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February 11, 2011 Clubs and Organizations

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

Saint Johns, FL – The environmental design firm of Ervin Lovett Miller (ELM) announces it has completed the master plan for Phase I of RiverTown, including the design, construction documents and landscape planning for the community’s amenity center and Riverfront Park. RiverTown is a St. Joe Company community located along more than three miles of the St. Johns River. Construction of the amenities is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011 and changes to RiverfrontPark are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011.

“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,” said Christian Kuhn, director of development at RiverTown. “The essence of RiverTown is its proximity and relationship to the St. Johns River and we wanted to design a community and amenities that promoted a lifestyle that would draw upon that unique opportunity. ELM has more than succeeded at creating a lifestyle focused on the river and its attributes and we are excited to unveil the plans to the community and residents of RiverTown.”

Phase I of RiverTown has been designed by ELM to be a walkable residential community with strong ties to the St. Johns River. RiverTown has been created to reflect great Southern neighborhoods of years past with pedestrian friendly tree-lined streets, connected neighborhoods and parks, plazas, river views and recreational amenities.

The planned amenities at RiverTown, also designed by ELM, include an open space trail network throughout the community, all of which lead to the St. Johns River and the community’s RiverfrontPark that will be located along the community’s river frontage and accessible to RiverTown residents. The park is planned to feature approximately 58 acres of nature, canopy trees and passive recreational activities, a community dock, fishing pier and waterfront overlook areas. The park is also planned to feature a central event lawn with views up to RiverTown’s main entrance and The RiverHouse amenity. Park visitors will enjoy walking and jogging trails along the riverfront location. The park is master planned to have limited day boat slips, kayaking, canoe launches and a restroom pavilion.      

An amenity center at RiverTown has been designed to feature a competition pool and a fun pool for families, one championship tennis court with additional tennis courts and play fields. The community’s social club – The RiverHouse – is planned to include more than 1,400 square feet of river view terraces, a 3,450 square-foot clubroom, meeting room, outdoor palm court with bar area, kitchen and restrooms. The RiverHouse will be located adjacent to the RiverTown fitness center, which is planned to include individual and group fitness areas, pool access, a social director’s office and an approximately 470-square-foot poolside veranda.

“The St. Johns River is the place-defining hallmark of RiverTown and the one natural amenity that sets the community apart from any other in Northeast Florida,” said Steve Lovett, partner at ELM. “When designing RiverTown and its amenities, our priority was to create a true neighborhood that embodied the lifestyle of a tight-knit community where everyone has easy access to amenities, the river and each other. RiverTown is a quintessential example of utilizing and preserving the natural landscape of a location to benefit a community and its residents.”

ELM is considered a thought leader with unparalleled experience in the design and programming of recreational amenities and facilities. The firm’s work includes the master plan and architectural designs at communities such as Nocatee, St. Johns Golf & County Club, Waterchase, Hammock Beach Resort, St. JohnsForest and Amelia National Golf Club, among others.

More information about RiverTown is available by visiting www.joe.com/rivertown-community or by calling (904) 361-6820. To visit the community, travel Interstate 95 South to County Road 210 West to State Road 13 North. Visitors can also take I-295 to San Jose Boulevard South . The RiverTown welcome center is located at 39 Riverwalk Blvd.
in St. Johns, Fla.

About Ervin Lovett Miller

Ervin Lovett Miller (ELM) is a leading environmental design practice that creates sustainable, inspired places for people. The firm’s leadership, innovation and collaborative spirit is applied to the disciplines of planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, interiors and environmental graphics. ELM’s commitment to design, sustainability and a multidisciplinary perspective brings value to national and international mixed-use, urban, commercial, residential, destination resort communities, retail, education and civic projects.

For more information about Ervin Lovett Miller, call (904) 296-8066 or visit www.ervinlovettmiller.com

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