WaterSound, developed by St. Joe along the Florida Gulf Coast, is a collection of neighborhoods and parks and open spaces that are framed by an extensive wetland system. TSW was retained to provide master planning and landscape architectural services for the 1,400 unit community. The community complements its oceanfront counterpart, WaterSound Beach, with aspects of traditional American town planning that provides traditional block patterns, walkable streets, neighborhood parks, and an architectural style that responds to the climate and to the site’s natural features.
Organized as a group of residential districts, each with similar lot types, architecture and housing styles, WaterSound offers an extensive array of amenities from a family-oriented Davis Love III designed “Walker Course” to boating access on Lake Powell to walking trails that connect the entire community. Its village center, which includes retail, office, and residential, serves as the entrance to the community with a pedestrian-oriented environment and community gathering spaces.