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'Topping Out' Set For Native American Connections' New Multi-Family Project, UL2


Native American Connections will be hosting a “Top Out Celebration,” celebrating the construction progress of its multi-family project in Downtown Phoenix, Urban Living on 2nd Avenue (UL2).

The event is scheduled April 17 at the UL2 site, 650 N. 2nd Ave. It begins at 8:30 a.m. with the official program starting at 9 with comments from Mayor Greg Stanton; Michael Trailor, Director, Arizona Department of Housing; and Steve Gundersen, Chair, Native American Connections Board of Directors.

Native American Connections’ UL2 project includes a redevelopment of an existing office complex in Downtown Phoenix into a 70-unit multi-family, mixed income rental project.

The 70 affordable apartments consist of studios, one, two and three bedrooms and will include the following amenities for the future residents: gated, secure parking; a small theatre room; a multipurpose room for birthday parties and other social gatherings; a fitness center; and an “active” courtyard with a playground, barbecues and gathering areas. Site improvements will include complete landscape design that integrates with the character of the neighborhood.

The construction team includes Perlman Architects and Chasse Building Team, which designed UL2 with green technologies that will result in it receiving LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

UL2 construction began in September 2012 and is scheduled to completed in December 2013. UL2 was specifically designed to address the housing needs of the growing services industry employees who work in downtown Phoenix businesses and can either walk to work or use the nearby light rail.

Native American Connections is an Arizona not-for-profit organization providing residential and outpatient behavioral health programs, and a full range of affordable housing solutions for the individuals and families we serve.

RED Awards 2012 - Devine Legacy

RED Awards 2012: Best Multi-Family Project, Devine Legacy on Central

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Multi-Family Project was Devine Legacy on Central.

Best Multi-Family Project

Devine Legacy on Central

Developer: Native American Connections
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Perlman Architects
Size: 100,340 SF
Location: 4570 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Completed: December, 2011

Devine LegacyDevine Legacy embraces and upholds the Native American culture and encourages the residents of this housing development to do the same. Located on Central Ave., its close proximity to the light rail provides accessible and sustainable transportation. Other nearby amenities include the Native American Community Service Center and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Devine Legacy is comprised of 65 studio, one-, two- and three-room units. The multi-family project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification. Devine Legacy uses outdoor air ventilation, water fixtures, and preserved 31% of energy through recycled materials. Devine Legacy was deemed as an Outstanding Housing Initiative by the Arizona Department of Housing for energy preservation and high-density design.


Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

Phoenix Towers Terrace

Developer: Phoenix Towers Cooperative
Contractor: 180 degrees, Inc.
Architect: colab studio, llc
Size: 2,400 SF
Location: 2201 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Completed: January, 2011

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RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011