Here’s a story that shouldn’t have to be told.
It’s the story of the first real test of the biotechnology buffer that former Gov. Jeb Bush insisted must surround Scripps Florida’s Jupiter campus. It’s the story of how Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Park, Mangonia Park, Riviera Beach and Palm Beach County came together to create that buffer, and how those governments have stuck to their word. Scripps, having received $500 million from Palm Beach County and the state, has done the same.
Where does this story go awry? Enter yet another government agency, one with the power to ignore local zoning rules and build where it pleases, even if that would undo the promise that allowed northern Palm Beach County to land Scripps.