By Lynn Trimble | Phoenix New Times
A new development called Roosevelt Land Yacht Club could be coming to downtown Phoenix. It’s a new take on affordable artist housing, conceived by a trio of creatives in Roosevelt Row.
The development would comprise Airstreams or other vintage travel trailers, integrated into a steel structure that would wrap around an existing parking garage on the northwest corner of Roosevelt and First streets. The multilevel structure would be situated on a 15-foot strip of land between the garage and adjoining sidewalks. At this point, that land is covered in grass.
Jonathon Vento, who heads the True North Studio real estate development company housed at monOrchid, conceived the project with artist Wayne Rainey and architect Alison Rainey. Wayne Rainey recently sold monOrchid to Vento, but plans to stay active in the downtown Phoenix arts scene. Alison Rainey is a principal with the design firm Shepley Bulfinch.