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McDowell Ranch

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Client: McDowell Mountain Ranch, LP

McDowell Mountain Ranch – Hillside Parcels

The master plan for the development had various residential parcels planned within the lower hillside areas of the McDowell Mountains. Hillside development requires additional considerations because of the visibility from the surrounding neighborhoods and the distant views. This consideration was a top priority for the design and planning of the parcels. Existing washes were preserved while ridge lines were identified as areas for the development. Maximizing open space, while achieving the lot count was the goal. Skillfully balancing the amount of cuts and fills, along with the use of retaining walls resulted in a clean line between the development and the natural desert.
Project Requirements / Unique Characteristics:

  • Hillside Grading Design
  • Open Space Integration
  • Retaining Wall Designs