Master Planned Community More Than Just A Vision

Master Planned Community More Than Just A Vision

Master Planned Community More Than Just A Vision

Desert Color Welcomes First Resident


—(December 13, 2019) For the last few years, Desert Color–a 3,400 acre master planned community located on SITLA land east of I-15 and Southern Parkway—has been a vision in the making for the Desert Color development team and the community.  “We are very proud of the work we have done with our community partners, builders, suppliers and subcontractors to get us to this point,” said Mitch Dansie, general manager for Desert Color, “and we are honored to welcome Julie Maness as Desert Color’s first resident.  Maness, who works for SkyWest, purchased a two-story town home from Holmes Homes and moved in on December 9, 2019.  “I had heard a lot about Desert Color and when I saw the vision of the project, I knew it was exactly what I wanted,” stated Maness. “Right now, I know I am living in a construction zone, but things are moving quickly. I’m so excited to be 10 minutes from work and I am looking forward to having outdoor experiences, trails, lagoons and pools right outside my door. “The development is really taking shape,” noted Dansie. “We have builders actively moving forward with new product in the Auburn Hills and Resort Neighborhoods. We are also making good progress on our Desert Color Welcome Center and the initial water feature. While Maness is the first Desert Color resident, she says she is looking forward to having neighbors. She won’t have to wait long, as those new neighbors will be joining her before the end of December. 

About Desert Color 

Clyde Companies

Clyde Companies, Inc. is a Utah-based construction organization that opened its doors in 1926.  The Clyde companies – W.W. Clyde & Co., Geneva Rock Products, Sunroc Corporation, Sunroc Building Materials, Beehive Insurance, and Clyde Properties – have been involved in almost every aspect of building and construction in the Intermountain West for nearly a century, and are committed to their mission of Building a Better Community.  For more information about Clyde Companies, visit

Blue Diamond Capital

Blue Diamond Capital LLC is an investment management company that was founded in 2007 by Marc and Deborah Bingham and Michael Bingham.  Blue Diamond Capital specializes in an array of high-quality investments in industries including, land development, residential construction, multifamily housing, hospitality, and fuel and convenience stores.  For more information about Blue Diamond Capital, visit

Merrill Trust Group

Merrill Trust Group is a privately held collection of companies based in Atlanta, GA., and is principally involved in real estate investing and development. It’s highly dedicated, educated, and experienced staff have over 45 years of experience in managing the acquisition, entitlement, and development of land and resorts.  Merrill Trust Group has an extensive portfolio of fully entitled master-planned communities in metropolitan Phoenix and Atlanta, as well as several premier resorts in the southeastern United States.