We’ve got the rundown.
2018 will be a great year at Eastmark! As our community celebrates its five year anniversary, we’ll usher in several exciting new development projects. Check out the official rundown from the Eastmark Developer Update and see what’s in store.
Project Management Transition
As of Jan. 1, 2018, DMB has transitioned the day-to-day management of Eastmark to their 50/50 partner, Brookfield Residential. Brookfield Residential has been an equal partner in Eastmark since day one. But don’t worry, the Eastmark development team remains the same. Azcentral.com recently posted an article on this DMB transition.
In addition, DMB Community Life is now a stand-alone company as of Jan. 1, 2018. The DMB Community Life staff remains the same, even though the company is now separate from DMB and Brookfield Residential.
Master Plan Update
- 1,940 acres of Eastmark land is developed or planned.
- 5,039 residential lots have been platted or sold.
- 387 acres of non-residential land has been developed.
Roadway Projects to be Constructed or Completed in 2018
- Point Twenty-Two Boulevard extension from Eastmark Parkway to Ellsworth Road.
- Inspirian Parkway extension from Ray Road to Point Twenty-Two Boulevard.
- South Copernicus extension from Ray Road to Point Twenty-Two Boulevard.
- Eastmark Parkway half-mile extension north of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard.
- Everton Terrace extension from Point Twenty-Two Boulevard to Elliot Road. This will be the first full north/south connector through the community.
- Completion of Ellsworth Road from Ray Road to Point Twenty-Two Boulevard into a full-width road.
- The City of Mesa will construct road improvements on Elliot Road from Ellsworth Road to Signal Butte Road.
- Traffic signals will be installed at these intersections:
Ray Road and South Copernicus; Eastmark Parkway and Point Twenty-Two Boulevard; Point Twenty-Two Boulevard and Ellsworth Road; Signal Butte Road and Ray Road.
- About 1,000 residential lots north of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard will begin construction in Q1 2018.
- About 200 residential lots in Inspirian Park (south of Point Twenty-Two Boulevard, west of Inspirian Parkway) will open Q3 2018.
- Models at The Estates at Eastmark (gated community) will open Q2 2018.
- BB Living has broken ground on 132 townhome units west of The ‘Mark and The Handlebar Diner. The rental units are expected to open early 2019.
- A new Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) High School (opening Q3 2019) will be built in phases at the northwest corner of Ray Road and South Copernicus.
- The Premiere Apartments at Eastmark will be constructed west of the new high school. They’ll include 220 two- and three-story garden-style apartments with their own amenities. Construction is slated for Q4 2018. Located ½ mile west of the Ray Road and South Copernicus intersection on the north side of Ray.
- The next phase of construction on The Eastmark Great Park will start Q3 2018. On tap are ball fields, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, a multi-use field, playground structures, a DOG PARK(!!!), picnic ramadas, and walking trails.
- The Point at Eastmark, the community’s first commercial retail center, will break ground Q2 2019 and open Q4 2019. Located at the northwest corner of Signal Butte Road and Point Twenty-Two Boulevard, the center will be anchored by a Safeway grocery store. A gas station is currently part of the site plan.
Eastmark is getting a farm!
Erich Schultz, owner of Steadfast Farm, will grow certified-organic produce on the dirt lot just north of The Handlebar Diner and adjacent to The Eastmark Great Park. Look for the first round of crops next fall.
Steadfast Farm at Eastmark will host a “Community Supported Agriculture” program, educational opportunities, and a storefront to purchase farm goods. Stay tuned for a mid-March open house at the current Steadfast Farm in Queen Creek.
- The Cadence at Gateway development is expected to open Q4 2018.
- Completion of phase one of the City of Mesa Water Treatment Plant (northeast corner of Signal Butte and Elliot roads) is expected Q3 2018.
Other Notes & News
- There is an additional cell tower planned at Ray Road and Signal Butte.
- The Learning Experience early education center on Eastmark Parkway is expected to open late April or mid-May.
- The extension of State Route 24 to Ironwood Road is expected to be completed by 2022.
- QCUSD is currently looking for an elementary school site in the region and may plan for a future middle school.
You can also view the presentation from the Feb. 1 Eastmark Developer Update.
If you have questions about any of these updates, please feel free to reach out to the Eastmark Community Life Team.