By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Scottsdale’s Development Review Board is considering a request by developers JLB Partners and LGE Design Build to create a mixed-use complex on 12.26 acres at the SEC of Scottsdale Road and Chauncey Lane.
The project, known as Chauncey Lane Marketplace, will include nearly 48.5KSF of retail, service, restaurant and entertainment space in three buildings as well as approximately 300 luxury residential units in a four-story building. A five-story parking garage with rooftop amenities such as a fitness center, clubhouse, pool and deck is included in the plan.
The retail and residential components of the development will be connected by an 8,800SF central gathering area to provide a pedestrian space for residents and patrons. The space will be augmented by seating areas, desert landscaping, artificial turf and accent lighting. A tree-lined promenade will connect the commercial section to the gathering area.
The proposal also calls for more than 150KSF of open space. Amenities include a fenced dog park and several seating areas throughout the development.
Proposed residential units will include one-bedroom efficiencies ranging from 540SF-630SF of living space, standard one-bedroom units from 634SF-952SF, and two bedroom spaces from 1,034SF-1,284SF. Ground level units next to the commercial area will include large patios and stoops to enhance interaction with the mixed-use nature of the site.
The commercial component plans to house two single-story retail and restaurant buildings of 9,352SF and 7,500SF, respectively. A third, two-story mixed-use building of more than 34KSF rounds out the non-residential section.
The architectural design is modern Southwestern and includes extensive shading and overhangs to accommodate pedestrian use. Building materials include precast concrete, painted stucco, concrete masonry block, stone and tile veneers, and steel and aluminum accents.
Landscape design for the gathering area includes palm, magnolia, chitalpa and orchid trees, hopseed, dwarf myrtle and hibiscus bushes, and asparagus fern and jasmine ground cover.