11 EAST FORSYTH RENOVATION
The client's goal was to restore and revive this historically significant building to its original grandeur by creating an urban community containing upscale loft apartments and amenities critical to bringing back housing to the City of Jacksonville's Downtown Core.
Located in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville, this 17-story 153,000 square foot Chicago style mixed-use building was originally constructed in 1926. The renovated structure includes 126 classically designed lofts, a community center with fitness facility, a 155-car parking garage, and retail space on the main floor. PQH restored many architectural features including poly-chromatic terra-cotta panels, decorative ceilings and steel panels. Elevators, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and other infrastructure was modernized and a six-story parking garage was constructed adjacent to the building. The second floor was converted into a large community club room, a fitness center and a media room. Modern amenities were added while respecting the historic integrity of the structure. The building was renamed to "11 East Forsyth" and 126 apartments were opened in 2003.
11 East was formally known as the Lynch Building and the American Heritage Life Building. In December of 2003, it was added to the US National Register of Historic Places.
Square Footage: 153,000
Completion Date: 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL