Project Spotlight: Stillwater

Written by: Rachel Washington

Stillwater is a thoughtfully designed community for individuals aged 55 and above located in St. Johns, FL. Lennar, the trusted homebuilder, is responsible for constructing the houses in this neighborhood. Situated alongside an impressive 18-hole golf course created by Bobby Weed, the development showcases Next Gen® homes and offers a wide range of amenities tailored to meet the needs of active adults.

Moreover, residents have the advantage of being close to Durbin Park, which provides convenient access to various shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as easy access to Jacksonville through Highway 9B and Interstate 95 nearby.

Key Facts About the Project

  1. Alex Acree, PE, is the project manager. Learn more about him here.
  2. Eric Lanehart, PLA, ISA, is the landscape architect. Learn more about him here.
  3. Project is currently under construction.
  4. Design included site layout, grading and drainage design, utility design, and landscape and irrigation design.

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Matthews | DCCM is providing professional civil engineering, master planning, and landscape architecture services for the Stillwater residential development. This exclusive age-restricted community comprises 550 single-family and multifamily duplex units, complemented by an impressive 18-hole golf course and its accompanying amenities, infrastructure, and roadway design. The meticulously planned amenities include a spacious 18,828 square foot clubhouse building, a well-appointed 2,109 square foot aquatics building complete with a pool, a convenient 600 square foot driving range, concession, and restroom facility with dedicated driving range bays, and a 9,098 square foot maintenance facility.

Furthermore, the development offers a range of recreational amenities designed to enhance residents’ lifestyles. These amenities encompass a sprawling 2.5-acre driving range, two full-size tennis courts, two full-size pickleball courts, a bocce ball court, and an expansive special event lawn space. The scope of our team’s involvement extended beyond design, as we took charge of coordinating the intricate permitting process with various entities, including St. Johns County, St. Johns Water Management District), JEA, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Moreover, Matthews | DCCM assumes the responsibility of certifying the completed construction. Senior Construction Inspector, Mike Silverstein, is the lead for this phase of the project. This entails conducting routine site visits throughout the construction phase, meticulously reviewing all testing documents, and performing a comprehensive as-built review. Our diligent oversight ensures that the development adheres to the highest standards of quality and safety, as well as meeting all necessary regulatory requirements.

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 or landscape architecture services for your project? We would be happy to partner with you!


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