Recognized as one of the most successful master-planned communities in the eastern United States, the community of Tradition is conveniently located on the east coast of Florida in the City of Port St. Lucie. Canin Associates developed a coastal design theme for all of the village’s common area landscaping and hardscape features. Drawing heavily on the contemporary and historical context of the region, the Tradition community has been designed with a strong emphasis on the natural environment, open space, interconnected waterways, and a broad array of active recreational opportunities.
Tradition’s interconnected system of navigable lakes with themed bridges create a beautiful setting for lakeside living. Located on the shores of Lake Tradition, the 45-acre Tradition Square acts as the focal point in the community and contains a mix of office and retail space, restaurants, waterfront park, and vibrant interactive children’s fountain. The square’s two-story buildings are reminiscent of storefronts at the turn of the century and front a pristine village green. Canin Associates was honored with an ASLA award of merit for Tradition Square and an award of excellence in research and communications for Tradition’s Residential Landscape and Site Design Guidelines.