By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Tempe Crossroads, a new mixed-use development planned at the NWC of South Terrace Road and East Orange Street, is scheduled for final consideration by Tempe City Council on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Plans call for two residential buildings – one at five stories and one at seven – consisting of 264 student-oriented residential units and six live-work spaces for a total of 837 bedrooms. Also included in the proposal is 13KSF of amenity space, 9KSF of commercial area and a six-floor parking garage with 473 total spaces. The total proposed area for the development is more than 580KSF. Tempe Crossroads will replace an existing 56-year-old garden apartment development currently occupying the site.
In the submittal on behalf of owner Collegiate Development Group, Senior Urban Planner Noel Griemsmann of Snell & Wilmer requested a General Plan Land Use Map Amendment, Zoning Map Amendment, Planned Area Development Overlay and Development Plan Review. These were initially heard and approved at the June 28 city council meeting, with a final consideration planned for Aug. 9.