Jensen Beach Sea Turtle Cafe

Project Description

The Martin County Parks and Recreation Department and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council partnered to develop ideas on how to improve the Sea Turtle Beach Café located at Jensen Beach. The Sea Turtle Café is one of a few beachfront restaurants in Martin County, and it is considered a great and unique asset for the County. It is located at the Jensen Sea Turtle Beach which is the main public beach in Jensen Beach on Hutchinson Island.

For the past 20 years, the Sea Turtle Café has leased the site property from the County and has offered breakfast and lunch for residents and tourists that visit the Beach. The existing building was built in 1991 through a Public Request for Proposals (RFP) and consists of approximately 8,750 square feet of decking space, 750 square feet restroom building, 1,150 square feet Café building, and 750 square feet open pavilion. Recently, the lease expired and the County will prepare a new Request for Proposals to engage another leaser who will be responsible for upgrades and improvements in a public/private partnership at this site.

Study Area
Public Design Workshop - Saturday, February 9, 2013

Jensen Beach Community Center
1912 NE Jensen Beach Blvd.
Jensen Beach, Florida

Charrette Documents
Opening Presentation Work in Progress Presentation Charrette Report
Southern Elevation of the Two-Story Building Component of the Option "A" Proposal Western Elevation (from parking lot) of the Option "A" Proposal
First Floor Plan of Option "A" Second Floor Plan of Option "A"
"Crooked Tree Cafe" ~ A Suggestion for a Snack Bar Further South from the Sea Turtle Beach Cafe
Project Team

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council:

  Marlene Brunot
Michael Busha
Anthea Gianniotes
Stephanie Heidt
Dana Little
Eloine Sabol


Urban Designers:
Juan Caruncho, Steven Fett, Ricardo Lopez, Lauren Moss, Jose Venegas, and Gabriel Williams

Project Contact

Dana P. Little
Urban Design Studio Director
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
421 SW Camden Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone (772) 221-4060
Contact Dana P. Little


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