” said Chaney.

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Several Waters Edge Estates residents have voiced support for the project, said Fisherman’s Wharf land planner George Gentile.


Fisherman’s Wharf would be a gated development would have buildings about 74 feet high.

Each would have 12 units.

The planning and zoning commission makes recommendations to the town council.

The council, which must approve the project before construction can begin, is not bound by the commission’s recommendation.

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Jupiter campaign dollars – Follow the money


Jupiter voters: Are you wondering where Ron Delaney and Ben Klug got their campaign cash?

Click here to take a look.

Delaney and Klug are running in a March 28 runoff contest for the Jupiter town council.


Ron Delaney


Ben Klug

Jupiter voters: Decision Day is on March 14


Growth on Love Street and throughout the Inlet Village on A1A, as well as the future of the Suni Sands Mobile Home Park, are the top issues for the six candidates in the Jupiter Town Council elections March 14.

See the full story in The Palm Beach Post.