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Project Highlights

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.

1999 - Woodbine begins Phase I of Kierland Commons and adds Cook Inlet Region, Inc., of Alaska to its team of equity investors for The Westin Kierland 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.

2006 - Woodbine sells The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, including Kierland Golf Club, to Host Hotels & Resorts.

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

Land Uses

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

Project Team

Civil Engineer: Coe & Van Loo Consultants, Inc., Phoenix
Primas & Associates, Phoenix

Commerce Planner: John A. Kricensky (now JAK Architecture and Planning), Tiburon, California

Developer/Project Manager: 
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


Multizoned; P.C.D.


Water: City of Phoenix

Sewer: City of Phoenix

Electricity: Arizona Public Service

Natural Gas: Southwest Gas

Telephone: Qwest

Project Ownership / Sponsorship

PHXAZ, a joint development partnership between Woodbine Development Corporation of Dallas and the Herberger Interests of Phoenix/Scottsdale