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Wood breaks ground on Alta Fillmore in downtown Phoenix

Wood Partners, LLC has broken ground on Alta Fillmore, a 4.1-acre multifamily community located on Fillmore Street in the heart of downtown Phoenix that will offer 230 units with superior amenities and high-end finishes in the middle of an incredible array of walkable amenities and employment opportunities. Leasing is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2016, and Wood Partners expects the project to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.

“Alta Fillmore will offer residents a unique value proposition that includes excellent walkability and bike-ability to the unique amenities found in downtown Phoenix,” said Todd Taylor, Wood Partners’ development director for Arizona and Nevada. “Additionally, residents will enjoy cutting-edge amenities and unit finishes at an attractive price point.”

The community, designed by Biltform to appeal to the 80,000 professionals who work in downtown Phoenix, will offer apartments at more attainable rates than other rentals in the area. It will consist of two four-story buildings offering one-, two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 671 to 1,525 square feet with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, vinyl plank flooring and many locally sourced materials. Alta Fillmore will include a clubroom and bar area, fitness center, resort-style pool and 337 parking spaces.

Wood Partners Construction Services is the general contractor. Wood Residential Services, Wood Partners’ property management division, will manage the property.

This project is Wood Partners’ 10th multifamily community in the Phoenix metro area, where the national multifamily investment firm has added more than 2,900 units to the area’s housing stock.

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ formula to determine the local impact of adding rental housing in typical metro areas, adding 230 rental apartments will generate $37.4 million in local income, $7 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments and 141 local jobs.

CantaMia Community Center

CantaMia Community Recognized Nationally

CantaMia, an adult community center in Goodyear, has won two of the nation’s most prestigious awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

CantaMia, which literally means “my song”, celebrates the lives of adults who have had surprising career changes late in their lives and after their children have been raised.

The community is a gated 587-acre, boutique-sized development, within the master planned larger community of Estrella.

the CantaMia features 16 different floor plans intended to house various family types: from single family homes with optional guest houses, to “lock and leave” attached homes.

Recipients of the “Best Green Community” award from NAHB, all the homes have solar and green features which make them 60 percent more energy efficient than an average home.

The community has also received the “Best For Sale Community Over 200 Homes” award. The competition, which is sponsored by NAHB’s 50+ Housing Council, is focused on the services providing housing for 50+ adults.

“We are extremely honored to have CantaMia win two significant NAHB awards, being judged against our competitors nationwide. This recognition of our commitment to create something fresh for the Baby Boomers marching toward retirement is very meaningful in this competitive industry,” said Carl Mulac, President of Avatar Properties, Inc., the community builder and developer.

At the center of the CantaMia community is the 30,000 square foot Village Center. There, residents and community members enjoy a wide range of activities and demonstrations, including live healthy cooking sessions, Zumba, Tai Chi, swimming, etc.

Avatar Properties, Inc. is heavily engaged in the land and home development of the community, as it is with other projects across Florida and Arizona. CantaMia is one its two main projects, with the other being the Solivita project near Orlando.

For more information, please visit the community’s website at www.cantamia.com.