A 960 acre, 3,600 lot, three-phased master planned community located in Maricopa, AZ with over 1,300 homes built. The community includes an elementary and junior high school, a large community park with plans for a second elementary school and a second community park with a catch and release fishing pond. Many home lots were snapped up at the launch and though the crisis created a void in the market which resulted in a number of empty lots in this development, Tortosa remained a nicely planned community that should see some listing activities again as the economy recovers.
The zoning efforts achieved a density which exceeded the average for projects in the area at the time at 3.75 dwelling units per acre where 3.5 was the standard. We achieved this as a result of the integration of activity trails and schools in the plan.