A New Master Planned Community in Southern Utah Called Elim Valley Breaks Ground


Ground Breaking Ceremony Held at Elim Valley, a New Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ) Master Planned Community in Southern Utah

HURRICANE, Utah, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Elim Valley Planning and Development, a new master planned community located in Hurricane, Utah, held their ground breaking ceremony and officially launched construction. While the real estate and housing sales across the US are suffering, Elim Valley has begun taking home reservations and is seeing good success.

Elim Valley is a 12 neighborhood community planned by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, also known as DPZ. Since its founding in 1980, DPZ has completed designs for over 250 new and existing communities. Their work has exerted a major influence on the practice and direction of urban planning in the United States. Elim Valley is a traditional neighborhood development, also known as new urbanism, a type of development that DPZ is famous for successfully planning.

Elim Valley’s architecture is rich in history and will be a unique asset to the community. The pioneers who settled the Southern Utah region in the mid 1800’s immigrated from England, Scotland, Wales and other Northern Eurpoean countries. Renowned architect Alan Walker studied the architecture of that period from the home countries of those settlers, as well as the period homes from the countries from which they came. He wanted to design a community with a style, look and feel that those pioneers would have built themselves had they had the money, tools and technology of today. The result is a beautiful rendition of mid 19th century Northern Europe found in the heart of the red rock desert of Southern Utah.

Elim Valley Planning and Development’s CEO and owner, Rollie Walker, is a successful businessman from Idaho Falls, Idaho, and a veteran in the real estate development and planning business. As owner of McNeil Development in Idaho, he has built other thriving residential and commercial developments in the United States. A true visionary, Mr. Walker saw the potential of the 2300 acres of land that is now Elim Valley.

The recreational options that will be found at Elim Valley include a Robert Trent Jones II golf course, an equestrian center, a water park, miles of fitness trails, sand dunes, pristine lakes and much more. Rollie Walker wanted a community that would nourish life, and Elim Valley will do just that — nourish life. The commercial district of the development will include over 2.5 million square feet.”We look forward to welcoming many people to our new community as our neighbors and family,” said Rollie Walker, CEO of Elim Valley Development. “Elim Valley is not just a home, but a place where people can live and work and recreate for generations to come.”

About Elim Valley

Elim Valley is a DPZ master planned community located in the heart of Southern Utah’s red rock country, mere minutes from Zion’s National Park. Elim Valley is more than just scenic — it is also perfectly designed. Amenities include elaborate and beautiful fitness trails which support all aspects of iron man training, a Robert Trent Jones II golf course, a water park, community gardens, a 40 acre equestrian center and access to state and national parks. Elim Valley is currently taking reservations on the sales of the first 113 homes in phase one. For more information please visit http://www.elimvalley.com, or call 435-773-6140.

Media Contacts:
Ann Norman
Norman Communications
ann_norman (at) normancommunications (dot) com

SOURCE Elim Valley Planning and Development

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