Cadence at Gateway – just off SR 24 at Ellsworth and Ray Roads in Mesa – officially opened its doors through a grand opening event Saturday, October 20 with tours of the Community Center, Fitness Center, resort-style pools, builder models and community offerings.
Craig Krumwiede, President of Harvard Investments, shared a statement about the project:
“We’ve had tremendous interest in Cadence and are pleased to welcome those ready to see first-hand this wide variety of beautiful homes and our private, resort-style amenities. The Square is not like anything you’ve ever seen and includes a fitness center, resort-style pools and water slides, a wonderful park, and a community center…”
Harvard has partnered with Pulte Homes, Lennar, Gehan, and David Weekley Homes. Cadence at Gateway is only the second community development in Mesa using the City’s regulatory framework for planned communities and the second to use a community facilities district for infrastructure funding.
Gammage & Burnham Partner Susan Demmitt has been working with Harvard Investments on this project since 2010. From helping define the vision to getting the project built, Susan was the architect of the entitlement framework that was integral to creating Cadence. By working closely with the city of Mesa, Susan and the project team were able to create custom zoning regulations that met the needs of all parties involved, while working through an array of development issues that required an experienced team of problem solvers. Gammage & Burnham Partner Tom McDonald was also involved in the acquisition of parcels within Cadence on behalf of Gehan Homes.
Susan Demmitt shares more on her experience working with Harvard:
“I give significant credit to the leadership of Harvard Investments, Craig Krumwiede, Chris Cacheris and Tim Brislin, for having the wherewithal and patience to work with the City of Mesa to custom craft – from scratch – a regulatory plan that conforms to the Cadence vision and establishes a planning and social framework that is flexible enough to meet today’s and tomorrow’s resident’s needs. The details are what make this project special – turf and tree-lined streets, an interconnected series of parks, a world-class community center – all of which create a standout lifestyle opportunity for residents of Mesa. Working with Harvard on Cadence has been one of the most significant accomplishments of my career.”
Find out more about the Cadence at Gateway community news online.
Read more about phase 1 of Harvard’s investment in Cadence which Gammage & Burnham highlighted in a newsletter earlier this year.