JEFFERSONVILLE – It’s easy to spot Growler U.S.A.
Slated to open in early December, the nearly completed microbrewery and taphouse construction currently stands alone in a clearing off 10th Street, just north of the double roundabout.
However, that’s about to change.
The upscale pub and restaurant soon will be surrounded by a flurry of activity as the new Bridgepointe Commons development takes shape, says Brandon Denton, co-founder of Denton Floyd Real Estate Group, the company developing the property off of Gottbrath Parkway.
While residents have expressed they are excited about both the opening of Growler and what’s to come with Bridgepointe Commons in general, Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore said the biggest buzz by far has centered around the new state-of-the art movie theater complex expected to open in 2019 that will serve as that development’s crown jewel.
“It’s been a long time since Jeffersonville has had a movie theater,” he said, “and this one is going to be better than any other” in Southern Indiana.
Denton estimates the completion of the entire Bridgepointe Commons development will be “five to seven years from now.”
Between now and then, however, the recently barren property has begun its transformation into a modern dining, shopping, entertainment and living destination.
“A high-quality hotel user is planning to open in the spring of 2020,” he said, adding that “a 9,100 square-foot strip center is under way with plans for a coffee user at the end cap.”
He added, “several other deals are in the works or being finalized. We have had a ton of activity since the theater announcement.”
When completed, the development will contain a variety of options for the consumer.
“The entire development will consist of 70 acres of retail, restaurant, hospitality and entertainment, as well as a senior-living campus called Bridgepointe Gardens,” he said.
For Denton, the best part about developing Bridgepointe Commons is “the energy and excitement it is already creating in the area,” he said.
“We truly feel that this development will be a destination for employees of River Ridge Commerce Center, as well as the surrounding residents to catch a movie, dine and shop."
Denton said anyone interested in learning more details about the Bridgepointe Commons development can contact his company’s agents – Reed Weinberg and Taylor Thompson with PRG Commercial Property Advisors – at 502-365-3840.
Bridgepointe Commons is a large undertaking for Denton’s company, but it’s not the only one that is driving the changes in the area.
Denton Floyd is also the developer behind another high-profile construction project that’s caught a lot of eyes lately. The Villas of Jeffersonville is a 264-unit multifamily project located on Peach Blossom Road a few miles from Bridgepointe Commons near the Walgreens on Holman’s Lane.
Denton said construction is ahead of schedule “and should be ready for leasing by the end of 2019.”
And, the developer has yet another major housing plan now in the works.
Just this week, Denton said his company received approval by the city of Jeffersonville to move forward on a new Class A multifamily development.
Named Lakeside Gardens, the development will be at 4406 Helen Road, "which sits across 10th Street where the new Kroger is located,” Denton said. “It currently is a privately owned farm.”
Lakeside Gardens will be unlike any other in the city. The development will consist of 360 total units “with a campus filled with unique amenities such as lakes, walking trails, and a hammock park.”
The 18-acre development is currently slated for completion in spring of 2021.
The original plans for Lakeside Gardens have been slightly adjusted to alleviate “a few concerns” voiced by the community and to improve the development, Denton said.
“We added a secondary main entrance off of Helen Road to alleviate future traffic on Herb Lewis Road,” Denton said. Also, “more on-campus amenities for the residents to enjoy” have been added.
Moore said these three developments all serve as examples of the overall enhancements and beneficial investments that are being made up and down the city's main thoroughfare.
"Come this time next year, it's going to be a brand new 10th Street," Moore said.