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 & Reference Material

Press Release - July 7, 2020

Ordinance 694 - Special Use Permit as adopted (PDF) (102MB) or Final Approved Plans only (PDF)

Ordinance 696 - Development Agreement as adopted (PDF)

SUP Ordinance and Stipulations (PDF) - December 21, 2015

Development Agreement (PDF) and Ordinance 696 (PDF) - December 21, 2015

Development Agreement (PDF) - December 17, 2015

SUP Ordinance and Stipulations (PDF) - December 17, 2015

Site Plan (PDF) and Narrative Illustrations (PDF) - December 17, 2015

Revised Plan Sheets (PDF) - 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 (PDF) and revised applicant plans (PDF) 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 (PDF) and Proposed Schedule (PDF) July 7, 2015

Final Statement of Direction (PDF) adopted June 11, 2015

Staff Report and supporting materials (PDF) - June 11, 2015

Staff Memo (PDF), Draft Statement of Direction (PDF), PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) - June 4, 2015

Applicant’s Response to Draft Statement of Direction (PDF) - June 4, 2015

Staff Memo (PDF), Draft Statement of Direction (PDF), PowerPoint Presentation (PDF) - May 28, 2015

Application (PDF), Narrative (PDF), and Plans (PDF) - May 28, 2015

Special Use Permit Formal Application (PDF) - May 5, 2015

Town’s Response to the re-submittal (PDF) - April 21, 2015

Pre-Application re-submittal (PDF) - April 10, 2015

Town’s Response to the Pre-Application (PDF) - April 1, 2015

Pre-Application (PDF) submitted March 12, 2015

Community Conversation Staff PowerPoint (PDF) - February 12, 2015