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Cottonwood Considering 3-Story Mixed-Use

Courtesy of City of Cottonwood

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

A three-story retail and residential mixed-use project could be going up in Old Town Cottonwood under a master development submitted to the city.

LeMain Development, LLC’s proposal calls for a three-story mixed-use building at 920 N. Main St. and a residential building of two floors over a ground level parking garage on an adjoining lot at 925 N. Cactus St. An alley separates the two parcels, which together total approximately 8KSF.

The Main Street building will have 2,200SF of commercial space on the ground level. The second and third floors will offer a total of three residential units for purchase, ranging from 1,100-1,800SF. The Main Street-facing side will have a deck that projects five feet over the sidewalk, and both the second and third floors on the alley side will have decks that project out three feet.

In its submittal, the developer said, “The North Main Street parcel is in the Cottonwood Historic District, and has been vacant land for many, many years; closed off by chain link fences at both ends. We lovingly refer to this lot as the “missing front tooth” of Old Town Main Street. We would like to provide the “implant” to make the existing Main Street smile more vibrant.”

On the Cactus Street property, the parking garage will be built to accommodate up to eight vehicles and will have a Cactus Street entrance and alleyway exit. Both residential floors above the garage will have three for-sale residential units ranging from 950-1,400SF.

Both building fronts will be landscaped for visual and pedestrian appeal. After construction is completed, the alley will be improved from gravel to pavement.

The architectural style for the development will be in keeping with the existing Main Street historical developments, a style the submitters refer to as, “New Old Town.”

The exteriors will be primarily stucco with brick enhancements on the front and rear façades. The decks will feature metal railings and corrugated patio covers. Remnant and historical materials salvaged from the Main Street property will be used as interior design accents.

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