St. Johns, florida

As the leader of the planning and design team for the RiverTown community, ELM focused on incorporating the natural features of the adjacent St. Johns River into every aspect of the project to create a walkable outdoor experience for residents.

ELM re-oriented the 4,000-acre master plan to focus on the river and the site’s rich ecological environment by including elements such as the Riverfront Park and entrance boulevard leading into the community, as well as integrated trails and pocket parks throughout the site.

The recreational hub and social heart of this growing community is the ELM-designed amenity center that includes the 3,450-s.f. Riverhouse clubhouse; a 6,200-s.f. fitness center; two swimming pools; and a 21-ft. tall slide tower which creates an architecturally-impressive landmark. The expansive outdoor terraces, poolside verandas and cabana palm court of the Riverhouse were designed to reflect the unique character and culture of this riverside region.



The St. Joe Company


Services Provided

Master Planning

Approvals and Entitlements

Project Visioning & Theming

Community Engagement


Landscape Architecture

Signage and Entry Design

Trail Planning and Design

Construction Observation




We selected Ervin Lovett Miller as the design firm at RiverTown because its partners and architects have extensive experience in the design and programming of recreational amenities and facilities throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean – all of which are well-known for their creative and inspired designs.
— Chris Kuhn, Director of Development, RiverTown


2013 Grand Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
Landscape Design/Pool Design-Residential Development
RiverTown Pool Area - St. Johns, FL

2013 Grand Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
Recreational Facility-Special Amenity Facility
RiverTown Fitness Facility - St. Johns, FL

2013 Aurora Award
Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
Recreational Facility-Community Clubhouse
RiverTown - St. Johns, FL



Jacksonville Business Journal

St. Joe hopes to boost business with RiverTown investment


What’s Up Jacksonville

RiverTown Unveils Plans for Amenity Center and Riverfront Park


American Towns, Jacksonville

Ervin Lovett Miller Completes Design Of Rivertown’s Amenities, Riverfrontpark And Phase I Of Community


ELM Project Leadership


Project Team

ELM — Planner, Architect & Landscape Architect

Edwards Construction Services, Inc. — Contractor

Dunn & Associates, Inc. — Civil Engineer

ESI, Inc. — Environmental Consulting