The building, one of the waterfront's tallest, would rise from one of the last undeveloped parcels on U.S. 1 in Tequesta. The office includes a luxury car showroom.
The Mastroianni family has applied to the village to construct a four-story office building at the southeast corner of U.S. 1 and Village Boulevard.
Building site is one of the last vacant U.S. 1 parcels in Tequesta
The Mastroiannis and their company Allied Capital and Development are well known in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens area for the development of Harbourside Place, a five-story shopping and dining destination on the Intracoastal Waterway.
The company also once owned the Panama Hattie's restaurant site off PGA Boulevard, which is now being developed into condominiums by builder Dan Catalfumo. The Mastroianni family's existing office is in Harbourside on U.S. 1 in Jupiter, according to its website. It plans to use the entire 33,274-square-foot building in Tequesta for its operations.
Tequesta's Village Council unanimously approved the office building design Jan. 13. The building will sit on a 1-acre lot that is one of the last undeveloped properties along U.S. 1 in Tequesta.
Second floor of office will house luxury car collection
Plans for the building show 59 parking spaces, some covered and some open-air, for the company's employees. But the office building won't be all work and no play. The second floor will showcase the Mastroianni family's luxury car collection, according to project planner George Gentile. The collection currently is housed at Mastroianni Motorsports on Tequesta Drive.
To get the cars to the second floor, the site plan includes a car elevator on the northwest side of the building.
Gentile said it's unlikely drivers on U.S. 1 will get a peek at the cars, though, because the second-floor windows facing the highway will be about 10 feet off the ground.