Projects - The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley

The General Plan that was approved by the voters in March 2012 recognizes the importance of resort properties and encourages new resort development that reflects the Town's needs for fiscal health, economic diversification, and quality of life.

Project Status Time Line


Construction on the highly anticipated Ritz-Carlton Resort has begun.  A groundbreaking was held on February 21st to celebrate the Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley site dedication.  The perimeter wall surrounding the 100-plus acre site has been completed.  Inside the wall, extensive grading of the site has begun.  In the northwest corner, Shea Homes has begun construction on Azure, a Shea Signature community.  Sixty-six homes combining modern and transitional architecture are planned.  Model homes shall be available for viewing shortly.

Much more is to come from this development.  The heart of the property will contain the 20-acre resort containing luxury casitas, a desert inspired spa, an incredibly 400 foot long pool, restaurants, and over 20,000 square feet of event space.  Projected opening date is in 2019.  When completed this master planned community will contain the 200 room Ritz-Carlton resort, over 100 single family homes, a mix of villas and town homes, and over 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurants.

Documents and Reference Material
Ordinance 694 - Special Use Permit as adopted (102MB) or Final Approved Plans only
Ordinance 696 - Development Agreement as adopted
 SUP Ordinance and Stipulations - December 21, 2015
Development Agreement and Ordinance 696 - December 21, 2015
Development Agreement - December 17, 2015
SUP Ordinance and Stipulations - December 17, 2015
 Site Plan and Narrative Illustrations - December 17, 2015 
Revised Plan Sheets - dated November 30, 2015 (December 3 meeting)
Staff Report and Revised Plans November 19, 2015
Staff Report and Proposed Plans November 5, 2015
Ritz Carlton Resort Development recommended Stipulations and revised applicant plans October 20, 2015
Planning Commission Final Public Hearing materials October 20, 2015
Link to Planning Commission agendas, staff reports, and minutes regarding Five Star / Ritz Carlton
Planning Commission Staff Memo and Proposed Schedule July 7, 2015
Final Statement of Direction adopted June 11, 2015
Staff Report and supporting materials - June 11, 2015      
Staff Memo, Draft Statement of DirectionPowerPoint Presentation - June 4, 2015
Applicant's Response to Draft Statement of Direction - June 4, 2015
 Staff MemoDraft Statement of DirectionPowerPoint Presentation - May 28, 2015
 Application, Narrative, and Plans - May 28, 2015
Special Use Permit Formal Application - May 5, 2015
Town's Response to the re-submittal - April 21, 2015
Pre-Application re-submittal - April 10, 2015
Town's Response to the Pre-Application - April 1, 2015
Pre-Application submitted March 12, 2015
Community Conversation Staff PowerPoint - February 12, 2015