Optima McDowell Mountain Village
North Scottsdale will soon see a new $1 billion sustainable mixed-used development called Optima McDowell Mountain Village on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101 Freeway. The 22-acre site is expected to break ground in late spring/early summer 2023, featuring six concrete-framed mixed-used buildings containing 1,330 luxury residents and 36,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Optima has designed the buildings to reflect the desert landscape with bronze glass, railings, and planters.
Designed by award-winning architects David C. Hovey and David Hovey, Jr., the eight-story buildings will have stepped and undulated landscaped facades echoing the shapes of the nearby McDowell Mountains. This all-inclusive, amenity-rich community will have four buildings devoted to 970 luxury apartments and two with 420 condominiums for sale. Residences will feature a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size between 775 and 2,205 square feet. Optima is expected to offer some premium units for sale, including top-floor penthouses.
Ground-Level Open Space
The development will evoke a sense of openness, as 75% of the space on the ground level will be open. Parking will be 100% underground. A lushly landscaped central courtyard with indigenous plants, trees and shrubs will include seating areas with firepits. The property will feature a bicycle/pedestrian path that connects to the bicycle paths envisioned by the City of Scottsdale Bicycle Master Plan. Optima McDowell Mountain’s unique aesthetic includes outdoor terraces for every unit edged with trailing native plants cascading down the buildings.
Homeowners and visitors will enjoy amenities like fine restaurants, charming cafes, a boutique spa and convenient office spaces. Each building will have its own amenities, including a rooftop recreation space. Among the features are:
- 50-meter Olympic swimming pool surrounded by chaise lounges
- A running track following the roof perimeter
- Outdoor fireplaces, barbecues, and seating areas
- Perimeter plantings and sheltering arbors covered with vines
Ground-level amenities will have similar premium outfitting, including 15-foot glass-enclosed lobbies and fitness centers that overlook the central courtyard and include strength and aerobic training equipment, a yoga studio, basketball courts, and locker rooms. Additional ground-level amenities in each building include:
- Residents’ clubs with a game room and theater
- Sauna and steam rooms
- Indoor pickleball court and outdoor pickleball area
- Massage room
- Golf simulator and outdoor putting/chipping area
- Business center and conference rooms
- Indoor and outdoor children’s playroom
- Dog park and pet spa
Top-Flight Views at a Premium Scottsdale Location
Residents will enjoy spectacular views of the McDowell Mountains to the east, beautiful sunsets to the west, Pinnacle Peak to the north, and Camelback Mountain to the south. The development is close to many attractions and convenience, as it is only a five-minute drive to Scottsdale Quarter Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Airport. With easy access to the Loop 101 Freeway, residents will have easy commutes to downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale’s most popular entertainment and dining destinations.
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