Master Planned Community in St. George Receives City Council Approval

Desert Color Sketch Floor Plan

ST. GEORGE, UTAH—Desert Color–a 3,400-acre master planed community located on SITLA land east of I-15 and Southern Parkway–received approval for its zone plan, master development agreement, and preliminary plat. The St. George City Council unanimously approved the measures which have been nearly two years in the making.

The developer, a joint venture including Clyde Companies, Blue Diamond Capital, and Merrill Trust Group, worked together with St. George City to create innovative solutions for commercial zoning, housing density, parks and open space, nature preserves, trails–including multi-use paved trails and connector trails to existing regional trail system, conservation practices and impact fees.


“We are very proud of the work we have done with the City to align our interests,” said Brook Cole, Desert Color’s principal lead. “As developers, we have a vision, and so does St. George City. For many months now we have worked together to develop a unified vision.”

“I appreciate the time and effort that our city staff, planning commission, and elected officials took in working through the Desert Color project,” stated Mayor John Pike. “Everyone, the developers the City and our local residents, wants Desert Color to be something we are proud of and that meets the needs of our growing community.”


The vision for how Desert Color moves forward aligns well with Vision Dixie and its principals of smart growth. The mixed-use commercial town center, small mixed-use neighborhood commercial centers, resort-oriented development and distinct residential neighborhoods are interconnected with trail systems, parks, and amenities.

True to its commitment of sustainable growth, the community will start with a measured first phase of 124 residences. This founding neighborhood will include a variety of homes, from single family housing to townhomes. Pricing will start at $250,000.

“With the approvals in place we are ready to start building homes and we are excited,” noted Brandon Henrie, managing director of Clyde Properties. “We express our gratitude to the City and to our many friends and partners in the community for taking the time to listen to us and work with us to make Desert Color a sustainable and value-added project.”


About 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


About 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


About 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 a number of premier resorts in the southeastern United States.

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