Optima Sonoran Village Leads Downtown Scottsdale’s M-F Development Wave

The first phase of Optima Sonoran Village, consisting of a 210-unit apartment building in downtown Scottsdale has recently marked an important milestone for the local apartment market; the seven-story tower is the first completed project in a wave of thousands of apartments proposed downtown.

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor

Optima Sonoran Village, a multi-family complex under construction in Downtown Scottsdale, recently marked an important milestone. The project’s 210-unit first phase, dubbed Mesquite, is the first in a new wave of planned Downtown multi-family units to reach completion.

Located southeast of 68th Street and Camelback Road, Mesquite is one of five towers that will comprise the Sonoran Village community.  Developed in four phases, the complex will eventually include 571 additional units, noted the Scottsdale Republic.

The project’s contemporary design, characterized by tinted green glass and colorful exteriors, is intended to bring something fresh and exciting to Scottsdale, said David Hovey Jr., Optima vice president and the complex’s architect.

Apartments range in size from one to three bedrooms with 10 floor plans, all offering outdoor terraces. Monthly rents start at $1,200. Amenities include a 19,000-square-foot fitness center with a basketball court, racquetball, indoor lap pool and a yoga studio. The 10-acre property also includes a zero-edge outdoor pool and dog park.

Among the first firms to develop a condominium project in Downtown Scottsdale, Optima completed Camelview Village in 2006. List prices at that property range from $380,000 to $1,430,000 per unit.

Rendering: Optima, Inc.

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