A winner of Engineering-News-Record’s Best of the Best Project Awards for Resorts and Hospitality, Streamsong Resort is a beautiful demonstration of how environmental sustainability and economic growth can work together.
Streamsong is a resource-based project encompassing approximately 16,000 acres. The resort’s intertwining 18-hole golf courses and the accompanying Clubhouse opened to rave reviews in December 2012. The 216-room Lodge with its spa, fitness center, and conference center opened in January 2014. The resort’s third course, Streamsong Black, and its associated Clubhouse are scheduled to open in the fall of 2017. Streamsong will also offer bass fishing, shooting sports, and nature trails for birding and hiking. At final build out, the resort core will occupy only 2,300± acres—less than 15% of the entire development.
Natural and man-made reclamation created the towering sand dunes, expansive lakes, and dramatic shifts in elevation that have seamlessly been incorporated into the project’s drainage, grading, and stormwater plans, creating a resort like no other in Florida. In all areas of civil/infrastructure design, two distinct client requirements were honored and incorporated: the “green” theme of environmental responsibility and Mosaic’s desire to minimize intrusion into the guest experience. As an example, the resort’s water treatment facility utilizes greensand technology, reducing both the facility’s footprint and power demands.
Streamsong has helped boost the local economy by adding hundreds of jobs during construction, and more than 200 permanent positions are anticipated. So in addition to being a model example for the long-term use of lands mined for phosphate, Streamsong is demonstrating how environmental sustainability and economic growth can work together.