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2023 Award Winners



Mixed-Use Community, Multifamily


Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch


Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Architect/Designer | LRK

Builder | Willis Smith Construction

Developer | Lakewood Ranch Commercial

Land Planner | LRK

Landscape Architect/Designer | Kempton Rinard

Photographer | Chad Baumer

Waterside Place is a mixed-use residential, retail, office and entertainment town center for the new village of Waterside within the 33,000-acre master planned community of Lakewood Ranch, Fla. The 5,036-acre town center comprises 884 units of multifamily residential, 67,009 square feet of retail and restaurant, and 50,000 square feet of office. Waterside Place is connected by trails and a water taxi to a broad mix of residential neighborhoods comprising 4,000-plus units that serve the workforce, seniors, move-up families and luxury buyers.

A large 8-acre park is connected to the town center by a foot bridge. Because of its lakefront setting, architectural design and intimate, as well as vibrant, gathering spaces, Waterside Place has quickly become a regional destination.

From the Judges
They built a great Main Street-type setting that emulates a beach/condo style development. The architecture is great, and the city center is clearly successful.

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