Gainesville, Florida’s industry-leading real estate developer and property management firm Trimark Properties recently received three City of Gainesville Beautification Awards for the 2016 year recognizing two of their outstanding apartments and the man responsible for their superior design. Solaria Luxury Apartments and Tuscana Luxury Apartments received awards for the top Newly Developed Gainesville Apartments, while Trimark Properties’ managing partner, John Fleming, was presented the highest honor for Outstanding Individual Award due to his continued commitment to the beautification and development of the thriving college town.
The City Beautification Awards Ceremony, which has been a Gainesville tradition since 1993, distinguishes high-quality buildings, landscapes, and community areas which demonstrate outstanding architectural design, aesthetic appeal, and promote the overall progress of the Gainesville area. Awards are based on originality and creativity of design, along with their commitment to sustainability, maintenance, and use of materials. Award-winning buildings and sites must effectively utilize the land, demonstrate appropriate planning, must be compatible with the area and landscaping, and must hide unappealing views. Each building must improve the surrounding property or area.
At the awards ceremony held on April 27th, twenty-six awards were given to individuals and projects in the community in categories such as Outstanding Group Award, Retail Businesses, Public Spaces, Adaptive Reuse, Commercial Properties, and more. According to the City Beautification booklet, John Fleming was awarded the Outstanding Individual Award because both he and Trimark Properties “have been instrumental over the years in revitalizing a much-ignored area of downtown Gainesville.” Along with Trimark Properties’ Fleming, Dr. Theresa Beachy of Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network also received the Outstanding Individual Award.
Tuscana and Solaria II, Trimark’s two award-winning properties, were both built in 2015. Two of twenty-five of the company’s apartments near UF Sorority Row, these buildings exhibit stunning, unique architecture that make them some of the most luxurious apartments in Gainesville. Solaria II’s California Mission Revival-inspired design incorporates Spanish influences such as stucco, natural wood beams, and Mexican clay tile, while Tuscana’s Mediterranean-influenced architecture, including hand-laid stone, iron balconies, and fountains throughout its landscaped courtyard add a prestigious, yet comfortable atmosphere around the apartments catered to University of Florida students.
Trimark Properties, which has been a lead developer in the urbanization of the Innovation Square area and Downtown Gainesville, boats a portfolio of twenty-five apartment complexes, dozens of houses near UF, two luxury off-campus dorms, and commercial office space for both startups and established businesses. With the addition of these three new awards, Trimark Properties now claims thirty-five total City Beautification Awards from the city, proving their continued effort in the improvement and growth of Gainesville.