NEW: Expansion approved for Jupiter Medical Center’s cancer institute


Enterprise Rent-A-Car coming to Alt. A1A in Jupiter

Jupiter Medical Center construction to start next month

The town council approved the expansion of the Jupiter Medical Center Foshay Cancer Center on Tuesday night.

The new 55,000-square-foot addition is planned to be called the Anderson Family Cancer Institute. The project near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town’s largest employer.

Not enough parking, insufficient drainage and a lack of notification to nearby residents were objections voiced by opponents to the expansion.

The vote was 4-0. Councilman Ilan Kaufer, a member of JMC’s corporate member board, abstained from the vote.

Construction is expected to begin next month and finish in the summer of 2019.

In other action, the council approved:

* An Enterprise Rent-A-Car store at the southeast corner of North Alternate A1A and Old Jupiter Beach Road, formerly Hi-Tech Academy Day Care. Planned renovations to the yellow, 2,500-square-foot building include removing the east wall of the building for access to the proposed garage/hand car-wash area. A sidewalk will be added on Old Jupiter Beach Road. About 10 employees are expected to be hired.

* Two contracts totalling about $1 million for landscape and irrigation maintenance with Batallan Enterprises Inc. and Duval Landscape Maintenance.

* A contract for about $61,000 with DeAngelo Brothers LLC for seagrape tree trimming and exotic plant removal along A1A in Jupiter.

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