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Developers Pitch Ideas to Urbanize Kierland

Credit: Todd & Associates Architecture

By Brenna Goth for The Arizona Republic

Plans to attract hundreds of new residents to the Kierland area of north Phoenix are taking shape, as developers reimagine traditional shopping centers as high-end, urban projects.

First to finish is the initial phase of Optima Kierland, a 10-story apartment tower at Kierland Boulevard and Scottsdale Road. Down the street, construction started last month on 170 rental units for active adults ages 55 and older.

And landowners recently submitted plans to Phoenix to turn a 15-acre shopping center north of Thunderbird Road into a mixed-use destination.

Developers say the Kierland area — on the Phoenix-Scottsdale border near Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter — is moving away from suburban retail and residential projects…

Read more at The Arizona Republic.

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