Recently Completed Projects Exemplify Sandbox Development Consultants’ Approach to Residential Land Development in Phoenix

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As the greater Phoenix area continues to experience population growth, the need for new residential development shows no sign of slowing down—and Sandbox Development is pleased to have played an instrumental role in getting three significant projects completed recently.

With new developments at Heritage Crossing, Tortosa South, and Cypress Ridge, the opportunity for buyers to find their ideal single-family homes is greatly improved. 

All three offer the kinds of amenities young families and upwardly mobile professionals are looking for in their homes and communities, with features facilitating exercise, entertainment, community gathering, and enjoyment of the outdoors.

Sandbox’s comprehensive consulting solutions lead the way in Phoenix-area land development, and while we already have new projects underway, we want to take a moment to celebrate these recent accomplishments.

Heritage Crossing: Attracting Families to Mesa

Sandbox Development provided construction management and due diligence services at Heritage Crossing, a three-phase, single-family residential project developed for Woodside Homes. 

With its proximity to the U.S. 60 and the Loop 202 in Mesa, AZ providing easy access to nearby employment, schools, retail, and entertainment, Heritage Crossing offers an attractive community for growing families and young professionals.

With one phase of traditional single-family residential lots and two phases of higher-density alley-loaded residential lots, Heritage Crossing combines homes designed with the needs of today’s buyers in mind and a range of amenities that appeal to the community’s target market. 

A large swimming pool with a ramada and tot-lots was installed in one parcel, while another features a large centralized amenity area with shade sail structures, ramadas, tot-lots, and picnic areas. Topping off the variety of amenities is a large dog park.

In addition to developing the infrastructure for Heritage Crossing, the Sandbox team managed a joint development agreement that included the infrastructure for the adjacent Aviva Apartment Complex, a modern luxury community.

Tortosa South: New Homes in the Growing Maricopa Community

Sandbox was also involved in the recently completed Tortosa South master-planned community located in Maricopa, AZ, near Honeycutt Rd. and Murphy Rd. The firm served as contract administrator of the Tortosa South Owners Group, which was formed to complete the joint development infrastructure and common area development associated with the project.

Tortosa South comprises more than 1,000 single-family residential homes on seven parcels. Each parcel was acquired by distinct homebuilders who completed their specific parcel’s on-site development, including Ashton Woods Homes, D.R. Horton, KB Home, and K. Hovnanian Homes.

With all 1,000-plus residential lots purchased by homebuilders within 12 months of going on the market, Tortosa South is primed to be a key part of Maricopa’s continued growth.

Cypress Ridge: Live and Play in South Phoenix

The Cypress Ridge single-family residential community is another development Sandbox spearheaded for Woodside Homes, this one in South Phoenix on the north side of the Rio Salado, just east of the newly constructed Loop 202. 

Built in two phases, the 74-acre, 411-lot project consists of both traditional single-family residential lots and higher-density alley-loaded and cluster-type residential lots.

Designed as an active lifestyle community, Cypress Ridge offers amenities geared toward all of its residents and guests. The community features more than 155,000 square feet of turf area, with multiple ramadas and barbecue locations throughout to allow residents plenty of space for outdoor relaxation. For exercise, there’s a 5,000-foot multi-use trail with exer-fit stations, a half basketball court, a ninja course, a shaded play structure, and a 200,000-gallon community pool. In addition, a 10,000-square-foot furnished deck and restroom building make the pool a sure highlight for the whole community.

The Cypress Ridge development project also included work on two major arterial frontages, Broadway Rd. and 59th Ave., which received additional development and improvements. This aspect of the greater project benefited from coordination with the Arizona Department of Transportation, Maricopa County, and the City of Phoenix municipalities. Other offsite improvements included the relocation underground of a 12kv overhead SRP electrical line and the installation of roughly 2,500 linear feet of offsite gas main.

Leading the Way in Phoenix-Area Development

Sandbox Development is proud to be an industry leader in residential land development consulting, and our team is proud to have been instrumental in helping our clients solve complex development challenges as they bring new homes to the Valley of the Sun. 

Our land development consulting services have resulted in the successful completion of several master-planned and large-scale standalone residential communities in the Phoenix metro area, and our ability to collaborate with builders and municipal agencies plays a critical role in ensuring our clients’ projects are successfully realized.

With a team known for its ability to rise to the challenge and deliver on our clients’ vision, Sandbox is poised to take on cutting-edge, highly attractive development projects and see them through to completion. We look forward to sharing our latest success stories and celebrating the growth of the greater community we’re so proud to call our home.