Renovations finished at Towers of Jacksonville

The renovations at The Towers of Jacksonville, a riverfront senior living facility located at 1400 E. LeBaron Ave. in San Marco, are finished and several dozen apartments are available to bless older residents on a fixed income.

Built in 1972, the former Baptist Towers building, a riverfront high-rise adjacent to Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, was purchased by Retirement Housing Foundation, a nonprofit in Long Beach, Calif., and its general partner, The Towers of Jacksonville, nearly two years ago for $10.38 million.

Soon after the transfer of ownership, the Foundation invested $8.5 million to renovate the building from top to bottom, replacing the plumbing, HVAC, wiring, elevators, and other infrastructure. The renovations were completed in November 2016.

Included in the renovations were several common areas including the laundry room, main office, lounge, meeting room, library, card room, beauty shop. New furniture was purchased for the lounge and meeting room. In addition, all 194 apartments in the 12-story building were fully renovated and include new full-size appliances, said Cathy Suhor, administrator of the Towers of Jacksonville.

Although 136 prospective residents are on the waiting list, the Towers has “immediate availability” for new residents, Suhor said. Rent in the apartments depends on a senior’s monthly income and ranges from $25 to $731 per month, she said. Applicants must be at least 62 years of age to reside in the Towers.

“Some of our residents have million-
dollar views of the river,” said Suhor. “Right now, I have 50 apartments open and ready to bless seniors.”

For further information, contact Suhor at (904)398-3406, ext. 101, or by email at [email protected]

By Marcia Hodgson
Resident Community News

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