105 Acre Mixed Use Master Planned Community Coming to San Tan Valley, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – Fortis Development announces it newest development, The Ironwood District. The 105 acre master planned community development will be located on the southeast corner of Ironwood and Ocotillo Roads in San Tan Valley, Arizona.

The Ironwood District is slated for groundbreaking in June 2020. The preliminary master plan for the project includes multi-family rental apartments, a national brand, limited service, flagship hotel, a senior living residential complex that includes comprehensive independent, assisted, transitional and memory care residences and other related uses. To meet the needs of the area’s rapidly expanding population The Ironwood District will include 20 acres of retail development and 50 acres dedicated to single family residential development.

The showcase community captures the charm and flavor of rural Arizona while providing services and experiences specific to the local lifestyle needs of today. The Ironwood District is a destination space, a beautiful setting reflecting the rural Arizona roots of the surrounding area while offering modern amenities and services. Residents of all ages and lifestyles will enjoy a thriving community in which to live and enjoy dining, entertainment, and shopping in a beautiful, park-like setting.

The expansive 105 acre development features residential amenities for every life phase, in addition to shopping and entertainment. The Ironwood District will embody the “live, work, and play” lifestyle concept prized by buyers in today’s real estate market. The attractively designed community features 50 acres of single-family residential lots that will be offered for sale, 8-10 acres of multi-family rental apartments, and the all-inclusive senior living complex.

The local architecture firm, SRA 360 has designed striking, modern elevations for the retail center. The Ironwood District embodies a sense of place and community while giving a nod to the warmth of rural Arizona history.

Maricopa County was recently named the fastest growing county in the United States. Much of this growth is due to the burgeoning population of the Town of Gilbert – expanding by nearly 14% since the 2010 census. In the past two years, Gilbert has been named ‘The Best Place To Raise A Family’, ‘The 2nd Safest City in the United States’, ‘Top Ten Cleanest Cities in America’, ‘Top 80 Best Places to Retire’, and ‘Best Phoenix Suburb’ Obviously, the community has something for everyone. The region boasts excellent amenities, strong lifestyle appeal and attractions, and robust community and civic services.

This southeastern suburb of metropolitan Phoenix also enjoys excellent transportation access to downtown Phoenix and other suburbs to the north and west, as well as Tucson to the south with the new construction of State Route 24 joining the recently expanded 101 and 202 freeways. The region has easy access both to Phoenix Sky Harbor and Mesa Regional Airports.


About Fortis Development

Fortis Development provides build to suit development services nationwide. The organization delivers quality retail, and residential development services with projects completed in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. Russell L. Posorske is Fortis Development’s founding partner and has over two decades of experience in development, private equity, and commercial funding with large banks and institutional partners. For more information, visit

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