1993 - Initial development begins with a sale of 444 acres to UDC Homes, which called for Woodbine’s development of the 27-hole Kierland Golf Club.
1996 - Kierland Golf Club opens.
1997 - Woodbine chooses Westin as operator for a planned 750-room resort.
2000 - Construction begins on The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
2002 - Resort opens in November; Starwood Vacation Ownership buys 10 acres for its 102-unit Westin Kierland villas.
2011- Woodbine sales Kierland Commons to Macerich.
Location / Accessibility
Kierland is bound on the east by Scottsdale Road and is bisected by Greenway Parkway.
- 30 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport
- 30 minutes from downtown Phoenix
- 30 minutes from historic downtown Scottsdale
Resort hotel: 37 acres
Clubhouse/Golf course: 225 acres
Vacation ownership: 11 acres
Single-family residential: 138 acres
Multifamily residential: 78 acres
Commercial/Retail: 69 acres
Kierland Commons (specialty retail): 38 acres
Commercial/Office: 123 acres
Parks/Open space: 11 acres
Total: 730 acres
Civil Engineer: Coe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc., Phoenix
Primas & Associates, Phoenix
Commerce Planner: John A. Kricensky (now JAK Architecture and Planning), Tiburon, California
Woodbine Development Corporation, Dallas
Woodbine Southwest Corporation, Phoenix
Hardscape Architect: Studio A.P.I., Phoenix
Land Planner: Larson, Voss Associates, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona
Traffic Engineer: Kirkham, Michael & Associates, Phoenix
Bolduc & Smiley, Phoenix
Urban Planner: Sasaki Associates, Watertown, Massachusetts
Municipality / Taxing Jurisdictions
City of Phoenix, City of Scottsdale (post office), Maricopa County, Paradise Valley School District
Water: City of Phoenix
Sewer: City of Phoenix
Electricity: Arizona Public Service
Natural Gas: Southwest Gas
Project Ownership / Sponsorship
PHXAZ, a joint development partnership between Woodbine Development Corporation of Dallas and the Herberger Interests of Phoenix/Scottsdale