Canyon Trails

Master Plan Community

Goodyear, Arizona

Services Provided:  Civil Engineering, Water & Waste Water, Storm Water Management, Land Surveying, Land Planning, Landscape Architecture

Project Description:  This 2,000-acre site is a masterplanned community consisting of single-family and multi-family development located in Goodyear, Arizona. The overall development was split into six phases and is anticipated to be a 10-15 year project. When complete, it will include over 8,000 dwelling units.  CVL provided the master planning services for the project, from preliminary land use design through the PAD, rezoning/annexation process and development of preliminary plats.

Engineering design services included water, sewer, grading, drainage, traffic master planning, final plats and construction documents. CVL provided topography and boundary survey, with construction staking.  One of the major issues was the significant off-site flow that runs through the site.  To solve the drainage problem, CVL performed regional drainage planning services, designing drainage concepts that divert and store regional off-site drainage.

Special considerations:

The entire site had been zoned as agricultural and contained existing irrigation canals. CVL routed the irrigation underground and then designed the sewer, water and storm drain effectively with no conflicts during construction, thereby saving time and construction costs.

An existing electric line meandered under the roadway potentially creating a slowed schedule.  By modifying the design plans during the preplan phase, CVL was able to incorporate an alignment change. Consequently, little or no time was lost during construction due to this correction.

Because the site was located near an existing community, road closures during the project were inevitable.  CVL resolved the potential challenges with nearby homeowners by holding public meetings notifying the public of future road closures.  Early notification to homeowners allowed residents to plan alternate routes and minimize their frustration and kept the project progressing on schedule.