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

Updated Feb 21, 2018
The Jupiter Medical Center addition near Military Trail and Jupiter Lakes Boulevard is part of a $123 expansion plan by JMC, the town s largest employer. (File photo)

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.