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Developer breaks ground on West Valley community of 3,000-plus homes

(Brookfield Residential Photo)

PHOENIX – A Canadian developer broke ground last week on a master-planned residential community with room for thousands of houses in the West Valley.

Brookfield Residential’s 1,130-acre Alamar development will feature up to 3,695 home sites, a 41-acre regional park co-developed with the city of Avondale and an elementary school.

“Alamar will be a huge attraction as additional companies choose Avondale and the West Valley for their new corporate locations,” Avondale Mayor Kenneth Weise said in a press release.

“The vast array of housing choices and amenities will make Alamar a community of choice for new residents.”

The development is located just north of the Sierra Estrella mountains.

Brookfield staff and Avondale elected officials were among those at Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony.

“We saw tremendous potential here from the beginning, as did many others who wanted to see Avondale reach its full potential,” said John Bradley, Brookfield’s Arizona division president, according to the release.

“We are grateful for the city’s leadership, vision and support to help us reach this point, along with many other valued partners who join us today.”

The first phase, which is expected to open in late 2020, will have 461 home sites within five distinct neighborhoods.

The single-family houses will range from 1,400 to 4,500 square feet and cost from the low $200,000s to the high $300,000s, according to a 2018 Avondale press release.

Brookfield’s most notable existing development in Arizona is the 3,200-acre Eastmark community in east Mesa.

Alamar isn’t the only ambitious master-planned community coming to the West Valley.

JDM Partners, Valley sports mogul Jerry Colangelo’s real estate company, is developing Buckeye’s 37,000-acre Douglas Ranch property, which is projected to be home to nearly 300,000 residents.

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