Houston Plans Large Solar Farm To Revitalize Sunnyside Neighborhood

by Jessica Lovett



A project to build one of Texas’ largest urban solar farms in south Houston is underway. The City of Houston has selected Wolfe Energy to develop the farm in Sunnyside on a 240-acre landfill that has been closed for decades.

The project is part of the city’s participation in the C40 Reinventing Cities competition, which Houston joined in 2017.

The farm’s 70 megawatt solar array could generate electricity for 12,000 homes and provide discounted rates for Sunnyside residents, according to the city.

“We’re taking a former landfill and making it into a productive, useful neighbor,” Dori Wolfe, owner of Wolfe Energy, told News 88.7.

The company says the solar farm is also part of the city’s strategy to combat climate change.

“Within the first five years of its operation, it will offset the carbon it took to create the farm,” said Wolfe, “and then it will be net carbon inducive because it’s offsetting fossil fuel carbon output.”

Solar farms are a new trend

While Houston is touting this development as one of the largest of its kind in the state, the concept of urban solar farms is already taking off. Energy expert Joshua Rhodes said urban solar farms are becoming a trend in Texas. 

“Since the price of solar (energy) has been dropping significantly, it’s making more and more sense on these smaller scales,” said Rhodes, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute. “We’re starting to see more development, you’re starting to see communities decide that they want this.”

Rhodes said it’s sometimes hard to build new energy infrastructure in cities, so solar farms are seen as beneficial for the local power grid. Those grids don’t store energy, so when a solar farm produces power “that means some other power plant, one that likely produces carbon dioxide, is not going to be producing as much power.”

The city and Wolfe Energy are currently working out the details of the lease for the land and a environmental feasibility study will be conducted.

Wolfe said she expects the farm to start operating in late 2020 or early 2021.

Sunnyside revitalization

City leaders also see the farm as a step toward revitalizing the Sunnyside neighborhood. Larissa Williams is the energy manager in the city’s Office of Sustainability. She said the landfill where the farm will be built had become an “eyesore” and pointed at more affordable electricity as a positive outcome for residents.

Source: https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/local/2019/09/04/344931/large-solar-farm-will-combat-climate-change-revitalize-south-houston-neighborhood/

George Gentile thrives on helping people enjoy nature

by Jessica Lovett

By Susan Salisbury Special to The Palm Beach Post

Posted Apr 10, 2019 at 2:27 PM; Updated Apr 11, 2019 at 1:20 PM

When George Gentile was growing up in Riviera Beach, he fished in the canals west of Jupiter.

“I remember my father telling me when I first got my driver’s license, ‘If you go past Northlake Boulevard, I consider that going out of the state of Florida,’” said Gentile, who has lived in the Jupiter area since 1980.

Gentile founded landscape architecture and planning firm Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates in 1988. He is also chairman of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, president of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, and chairman and commissioner of the Jupiter Inlet District.

Gentile attended Riviera Beach Elementary and Howell Watkins Jr. High and was in the first graduating class of Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach.

After graduating from the University of Florida in 1977, he began working with various cities, including Jupiter, to develop their first comprehensive plans.

When they were starting out, he and his wife, Jeanette, first lived in West Palm Beach, then bought a starter home in Jupiter. Then, 29 years ago, they moved to 6 acres west of Riverbend Park on the north side of Indiantown Road where they have two horses and two dogs. They also enjoy boating and fishing.

“It gave us an opportunity to get into an area and thrive and grow,” Gentile said. “I love Jupiter because of the access to the beach and the water. The quality of life up here is great, the entire north end of the county. Our roots are here.”

Name: George G. Gentile

Age: 65

Hometown and where you live now: Born in Meriden, Conn. Moved to Florida with my family in 1956; I now live west of Jupiter in unincorporated Palm Beach County.

Family: Married 45 years to my wife, Jeanette; we have three sons, four grandchildren and one grandchild on the way. All live in northern Palm Beach County

Education: Received associate of arts degree from Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College) in 1973, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Florida in 1977.

Career: I started working for a landscape architect part time in 1971 drafting plans for his designs throughout Palm Beach County. I later went to work, before attending the University of Florida, with an engineering firm. Upon completion of my degree from the University of Florida, I obtained my first professional position as a planner for Palm Beach County. In 1978, I became the assistant planning director of the city of Vero Beach, and Indian River County’s first environmental administrator. In 1982 I started an architectural firm called GBS Architects, Landscape Architects, Planners Inc. in Jupiter. In 1988 I started the firm I am still managing as president and senior partner.

About your company: Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates (2GHO is our brand) was founded in 1988 and was originally George G. Gentile & Associates. Since establishment, 2GHO has provided professional landscape architecture, land planning, permitting and environmental consulting and permitting for both private and public clients alike. We have 12 highly professional and motivated staff members on our team at 2GHO. Our team includes licensed landscape architects and professional planners recognized by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

We have had the honor of working on all types of projects since our inception in 1988 including the restoration Palm Beach County’s Dyer Landfill and site planning the first Resource Recovery Facility built in the 1990s. We were overall landscape architects for Abacoa and completed the plans and design of the county’s first traditional neighborhood “New Haven” in Abacoa. Other projects include Jupiter Country Club and Sonoma Isles — both residential neighborhoods; Harbourside Place and landscape architectural design at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. 2GHO just completed an eight-block master plan for the old downtown area of Reno, Nevada.

First paying job and what you learned from it: My first paying job was with a garden center located in Riviera Beach and owned by William Steinman. I learned how to take care of your staff, equipment and your customers.

First break in business: I was engaged by Sam Barker and Associates, PE and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County to design an End-Use plan for the Dyer Landfill. The plan included closure of the landfill, creation of the three eco-islands, a sports park and both a golf driving range and model airplane flying facility. This project, led to the overall restoration of the landfill site, planning and site development design of Palm Beach County’s first Resource Recovery Facility and a national award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

How your business has changed: As technology changes so has our business. We used to hand-draw everything and the accuracy was really not there. The use of computer-aided design and drafting to video imaging gives our clients a real vision of their projects and helps us create more desirable and usable spaces. We can also make changes and present our thoughts faster and more cost-effectively.

Best business book that you have read: “In Search of Excellence” by Tom Peters. He described the management style of John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems. I was intrigued by his method of “managing while walking around.” He engaged with all his employees continually throughout the day, working together on issues and encouraging his employee’s creativity. I have used this in my business and found it to be the most effective way to manage, keep on top of issues and the employees feel that we are all team, working together for a better result for our clients. We have very little turnover and our office is an enjoyable place to work.

Best piece of business advice you have received: Treat your employees as if they are the product you are selling. If they feel good about their job and the company they work for, they will sell your services to the clients and your business with thrive. We take care of our employees as if they were family and they are.

What you tell young people about your business: Landscape architecture is one of the most diverse and rewarding professions, creating sustainable environments and spaces that people and nature can enjoy and thrive in together.

What do you see ahead for Palm Beach County? Palm Beach County will continue to be one of the most robust economies in the country. The collaboration of all its business organizations, businesses and government entities is the basis of creating the best place to live, work and play throughout the United States.

Power lunch spot: With my staff in the office or at La Masseria in the PGA Commons off PGA Boulevard.

Where would we find you when you are not at the office? I should be with my wife and family. However, being involved with our community has always been a passion and I continue to work with many of the organizations that make Palm Beach County great. I want it to be great for my sons and their families as well. My wife, Jan, has been waiting for me to come home for 45 years. She is the best part of my life, and without her I would not have had the fantastic career I have enjoyed. She is truly the best thing that ever happened to me. I also have a passion for boating, fishing, riding my bicycles and helping my wife with her horses.

Favorite smart phone app: I start every day opening the “Post Now” app on my iPhone or iPad to read what is happening locally and nationally.

What is the most important trait you look for when hiring? Honesty.

Source: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20190410/george-gentile-thrives-on-helping-people-enjoy-nature

Jupiter’s new Cinquez dog park earns rave reviews from visitors

by Jessica Lovett

By Jodie Wagner of the Palm Beach Post
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Visitors praise Cinquez dog park, which opened Saturday in Jupiter.

JUPITER — Andrea LaMack and Ken Normoyle say they know a perfect dog park when they see one, and Cinquez Park fits the bill.

The Jupiter couple took their Goldendoodles, Layla and Jessie, to the newly opened park Tuesday morning to let them run around.

“This is an amazing dog park,” LaMack said of Cinquez, which features three fenced-in areas — for small dogs, large dogs and an ‘at rest’ area — and other amenities. “It’s sizable, it’s got the palm trees, the walking paths, showers.

“They have small and big (parks), and they have a third area so you’re always going to be able to rest one of the three areas so you keep the grass growing. That’s the biggest issue with the dog parks. They get puddles, and the dogs get dirty.”

Eileen Donohue’s 6-year-old rescue dog, Cody, joined Layla and Jessie at Cinquez Park on Tuesday to play. She drove in from Jupiter Farms to visit, and plans to take Cody there regularly.

“There’s nothing like this anywhere,” said Donohue, who usually walks with Cody in their neighborhood. “There’s one off Marcinski (Road), but it’s nothing like this. It doesn’t have all the facilities, all the different types of things for the dogs to do. It’s a gift.”

The dog park opened Saturday after weather delayed its completion by about three months.

The 13-acre, $3 million project at 2183 W. Indiantown Road includes the three dog parks as well as nearby walking paths, picnic tables, fishing, a dog-washing station, picnic areas and restrooms.

Courtney Lemasney of Tequesta stopped by for the first time Tuesday with Hunter, her 1-year-old Cockapoo.

Lemasney said she heard about the new dog park from a Facebook friend who raved about it, and decided to check it out.

“I have a friend who has a lot of dogs and said it was awesome,” she said. “So I said OK. I thought we’d try it out. It’s great. This is good for him, for the socialization. It’s nicely done.”

Joe Phelps, a Jupiter resident who was with his Maltipoo, Grace, said the facility was a big improvement over other dog parks he’s visited.

“It’s much better, much bigger,” he said. “It’s not as muddy. There’s grass everywhere.”

For information on Cinquez Park, visit https://bit.ly/2PvqPy0.

Source: https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/20181031/jupiters-new-cinquez-dog-park-earns-rave-reviews-from-visitors

Jupiter A1A Ribbon Cutting

by Jessica Lovett

2GHO is pleased to be part the successful Town of Jupiter A1A redevelopment as a Complete Street serving all forms of transportation. The firm, in collaboration with the Town and design team, pushed for colored pervious pavement to aide in stormwater management and provide a beachside aesthetic. Several varieties of native beach perennial plants are integrated into a tropical palette of trees and palms to evoke old Florida. The project faced challenges from the many old underground utilities. The overhead lines were undergrounded but the above ground utilities have not yet transferred off the poles at the completion of the rest of the project. It was difficult to plant tall trees under live wires which were slated to be gone. The project brings a village feel and a comfortable level of safety and interconnectivity  for pedestrian and cyclists.

Pictures from yesterday's ribbon cutting event:


Read about Partner Emily O'Mahoney's Trip to Australia thanks to the Landscape Architecture Foundation

by Jessica Lovett

Last fall, Emily won a trip to Australia through the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Sustainable Destination Sweepstakes. The trip included airfare and a stay at an award-winning beach house in Mackeral Bay (near Sydney). She extended her trip to include exploring Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rain Forest, and more.

Read more about her adventures here.

Harbourside Place Wins ULI's Regional Project of the Year

by Jessica Lovett

Experts judge Harbourside Place. Did they love it or hate it?

Bill DiPaolo

August 27, 2015

Harbourside Place, the $150 million entertainment center that has brought both praise and ridicule to Jupiter, was honored Wednesday night by South Florida urban planners.

The Jupiter complex won the national private project of the year in southeast Florida and the Caribbean.

Harbourside Place wins top award from Urban Land Institute

Harbourside Place wins top award from Urban Land Institute

“See?  I told you. Harbourside Place is a true urban project that brings substantial public benefit to the community,” said Nick Mastroianni, the president of Allied Capital & Development, the Jupiter-basedcompany that built the project on 10 acres on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization with offices in Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, and London. Its stated mission is “to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide”.

Harbourside Place was selected over the four other finalists. They were: Frost Music Studio, University of Miami, Coral Gables; New River Yacht Club, Fort Lauderdale; Royal Caribbean Production Studio, Miami; and Vagabond Hotel, Miami.

Nick Mastroianni

Nick Mastroianni

Harbourside’s design as a destination set it apart from the other finalists, said George Gentile, senior partner at Gentile, Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. The company was the site planner and landscape architect on the project on the former site of the Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum.

The Woods Jupiter

The Woods Jupiter

“Harbourside has everything for the community to enjoy. Entertainment, food, hotel, music. Now you have Tiger Woods in there. And the Riverwalk provides public access,” said Gentile, who was one of the 650 people who attended the awards ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in Miami.

Critics have complained about increased traffic, noise and parking since Harbourside Place opened in December.

Proponents argue Harbourside Place provides waterfront access and brings jobs and tax revenue to the town.

Mastroianni said the award is vindication that the project is the right fit for Jupiter.

“The public and private connectivity is what makes the project work. This type of project was needed in Jupiter,” said Mastroianni.

Source: http://npbc.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/08/27/7572/

Tiger Woods's New Restaurant in Harbourside Now Open

by Jessica Lovett

FIRST LOOK: What it’s like at Tiger Woods’ new Harbourside Place restaurant

August 10, 2015

By: Carlos Frías

The Woods Jupiter, golfer Tiger Woods’ restaurant in Harbourside Place, opened Monday at 4 p.m. with a crowd quickly forming. (Carlos Frías/The Palm Beach Post)

The Woods Jupiter, golfer Tiger Woods’ restaurant in Harbourside Place, opened Monday at 4 p.m. with a crowd quickly forming. (Carlos Frías/The Palm Beach Post)

Golfer Tiger Woods has got game — in the restaurant business.

More than 70 people streamed in the moment the velvet ropes were lifted from the door to his new restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, at Harbourside Place in Jupiter on Monday.

The 5,900 square-foot restaurant — a sleek and modern upscale sports bar with touches such as illuminated quartz bar and a U-shaped bar that is the restaurant’s focal point — was immediately buzzing with an eager crowd.

“We love going where the food’s good and the atmosphere is good, and this place has both,” said Karen Bush, who drove nearly 40 miles north from Delray Beach with her friend Nancy Braun to be among the restaurant’s first guests.

Woods was not at the opening for the general public, but several staff members said he hosted several VIP parties at the restaurant over the weekend before flying to the PGA Championship, which starts this week at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wis..

Staff members said he has been a regular sight at the restaurant over the last several weeks, looking over the final design details. He had told several people he would have delayed the restaurant’s opening had he won the tournament last week because he wanted to be in town when the first dishes went out.

Woods, who lives on a nearby Jupiter Island estate, also plans to make his worldwide headquarters next door to the restaurant, above Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurant, according to sources at Harbourside Place, which has public and private docking space for boats. A spokeswoman says Woods may attend an official grand opening some time during the start of football season.

The restaurant, which focuses on New American cuisine, hopes to be a family-friendly place with a “sophisticated dining experience” at the water’s edge, according to the official release. It also hopes to be a happy hour hangout with a special happy hour menu, cocktails, and local craft beer offerings from breweries such as Boynton Beach’s Due South Brewing and Tequesta Brewing Company.

The menu reflected that ethos, with items ranging from a lobster and crab cake with a whole lobster claw, tuna “crudo” over arugula and fresh grape tomatoes and a cheese and charcuterie plate.

The main menu included items such as a rib eye steak sandwich with wine-marinated cheese and caramelized balsamic onions, rack of lamb and hog snapper.

“We can see ourselves eating here a couple times a week,” said Pam Gentner of Jupiter

Some foodie and golf fans came out in hopes of catching a glimpse of Woods, but stayed to be among the restaurant’s first guests regardless.

“I can’t wait to put it on Facebook so my sister and all my friends can see it,” said Claire Crews, 84, of Jupiter. “I just had to be here for the grand opening.”

Gramercy Park in West Palm Beach to Open Saturday

by Jessica Lovett

3 THINGS TO KNOW - Palm Beach County’s newest county park opens Saturday

Updated: 3:04 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2015  |  Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015

By Eliot Kleinberg - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer



Gramercy Park, Palm Beach County’s newest county park, opens with a ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by music, children’s activities, and refreshments. The 1.89 acre park is along 45th Street between Haverhill Road and Florida’s Turnpike in West Palm Beach.


Gramercy county park

Gramercy county park


The park includes three junior tennis courts and two children’s play areas featuring a slide, climbing structures, and an “Omnispin Spinner,”a variation on merry-go-rounds that’s accessible to all kids, including those with disabilities. It also has a 0.12-mile mulch path, an open grass play field, benches, and a bicycle rack.


The county says it responded to community calls for a safe place for youth to play in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. It hopes to eventually build a community center at the site as well. County Parks and Recreation Department operates more than 80 regional, district, community, beach, and neighborhood parks, spanning several thousand acres. Visit www.pbcparks.com.

Equipment for the new Gramercy Park county park, set to open Aug. 15, 2015 (Palm Beach County photos)

Equipment for the new Gramercy Park county park, set to open Aug. 15, 2015 (Palm Beach County photos)

5 best things to do at Harbourside Place

by Jessica Lovett

By: Barbara Marshall

August 5, 2015 

Take in Too Bizaare’s lagoon decor along with Asian specialities and small plates. (Courtesy Too Bizaare)

Take in Too Bizaare’s lagoon decor along with Asian specialities and small plates. (Courtesy Too Bizaare)

Eat: dinner at Too Bizaare restaurant doesn’t reflect its name and that’s a good thing.

The menu fuses modern Asian favorites with small plates, so you could order pad thai lobster and your dining partner might opt for pizza, sushi or seafood pasta in a spot whose lagoon-style decor reflects the mangrove habitat at the edge of Harbourside Place.

After a stroll on Riverwalk, indulge in a cup of iced java at Coffee Culture Cafe or a fro yo from Johnny Swirls.

Puppy paddleboarding this Friday at Harbourside Place. (Courtesy Harbourside Place.

Puppy paddleboarding this Friday at Harbourside Place. (Courtesy Harbourside Place.

Try: a healthy new activity, like paddleboarding with your pup.  Friday night (August 7,) take your dog on board an SUP from Blueline Surf & Paddle to Harbourside for the wine and cheese Sunset Puppy Social at Pucci & Catana Luxury Pet Boutique.  Friday, 6 -8 p.m., $25. Call 561-744-7474 to reserve a spot.

Take a Tai Chi class to improve flexibility and balance, held every Saturday morning from 9 – 10 a.m. at Harbourside, sponsored by Agape Healing Arts. Classes are free but donations are accepted. Call 561-290-3641 for more information.

Treat: Public school students go back to school August 17, but teachers get one last blast of summer fun withTeacher Appreciation Weekend from 5 p.m. August 14 to 7 p.m. August 16.

The Wyndham Jupiter Grande is offering a $99 per night rate for teachers with food and beverage discounts.  Several other restaurants and retailers are also offering teacher discounts before its back to the chalkboard.

Arrive in style:  Take your boat and tie up at the Harbourside Place marina.

Find island-style clothes and accessories at Tommy Bahama

Find island-style clothes and accessories at Tommy Bahama

Shop:   Chico’s, White House /Black Market and Tommy Bahama all carry clothes for South Florida and beyond.  Check out the on-trend jewelry and clothes at Francesca’s Collections.

Source: http://featured.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/08/05/5-things-to-see-and-do-at-harbourside-this-summer/

George Gentile Elected Chairman of Palm Beach State College State Foundation's Board of Directors

by Jessica Lovett

Palm Beach State College Foundation welcomes new officers

May 27, 2015Kristi Sorrow


                                        George Gentile

                                       George Gentile

The Palm Beach State College Foundation board of directors has elected new officers who will serve a two-year term.

George Gentile, senior partner at Gentile, Glas, Holloway, O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. was chosen as chair. Ricky Wade, franchisee of B’ing the Best, Inc./McDonald’s, is vice chair. William Greenman, Jr., senior portfolio manager and team leader at BNY Mellon, is treasurer and Trish Lowry secretary. Noel Guillama, CEO of Guillama, Inc., is the immediate past chair. The officers were elected May 19.

Foundation Executive Director Suellen Mann said “Gentile understands the value and contributions a college of this scope and purpose provides. His vision and service to the community are a wonderful and valuable asset in helping guide the Foundation.”

Gentile has practiced as a landscape architect and planner in Palm Beach County for more than 35 years. He has also contributed to the community by his participation in numerous organizations and charities. He was co-founder and the first president of the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Palm Beach County and chairman of the board of the Jupiter Tequesta Juno Beach Chamber of Commerce of which he was a board member for more than 17 years.

He is also currently a member of the Palm Beach County Planning Congress, the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, the PGA Corridor Association and the Economic Forum of Palm Beach County.

Source: PBSC Press Release


10 Fun Things To Do at Harbourside Place

by Jessica Lovett

Jupiter’s new outdoor space offers everything from food to exercise to music.

By Staci Sturrock - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

What’s going on at Harbourside Place, the newish venue of fun, food and fashion at the northwest intersection of U.S. 1 and Indiantown Road in Jupiter?

So much — and so much of it is free!

You really need a list to keep track. Here’s our top 10 guide to taking advantage of what’s happening at Harbourside:

1. Country concerts.

On Thursdays, Harbourside’s free Country Concert Series welcomes a little twang to the stage. And the acts they’ve lassoed are pretty impressive. From 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, for example, Kristian Bush, half of Sugarland, and “American Idol” finalist Casey James will perform.

2. Wine and cheese.

From 6 to 8 p.m. on Wine Down Wednesdays, Sunny 107.9’s Jennifer Ross and Bill Adams play host at Too Bizaare, which provides specials like a glass of wine and appetizer for $10.79.

3. Wind-down time by the water.

Friday Nights on the Waterfront are a showcase for live music from 6 to 10 p.m. This Friday, String Theory is the featured act.

4. Community yoga.

Bring your mat and a bottled water to the Amphitheater each Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., when a complimentary yoga class is held.

5. Free Tai Chi.

Tequesta’s Agape Healing Arts makes house calls to Harbourside each Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Wear loose-fitting clothing and join the Tai Chi fun.

6. A green market.

Local farmers and food vendors sell their wares in the Jupiter Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday.

7. Saturday night live.

Kevin, Virginia and Jason from the KVJ Show on 97.9 WRMF are the emcees for Saturday evening’s free concerts at the Amphitheater. Sometimes, there are top national acts, such as Echosmith recently. From 6 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, The Helmsmen will play.

8. Sunday music.

They keep the music playing almost all day on Sundays: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 to 7 p.m. This Sunday, the performers will be Tolliver & Cash, and Acoustic Soul.

9. Window shop.

Stroll along Harbourside’s colorful storefronts, which include A Pink Princess, White House Black Market, Tommy Bahama, Chico’s and Glitzy Girl.

10. Check out Harbourside’s hotel.

The Wyndham Grand Jupiter’s public spaces are stunning. Duck into the Lobby Lounge for a hand-crafted cocktail and a cheese plate.


Harbourside Place

Where: 200 U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter

Information: 561-935-9533, HarboursidePlace.com 

Source: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/entertainment/10-fun-things-to-do-at-harbourside-place/nkTgz/#0b66f8d7.3787657.735673 


Harbourside update from the Palm Beach Post

by Dylan Roden


Parking garages, hotels and retail stores going up at Harbourside in Jupiter

by Bill DiPaolo

Completion for Harbourside is scheduled next summer.

Allied Capital & Development is using the EB-5 program to help finance the $150 million Harbourside project in Jupiter on nine acres on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1.

North Palm Beach-based Allied won federal approval three years ago from the Department of Homeland Security to develop Harbourside through an EB-5 regional center. Created in 1990 to attract foreign investment, EB-5 allows foreigners to contribute $500,000 apiece to U.S. businesses in return for them and their families to get visas, apply for green cards and become permanent U.S. residents.

Two five-story hotels fronting Intracoastal Waterway at Harbourside will be connected by glass-enclosed overhead walkway (Photo by Bill DiPaolo)

The 360,000-square-foot development could generate about $750,000 annually in property tax revenue, according to town records.


  • Two, five-story waterfront hotels, 178 rooms with outdoor pool on third floor. Enclosed overhead walkway between buildings.
  • Two, five-story parking garages with 929 total spaces. Parking will be validated/paid, the same as City Place. Retail stores on bottom floors of parking garages.
  • About 66,000 square feet of retail, about 55,000 square feet of office and about 33,000 square feet of restaurant space with a total of 360,000 square feet.
  • Restaurants with outdoor seating.
  • Public amphitheater.
  • 15-foot-wide sidewalk connection to Riverwalk, 2.5-mile pathway from Jupiter Inlet to Ocean Way.
  • Marina with 22 private slips and 271 feet for public boat docking.
  • Water taxi stand and trolley stop
  • Harbourside has no residential development.

- See more at: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/npbc/2013/10/18/parking-garages-hotels-and-retail-stores-going-up-at-harbourside-in-jupiter/#sthash.06zh0Cw3.dpuf

Source: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/npbc/2013/1...
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