Rise at Nocatee taking shape


Rise at Nocatee, a new 55-plus active living community one mile from Nocatee Town Center, has just completed its 10,000-square-foot clubhouse and public interest in the project is growing.

General Manager Jerry Shafer encouraged people to visit and see the new facility, which includes a yoga room, fitness room, music and media room, arts and crafts room, game room and bar area.

As it is being furnished, the Rise team has not forgotten that future residents may have fond memories of the things of yesterday.

“We have an awesome-looking 1960s vintage record player console for our music and media room,” Shafer said. “It’s very cool.”

Now under construction are the 178 apartment homes.

When complete, there will be 59 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in four-story Building 1000. There will be 119 one- and two-bedroom apartments in five-story Building 2000. Floor plans start at 683 square feet and go up to 1,538 square feet.

“The units are coming together,” Shafer said. “We are now installing kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. We’re doing tile shower surrounds in the bathrooms, as well.”

Building 1000 is on track for completion around June 25. Building 2000 is expected to be finished at about the first week of September.

All first-level apartments will have screened-in porches.

So far, Rise at Nocatee has 24 approved applications, so it is about 14% pre-leased. Shafer said a lot of people have been calling or dropping by to see what’s happening.

Of course, hard hat tours are still being offered. Interested people can either stop by for a tour or schedule an appointment online. Those taking the tours will be asked to sign a liability waiver and will be issued a hard hat and construction vest. Shafer recommends they wear close-toe shoes.

For more information, go to risepontevedra.com, email live@risepontevedra.com or call 904-341-5239.

The community is located at 1200 Preservation Trail, Ponte Vedra Beach.