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BizDEVELOPMENT continued from page 207 In Green Valley, the partners have three sites within the 6,400-acre Canoa Ranch property – the Villas with 40 lots for townhomes, the Estates with 24 lots for single-family homes and the upcoming Resort Villas with 28 lots. Canoa Ranch also includes a mix of commercial with offices, a hotel and an 18-hole golf course on the property. David is partnering with American Land Fund for a future phase of Canoa Ranch, including 1,500 home sites. The company recently broke ground on J-6 Ranch, where they partner with Redhawk on 150 lots. The homes will be 2,000 to 3,300 square feet on 3.5acre parcels. The area features vast grasslands and is about 10 minutes east

of Vail and 30 minutes from downtown Tucson. “It’s a really beautiful place, cooler, with a higher elevation than Tucson, at 4,300 feet,” David said. With 70 lots, Fairfield Homes AZ will be one of the largest builders in the private residential golf community of Stone Canyon, located in Oro Valley. The semi-custom homes will be along the Jay Morrish-designed golf course. Rock formations and varied elevations offer a unique landscape for homebuyers – but can require special considerations in the homebuilding process to preserve natural rock outcroppings. “Care is taken to preserve the landscape,” Brav said. In addition to innovating for each site, Fairfield Homes AZ keeps an eye on

changing consumer expectations – especially retirees. According to the partners, green-building principles, modern recreation centers and additional amenities that help contribute to an active lifestyle have become increasingly valuable to homebuyers. “Retirement is evolving. How people retired 20 years ago is not how they retire today,” David said. Projects on the horizon for Williamson include developing an area west of the Biosphere for a new community called Cielo. David expects to build 3,000 homes on 4,000 acres – starting in 2017. “It’s a nice opportunity for the future,” he said.


Garry has a lot of integrity. He’s a very bright man who knows construction. –

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David Williamson, President & CEO, Fairfield Homes AZ

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