Centergate in Celebration, Florida integrates a mixed-building type development into one of the most innovative New Urbanist projects in Florida. The fifty acre site is divided roughly in two, fronting onto Celebration Boulevard and divided by a lake. The two parcels seek to establish the character of the place via an urban design plan comprised of traditional streets, neighborhood squares and small gardens and courtyards. These elements of the urban design plan define streets as places where the pedestrian and the automobile co-exist. Parking is accommodated by either parking courts or rear loaded garages. In the larger of two parcels, the stormwater management pond is incorporated into the center of the site and becomes a naturalistic amenity in the neighborhood square.
With 726 units on two land parcels, the project uses six building typologies to create a mixed building type neighborhood. The following building types accommodate a variety of lifestyles: traditional garden apartments, courtyard apartments, carriage homes and two and three story townhomes. All housing types are designed to maintain the character of the regional architecture and to complement the style of Celebration.