Proposed Municipal Complex
The Town of Jupiter is considering upgrades to its municipal complex at the corner of Military Trail and Indiantown Road. These improvements seek to upgrade aging infrastructure, provide necessary hardened
facilities, and offer amenities desired by the growing Jupiter Community.
Elements of the Proposed Plan
- New, hardened Police Department facility to house day-to-day public safety resources and activities as well as a data center to support Town information infrastructure. This facility would also serve as the Town’s Emergency Operations Center and house police and town personnel before, during and aer disasters such as hurricanes.
- The hardened data center included in the police facility would allow for continuity of town operations under normal and abnormal
- A new Town Hall and Town Council Chambers to allow for increased public access to all Town services, greater capacity for public meetings, and upgraded technology to streamline Town operations and services.
- An indoor athletic facility to be used by the Town of Jupiter for recreation programs and the Jupiter Tequesta Athlec Associaon (JTAA) to offer additional space for growing youth sports programs, such as volleyball and basketball.
- A Veteran’s Memorial, to honor and commemorate those who have served our country.
- Realignment of Daniels Way on the west side of the property to allow for safety improvements including a traffic light on Indiantown Road at Philadelphia Drive.
- More visible, inviting entryways to the municipal complex from Military Trail and Indiantown Road, and a “town center” like entrance and feel as the complex is entered from Indiantown Road.
- Relocation of the Wendy’s to the corner of Daniels Way and Indiantown Road to allow for an attractive, inviting entryway from Indiantown Road.
- Relocated surface parking areas, and the addition of a parking garage to provide for the new facilities and maximize green space on the overall complex.
- Aging facilities and infrastructure make it necessary for Town personnel to relocate to various, potentially unsafe buildings in the event of a natural disaster. And, in today’s world, buildings designed for security and safety are a necessary precaution.
- The current town hall and police buildings built in late 1970’s and early 1980’s, and don’t allow for adequate space and equipment to serve the community’s growth and needs. In addition, ADA requirements have changed, and accessibility is a requirement and a priority.
- Existing building upgrades could cost as much or more than constructing new facilities, and would necessitate interruptions in services as facilities were renovated.
- Indoor athletic facilities are over capacity, not allowing for growth in indoor recreation activities such as basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, and other fitness programs. Additional gym and recreation space is needed to meet the community’s needs.
- Traffic patterns along Daniels Way and into and out of the municipal complex can be improved to provide safer access to public buildings, adjacent neighborhoods and the high school.
- Depending on the phasing of the project, the municipal complex is estimated to cost between $44 and $53 million. Much of the funding is expected to be supported by the Penny Sales Tax revenues the Town will collect over the next 10 years, based on the referendum approved by Palm Beach County voters in 2017.
- In the future, funding would need to be identified for the “Future Athletics Center” identified in the overall plan. This funding could come from community organizations, voter-approved debt or tax dollars.
- All cost estimates are conceptual and intended for budget planning purposes. Final plans have not been developed.
Upcoming Plans and Next Steps
The municipal complex project will go through several public processes before approval and finalization. In April, 2018, the Town plans to hold a public open house and review proposals submitted by design and architectural consultants. To stay informed of upcoming meetings, subscribe to Town news and updates. Or, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.