By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
The City of Scottsdale Development Review Board considered at its May 19 meeting approval of a request to revitalize an existing building located at the SEC of North 75th Street and East 2nd Street in Old Town.
Developer Tom Frenkel submitted a site plan and building elevations for the property, 3723 N. 75th St., which includes 26.7KSF of building area with a 5,400SF patio on a 1.28-acre site. Currently vacant, the dilapidated steel warehouse will be transformed for office and community uses.
A new standing seam roof will replace the old asphalt shingles and full height glass entries will welcome visitors at the north and south sides of the building. On the west side, a steel structure will be constructed to extend over a paved area to create new patios to be used as a venue, as well as a new courtyard area facing the street corner. The existing block buildings will be sandblasted and stripped down to reveal the original structure, and industrial texture.
An old addition to the building will be removed to reveal the original façade and create an entry point to the new offices, with the addition of a new landscaped courtyard to the north. New punched windows and steel support frames will open up the building and provide natural lighting. New tree plantings along the street frontages and relocation of parking to the south will further enhance the landscape.
The transformed structure will become three building areas. The 15KSF Building 1 will house retail and office uses. Building 2 (3,850SF) and Building 3 (4,366SF) will be for office space. A proposed 5,435SF patio brings the total under-roof area to 28KSF, with an actual building height of 26’-9” (up to 36’ is permitted).