The first model homes at USAA’s upscale master-planned community in Norterra are expected to open in November, the developer now says. Union Park at Norterra’s first building, a community center called the Post, is already under construction east of USAA’s existing corporate center near the I-17 and Happy Valley interchange.
“Builders will start construction of their models this summer and early fall,” project spokesperson Jennifer Whittle told In&Out. “As of now, we are planning for a November grand opening.”
Three builders plan a range of styles, from territorial to mission revival, Southwest modern to desert craftsman and even Wrightian (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright). Floorplans and pricing have not yet been announced. [Community Maps & Photos Below]
- Ashton Woods Four, two-story plans, 1,800 to 2,481 square feet.
- Cachet Homes Five, one- and two-story plans, 2,831 to 4,115 square feet.
- David Weekley Homes Seven, one- and two-story plans, 2,332 to 3,864 square feet.
The 400-acre project—to include 1,100 single-family homes and 1,100 multi-family units—is situated between Happy Valley and Jomax roads. Phase I involves 309 homes. Later phases will include boutique retail stores, specialty restaurants, office space and a school.
The developer, Sunbelt Holdings, says the community will be highly walkable.
“Within walking distance and a future gateway into the community will be a unique retail corridor that is envisioned to be a collection of inviting gathering places, restaurants and shopping experiences,” according to marketing material. “Tree-lined streets, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, shade corridors and diverse architectural home styles will create the character and charm of neighborhoods of the past.”
Planned Community Amenities
- Pool with cabanas
- Children’s play pool
- Community park & playground
- Outdoor barbecue area
- Pickleball & basketball courts
The Post, a 5,800-square-foot community recreation center will be “inspired by historical farmhouses,” the developers said.
The entire project, when completed, will encompass 398 acres. For comparison, Fireside at Norterra, a nearby master-planned community, will have 1,425 homes upon build-out. By contrast, Anthem has more than 10,000 homes sprawling across some 6,000 acres.
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