By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
A general contractor has yet to be selected to build the four-level Main Street Place condominium project on the northeast corner of Main and 75th Streets in downtown Scottsdale.
Initial plans call for 11 condos, a hospitality suite and a ground-floor restaurant, coffee shop or office space. The project’s estimated square footage is 50K.
Main Street Place, located at the eastern “Gateway to the Civic Center Mall,” would overlook the “Windows to the West” sculpture by Louise Nevelson, water feature and Amphitheater Park to the west across 75th Street.
The upper floors contain three levels of condominiums averaging about 2,350SF each with a common area for residents on the second level, which includes a water feature, whirlpool, exercise room, warming kitchen, and patio area with a gas fire pit.
The elevator core serves as the primary vertical building element, rising above the street level and providing views to the park by means of a glass-enclosed lobby landing on each floor. As the building rises, exterior terraces are organized to provide maximum shading for the residences on the west and south, while also creating a façade of layered activity.
The building has strong horizontal elements to the west and south, including terraces, sun shades and a covered pedestrian walkway at grade, as well as significant mass/void interplay on the north and east, with recessed balconies and a roof overhang. The residential entry is emphasized with bold color and a stone finish.
The landscape has been designed to create an urban resort and desert-oasis theme. Trees will include sisso and date palms to fit in with downtown Scottsdale. The common area on the second deck will include potted trees, accent plants and palms.