This is an excerpt from an article that pertains to our industry. It was written by Gary Nelson and appeared in the East Valley Tribune.
Nobody knows, exactly, how many shovelfuls of dirt there are in 275 square miles.
But the first few of them have now been dug in the vast tract of state trust land known as Superstition Vistas.
And by 2023, the first of what could someday be a million residents will be moving into their new homes.
The chief partners in this first phase of a project expected to span generations are Apache Junction, Brookfield Residential Properties Inc., and D.R. Horton, a Texas-based homebuilding firm.
With giant earth-moving machines as a backdrop, 17 men and women dug their shovels into a pre-softened pile of dirt in a ceremonial groundbreaking on Dec. 7. After that, the earth-movers got busy with on-site work for an expected 10,500 homes to be built over the next 10 years on about 4.3 square miles.
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