A 90,000-square-foot, three story storage building on a vacant 2-acre parcel in Abacoa is scheduled for a preliminary vote at the Aug. 18 town council meeting.
The town’s planning and zoning staff recommends denial of the plan on two vacant acres on the southeast corner of Frederick Small Road and Sweet Bay Circle in Abacoa, about 150 feet west of Alternate A1A.
The storage facility does not fit with the surrounding community, according to the planning report. The storage facility also does not fit in with the town’s plan for pedestrian-friendly environment within ½ mile of a potential Tri-Rail station near the property, says the report.
The potential developers counter that approving the zoning change to workplace limited would protect the surrounding area from more intensive development. The current zoning, community commercial, allows for gas stations, fast-food restaurants and movie theaters.
“Therefore, the proposed rezoning will help protect the residents from the potential development of such uses,” according to the proposal from Compass Storage.
The town’s planning and zoning commission on July 14 voted 5-1 to recommend denial of the plan.
The town council is not bound by the planning commission’s recommendation. A final council vote is scheduled for Sept. 15.
To view the plan. go to jupiter.fl.us
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