JUPITER, Fla. -- It's the $144,000,000 commercial development re-shaping the waterfront in Jupiter and only CBS 12 News is given exclusive access to the construction site. Construction is halfway done on Harbourside Place and should be completed in exactly one year. This is all happening on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and US 1 in Jupiter.
"We get dozens of calls everyday, people wondering what's going on," said developer Nick Mastroianni.
Story by Peter Schaller / CBS12 News
The developer saves a major announcement about the project for CBS 12 News. They've just confirmed the biggest leaser here is going to be a 4 star Wyndham Grand. The popular Jupiter wine bar and restaurant Too Bizarre will also move in here, into a much bigger space.
Mastroianni said, "This is our home, Jupiter is home to our development company just about everyone who works for this company."
There will be many more restaurants with some outdoor seating, shops, and a marina with public and private slips. The developer says the project is creating an estimated 2,000 jobs.
There have been some critics of the project, mainly concerned that it was taking too long to complete. But the town council approved it 4 to 1 back in 2008. Now, 5 years later, here it is. It's a developer's dream fueled by international financing and its meeting the right economic forecast to make it actually happen.