More Multifamily Proposed for Phoenix Kierland Area

Credit: Nelsen Partners/City of Phoenix

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX 
Another luxury multifamily development is being proposed for the Kierland area in Phoenix. 
In November, The Related Group submitted plans to the City of Phoenix in order to redevelop two underutilized single-story office buildings at the SEC of Kierland Boulevard and Greenway Parkway, into a five-story, 360-unit luxury rental residential community currently called RD Kierland. 
According to the project’s narrative, “The overall goal of the project is to provide a quality, modern urban living experience for its future residents and to create a pedestrian friendly, walkable environment along its three roadway frontages for the benefit of the larger community.” 
RD Kierland will consist of a mix of 40 studio, 124 one-, 171 two- and 25 three-bedroom units and will have a maximum building height of 68 feet. The overall modern design of the development is meant to complement the surrounding Kierland area and capture visual interest of pedestrians with, “the use of a rich blend of materials and colors,” as well as vegetation and shading. 
The design also includes a 556-space parking garage that will be concealed by grade level residential units from the north, east and west, as well as a “faux façade” from the south. Grade level will also include the main lobby/leasing office and ground floor amenities including a fitness center, clubhouse and three amenity courtyards, one of which will house the pool and spa area. 
While levels two through four will mostly house residential units (with another amenity area on level two), the fifth level is anticipated to comprise a +/- 750 square foot viewing deck containing a lounge type area with fire pit and barbeque setup. 
Main access to the site will be from the Kierland Boulevard frontage, which will take prospective and current residents to the main lobby and allows for a “turn-around space.” The entrance to the parking garage will be from a shared access easement on the east side of the site. An extra 20 surface parking spaces will be provided. 
The project still needs to go before the City of Phoenix Planning Commission and City Council for approval. 
The Miami-based developer is quickly making its mark in the Phoenix market with other multifamily projects in the works, including the $88M Manor Scottsdale development that recently broke ground, the 19th Avenue and Alameda Apartment project in Phoenix expected to break ground this month, and the Town Frye Apartment project in Chandler expected to break ground early next year.  

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