Project Spotlight: Marketplace Roadway

Written by: Rachel Washington and Chris Buttermore

St. Johns Marketplace, located off SR 207 in St. Augustine, has experienced substantial changes to both the infrastructure and development. We are proud to have contributed our expertise in master infrastructure design and permitting to facilitate the division and development of the entire marketplace property into individual parcels. Our comprehensive services encompassed the establishment of a robust backbone roadway system, featuring two main roadways: Marketplace Drive and Resort Way.

Key Facts About the Project

  1. Chris Buttermore, PE, is the project manager. Learn more about him here.
  2. Projects on this site are currently under construction.
  3. Design included site layout, grading and drainage design, utility design, and landscape and irrigation design.
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Marketplace Drive spans an impressive length of approximately 4,000 feet, running parallel to I-95. This road was meticulously designed to accommodate traffic needs, initially configured as a 4-lane divided urban section tapering into a 2-lane urban section. To enhance safety and accessibility, both sections of Marketplace Drive are equipped with curb and gutter infrastructure, while a dedicated multi-use path has been incorporated to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Stretching over approximately 2,000 feet, Resort Way complements the overall transportation network within the development. Primarily designed as a 2-lane urban section, Resort Way seamlessly connects to the RV Resort/Campground, while also extending the convenience of the multi-use path to its users.

With the successful completion of Marketplace Drive and Resort Way, our team addressed the immediate transportation needs for the development, which also establishing a framework for sustainable growth. These roads serve as essential roadway, facilitating seamless access to a multitude of commercial ventures and attracting a diverse range of businesses.

As the marketplace property continues to evolve and welcome new developments, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of design and permitting. Our comprehensive approach ensures that every aspect of the infrastructure supports the growth and prosperity of the marketplace, making it a desirable destination for businesses and individuals alike.


Our Experience

From conception to completion, we can provide a total solution to meet your needs. Matthews | DCCM combines strategic planning, experience, creativity, and an integrated approach to each project to ensure project success. Our experts guide clients in overcoming regulatory hurdles and avoiding costly pitfalls from initial planning and engineering through implementation and post-project performance monitoring.

Our firm is FDOT pre-qualified in the following work groups:

  • 3.1 – Minor Highway Design
  • 3.2 – Major Highway Design
  • 7.1 – Signing, Pavement Marking and Channelization
  • 10.1 – Roadway Construction Engineering Inspection
  • 13.6 – Land Planning/Engineering

In need of our civil engineering, landscape architecture, or architecture services for your project? We would be happy to partner with you!


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