St. Joe Company
Project Status:
Plan completed in 2006
Project Overview:
• Master plan for 4,000-acre community along St. Johns River
• Compact TND town center with pedestrian-orientated activity
• Five outlying neighborhoods with distinctive characters
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St. Johns County, Florida

TSW was asked by the St. Joe Company to plan a 4,000 acre, 3,000 du primary community with four miles of frontage on the St. Johns River, south of Jacksonville. The master plan proposes a compact Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) town center, with a pedestrian-oriented activity core integrating commercial, recreational, multi-family, and civic/educational uses around a town square.

Five outlying neighborhoods are characterized by their orientations to (1) lakes, (2) golf, (3) old-growth live oak forest, (4) rural farmlands, and (5) the river. A network of separate neighborhood amenities keyed to each of these themes (i.e. Boathouse, Garden District, Nature Park, Farmer’s Market and Community Dock, respectively) will be accessible to all residents. Two regional parks – one oriented to the river, the other for active recreational use – will serve as scenic gateways to the community. Thirty-five percent of the total land area will be set aside as public open space and wildlife habitat.