Monday, August 4, 2014

Mattamy Acquires Tempe Portion of Rhythm

By: Paul Dionne | Vizzda 

In June, Vizzda reported on Canadian homebuilder, MattamyHomes’ acquisition of 29.2 acres at the southwest corner of Priest Drive andthe Knox Road Extension comprising the Chandler portion of the planned Rhythm subdivision. On Friday, Mattamy closed on the Tempe portion of said subdivision for $8.015m or nearly $450k per acre in a deal that was 50% financed with seller carry debt. Friday’s sale brings Mattamy’s total cost basis for land acquisition to $19,798,389 or $420,973.61 per acre.

Rhythm Subdivision Vicinity Map
The Tempe portion of Rhythm is 19.76 gross or 17.83 net acres of agricultural land zoned R1-PAD and located south of the southwest corner of Priest Drive and Warner Road. It is planned for 94 single family lots with typical dimensions of 50’ x 90’, 4.07 acres of open space and 10’ front, 5’ or 8’ side and 5’ rear setbacks for a density ratio of 4.76 density units per acre. When combined with the Chandler portion, Rhythm totals 368 units on 51.52 gross acres.

Unlike the Chandler portion, which Mattamy acquired from an affiliate of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Tempe portion was owned by four private individuals—Eric, Heidi and Timothy Crown, as well as Matthew Gallaher—doing business as Crown Farms, LLC prior to sale. The sellers assembled the property in three all cash transactions: 7.46 acres for $1,327,702.32 in two sales of $791,827 and $535,875 on October 5th, 1999 and 10.37 acres for $2,835,793.75 on April 30th, 2004.

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