Location: Jacksonville, FL
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie
The Brooklyn community in Jacksonville, FL (or “Jax” as locals refer to it) has historical significance dating back over 100 years and that unique heritage and culture is part of what is making this hip neighborhood home to new businesses and residents. Whether these residents are active frequently in the largest urban park system in the country, visiting world class museums, or shopping the street fairs and craft markets, they will all agree with the city’s slogan, “It’s easier here.”
Brooklyn residents are seeing the result of growth in their community by way of an increase in innovative construction along Riverside Avenue. Restaurants, parking garages and hotels have already made their mark and Vista Brooklyn, a high end mixed use development including apartments and 13,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space is a recent addition.
Located at 200 Riverside Ave., Vista Brooklyn’s location is the ideal urban living spot. The apartment community includes 308 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments and offers common co-working spaces and views of downtown Jacksonville and the St. Johns River. The top floor boasts “Club Vista” where residents can enjoy the 10th floor pool deck, a beer garden, an expansive clubroom with gaming area, televisions, pool table and accordion doors that open to the outdoors. The technogym fitness studio has been used by the PGA and Olympic athletes and after a workout residents can stop by the Latte Lounge before taking Fido out to the onsite dog park. Brasfield & Gorrie served as the general contractor and partnered with American Direct to provide opening solutions.
“American Direct was very good about coordinating the doors to make sure that the hardware functioned well with the doors and frames. They asked hundreds of questions up front to eliminate potential issues that could come up later and I appreciated that.”
– Joel Nunnery, Brasfield & Gorrie Project Manager