One cannot help but notice the bustling activity at the base on the Indiantown Road Bridge and U.S. Highway 1 in Jupiter. There are sky scraping cranes and lively trucks. The eleven-acre parcel is slated to open a $150 million marina/restaurant/retail/hotel complex on the Intracoastal Waterway and is expected to open the summer of 2014. A sea of spectacular opportunities awaits Jupiter residents and visitors alike in this waterfront entertainment plaza.
The Harbourside project will provide public benefit through municipal docks, water taxi, beautiful outdoor amphitheater and a perfect connection to the Riverwalk project. Upon completion, this will provide public access to approximately 2.5 miles of Intracoastal Waterway and the Jupiter Inlet. “The Riverwalk will transverse through many types of upland communities including environmentally sensitive lands, residential, marinas, commercial properties as well as waterfront parks.” Harbourside will be the main entertainment component of the Riverwalk project.
Harbourside will feature two, five story waterfront hotels containing 178 rooms. Westin Hotel is thought to be the hotelier and conference center. It will also feature an outdoor pool on the third floor and enclosed overhead walkway between the buildings. There will be approximately 66,000 square feet of retail space, 55,000 square feet of office space and approximately 33,000 square feet of restaurant space in the relaxed breathtaking setting. Restaurants and eateries will have indoor and outdoor seating. Parking should not be a problem, as there will be two 5-story parking garages with 929 total parking spaces available. Parking will be validated. Retail boutiques will be on the bottom floors of the parking garages.
In addition to the outdoor amphitheater and entertainment plaza, Harbourside will connect to Riverwalk with a 15-foot wide sidewalk. The sidewalk pathway will lead from the Jupiter Inlet to Ocean Way (2.5 miles). A 22-slip private slip marina and 271 feet of seawall for public boat docking will be also be available. Water taxi and trolley stops will be located within Harbourside for the public’s convenience. There will be no residential development within Harbourside.
Renderings of the project highlight a waterside esplanade full of retail shops and chic eateries. There is a pathway for runners, cyclists, and walkers alike to enjoy the waterfront views. The pathway has several drinking fountains, dog water fountains, lush tropical landscaping with landscaped trellises, benches and shade structures. It also depicts decorative lighting along the Intracoastal Waterway for casual evening strolls.