There are a number of properties within Jupiter that could be designated as locally historic based on their age. Once a property is granted a local historic designation, the owner is eligible to participate in the Town's historic preservation incentive program to preserve Jupiter's significant historic structures on private property. These incentives include:
Waiver or reimbursement of fees associated with local historic designation applications.
Variances to specific Town land use development regulations such as setbacks, off-street parking, and floor area ratio.
Tax exemptions of up to 100% of the assessed value of all improvements to historically designated properties resulting from restoration, renovation or rehabilitation. Any granted exemption is effective for 10 years.
Eligibility in the Town’s grant program for up to $100,000 of available funding from the Town (with matching requirements) for certain exterior and interior preservation, restoration or rehabilitation improvements.
Adaptive reuse of residential dwelling units for limited commercial uses (examples include a book store, a floral shop and a bed and breakfast).
Owners of an historically designated property who would like to participate in the incentive program should call Peter Begovich in the Planning and Zoning Department at 561-741-2473 to discuss options. For more information regarding obtaining a local historic designation, please visit this page or contact Mr. Begovich at the number above.