OakLeaf Town Center is a 100 acre, 860,000 square foot open-air regional lifestyle center located within the Villages of Argyle DRI in southwest Duval County. The project consists of a main street theme at its entrance complete with retail, extensive hardscape/landscape, and on-street parking. The planning and design for OakLeaf Town Center began in 2005 with construction starting in the spring of 2006. A grand-opening was held in the spring of 2007 with the opening of Super Target, one of three anchors along with Home Depot and Kohl’s.
In 2005, ETM was contracted by Sembler Company to provide a range of engineering services, including: Local Development Team Leader, Design and Permitting, Contract Administration and formation of the Community Development District (CDD) as the District Engineer.
Designing Roadway Improvements
ETM provided engineering services for intersection improvements along Argyle Forest Boulevard to support the traffic for this lifestyle center. This included median modification, traffic signal design and turn lanes.
In addition, a portion of Old Middleburg Road was widened in exchange for trip credits for the project. ETM spearheaded the development agreement with the City of Jacksonville.