Broadstone River House readies to open its doors

Broadstone River House readies to open its doors
Renters will be moving in to the Southbank’s newest apartment building, Broadstone River House, in February.

One of several Southbank residential projects is nearing completion.

Construction on Alliance Residential Company’s Broadstone River House Apartments, a $26.6 million housing complex sandwiched on 3.8 acres of waterfront property between the Duval County Public School Board building and the Lexington Hotel, was scheduled for completion at the end of December 2018.

The site of the new residential complex is where the rustic seafood restaurant, Crawdaddy’s, a former Jacksonville landmark reminiscent of a dilapidated tobacco warehouse, was located.

Lease applications for Broadstone River House were accepted in mid-December and tenants will be able to move in February 2019, said business manager Kimberly Watkins of Alliance Residential Company, a Phoenix, Arizona development firm, which will manage the property. 

The six-story, 263-unit apartment complex offers residents an array of choices from 634-square-foot studios to three-bedroom units measuring 1,592 square feet. Rents will probably range from $1,412 to $2,442 a month with some “premium” units costing more, Watkins said.

The complex consists of two residential buildings, one fronting the St. Johns River and the other fronting Prudential Drive with a 463-space parking garage in the middle. The apartment community’s amenities include a swimming pool, courtyard, fire pit, game areas, a social clubroom, billiards lounge and health club, which will feature yoga and spin studios as well as top-grade fitness equipment.

Two bridges will give the public access to the Southbank Riverwalk on either side of the building.

Also included in the complex is a new $100,000 public plaza built alongside the Southbank Riverwalk on the west end of the property. The 7,000-square-foot plaza will include benches, tables and landscaping and will be connected to Prudential Drive by a wide public walkway. There will also be wayfinding signage, so the public will be able to easily spot the plaza and find its way to the Riverwalk.

By Marcia Hodgson
Resident Community News

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