5 Awesome Apartments Coming To Downtown

Development is starting to heat up again in and around downtown. Here are five cool urban apartment projects already under construction or proposed.

Published January 23, 2015 in Development - MetroJacksonville.com

1. 220 Riverside Apartments

Location: 220 Riverside Avenue

220 Riverside is being designed to exhibit the perfect balance between luxury and urban living. 220 Riverside’s designer-inspired Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, upscale cabinetry with brushed nickel hardware, faux hardwood flooring, and washer/dryer sets in each unit. Amenities include a connection cafe, fitness studio, resort-style salt water pool, grilling areas and outdoor social areas. The 294 unit development is expected to open Spring 2015.

For more information: http://www.220riversideapartments.com/

2. The Barnett

Location: 112 West Adams Street

The SouthEast Group's plans call for the $30 million restoration of the historic 18-story Barnett Building into a 160,000 square foot campus for makers, doers, founders and dreamers. 80 residential loft apartment units on floors 9 through 16 are included in their plans to activate the heart of the Northbank core. Assuming the SouthEast Group and the City of Jacksonville can come to an agreement on the redevelopment plans of The Barnett and adjacent Laura Trio, construction on the 16-month project could begin this year.

For more information: http://thebarnettjax.com/

3. The Brooklyn Riverside

Location: Intersection of Magnolia and Stonewall Streets

Under development by Pollock Shores Real Estate Group, the Brooklyn Riverside is a 310 unit luxury apartment complex between Riverside Avenue and Park Street in Brooklyn. According to the developer, Brooklyn Riverside's one and two bedroom units provide convenient living space for all walks of life, whether one is looking to entertain friends or spend a quiet night in. Matched with countless interior features and community amenities, from the bocce court to the modern pool with a fire pit, The Brooklyn Riverside is said to be the ultimate place for chic comfort and modern luxury.

For more information: http://thebrooklynriverside.com/

4. Laura Apartments

225 North Laura Street

Location: 225 North Laura Street

Quietly, one of downtown's most successful merchants has decided to move forward with a project that promises to add life to Laura Street and Hemming Plaza. In 2008, Ron Chamblin, owner of the city's largest independent bookstore, opened Chamblin's Uptown at 215 North Laura Street. Now Chamblin is moving forward with his next endeavor, an urban mixed use project at 225 North Laura Street, immediately adjacent to his popular bookstore. Completed in 1904 and overlooking Hemming Park, the 3-story 6,552-square-foot building was known as the Laura Apartments.

For more information: http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-jan-225-laura-street-a-downtown-core-renovation-project-

5. Springfield Renovations, Restorations & Infill

Location: Springfield Historic District

Although Springfield is is just north of downtown, there are several small scale redevelopment, restoration and infill projects worth checking out for anyone interested in urban living.  This two-story industrial chic live/work loft, at 19 West 6th Street, is one small scale infill project nearing completion.

For more information: contact edavis@moderncities.com

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com

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