EDB – The Villages at Vigneto Mixed-Use Development – Arizona - Project Profile
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El Dorado Benson LLC (EDB), a subsidiary of El Dorado Holdings Inc., plans to build a mixed-use community in Benson, Arizona, the US.
The project involves the construction of a mixed-use community on 5,059ha of land and will be developed in phases.
It includes the construction of 28,000 residential units, 30 recreational buildings with the largest building having a floor area of 3716m2, office space, healthcare facilities, schools, five golf courses, commercial space, bars and restaurants, a resort or hotel, day-care centers, pharmacies, grocery stores, movie theaters, a community park, access roads, parking facilities, and the development of open space.
The project will offer homes with floor area ranging from 102m2 to 372m2.
HilgartWilson, LLC and Swaback Partners, PLLC have been appointed as architects, Collaborative V Design Studio as landscape architect, WestLand Resources as environmental consultant and United Civil Group as civil engineer for the project.
In June 2014, EDB acquired the Whetstone Ranch master-planned community site for US$26.6 Million from Whetstone Partners LLP.
EDB held consultations with Benson City Council (BCC) to discuss project outline plans in October 2014.
In February 2015, EDB submitted its preliminary planning application to the Benson city.
In March 2015, EDB held consultations with residents and BCC and unveiled preliminary development plans.
In April 2015, EDB secured preliminary approvals from the Benson city council.
On September 9, 2015, EDB submitted its final planning application to the Benson city which was returned back on October 30, 2015. On December 11, 2015, EDB submitted its revised version of the final planning application to the Benson city.
In May 2016, a federal law suit was filed by the environmental groups against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, claiming that plans by EDB to develop the project along State Route 90 in Benson “threatens significant adverse effects to wildlife species that are protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as threatened or endangered, as well as to their designated critical habitats.”
In June 2016, Project secured planning approvals from the Benson city council.
On July 20, 2016, Federal officials suspended the Clean Water Act permit for the development of a portion of 3,440ha of land, which falls under U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, out of total 5,059ha of land.
Subject to Clean Water Act permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EDB is anticipating to commence the site preparation, installation of streets, sewer lines and other infrastructure works by the end of 2017 and will take 18 months for completion.
EDB is expecting to start the main construction works on the project by the third quarter of 2018 with the entire project to take 18 years for completion.
The Villages at Vigneto project involves the construction of a mixed-use community on 4,987ha of land in Benson, Cochise County, Arizona, the US.
The US$3,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 28,000 residential units
2. Construction of office space
3. Construction of healthcare facilities
4. Construction of schools
5. Construction of five golf courses
6. Construction of commercial space
7. Construction of bars and restaurants
8. Construction of a resort or hotel
9. Construction of a community park
10. Construction of 30 recreational buildings
11. Construction of parking facilities
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