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McDowell Corridor to Get 1.1MSF Mixed-Use

Plan calls for nine buildings, 560 residential units, office space, restaurant and hotel

Rendering Credit: Nelsen Partners

By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

The ghost of the Scottsdale Auto Mall – long since vacant in the heart of the McDowell Road Corridor – may soon be reborn as Scottsdale Entrada, a 27-acre mixed use development of more than one million square feet.

SunChase Holdings, Inc. has submitted a rezoning application to the City of Scottsdale for the mixed-use development that would replace the abandoned property with residences, office, retail, restaurant and a hotel.

“The overall effect will be the creation of an urban type of mixed-use neighborhood surrounded by various forms of open space on the one hand and establishing the urban context for the beginning of the McDowell Road Revitalization Corridor on the other hand,” according to the proposal.

In base option proposed, the land use would include nine structures of up to four stories with a maximum building height of 48 feet and a total building area of 1.1MSF.

Building A would include 184 residential units comprising 189KSF in four levels with underground parking for 312 cars. Building B1 has 216 units and 219KSF in four levels, as well as 368 parking spaces. Building B2 has 160 units totaling 164KSF in four levels with spaces for 272 cars. In total, the residential component includes 560 units of 338KSF.

Building C is a four-story hotel of 152KSF with 284 rooms and parking for 369 cars as well as a below-grade garage for an additional 350 cars.

Buildings D, E and F are of three levels and comprise 566KSF of office space with a below-grade garage for 294 in Building D. North of buildings E and F, another parking garage – two levels above ground and two below – would accommodate another 1,034 cars.

Rounding out the mix would be a 10.6KSF retail building next door to a 2,100SF restaurant pad.

SunChase employed Nelsen Partners as the architect for the submittal. Floor & Associates is the landscape architect. CVL Consultants is the civil engineer. The GC has not yet been selected, nor has any timeline for development.

Speaking to several of the development partners, the project is in very preliminary stages, no phasing plans have been created or discussed.

Following a public hearing process, the rezoning request will proceed to the city’s Development Review Board and then on to City Council, a process that can typically take four months or longer.

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