RISE @ Glen Kernan Park Construction Begins; Bringing 308 55+ Active Adult Units to Jacksonville

In furthering its commitment to the city of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida, RISE announced it has closed on financing for RISE @ Glen Kernan Park. This first-class, master-planned community sits on 48.52 acres of prime Jacksonville real estate on northwest Butler Blvd. and Hodges Blvd.

RISE @ Glen Kernan Park will be a luxury 55+ active adult community nestled conveniently among six outparcels totaling 45,000+ SF of premier retail, a Gate convenience store and car wash, and a seven-story Embassy Suites hotel. This highly coveted site features quick access to Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, St. John’s Town Center, and the Mayo Clinic.

With a phased delivery starting in 2025, construction has begun on 74 private cottages and 234 spacious apartments, totaling 308 units and 336,300+ SF of rentable space. Thoughtful and high-intention design maximizes the feeling of an interconnected, and unparalleled, resort community.

Exquisite detailing within the units will feature top-of-the-line fixtures and undeniably timeless touches of luxury. 1-bed/1-bath and 2-bed/2-bath floor plan options are laid out to appeal to, and enhance, the 55+ active adult lifestyle.

Greg Hunter, RISE Chief Financial Officer, shared, “This is a project we are thrilled to begin. RISE’s investment in this development is another milestone in our long-term commitment to Northeast Florida. We are grateful to have several long-term investor relationships along with new local partners to help us bring this beautiful new community to fruition and I sincerely believe that the final product will set the benchmark when it comes to luxury, 55+ living not only in Florida – but anywhere in the country.”

RISE @ Glen Kernan Park is the second Class-A 55+ community RISE is delivering in Jacksonville. It also marks one of nine communities either delivered or being actively built or developed by RISE in the city.

From tree-lined streets to an 8+ acre feature pond, the charm and character of RISE @ Glen Kernan Park focuses on the community amenities. At the heart of the community is the clubhouse from which the entire walkable neighborhood is seamlessly connected. Along with a fitness center, dog park, and multiple indoor lounge areas, residents will enjoy three robustly programmed outdoor oases.

The heated, resort-style pool leverages Florida’s weather to create an escape in the sunshine. The pool features a sun shelf and is surrounded by umbrella seating, lounge chairs, a cabana, and day beds. Also prominent in this area will be the yoga lawn, outdoor community kitchen, fire pit, pergola, and a multi-purpose lawn.

The active courtyard will keep residents and guests entertained with a pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, and a shuffleboard court. The passive courtyard offers a respite to those looking to relax and enjoy the scenery with many different lounge options.

Pedestrian walkways and over-water boardwalks will keep residents connected, while a lively and highly programmed social calendar will foster a sense of community and enrich residents’ social lives.

RISE’s mission is to improve lives and impact people – one person at a time; and RISE @ Glen Kernan Park presents another opportunity to do just that. With this ~50-acres of real estate being some of the most sought-after in Jacksonville over the last two decades, RISE is privileged to develop, build, and manage this exceptional community. Niles Bolton Associates is the architect for the development.

About RISE: A Real Estate Company

Since 1995, RISE: A Real Estate Company has made a name for itself as an industry leader in multi-family, active living, and student housing development, management, financing, and construction. RISE’s history is abounding with intentional moves that grew RISE into the cultural pioneer of the industry that they are today. RISE’s purpose is to positively impact others, one person at a time. RISE’s commitment to partners and residents alike holds the company to a higher standard. RISE remains steadfast and sincere in its dedication to the values that lifted them to where they are today.