4-story ‘cul-de-sac’ planned in Scottsdale

Tempe-based LVA Urban Design Studio plans to break ground this fall on a mid-rise condo complex designed to feel like an urban cul-de-sac set on the “quiet side of Main Street” near the Civic Center Mall in downtown Scottsdale.

Main Street Place is planned as a four-story mixed-use building with 11 residential units and common space above a first-floor coffee shop and restaurant at the northeastern corner of Main and 75th streets, east of Scottsdale’s downtown library, amphitheater and government offices.

The condos will overlook the “Windows to the West” sculpture.

LVA Urban Design Studio, which has done planning work for high-profile sites like the Arizona Biltmore resort, CityNorth and Mayo Clinic, is for the first time designing its own development with Main Street Place.

The project has special significance for LVA president Steven Voss; he plans to move into one of the new condos with his wife. His son Taylor is designing the coffee shop.

Main Street Place’s 11 condos are located on the upper three floors and average about 2,350 square feet each. A posh common area on the second story includes an outdoor jacuzzi, water feature, gas fire pit and fitness center.

Perhaps the centerpiece of the project is the 600-square-foot patio that comes with each condo, along with collapsing doors and windows that open to the patio area. The ability to enjoy the downtown atmosphere around the Civic Center is a key element in the design, Voss said.

Voss likes to think of the project like a multi-level cul-de-sac — one he’ll share with 10 neighbors once the building is finished in fall 2016.

Along with the shared deck on the second story, the building will offer co-working space on the ground floor, along with a parking garage for residents.

Zoning is already in place for the project, and Scottsdale’s Development Review Board is expected to vote on the designs this summer, Voss said. Once city approval is final, LVA is ready to begin construction by fall, he said.

Article source: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2015/04/20/story-cul-de-sac-planned-scottsdale/26068107/