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Studio9 Architecture, the Collaborative Design Group and Hallmark Partners recently revealed plans for Beacon Riverside, a luxury condominium tower on the St. Johns River in historic Riverside further boosting downtown revitalization. Beacon Riverside is the first condominium building under development in Jacksonville in nearly a decade.
The building embodies the rich traditions of Riverside architecture refined to reflect an updated design with modern features and amenities. Located at 500 Bishopgate Lane, the 16-story building will feature 56 exclusive for-sale residences ranging in price from $600,000 to $2 million. The 2,100 to 4,000-square-foot luxury residences will offer expansive views of the St. Johns River, the downtown skyline as well as city views of historic Riverside.
Following The Great Fire of 1901, leading citizens of Jacksonville built an elegant corridor of homes along Riverside Avenue known as “The Row.” An influx of architects and skilled tradesmen gave Riverside the broadest variety of architecture in the region. After 1910, the Prairie School movement that rejected the historic revival trends and strove for a new authentic American style influenced many Riverside homes. The Prairie style, as well as Chicago-based high-rise architecture, was introduced to Jacksonville during this period.
“Our inspiration for Beacon Riverside is rooted in Riverside’s past splendor,” said Craig Davisson, Principal at Studio9. “Beacon Riverside integrates open floor plans that combine functionality with a simple expressive aesthetic on Jacksonville’s riverfront skyline.