396-unit Multifamily Development Proposed for Phx

Credit: City of Phoenix

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX

A new multifamily residential development is being proposed for the SWC of 19th Avenue and Alameda Road in North Phoenix.

The Related Group, the owner of the unnamed 461KSF apartment complex project, is requesting to rezone the approximately 20.06 acres from Light Industrial to Multifamily Residence.

The Related Group wants to build a 396-unit apartment community comprised of a mix of 22 studio, 158 one-bedroom, 172 two-bedroom and 44 three-bedroom dwelling units. The development will be split into 20 separate two- to three-story buildings.

According to the city’s staff report, “Staff is recommending that the elevations located along the street frontages of the development be limited to 30 feet in height to ensure a uniformed street frontage with surrounding multifamily projects in the area.” Staff also recommends the whole development have a maximum height of 35 feet due to its proximity to the Deer Valley Airport and heights of other residential developments around it.

A total of 695 parking spaces, consisting of a mix of 307 surface, 340 covered, 32 garage and 16 accessible spaces, are proposed for the development. Bicycle parking is also proposed.

Access to the 20+ acre site will be from both 19th Avenue and Alameda Road and landscaped entries will be provided at both entryways to bring an inviting feel to the development. According to the staff report, a stipulation was added to require the construction of a detached sidewalk, “with the addition of landscaping between the sidewalk and the curb, on the northern and western portions of the site along Alameda Road and 19th Avenue.”

Staff is also recommending at least 18 percent of the development be used as open space in order to compare with similar residential developments.

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