216-unit Multifamily Project Proposed for Phoenix

Credit: City of Phoenix

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX 
Multifamily housing developer, Wood Partners recently submitted plans to the City of Phoenix Planning Department for a new five-story luxury multifamily development to be built just east of the NEC of 16th Street and Camelback Road. 
The project, called Alta Bluewateris planned as a 216-unit “modern luxury” multifamily development composed of a mix of 146 one-bedroom and 70 two-bedroom dwelling units in several different floor plans. The units will range in size from 677 square feet to 1,244 square feet. 
The purpose of the project is to “provide a quality modern urban living experience, both internally and externally for its future residents,” the project narrative states. The modern building design uses, “brick and stone veneers, textured fiber cement siding, use of a varied light, midrange and dark color palette as well as movement in the elevation at the base, middle and top of the structure with a number of square ‘units’ of for alternating size and scale.” 
The aquatic name of the development as well as the blue artistic lighting on the building and a water feature to be displayed along a pedestrian connection will pay tribute to the site’s former use, the Bluewater Grill restaurant.  
On site amenities will include a clubhouse with a lounge, pool and recreation area, outdoor kitchen and open space. The fifth level of the development will feature the Club Deck which will be shaded by a roof projection added to the façade. 
The development will also include a fully wrapped, seven story parking structure to house approximately 346 parking spaces and 50 secure bicycle storage spaces. Another 10 clubhouse parking spaces will be provided for a total of 356 spaces. 
The project has not gone received city approval yet. In an email to BEX researchers, Wood Partners stated that they anticipate starting construction May 2021. 

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