Senior development planned near future light rail line

Credit: City of Phoenix/AZBEX

By Roland Murphy | AZBEX

Even though the South Central Light Rail Extension is still in the design phase and won’t be in operation until 2023, at least one developer is planning ahead and creating an 80-unit, three-story senior living complex that will lie directly between two planned stops along the route.

In a Planned Unit Development submitted to the City of Phoenix in December, Bethel Development, Inc. laid out its vision for a long-vacant 2.56 gross acre site at the SEC of South Central and East Sunland avenues. “The goals are to develop the property with an age-restricted multifamily development for seniors 55 and up, with a design that promotes walkability and access to the planned light rail,” the submittal states. As such, the development will be designed and built in accordance with the city’s Walkable Urban Code and Transit Oriented Development guidelines.


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