Scottsdale Custom Homebuilder Snags Coveted Paradise Valley Land

Article originally posted on Phoenix Business Journal on November 6, 2019

More than five years in the making — even requiring the involvement of FEMA — Rod Cullum finally is ready to begin building eight custom homes on the Camelback Country Club Golf Club.

The 9 acres adjacent to the golf course in Paradise Valley had been designated as a flood plain zone by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which meant homes could not be built on that land.

“We had to work with FEMA, the city of Scottsdale and the town of Paradise Valley, and make all the neighbors happy at the same time,” said Cullum, founder and CEO of Cullum Homes Inc., a Scottsdale custom homebuilder. “That process was a rather long one.”

Cullum had been in escrow on the property for nearly three years as he hammered out the details to get that parcel out from under the flood plain designation. Cullum said he’s never been in escrow on any parcel for that long.

“I never spent so much per lot in bureaucratic minutia than I did on these lots,” he said.

Municipalities aren’t allowed to issue permits without special conditions in flood plain areas, so it was crucial to get FEMA’s approval before he could take the next steps with Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.

“One of the reasons this property was available is the amount of work it took to get this correctly mapped,” Cullum said.

Zoning was completed six months ago, but it’s taken the state of Arizona to verify everything before state officials would issue a subdivision report that would allow Cullum to begin selling.

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Eight custom homes will be built on the Camelback Country Club Golf Course in Paradise Valley.

Eight custom homes will be built on the Camelback Country Club Golf Course in Paradise Valley.

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