Project Site Spotlight: The Phoenix at Braselton

The Phoenix at Braselton site is going to be a senior living community with independent living, assisted living, and memory care that will be completed within the next year.

This commercial project is off Friendship Road in Hoschton, Ga. Currently, there are more than 50 workers on the site, but once construction goes vertical there will be more than 100.

The buildings at Phoenix are considered hybrid, meaning they will be composed of concrete, wood vertical, masonry for the towers and elevators, metal framing, structural steel columns, beams, bar joints, and more.

While there, we spoke with Nick Turner, a Commercial Assistant Superintendent, who emphasized safety, quality, and schedule as being prioritized on the site at all times.

Employees are expected to uphold safety standards, like being tied off 100 percent of the time and wearing seat belts, whether they are being directly managed or trusted to get the job done. Also, everyone on the site wears a radio to improve communication and advance completion.

This safety attire is required on all project sites and should be seriously considered before going in the field. (Photo/Taylor Elliott, TElliott@reevesyoung.com)

Upon completion, the site will feature two independent living buildings to the east and west with parking garages below, assisted living, memory care, a courtyard, and a pool amenity toward the back of the property. Rent for future residents will start at $4 thousand a room.

An overview of the Phoenix project site from the top of Mount Jerry, an organic dirt mound named after Foreman Jerry Towe and where Memory Care will be located. (Photo/Emma Toland, EToland@reevesyoung.com)
The backside of the Phoenix project site where the Pool Amenity (due north) will be located. Independent Living (east) is pictured to the left and Independent Living (west) is pictured to the right. (Photo/Emma Toland, EToland@reevesyoung.com)

Although this is a construction site, professionalism and morale are maintained at all times. “It is important that our workers are kept in high spirits because they work long hours in demanding climates,” said Turner. “We value our crew and the hard work they put in… it definitely does not go unnoticed”