By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builders Exchange
An aging commerce park could be reborn if preliminary plans submitted to the City of Scottsdale Development Review Board are approved.
The Scottsdale Executive Villas, 6200-6390 E. Thomas Road, were built in the 80s and have seen little to no improvement since.
“The approval of this request will help upgrade and improve an aging office complex while also helping Scottsdale retain and attract highly sought after employers seeking creative office space within a community of like-minded businesses,” according to submitted documents.
The submittal from Genlser, calls for a two-phase approach to rejuvenate the 14-building site, with the first phase redeveloping the seven eastern-most structures. No new buildings would be constructed; building height will remain unchanged. Upgrades will include enhanced landscaping, new interiors, improved courtyards and new shade structures.
One building, located along Thomas Road, would be transformed into a café and, possibly, a fitness center. These new amenities – totaling less than 3,500SF – would attract more tenants to the property. Each of the other buildings will get repairs and upgrades, such as new glazing, roofing and stucco repairs.
The spaces between the buildings will be transformed to create another primary amenity for the property, including a new trellis providing shade to pedestrian areas. Existing trees will remain in place.
The more connected walking environment, along with improvements to parking areas, will be easier to navigate and create a safer pedestrian experience, according to the submittal. And lighting throughout the site will be replaced with energy efficient LED lighting.
No timeline was provided for the project.
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