USAA Phoenix Master-Planned Community Breaks Ground

The upscale 400-acre community will feature entertainment, shopping and dining options to its residents. USAA Real Estate expects to finish the first phase within one year.

Rendering of The Post recreation center
Rendering of The Post recreation center

Scottsdale-based Sunbelt Holdings has begun construction on the first phase of USAA Real Estate’s 400-acre mixed-use community, Union Park at Norterra. 

Union Park at Norterra is located in North Phoenix, at the corner of N. 19th Avenue and Happy Valley Road. It is adjacent to The Shops at Norterra, a mall with multiple retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues. USAA’s Phoenix Corporate Campus is also near the property. The proximity of Interstate 17 allows for access to the greater Phoenix metro.

We are very excited about bringing this unique community to north Phoenix. Its one-of-a-kind location near the highly successful Shops at Norterra retail center, easy access to I-17, and our deep commitment to creating a modern and walkable community will make for an exceptional lifestyle for residents,” said Bruce Petersen, executive managing director of investments at USAA Real Estate, in a prepared statement.

Grand plans

The first phase of development is slated for a grand opening in late 2018. It will feature a recreation center with a swimming pool, a community park, and 309 single-family homes. Other proposed additions to Union Park at Norterra will include a hotel, office space and school site, as well as a retail corridor with restaurants, shops and gathering places. More residential space is planned as well, with 1,100 single-family homes and 1,100 multifamily units in the pipeline.

A community hub named The Post will be the development’s centerpiece—a 5,800-square-foot private recreation center designed in the vein of historical farmhouses. It will include swimming pools, cabanas, a park, playground, basketball and pickleball courts.

Our vision is to make north Phoenix the place to be for authentic experiences in lifestyle and living, and Union Park at Norterra’s vibrant setting, charming architecture and a phenomenal recreational centerpiece will do just that,” said John Graham, president and CEO of Sunbelt Holdings, in prepared remarks.

USAA also recently formed a joint venture to develop a distribution and logistics facility in Lebanon, Tenn.

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