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 Dove Valley Ranch, Huge Master-planned 
Community in Northern Phoenix, 
Still Lacking a Timeshare/Hotel  Partner
June 1999 - With city approvals in hand and infrastructure in place, Dave Moline lacks only a timeshare partner to turn his resort dream into reality.

Dove Valley Ranch, a huge master-planned community in northern Phoenix, encompasses 850 acres with the potential to grow to more than 1,000 acres. Besides timeshares, the community eventually will include 1,200 homes, a hotel and commercial development, ranging from high-end retail to restaurants.

"I am looking for a joint-venture partner and/or a timeshare company that wants a turn-key development," said Moline, president of Moline Construction Co. Inc. "We could build it all out and sell it to them. We are ready to start construction."

The 159 timeshares would sit on two parcels of land with 96 units on 8.83 acres and 63 suites on 7.32 acres  nearby. Initial plans call for two swimming pools, fitness center and other amenities.

Dove Valley is home to an 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, where owners would receive preferred tee times and discounted greens fees. The course opened last November. Duffers also could enjoy the course's clubhouse and a nearby driving range.
Once a partner is found, construction could begin in 60 to 90 days. The first phase would probably include 24 to 32 units and the clubhouse.

"None of this is cast in stone," Moline said. "We would work with our partner to create whatever they want."

He acknowledged that the Southwest is a hot destination right now. "This is a fresh area, a land of opportunity," Moline said. "It appeals to everybody. It's got golf and great weather."

He added, "If you came here in November, the probability is that you could play golf and get a suntan and 2 1/2 hours later be skiing in four feet of snow."

Dove Valley is within five miles of the towns of Cave Creek and Carefree.

Moline is looking for an experienced timeshare company with solid finances for his debut effort. "I just don't want to pioneer with someone," he added.

The builder has discussed the development with several timeshare companies, but no serious suitor has stepped forward. Moline believes hotel companies might want to consider the site since a hotel has been approved as part of the community's master plan. Moline believes the location and amenities would draw both drive-to and destination buyers. 

"This resort will sell itself," he said.

Moline Construction Co. Inc., 
(602) 674-3144
Also See: Arizona Lodging Insights / First Quarter 1999 / Warnick & Co. / June 99 
Host Marriott Corporation Acquires Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix for a Total of $75 Million / May 1998 

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