The Jackson Renaissance

The Jackson Renaissance is a historic property that has long been a part of the fabric of its neighborhood. Built in 1893, the Jackson School closed as a public institution in 1943. The school then became a part of many small businesses throughout the years until being abandoned in 2005. All the while its neighborhood longed for a return of the building’s presence. Now that dream has come true. Baxter Construction Company started the historic renovation in late summer of 2012, completing the project in July of 2013 with a good portion of the building’s units leased before opening!

The Jackson Renaissance has 48 stylish, contemporary apartment homes that celebrate all that is historic and unique about the property. A new 3 story addition was incorporated into the design that houses 24 of the 48 units. This property contains a plethora of amenities and has been built for discerning adults 55+. Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans with multiple layout options and closets galore, penthouse units with skylights have been added in the existing attic space, a fitness center along with beautiful full kitchens with maple cabinets, a library, and a community room with hearth and spacious seating. The building’s historic windows feature the original trim that has been restored to its original 1893 finish. All units are equipped with a Geo-Thermal heating and cooling system, energy star appliances and lighting which are a part of the “Green” points design scheme. Baxter Construction Company is proud to be a part of such a beautiful historic restoration project and hopes that the community benefits from it for years to come.

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