By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builders Exchange
The City of Scottsdale Development Review Board will consider a developer’s request for rezoning to bring a massive mixed-use project to 20 acres of vacant land next to the upcoming Ritz-Carlton resort in Paradise Valley.
Conceived in two phases, The Palmeraie project could bring more than 600KSF of high end retail, restaurant and office space, as well as a future 150-key luxury hotel and residential component. The undeveloped parcel at the SWC of Scottsdale and Indian Bend would sprout as many as 15 one- and two-story buildings, underground parking, a network of connecting roads, sculpted landscapes and pedestrian-friendly open spaces.
Designed by Nelsen Partners Architects & Planners – who previously worked on projects at Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter and Biltmore Fashion Park – the project described as an “upscale, high-end mixed-use village” promises a high level of sophistication and beauty.
“The project will help Scottsdale maintain its status as a world class destination for shopping and dining, while also providing employment and retail opportunities for residents and visitors alike,” according to submitted project narrative.
Phase I, which is the focus of the current application, encompasses an east-west commercial street loop with 137KSF of retail and restaurants, and another 32KSF of boutique office space. The property is situated around a main central plaza, which create a walkable connection between underground parking, valet drop-offs, and the shops and restaurants.
The landscape includes lines of palm trees around the perimeter and in the central retail core, as well as groves of canopy trees lining both sides of all interior roads to provide shade and a feeling of separation between store fronts and vehicle traffic.
“The central plaza will be a vibrant space with opportunities for open air events and the arts festivals. Throughout the commercial street several smaller courtyards and pedestrian spaces will allow for a more intimate experience and the opportunity for microclimates and a variety of events,” according to the narrative.
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