By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Combine creativity and a compact lot with a motivated developer and cutting edge architect, and the result is the Eldorado on First. The mixed retail and residential development will rise three stories above a 0.6 acre lot at 6901-6915 E. First St., Scottsdale.
Eldorado on First is proposed as a seven-unit luxury residential condominium with a 4.5KSF retail space on the ground level. The tri-level condo units, including the ground-level garage, are designed by Will Bruder Architects and to be developed by North American Development Group. The architectural character fits into a neighborhood that includes the Hotel Valley Ho, The Standard at Valley Ho (AZBEX, May 14) and a pair of mid-century modern apartment renovations.
Bruder’s effort aligns the building so that each unit has its own dual-mountain view: Camelback and McDowell Mountain. The building is pedestrian-aligned with sustainable features incorporated into land use, architecture and downtown live-work environment.
To make the project fit into the resort, office and multifamily setting, NADG is requesting an alphabet soup of zone changes for the sliver of land. Currently, the 26KSF parcel is within both the Service Residential-Downtown (S-R/DO) and Multifamily Residential Downtown (R5/DO) zoning districts. The pending application seeks to clean the slate and move the property into the Downtown Multiple Use – Type 2 district with twin overlays, Planned Block Development and Downtown (DMU-2 PDB DO).
NADG handles General Contracting in house for the project.