I also heard from Davidson's contact for the project. Mr. O'Grady, by text who told me in late April:
"We are finally making quick progress. The water is almost complete and we will be starting dry utilities (electric/gas/communication) next week. Surface improvements immediately thereafter. I'll be able to give you (a) much better idea about when we will go vertical in the next week or two".
I asked about the new sales office in town on Palm Canyon Drive which appeared recently and Mr. O'Grady told me
"We do have a sales office downtown. The sales center will open once the project is under constriction" (sic). (I take that to be a slip of the finger and not a portent of things to come!)