The Real Deal Miami

Jupiter landowner envisions mixed-use redevelopment

Project might displace about 200 Suni Sands mobile home park residents
May 19, 2014 09:45AM

Suni Sands sign

Suni Sands sign

A Jupiter mobile home park owner’s redevelopment plan could displace about 200 residents, who are all at least 55 years old.

Suni Sands Mobile Home Park owner Charles Modica wants to build an inn with restaurants and retail space. Modica, who paid $17 million for the park a year ago, has not filed any applications with the town. He also wants to restore the park’s 100-year-old boathouse.

The 10-acre park’s zoning allows up to six residences per acre.

“I’m doing my best to work with the Suni Sands residents,” Modica told the Palm Beach Post. “I want to let them stay as long as possible.”

Suni Sands residents own their mobile homes and pay about $600 monthly to rent their lots. That covers water, sewer, lawn maintenance, trash collection and cable. [Palm Beach Post]Eric Kalis