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 oriented the 4,000-acre master around the river and the site’s rich ecology, with the iconic Riverfront Park, integrated trails and pocket parks throughout the site.

The recreational hub and social heart of RiverTown is the amenity center that includes the 3,450 sq. ft. Riverhouse clubhouse, a 6,200 sq. ft. fitness center, two swimming pools and a 21-ft. tall slide tower. The outdoor terraces, poolside verandas and cabana palm court of the Riverhouse were designed to reflect the unique character and culture of this riverside region.


2013 SEBC Grand Aurora Award
Landscape Design/Pool Design-Residential Development

2013 SEBC Grand Aurora Award
Recreational Facility-Special Amenity Facility

2013 SEBC Aurora Award
Recreational Facility-Community Clubhouse


The St. Joe Company


Master Planning

Approvals and Entitlements

Project Visioning & Theming

Community Engagement


Landscape Architecture

Signage and Entry Design

Trail Planning and Design

Construction Observation