From The President: The Future of Desert Ridge

Dec 28, 2016 | Desert Ridge Lifestyles

While the Desert Ridge Community Association (DRCA) has many roles, our primary purpose must always be to maximize property values and maintain our community. This isn’t a task reserved for just elected board members or our management company, but a responsibility that each of us should share. As residents of Desert Ridge, each of us has an investment in the future of our community and should participate in the process. The future of Desert Ridge is bright; here are some of the things we’ll see in 2017:

Deer Valley Road
In 2017, we’ll see a completely new Deer Valley Road from Black Mountain Boulevard West to Cave Creek Road. The road will be expanded to six lanes, plus bike paths, and have stoplights to manage traffic from Reach 11 and the new Sky Crossing development. This project will cost over $6 Million dollars and should eliminate the traffic and delays we are now experiencing.

Petsmart Dog Park at Reach 11
In January of 2017, construction will begin on the new dog park to be located just South of Pinnacle High School. The park will be complete by May and set a new standard for dog parks in the City of Phoenix. The dog park is the first phase of a larger recreational park facility that will include other parks, sports fields, a pump track for bicycles and court games.

Pinnacle Peak Road
Builders of the Sanctuary development will complete the South half of Pinnacle Peak Road from Tatum Boulevard West to 40th Street. This will require large fills in some areas, but will resolve many of the drainage issues we have experienced. Landscaping will be installed after the road is completed giving this area of our community a much more finished look.

Sky Crossing
While technically not in Desert Ridge, the Sky Crossing Development located on the Northwest corner of Black Mountain Boulevard and Deer Valley Road will begin. This 400+ acre development will have about 1,600 homes and stretch from Deer Valley Road to Pinnacle Peak Road.

As you can see, 2017 will bring a great deal of growth and it’s important that we manage it carefully to ensure it doesn’t negatively impact our neighborhoods.

Looking further ahead, we’ll continue to improve the maintenance of our community, “raising the bar” for ourselves every year. We’ll also focus on accomplishing the goals established in our Strategic Community Plan including getting more roads, parks, schools and recreational facilities.

On behalf of the DRCA Board, we thank you for your support and look forward to working with you in 2017.

Doug Dickson, President
Desert Ridge Community Association

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