A new residential development that will also see the eventual construction of some commercial space has secured zoning approval in the growing town of Marana, Arizona, just over 90 miles southeast of Phoenix.
According to town documents, what is being called the Alexander Apartments will go up on a currently vacant 10.7-acre site at the southwest corner of N. Thornydale Road and W. Aerie Drive.
Those documents say that the development will see a mix of uses “integrated with existing multi-modal transportation options near the site.”
Plans currently call for the construction of 211 residential units ranging in size from one, two, and three bedrooms, as well as a fitness center, business center, courtyards, and dog park.
As developed by the Tucson-based Sears Financial Corporation, with the site designed by the landscape architectural firm of the Planning Center, also based in Tucson, the project will see the residential construction taking place primarily on the western side of the property.
Two acres on the east side of the site, according to documents, “have the future phasing potential of additional units and/or commercial development.”
An exact date for when construction is scheduled to begin on the project has not yet been announced, although it was earlier reported that work was expected to launch sometime early next year.
The rental market in Marana has been particularly strong in the last several years, fed in part by a boom seeing the town more than triple in size in the last decade to its current 49,000, making it the fourth-fastest growing place in the state.
By Garry Boulard
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