Mastroianni’s Harbourside Place settles with Jupiter over code violations
Jupiter was previously seeking $300,000 in fines from the complex for holding events without permits
Nick Mastroianni’s Harbourside Place and Jupiter have reached a settlement over 20 unpaid code violations.
Jupiter was previously seeking $300,000 in fines from the retail and entertainment complex for holding events without permits, but settled this week with Harbourside for just $40,800, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Under the terms of the settlement, the town agreed to drop some of its code violations and Harbourside will be able to continue to hold events in the future without any permits, as long as they do not generate amplified sound. These future events include yoga sessions, farmers markets and car shows.
An additional 35 open code compliance cases against Harbourside will also be dropped by the city if it pays the fines and fees, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The 20 violations occurred at events hosted between June 2018 and February. Jupiter looked to collect $15,000 fines per violation, which Harbourside previously said it could not afford to pay.
The $170 million entertainment and hotel project was completed in December 2014.
The feud between Jupiter and Harbourside began after residents nearby started complaining about noise in 2014. Harbourside filed a federal lawsuit against the town in 2016, claiming that Jupiter’s concert restrictions were unconstitutional.
Mastroianni, who’s been tied to President Trump’s longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, as well as to the Kushner Companies, founded the U.S. Immigration Fund for EB-5 investment. He’s known to have raised EB-5 funds for a number of major developers, and USIF remains one of the biggest EB-5 service providers. [Palm Beach Post] — Keith Larsen