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New self-storage building on Indiantown Road will be 3 stories

Cinquez Dog Park in Jupiter is scheduled to open later this year

Demolishing a vacant building to build a 700-unit storage structure and and a new dog leash law were approved Tuesday night by the Jupiter Town Council.

The vote was 4-1, with Councelor Jim Kuretski dissenting, on the proposal to demolish the former Ellison Graphics structure on the south side of Indiantown Road at Commerce Way, across from the Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care Clinic.

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The proposal by Hilton Head, So. Carolina-based Pinnacle Storage llc calls for replacing the 21,000-square-foot structure with a three-story, climate-controlled building that would be 97,500 square feet.

The large size worried Kuretski.

“The building is too much… It’s going to be a massive building like any other on Indiantown Road,” he said.

Construction is expected to start in the spring and take about a year. About four full- and part-time employees would be hired. Land purchase and construction costs are expected to be about $13 million, according to Pinnacle President Christopher Perry.

In other action, the council unanimously approved a new dog leash law for Cinquez Park, which is scheduled to open in the spring.

Dogs were allowed to walk without a leash in Jupiter parks as long as they are under voice control, which means they respond to voice orders from their owners.

READ: Canine park coming to Jupiter

The new law requires that dogs be on a leash when they are in dog parks in Jupiter. Once the dogs enter the fenced-in areas designated for dogs, they can be taken off their leash.

“This is due to the variety of uses proposed on the site and the potential for conflicts with dogs off leash which has increased over the years according to Code Compliance,” according to town records.

The new leash law has nothing to do with Dog Beach, the 2-mile stretch north of Marcinski Road where dogs are allowed to roam without leashes.

Cinquez Park is planned to be free and open to the public. The park, which includes a 2-acre wetlands area and will have about 70 parking spaces, is scheduled to be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to sunset.



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