Construction could begin next year on a condominium project that will go up on currently vacant land along the busy Ponderosa Parkway, roughly 2 miles to the east of downtown Flagstaff.
The project, with an emphasis on affordable units, has now won the approval of the Flagstaff City Council.
As proposed, the project will be built on just under 12 acres on the southern side of the McMillan Mesa and will see the construction of thirteen 3-story buildings.
Those buildings, says the developer Miramonte Homes, will house a total of 169 units and will be built two at a time in response to the demand of the market.
Ultimately, those buildings will house 13 studio units, 52 one-bedroom units, 78 two-bedroom units, and 26 three-bedroom units.
The structures will also feature either front porches or balconies.
Also included in the project is surface parking spaces for 273 vehicles, as well as bike racks.
According to a staff report for the city council, plans for the site “contain the required civic space, common open space, protected tree and slope resources, and on-site parking.”
An earlier vote of Flagstaff’s planning and zoning commission allowed for the zoning of the project’s site to be changed from rural residential to high density residential.
A selling point for city officials has been Miramonte’s commitment to list up to 10 percent of the units at a price attainable for local residents earning an annual family median income of around $75,000.
The rest of the units will be priced some 25 percent lower than the current area rate, meaning that those units will most likely go for under $300,000.
Based in Tucson, Miramonte Homes specializes in planned community and residential projects.
By Garry Boulard
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