By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Mark-Taylor will develop a luxury resort style multifamily property on Scottsdale Road south of Pinnacle Peak Road. The 262 unit, 18.5 gross acre site is intended to serve the “Live” component of the live/work/play master planned community Silverstone at Pinnacle Peak.
Once completed, Silverstone/Rawhide will be the only multifamily development in a 1.5 mile radius.
Units at the development will average 1,437SF, which Mark-Taylor says is significantly larger than the standard rental unit in the area. The property will also feature significant amounts of open space, with more than 19KSF beyond what is required under planning guidelines.
Units will be distributed among 10 multi-story buildings featuring stone and stucco finishes in desert neutral tones and clay-colored, “S” shaped roof tiles. Preliminary drawings show the buildings will be a mix of two-story with one floor of living space over ground floor garage parking, three-story living spaces, and three-story with two floors of living space over ground floor garages.
Roof overhangs and balcony coverings will be incorporated to provide shade and generate shadow to complement the buildings’ facing and the mixed-size windows finished in anodized bronze.
Landscaping will feature desert-appropriate plants common to the rest of the Silverstone community, including 50 existing onsite trees and cactus, and parking areas will be landscaped at more than 42 percent, rather than the 15 percent required.
To establish a live/work/play environment, pedestrian activity will be encouraged through a mix of sidewalks, trails and paths with appropriate shade and shelter incorporated into the design and landscaping. Traffic congestion is planned to be mitigated by providing two gated entrances into the community, one on Silverstone Drive and the other on 74th Street.
In its review, the Scottsdale Planning Development Review Board staff recommended continuing the plan pending stipulations and changes to bring it into compliance with the Silverstone Master Environmental Design Concept Plan. The stipulations concern building heights and environmental planning.