Monday, August 10, 2015

Vizzda Planning and Zoning Week In Review August 3 - 7 2015

Vizzda Planning and Zoning Week In Review

August 3 - 7 

Here is a brief look at some of the newest Planning and Zoning cases in Maricopa County last week: 

1000 East Apache: Chicago-based owner and student housing developer CA Ventures is submitting a new site plan for the vacant 1.8 acre property located at 1000 E Apache Blvd. This is the third different site plan submitted since 2008. CA Ventures purchased the property for $4 million in January with approximately $20 million in construction debt with Wanxiang America Corporation.  This iteration includes a fourteen story mixed use building with 384 student housing units, 3,838 square feet of ground floor commercial and 417 parking spaces in a 135,000 square foot structure. The unit mix of 53 studios, 72 one bedroom, 164 two bedroom and 95 four bedrooms is planned to total 480,299 rentable square feet. Shepley Bulfinch is serving as the project architect, Wood Patel as the civil engineer and Snell & Wilmer are providing legal representation.  The case is set to be heard by the Tempe Development Review Commission on August 11.

Initial Rendering

Aerial Image of Site

Site Plan

Mattress Firm: Emerald Center is gaining another retail tenant. Houston-based mattress dealer Mattress Firm is planning on adding another location next to the recently completed Texas Roadhouse. The single tenant building is planned to be approximately 7,760 square feet and will share 95 parking spaces with the restaurant. Balmer Architects are serving as both the applicant and project architect.

Mattress Firm At Emerald Center Site Plan

Rhythm: The Tempe portion of the Rhythm project is moving one step closer to construction. Developer Mattamy Homes submitted the Preliminary Plat for the 94 single family residential lots located on approximately twenty acres in Tempe. The lots will have minimum dimensions of 50’ x 95’ with four acres of open space throughout. The Preliminary Plat will be reviewed along with the Development Plan at the August 11 Development Review Commission hearing. The rezoning case for the Chandler portion of the Rhythm development is scheduled to be heard at the August 13 Chandler City Council hearing.

Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley: The Paradise Valley Planning Commission is still conducting study session meetings regarding the Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley project. At the August 4 meeting they reviewed perimeter setbacks, traffic analysis and parking methods. The third work session is scheduled for August 18 where the applicant and city staff will review a revised traffic plan, parking study in addition to the open space plan and drainage / hydrology study. The Paradise Valley Planning Commission has until October 9, 2015 to make a recommendation to City Council on the project. Staff contact for the project is Eva Cutro.

Phasing Timeline for Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley

Wells Fargo Chandler Campus: 15.5 acres of the approximate 68-acre Wells Fargo Campus at the NWC of Price and Queen Creek Roads was introduced to the Chandler Planning Commission for rezoning on August 5th. The Chandler Planning Commission is serving as the city’s Design Review Board for this project. Rezoning from Planned Area Development (PAD) to Planned Commercial Office (PCO) with a PAD overlay will allow for the third and final expansion of the Wells Fargo campus that was approved in 2013. With the second phase scheduled to open this fall, Wells Fargo is getting started on the third phase. This phase is planned to include: two 9 story offices at 385,000 and 362,000 square feet each, a four story 168,000 square foot office, 5,000 single story bank branch and three 5 story parking garages that will add just over 4,000 spaces.

Rendering for Phase II 

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