Sawgrass Village


ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller are the planners, architects, and landscape architects for the urban redevelopment of Sawgrass Village, completing the long-awaited transformation of the tired 1980s vintage shopping center into the retail, restaurant, and civic centerpiece of the community. ELM has set a transformative vision for Sawgrass Village as the “Heart of Ponte Vedra Beach,” leading the project’s planning and design, including robust community involvement.

The site is well-positioned in the affluent beachfront community of Ponte Vedra Beach and is at the “front door” of the headquarters of the PGA Tour and the Players Championship, one of professional golf’s biggest tournaments.  When complete, ELM’s plan will transform Sawgrass Village into an energetic, pedestrian-rich commercial environment, just as Ponte Vedra Beach has transformed into one of the Southeastern United States’ most desirable oceanfront communities.


Arris Realty Partners



Mixed-Use Master Planning and Design

Resort Retail Development


Landscape Architecture

Approvals and Entitlements

Community Engagement

Construction Observation

We looked at Sawgrass Village from a master planning perspective, creating major meaningful improvements in the first phase with better circulation and a more desirable pedestrian-friendly streetscape environment. Shopping has evolved into a form of entertainment, and the old facility wasn’t a place that attracted people – where they wanted to spend their time. The quality of Sawgrass Village has improved significantly just by what’s been done in Phase I, and the framework is now in place to create a world-class retail and restaurant destination in Phase II.
— Russ Ervin, ELM founding partner and Sawgrass redevelopment lead designer


Jacksonville Business Journal

Second phase of Sawgrass Village to include Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Jacksonville Business Journal

New Publix concept opens as anchor at Sawgrass Village

Jacksonville Business Journal

Ben Carter revives Sawgrass Village project in Ponte Vedra