Signs of life at Maricopa’s ‘ghost subdivision

In 2012, the abandoned and vandalized Santa Rosa Crossing development was sold to an investment group, which later sold most of the lots to Pulte Homes. Photo by Brian Petersheim

By Brian Petersheim |  InMaricopa

Maricopa’s “ghost subdivision” is coming back to life. Dormant for a decade, the Santa Rosa Crossing development with a long history and no homes is ready for a rebirth.

Construction of 230 homes is starting on the empty tract, located east of Desert Cedars and northeast of Copper Sky, with infrastructure work already conducted in more than half of the community. (The development is not to be confused with the Santa Rosa Springs community across Maricopa Casa Grande Highway from Walmart, though the Crossing does take it same from the Santa Ross Wash that crosses over the property.)

Streets and utilities were initially installed in Santa Rosa Crossing in 2006. Hallcraft Homes, a significant builder in the Phoenix area and a majority developer in Santa Rosa Crossing, started building about 30 homes and models. Hallcraft also had a construction trailer and sales office on the property.

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