(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Taylor Morrison.)
By Jen Fifield | Arizona Republic
Bicyclists like Dan Centilli say they ride the two-lane road that carves the remote landscape near the 9,671-acre Sonoran Preservein north Phoenix for safety and serenity.
Hikers trek the 6-mile loop off the Apache Wash Trailhead for the beauty of the cactuses and wildflowers with a mountain backdrop. People move to the closest neighborhoods, 5 miles away, to be away from the commotion of the city, while still living in it.
For decades, though, Phoenix officials have known that development would eventually reach this pocket between Interstate 17 and Cave Creek Road, north of Deer Valley and south of Cave Creek.