Palma Brisa

Palma Brisa is the last undeveloped parcel within the Foothills master-planned community located in the South Mountain hillsides of Ahwatukee. The Site is located at Desert Foothills Parkway and Frye Road and was originally dedicated to the Tempe Unified School District (TUSD) to be used for the development of a school. When TUSD decided to auction the land, they brought in a land planner who estimated the 63-acres could have a future use for 178 residential lots. Desert Vista 100, a subsidiary of Blandford Homes is the developer behind Palma Brisa and WOODPATEL’s primary client. WOODPATEL provided hillside entitlement, preliminary and final site plan, final plat, on- and off-site infrastructure construction document, and survey staking services. Led by Dan Matthews, the design team was able to design 197 units, 19 more than estimated.


Ahwatukee, AZ


Blandford Homes

Project Highlights

63 acres

197 units

Sustainable retention system

Offsite sewer infrastructure

Hillside terrain

Sensitive design to meet City hillside ordinance

Bedrock condition required detailed earthwork analysis