The City of Phoenix recently launched “Reinvent Phoenix,” a Midtown Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy Plan designed to redevelop the area into a walkable community where residents can live, work and enjoy numerous entertainment venues and other urban amenities without having to travel far from home. With little undeveloped, zoned multi-family land available to meet Phoenix’ vision, NOVO Development identified an existing office use that was underutilized and rezoned the property to develop Rezide Midtown, a 200-unit urban apartment home development.
In order to pay respect to the existing mid-century modern office building on the site, NOVO has designed a complex around a portion of the existing office building and will retrofit the building to include the office, exercise room and community amenities. Saving a portion of the building was well received by Modern Phoenix, the Arizona Historical Society and Encanto Village Planning Committee.
The site consists of 2.42 acres and the new zoning includes a Planned Urban Development. The 200-unit development consists of a mixture of: studio, one bedroom; and two bedroom units. Parking is both on grade and one level below grade. The development is located ¼ mile from the light rail transit station.