5 housing projects breaking ground in Phoenix neighborhoods

Retrieved from www.AZCentral.com

Phoenix is in a building boom.

Cranes dot the downtown skyline as construction crews transform lots on nearly every major street. Housing projects run the gamut from apartments to townhouses, from the central city to the suburbs.

Some already are underway. Others will need more planning and approval before they break ground.

See what’s next for your neighborhood and if you see any projects you’re curious about, e-mail Brenna Goth at brenna.goth@arizonarepublic.com.


  • Project: Alta Fillmore.
  • Developer: Wood Partners, LLC.
  • Location: Fillmore Street and Seventh Avenue.
  • What’s to come: The 4.1-acre project will include 230 apartment units. The company says the project will be walkable and bikeable to appeal to downtown professionals. One, two and three-bedroom units will range from 671 to 1,525 square feet.
  • The neighborhood: Wood Partners is building on vacant land in the western part of downtown. The city owns adjacent land that also is slated for development.
  • Timeline: Wood Partners already broke ground on the project and projects completion in 2017.


  • Project: en Hance Park.
  • Developer: Sencorp.
  • Location: First Street and Portland Street.
  • What’s to come: The condominium project will include 49 units geared toward downtown professionals. Units range from 400 to 1,700 square feet and start at $150,000. The development also will include outdoor community space and a pool.
  • The neighborhood: The project is across from Margaret T. Hance Park and near the Roosevelt Row arts district in downtown Phoenix. en Hance Park is one of several condominium projects underway in the area.
  • Timeline: Sencorp expects to complete the project June 2016.


  • Project: Edison Midtown.
  • Developer: Deco Communities.
  • Location: Central Avenue and Monterey Way.
  • What’s to come: The $40 million condominium project along the light rail line will include 110 units ranging from about 800 to 1,400 square feet. Prices start at about $240,000. The complex will include amenities such as a pool, a fitness center and electric car charging stations.
  • The neighborhood: Phoenix economic development leaders see midtown as the city’s next hub of dense development, stretching north of downtown.
  • Timeline: Developers expect to break ground on the project this fall and complete the condos in 2016.

Melrose District

  • Project: The Curve at Melrose.
  • Developer: P.B. Bell.
  • Location: 7th Ave between Camelback and Indian School roads.
  • What’s to come: The luxury apartment development will include 204 units as well as a pool, fitness center and parking.
  • The neighborhood: The Melrose District in central Phoenix is known for local businesses and vintage shops anchored along Seventh Avenue.
  • Timeline: The project expects to break ground in spring 2016 and end construction in 2018.

32nd Street Corridor

  • Project: View 32.
  • Developer: Watt Communities of Arizona.
  • Location: 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard.
  • What’s to come: View 32 will include 135 apartments on about 3.6 acres of land.
  • The neighborhood: The 32nd Street corridor in north Phoenix is the focus of a city revitalization effort, including re-branding and infrastructure improvements like bike lanes. Watt has another project planned along 32nd Street and aims to create urban lifestyle options, according to the company.
  • Timeline: Watt expects to begin construction in spring 2016 and complete the project in 2017.