Jupiter Medical Center Proposes $110 Million Expansion

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Jupiter Medical Center is seeking approval for another major expansion with a new bed tower and parking garage.

The Jupiter Town Council will consider the site plan amendment on April 4 for the nonprofit hospital’s 27.3-acre campus at 1210 Old Dixie Highway. The hospital currently has 248 beds.

JMC wants to build a 92-bed addition on the east side of its campus. The new building would total 135,000 square feet in five stories. To make room for it, the hospital would remove the 10,000-square-foot Ahlbin Administration Building and a temporary modular trailer that’s used for volunteer services.

In addition, it would construct a five-story parking garage with 845 spaces, including 80 electric vehicle charging spaces. That would boost the total parking on the JMC campus to 1,794 spaces.

JMC officials said the project would cost $110 million. It hopes to break ground later this year and complete it in mid-2025.

The hospital is already in the process of expanding. In 2022, it broke ground on a $100 million surgical institute, which was named after Johnny and Terry Gray following a big donation. JMC also announced plans to partner with UF Health to build a community hospital at Avenir in Palm Beach Gardens.

The application letter by planning firm Cotleur & Hearing stated the hospital had virtually no bed vacancy in summer 2022, which is usually its slow season. The new bed tower would support 31 additional doctors.


Source:  SFBJ