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Fall Season Update

Jupiter Reef Club Condominium Owners' Association

Jupiter Reef Club Owners,

I hope this update finds you well, and even when you are far from the Jupiter Reef Club you remain apprised of association happenings. Since the last update, the roof replacement project has begun, major reconstruction of the seawall is ongoing, and the association is continuing to enhance the resort by executing essential maintenance and interior refurbishment projects as outlined below.


Roof replacement is rapidly progressing. In twenty-nine working days the three largest buildings comprised of  twenty-six units (D4-D29) have undergone the transformation depicted below.

 

Roof replacement is on target to be completed by the end of November.


As the furthest seaward property in the vicinity, The Jupiter Reef Club’s seawall is the single barrier of coastal defense between the Association and the Atlantic Ocean. Every effort is being made to armor the seawall in a design to withstand our volatile coastal environment. While under major reconstruction, wave activity from Hurricane Dorian displaced approximately 170 feet of rebar from the East wall. This displaced rebar is being reconstructed to the engineer’s specified design. The extensive debris removal, hurricane Dorian damage, inclement weather, and tidal conditions have contributed to delays. The seawall contractor now estimates the project to be completed in less than six months. Rapid construction completion remains in the best interest of the Jupiter Reef Club and the contractor. Throughout the remainder of construction, all amenities will remain open. Access to the upper patio deck, north side, and south side of the property will be restricted. The completion of the seawall project is paramount to preserve and enhance this remarkable slice of paradise. You may view a video of the most recent seawall progress below.

 

Oceanographic conditions remain a constant variable for the contractors to complete construction. Tidal conditions must be routinely monitored to implement an efficient construction schedule. The month of September and beginning of October consisted of rough surf limiting the contractor’s progress. Wave overtopping has been a regular occurrence. Click here to view NOAA tide predictions from our local subordinate tide station: 


Each year in Florida’s slow tourism “off season”, the units are generally less occupied, and available resources are poured into maintaining the appearance and integrity of the units. There are far too many items that are addressed to list, but some typical maintenance items include: touching up paint, washing walls, cleaning lint ducts, replacing small appliances as needed, cleaning grout, extreme deep cleaning, fixing any peeling cabinetry, replacing degraded faceplates, and so on.

Beautiful budget conscious interior enhancements have continued! The board and I understand the importance of gracefully incorporating new trends to blend with existing aesthetics.  In July the board of directors approved carpet replacement in the “B” and “E” units and the three one bedroom deluxe “A” units. New plush two-tone vinyl fiber carpet has been installed in the two-story townhouse “B” units for safety, style, and comfort.

The carpeting in the single story One Bedroom Deluxe “A” units and second story two-bedroom “E” units has been replaced with a transitional coastal wood plank tile. While the units were being tiled, the maintenance team touched up the units' baseboards and installed quarter round trim.

Modular shelving is being installed in the B units second bedroom closets. The dresser in B18’s master bedroom was refinished and repurposed in the second bedroom.

Lighting upgrades are continuing to be installed as units are available. All dark brown bedroom lamps are being replaced with wall mounted swing arm lamps that feature printed pattern shade based on original Shibori-style dyed fabric. All brown floor lamps are being replaced with charming lamps scaled appropriately for each living room seating area.

The previous solid surface countertops in A1 and C30 have been upgraded with a classic white sparkle quartz top. The quartz is expected to have a longer life while providing increased durability and stain resistance.


Areas of the property are always undergoing routine maintenance. We take great pride in focusing on preventative maintenance tasks to reduce need for more costly projects in the long term. The maintenance team is constantly hard at work. Some exterior maintenance repairs most recently undertaken have been: restoring pavers, replacing exterior porch light fixtures, replacing dead bolts, painting the vending machine, patching veneer stone siding, and much more all while working around the two major reconstruction projects. I am thankful to have great staff that share my determination for preserving paradise.  


Association occupancy is critical measurement of the Jupiter Reef Club environment. As interior and exterior refurbishments continue many owners who had rented their weeks in the past are returning to rediscover paradise. The occupancy statistics for the 2019 calendar year through week number 42 represent JRC residing guests remain majority owners.


Jupiter Florida is becoming a more well know tourism location. Jupiter Reef Club provides pristine accommodations sought after by the most discerning travelers. JRC’s rental program has steadily strengthened over the years and proven to be a key element to the association’s financial advancement. While undergoing major reconstruction we may anticipate a season of maintaining previous year gains.


The Jupiter Reef Club Condominium Owners' Association Inc. does not handle resales of timeshare units; therefore "sales statistics" are not readily available. All units available for sale through Ogden Resort Developments are listed on the sales section of the website. The number of listings has been significantly reduced. Utilizing this available data, I have generated the below graph to provide a snapshot of the current market of Jupiter Reef Club units available for purchase.  As more improvements are scheduled for completion, it stands to reason that the market surrounding JRC resales will become even more active.

Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to get caught up on association business. I hope to continue to preserve the timesharing concept and provide lasting value to the association. Please never hesitate to contact me with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

Sincerely,

Amanda E. Farajian, LCAM
Jupiter Reef Club Condominium Owners Association, Inc.
1600 S. A1A
Jupiter, FL 33477
(561) 747 - 7788
manager@jupiterreefclub.org