Riders meander along a ridge between two washes on the sunset trail ride in the open land west of Westward Look. The historic resort’s developers want to usher in apartments, casitas, restaurants, shops and a hotel. | Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star
By Tony Davis | Tucson Daily Star
Jon and Angela Rowley were drawn to pristine views, plenty of neighboring open space, convenient shopping and a ranchlike atmosphere when moving to the Westward Look Heights subdivision in the Catalina Foothills three years ago.
Today, they’re worried a possible incursion from a proposed major expansion of the historic Westward Look resort to their west will damage some of the qualities that attracted them there to begin with.
Resort developers have pledged to work with neighbors and build a high-quality project that connects with the century-old resort’s past, while ushering in the future with apartments, casitas, restaurants, shops and a hotel, all done in a style reflecting regional architecture.