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Plan Would Upgrade Shea Blvd. Plaza

Courtesy of City of Scottsdale

By Matthew Roy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

The ongoing renaissance in the area of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale has inspired the owners of a 449KSF office park to pursue their own revitalization of the 7000 Shea plaza, which is located at its namesake.

Like the neighborhood it inhabits, the 7000 Shea property comprises an eclectic mish-mash of styles encompassing four buildings, which have undergone a number of permutations and improvements since the 80s. A preliminary plan submitted to the Development Review Board proposes changes limited primarily to Building K, as well as landscape and parking changes to the site.

Located at the southeast corner of the property, the existing building – which houses the single-tenant, 14KSF Jasmine Tokyo buffet restaurant – employs a “decidedly different” character from the other structures in the plaza, with heavy wood columns and timber accents. From the rubble of this buildings will rise a 10.2KSF multitenant building with a drive thru behind.

The new layout and orientation will enhance visibility along the frontage. A new dual driveway on the east side of the property will improve access – currently granted via an alleyway – and connect the property to the parcel adjacent.

Pedestrian pathways will surround three sides of the building and provide areas for outdoor seating. These will connect to existing walkways throughout the project and – along with hardscape, landscaping and shade structures – help create a vibrant, walkable area.

Apart from breathing new life into the look of the site, the owners expect the new layout to be appealing to multiple new tenants. The design palette will include earth toned stucco and stone veneers with flat parapets and horizontal shade structures.

No timeline or cost estimate was provided for the project.


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