By Roland Murphy for AZBEX
Developer ZOM Living has submitted a proposal to the City of Scottsdale to develop a vacant “vastly underutilized” nearly 3.74-acre site north of Camelback and Scottsdale roads into a luxury mixed-use residential property.
To be called Hazel & Azure, the development will provide up to 536 luxury residential units and 13KSF of commercial area across the street from Scottsdale Fashion Square. According to the Development Review Board project narrative, “The project includes ground floor retail space with new, highly designed residential units above and an abundance of public realm pedestrian improvements and connections.” The narrative also boasts the development will “create a much-needed connection” between Scottsdale Road and the Arizona Canal.
Scottsdale City Council approved a mixed-use development known as Blue Sky for the site in 2011, and permits were issued in 2013. Blue Sky would have created a three-building development with 749 units and building heights of up to 128 feet. ZOM’s proposal seeks to provide a similar set of uses for the area on a less intense scale.
The first building – Azure – is planned for 127 feet, while the second – Hazel – is set at 83 feet. The total unit count is also 213 fewer than the originally permitted plan. Hazel will offer 362 residential units with ground-floor retail. Azure will be entirely comprised of residential and amenity spaces. The two buildings will be coordinated in their design but architecturally distinct to provide residents and users individualized experiences, including differing view-scapes. Planned amenities include lounge areas, pool and fire features.
The development also seeks to provide a variety of “Public Realm Improvements” including improved landscaping and pedestrian access to both the development and the surrounding streetscape, a central outdoor plaza between the buildings and a canal park with seating and deck space.
No hearing date has yet been set for the Development Review Board to consider the project.