What's the deal with the new apartments coming to Gainesville's Butler Plaza?

Butler PlazaButler Enterprises has recently announced that the iconic Butler Plaza will soon be transformed into "The Residences and The Terraces at Butler Town Center"—luxury apartment developments to open in 2018 in the Archer Road neighborhood.

Living Amongst Butler Plaza

From studios to 3 bedrooms, over 200 apartments will be weaved into the Butler Town Center. Occupying the eastern end of Butler Town Center's Main Street, The Residences will expand across the top five levels of a six-story building, with North Florida's first chef-operated Food Hall located on the ground floor. The Terraces are located above the restaurants and retail shops on the Main Street. Designed to minimize sound from the bustling streets below and maximize natural light, The Terraces are named after their spacious private balconies. In these apartments near Butler Plaza, residents will be granted access to amenities such as a state of the art pool and hot tub, yoga and fitness studio, and pet grooming station all within walking distance of the first-to-market retail, entertainment and dining experience available at Butler Town Center.

The Residences at Butler Plaza

Deborah Butler, president of Butler Enterprises, explains, "These homes will offer an upscale living environment, with high-end, open floor plans, and the excitement and convenience of urban living. My vision has always been to create a district where people can live, dine and play, and do so in style. The Residences and The Terraces constitute that final component."

The largest fee management company in our area, Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP, will lease and professionally manage this exciting new living experience coming to Butler Town Center. Debbie Berdy, CMC Founding Partner, says, "Being a key member of the Butler residential development represents an unparalleled opportunity. We couldn't be happier to be part of this community revitalization project that will positively affect socioeconomic growth for generations to come," she continues, "It is important to recognize that the Butler project truly is the first of its kind in our city; a contemporary, walking community offering premier restaurants and retail just outside residents' doors. People are going to want to make this The Residences and The Terraces at Butler Town Center home!"

The Residences and The Terraces at Butler Town Center are unparalleled by any other community in the Gainesville area. With full living room windows, concierge services and various floor plan options, these upcoming apartments represent convenient and luxurious living. The Gainesville market is abundant in various levels of student living however, these new apartments will provide the fusion of a convenient yet upscale urban-style living experience that is needed by so many professionals in the area.

5 New Features We're Really Excited About

  1. Stengel Field Food Hall will boast the title of being North Central Florida's first chef-operated collection of local, regional, and national dining options. The new food hall will be home to a unique a combination of up to 15 vendors, including a craft beer tap room, new food concepts and additional kiosks for locally grown fruits and vegetables and fresh flowers.

  2. Butler Town Center is setting the stage for a truly "walkable" lifestyle. Wikipedia defines the term "walkability" as how friendly an area is to walking as a primary mode of transportation. Imagine being able to take a relaxing stroll down to the grocery store, or walking downstairs from your apartment to meet friends for drinks without having to worry about calling an Uber. With these new developments, Butler is introducing this a convenient "walkable" concept to Gainesville residents.

  3. Finally, some additional brand-new apartment options that aren't geared towards undergraduates. In recent years, we've kept you up to date as new student housing communities were added to Gainesville's map of by-the-bedroom student housing options such as Social 28, The Ridge, The Retreat, and The Standard. Now, we're excited to see a conventional multifamily development (or in layman's terms: "non-student apartments") under construction! Unlike many apartment communities in the area, The Residences and The Terraces are designed to lure in young professionals who desire an urban-living environment. Other prospects might include mature or graduate students, medical professionals hoping to live near UF Health, UF faculty, and retirees who want to live within walking distance from shopping and dining.

  4. A renovated Regal Cinema will also be added to the development. Originally opened in 1990, the Regal Cinema 14 in Gainesville will undergo redevelopment as it receives a new dining experience, adjustable king-sized recliners, padded foot rests, new landscaping, flooring, lighting, and draperies. This renovation of Gainesville's classic date night and hang out spot will provide a new, luxurious experience to moviegoers.

  5. New dining and shopping options. From picking up groceries, to dining out, the new Butler development will bring new options to the area that aren't your typical Gainesville fare. P.F. Chang's and 365 by Whole Foods will be added to the Butler Town Center as well. P.F. Chang's is a widely known gourmet Chinese restaurant and will be located adjacent to the Stengel Field Food Hall. Last year, Whole Foods announced Gainesville as one of the first few cities that would open a 365 Whole Foods Market because it's designed to attract a younger demographic with lower prices and a more fast-paced shopping experience.


Butler Plaza Town Center

Scheduled for opening in Fall 2018, Butler Town Center will evolve into a Main Street-style collection of beautifully curated entertainment, boutiques, restaurants and residences unmatched by any other region in North Central Florida. Visit www.liveatbutlertowncenter.com for more information on The Residences and The Terraces at Butler Town Center and visit www.shopatbutler.com for additional information about Butler Town Center, Butler Plaza and Butler North.

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