Recent News


Perry Engineering’s survey department gained a new piece of equipment in 2021 – the DJI Matrice 600 Pro drone. Since its start nearly two years ago, our survey department has utilized drones to collect an expansive amount of data and produce high resolution videos, photos, and maps for projects throughout Arizona.

Drone surveying produces quality results quickly, profitably, and safely and we are excited to continue to share these benefits with our clients. Anytime we fly a site, we are able to obtain excellent orthomosaic photo, video, and mapping. Not only does the quick drone flight provide results much faster than conventional surveying methods, it is also able to gather information about areas that could not previously been explored and often picks up items missed using traditional field survey techniques.

DJI Matrice 600 Pro Drone

Specifically, our new drone – the DJI Matrice 600 Pro – is designed for versatility and reliability and is described as DJI’s most powerful commercial flying platform to-date. The hexacopter can hold several kg, allowing it to carry multiple sensors and imaging devices. Its programmability allows our FAA-licensed drone pilots to script unique, refined, advanced flights. Its lightweight design and intelligent battery system allows over 30 minutes of flight time.

After the drone flight and data collection, our survey department utilizes advanced photogrammetry software to produce incredible results in many different formats, including 3D CAD models, 3D PDFs, 2D CAD topographic maps, videos, etc. We can easily share 3D point clouds, photos, videos, and mapping information with the client and other design professionals – creating a collaborative design process.

DJI Matrice 600 Pro Drone2

The Alexander – Multi-family, Mixed-use Development – Marana 2021

Perry Engineering and Developer Sears Financial Corporation have teamed…again – a new multi-family, mixed-use development called The Alexander is coming to Marana in 2021!

At the Town of Marana Planning Commission meeting on June 24th, preliminary plans for the new multi-family, mixed-use development were recommended for approval. Specifically, our project team requested to rezone approximately 10.75 acres at the southwest corner of Aerie Drive and Thornydale Road from Neighborhood Commercial to Specific Plan.

The Alexander is expected to include a high-density multi-family, modern development on the western seven-acre portion of the project site, while two acres on the eastern part of the site will be reserved for a potential future phase of commercial development and/or additional residential. Additionally, a portion of the southern property boundary will be dedicated to Pima County for the installation of bank protection and the planned extension of the Cañada Del Oro River Park along the north bank of the wash. Several buildings of The Alexander will be oriented toward the Cañada Del Oro Wash to maximize scenic and recreational use of this vital wash/riparian area and river path amenity. In addition, The Alexander hopes to maximize the spectacular views of Sombrero Peak and the Tucson Mountains to the west and those of Pusch Ridge and the Catalinas to the east of the site.

It is anticipated The Alexander will house approximately 250 units in multiple four-story buildings. Units will be a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. On-site parking ranges from 490 to 525 spaces and on-site amenities are expected to include a pool/spa, fitness and business center, children’s play area, multiple courtyards, barbeques, ramadas, storage units, garages, and a dog park. In addition, a project goal is to maximize pedestrian connectivity to the Cañada Del Oro River Park by providing an internal north-south connector trail along the eastern property boundary connecting the planned extension of the River Park to the existing sidewalks located on Aerie Drive and Thornydale Road. The connector trail will provide safe access for users of the Cañada Del Oro River Park and The Loop.

Project team members include Way Architects as the design firm, The Planning Center as the land planner, and Tofel Dent Construction as the general contractor.

Construction is expected to commence the first quarter of 2021.

The Alexander

Perry Engineering’s Presence in Southeast Arizona

Arizona has always been known as a “boom and bust” state, keeping many investors away. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, economic disruption is inevitable. However, we are hopeful that Arizona’s attractive climate, pro-business environment, and strong population and employment growth will continue to make this state one of the most attractive markets for capital investment. Specifically, Southeast Arizona and its rural communities still have abundant land ripe for development.

Perry Engineering is familiar with the development processes and requirements of Southeast Arizona jurisdictions. Since its founding in 2012, Perry Engineering has successfully completed dozens of projects in Cochise County and the surrounding area, from design phase through construction phase. Currently, our firm is working on roadway improvements for the City of Sierra Vista; renovations to the former Nogales home of Gov. Raul Castro on behalf on the University of Arizona; improvements at the Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox; Plaza de Colibri in Sierra Vista; and was recently selected to be part of the on-call planning team for the Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization. In the past, our firm has completed design and survey services for Head Start Facilities in Bisbee and Douglas; the Nogales Unified School District; Culver’s in Sierra Vista; classroom additions and site improvements on behalf of Cochise College; Arizona Street in Bisbee; the Mariposa North Industrial Park in Nogales; and Chiricahua Pediatric Centers in Bisbee and Douglas.

Perry Engineering looks forward to continuing its work in Southeast Arizona!

Dakota Vista Subdivision

This 32 lot subdivision was designed on a unique 14 acre parcel near Cardinal and Irvington Road. This project will be developed under Pima County jurisdiction. Lot sizes are typically 110′x40′ without rear yard neighbors. Continue reading…