Optima McDowell Mountain Village Breaks Ground in North Scottsdale

Optima McDowell Mountain Village Breaks Ground in North Scottsdale

  • Jennifer Biffer
  • 02/28/24

Exciting news is brewing in North Scottsdale as construction kicks off on Optima McDowell Mountain Village, a groundbreaking residential development poised to redefine luxury living in Arizona. Spearheaded by the renowned real estate development firm, Optima, in partnership with Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc., this ambitious project promises to set new standards for contemporary living in one of the state's most coveted locales.

Nestled on 22 acres at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Loop 101 Freeway, Optima McDowell Mountain Village is set to be a beacon of modern architectural excellence. The development's inaugural phase is marked by the commencement of the first building, which will house 210 rental residences. This initial structure, positioned on the southwest corner of the site, serves as a precursor to the grand vision of the entire development.


Optima McDowell Mountain Village Arizona

In total, Optima McDowell Mountain Village will comprise six striking eight-story apartment and condominium buildings, encompassing a total of 1,330 luxury residences. Beyond residential units, the development will also feature 36,000 square feet of commercial and retail space, further enriching the surrounding community.

Designed by the esteemed architects David Hovey Sr., FAIA, and David Hovey Jr., AIA, each building at Optima McDowell Mountain Village will boast the signature architectural flair that defines Optima's projects. Residents can expect a wealth of resort-style amenities tailored to enhance their lifestyles, including:

- Rooftop sky deck with a 50-meter Olympic-length swimming pool

- Sauna, spa, and cold plunge

- Running track encircling the roof's perimeter

- Outdoor fire pits and lounge seating

- Outdoor kitchens with barbecues and dining areas

- Sheltering arbors adorned with vines

The allure of Optima McDowell Mountain Village extends beyond its luxurious amenities. Each rooftop offers breathtaking panoramic views, from the majestic McDowell Mountains to vibrant sunsets, Pinnacle Peak, and Camelback Mountain.

Moreover, the development places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental stewardship. Optima McDowell Mountain Village will feature an unprecedented 75% open space area at grade level, including a grand central courtyard and pedestrian paths that connect to the City of Scottsdale's Bicycle Master Plan.

The project is slated to be the first in Arizona built under both the new International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and International Green Construction Code (IgCC). Notable sustainable features include high-performance mechanical systems, solar panels, and Optima's signature vertical landscape system—a living, breathing masterpiece that enhances aesthetics while promoting environmental sustainability.

Furthermore, Optima McDowell Mountain Village will boast the largest private rainwater harvesting system in the United States, alongside 100% underground parking to mitigate the heat-island effect.

In essence, Optima McDowell Mountain Village represents a paradigm shift in residential living, blending unparalleled luxury with environmental consciousness. As construction progresses, anticipation mounts for the unveiling of this visionary community—a testament to Optima's unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and the art of living well.

Want to learn more about this development? Contact Luxe Client Group. We're here to help you find your ideal home in this desert paradise in 2024!

Susan Solliday | [email protected] | (602) 690-4238

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