By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Multifamily developer Mark-Taylor has plans for a new, 19.5-acre, 30-building, 346-apartment development at Greenfield Road and U.S. 60 in Mesa.
The plan calls for 102 one-bedroom, 186 two-bedroom and 58 three-bedroom units. Earlier this summer, City of Mesa planning staff informed the Design Review Board they were working with Mark-Taylor to finalize design revisions.
The gated community, to be called San Piedra, will feature a blend of Spanish Colonial architecture combined with contemporary elements for a distinguishing appearance that compliments the surrounding neighborhood.
Features will include earth-toned roof tiling, corbelled roof overhands and cantilevered building portions. Buildings will feature the three-cost stucco system commonly in use on all Mark-Taylor properties. The color scheme will feature tans and desert grey with red clay accents. Stair elements will be of brown wrought iron, and window frames will be bronze anodized aluminum.
Resident amenities will include a 10KSF clubhouse and leasing office building that will feature a business center, fitness center and social area for lounge use or special events. Nearby will be a resort-style pool and spa with ramadas and a cabana. Other areas will feature a sand volleyball court and children’s play structures. In all, the development will feature 188KSF of open space.
San Piedra’s extensive landscaping plan calls for trees that include palm, willow and southern live oak, a variety of shrubs such as oleander, mock orange, dwarf hibiscus and Indian Hawthorn, as well as accent plants including agave, aloe and bougainvillea.