Eastmark is proud to be the only large-scale community of its kind to come to the national marketplace in nearly a decade. At five square miles, it is slated to grow organically over decades, evolving naturally with the demands of the marketplace. Currently, the vision established for the first 10 years is moving forward to build a platform where residents, business, recreational amenities and civic organizations can experience integrated living like never before.
“Eastmark”- A new community in the East Valley coming this Spring where everything you need to live the life you’ve always imagined is coming together. In ways you’ve never dreamed possible.
It’s no wonder Eastmark is destined to be one of the most thoughtfully planned, innovative communities in the country. Eastmark, a new 3200-acre community built by DMB Associates, is being built on the idea that a community means connecting. Connecting with families and friends, innovators and industry, entrepreneurs and artists, educators and students.
In fact, everything about Eastmark is being designed to foster connection.
- Places to gather are around every corner and vary from the urban to the intimate.
- Places to work, create and innovate are incorporated into the fabric of the community itself.
- Places to recreate, rejuvenate and relax will all be within easy reach.
With tree-lined roads and sidewalks, walking and biking pathways are inviting, connecting neighborhood to neighborhood, neighbor with neighbor. Neighborhoods intersect with civic areas so residents also intersect—and interact—with each other. At Eastmark, the finest ideas for how we want to live today unite into a visionary community. In a way that’s never quite been done before.
Creating connections. Creating convergence. And creating transformation. That’s Eastmark.
And that’s living in SynchroniCity.
THE BEST BUILDERS ARE BUILDING AT EASTMARK
The seven builders selected to open the first residential phase of Eastmark represent some of the finest builders in the country. Builders with high standards in design and building practices necessary for responsible and respectful desert living.
Each Eastmark builder offers a rich variety of single-family homes. And while the architectural styles will be appropriate to the Sonoran Desert setting, they will be diverse to include both historic and contemporary expressions.
- Maracay Homes
- Standard Pacific
- Taylor Morrison
- Ryland Homes
Eastmark’s Builders all proudly feature Energy Star rated homes along with exceptional energy features.
ACTIVE ADULT AND EXECUTIVE ENCLAVES
Eastmark’s southeast parcel consists of 527 acres and is currently planned to support a gated executive club community and an active adult community. AV Homes plans to build approximately 1,000 homes under its Vitalia active adult brand on 310 acres, while JEN Partners plans to develop the remaining 217 acres into a gated executive club community, selling approximately 550 developed home sites to a select group of luxury home builders. The groundbreaking is still pending entitlements from the city of Mesa, but is tentatively planned for an opening in early 2014 with the first home closing expected by the end of that year.
A 100-acre Great Park is at the heart of the Eastmark community. This mile-and-a-half long park, modeled after some of the great urban parks of the world, is intended to be the place for large community celebrations, educational exploration of habitats, company picnics, water play, sporting competitions and other recreational uses.
Eastmark’s Visitor and Community Center is scheduled for completion in Spring of 2013, and will be ready for visitors at Eastmark’s Grand Opening in Spring 2013. Here is where visitors come to learn more about the community vision, and orient themselves to Eastmark’s builders, community offerings and many of the surrounding area attributes.
Eastmark residents will also enjoy this facility, “The Mark” as a gathering place where friends and memories will be made. Perhaps by attending a fitness or art class. By joining a biking club. By signing up for a community event. Or by attending a concert in the park. Who knows? The possibilities are as varied and unique as the residents who live here. Eastmark’s residents and the team at “The Mark” will develop the culture and community programs that lead to enduring community traditions for all future residents.
EVOLVED DESERT LIVING. CREATING IT AND SUSTAINING IT.
DMB has a long-standing legacy of stewardship and commitment to the communities we build – as these communities are all destined to leave a legacy of their own.
With Eastmark, the DMB legacy continues with evolved desert living. Evolved because we’ve taken everything we’ve learned about desert living and applied it to how every piece of the community can work better—and responsibly grow and function in the decades ahead.
Here are just a few examples of how evolved desert living is coming to life at Eastmark.
- Street alignments have been carefully planned at angles that make better use of shade and sun, as well as maximize views within the community
- Low-water-use trees and plants are all carefully incorporated into the landscaping.
- Water systems efficiently incorporate rainwater to irrigate common areas, create habitats for wildlife and plant life, and support thriving bio-diversity.
- LED street light fixtures that use less electricity that standard street light fixtures can be found throughout the community.
- Eastmark’s employment-friendly environment is designed to support job growth, keep employment closer to home, and help reverse the carbon footprint of job-related commuter travel..
- The entire community encourages pedestrian-friendly travel, providing a pleasant strolling environment with captivating destinations such as plazas, promenades and neighborhood parks.
- Neighborhood streets connecting to one another as well as easily flow to the Great Park. This provides pleasant routes to school, church, ball fields, and other civic and recreational areas..
- Eastmark’s planning allows for flexibility to support residential, commercial, retail, resort, civic and recreational uses as the community’s needs evolve over the next several decades; this logical, fluid mix of uses allows Eastmark to function in ways that the community actually wants to work, live and play—as it naturally grows.
Schools are planned to be a central feature of the Eastmark community and will be located in and along the Great Park. Our goal is to provide residents with convenient access to high-quality educational opportunities.
Eastmark is currently served by two of the best school districts in Arizona: Queen Creek Unified School District and Gilbert Public School District.
Queen Creek is one of only 11 school districts in Maricopa County receiving an A rating by the Arizona Department of Education. All of the Queen Creek schools have earned the designation of “Excelling” or “Highly Performing.”
Gilbert Public School District performance is equally impressive, also receiving an A rating. Students consistently achieve AIMS passing and exceeding rates significantly above State averages—in all grades and subject areas. The district also reports a graduation rate of 90%, with student SAT and ACT test averages higher than the national averages.
Both districts offer programs in regular education, gifted, special education, and early childhood, as well as career and technical and alternative high school services.
Business Opportunities at Eastmark
Commercial land is currently available for purchase and development at Eastmark to support a wide array of uses. DMB Commercial specializes in creating strategically planned developments that combine a mix of retail, dining, residential, hospitality and office uses.
Each DMB community is carefully planned to seamlessly blend the best commercial, recreations, civic and retail services and amenities for its residents and visitors. As a large-scale community of five square miles, Eastmark is being developed with a long-term vision that supports the growing needs of the marketplace. Over the next few years, and well into future decades, Eastmark will have it all, and will be home to large and small companies from a corporate campus like First Solar to small commercial developments designed for a variety of uses. It will also strategically blend in top schools, fire stations, libraries and churches, entertainment, resort and recreation, expanding institutions and thriving commercial centers.
Working with regional economic development leaders, DMB is actively working to bring high-quality, high-wage employers to Eastmark to fulfill the vision of a truly integrated live, work, play environment. Eastmark’s unique community planning and development framework allows companies to easily and quickly create the right home for their business. DMB Commercial is currently planning Eastmark’s first mixed-use commercial core to provide neighborhood services, amenities and office spaces.
DMB Commercial’s extensive track record of successful commercial properties include Canyon Village, Centerpoint on Mill, Market Street at DC Ranch, Main Street at Verrado, The Shops at Kukui`ula, and One Scottsdale.
DMB’s Arizona-based residential communities
- DC Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
- Silverleaf, Scottsdale, AZ
- Verrado, Buckeye, AZ
- Marley Park, Surprise, AZ
- Eastmark, Mesa AZ
Jim Cross of KTAR’s The Voice of Arizona reports…
“The first of what could eventually be thousands of homes at the old General Motors proving ground in Mesa goes up [this] year.
Developer DMB bought the land six years ago before the housing crash. The company shelved plans for building homes and focused on bringing big employers to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport region. Mark Stapp with the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University said the Eastmark community project has a lot working in its favor, starting with Gateway’s growth as a business magnet. The airport will be undergoing a $1.4 billion expansion.”That area is and will continue to be for a long time a location for business formation and businesses to relocate to,” said Stapp.DMB hopes to sell 800 homes [this] year and 15,000 homes, high-rise condos and townhouses in the Eastmark community over the next several decades. Stapp has no doubt the project will be successful.”That part of the Valley started to show signs of growth the earliest and is one of the most desirable submarkets in the Valley.”