The Cornerstone project was presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission at the Town of Jupiter on April 13th. The seven commissioners were very complimentary of the aesthetics and green roof. They acknowledged that the applicant had gone above and beyond the code requirements to create this unique project which would contextually fit within this waterfront and entertainment district in Jupiter. Public docks (or equivalent fees) are being proposed to offset development incentives of increased height and density just off the Riverwalk across the street from Cornerstone. Much discussion went on between commissioners whether there should be public docks, money or some other Riverwalk need. Their ideas will be passed onto to Town Council as the final say. While Staff recommended that the building be dropped in height, the Commission, as noted in their voting, approved the project’s height as presented by the Applicant. In addition, the Commission voted to accept the value of the docks as presented by the Applicant and supported by the code as opposed to Staff’s recommendation of ½ that value.
Due to a waiver change, Cornerstone will be going back to the Planning and Zoning Commission in June and proceed to Town Council for two hearings in the summer. To see the submitted package or to listen to the hearing, go to www.jupiter.fl.us and look under Agendas/Minutes then Planning and Zoning Commission – Date of April 13th for the past meeting and June 13th for the next meeting.