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Aspera, Courtesy of Todd & Associates, Inc.

Velaire at Aspera breaks ground in Glendale

The P.B. Bell Companies has begun construction on Velaire at Aspera, an apartment community within the Aspera mixed-use development in Glendale.

Located at 75th Avenue and the Agua Fria Loop 101 Freeway, Velaire at Aspera will offer 286 luxury apartment homes in a resort-like setting, with amenities that include an electric-car charging station, an agility dog park and a state-of-the-art fitness facility with TRX equipment, in addition to other recreational opportunities.

“It is always exciting to break ground on a new project, especially one that will make such an impact on the surrounding area,” Michael Trueman, P.B. Bell’s vice president of development, said. “Aspera has a vision of being an integrated community, and Velaire will only add to its appeal. We are thrilled to be a part of this project.”

P.B. Bell will also oversee construction and long-term management of Velaire at Aspera after the community opens in early 2016.  MT Builders, Inc., owned by Philip Bell and Mike Tarver, will serve as the general contractor on the project. Todd & Associates, Inc. is the architect.

Velaire at Aspera, a nearly 13-acre site cushioned on either side by two lakes, consumes most of the northern portion of the Aspera community’s 75 acres, which will also support retail, healthcare and assisted living components. The Velaire at Aspera apartment complex will neighbor Banner Healthcare offices, a Mountainside Fitness, stores and restaurants, a senior living community, and Treasure House, a first-of-its-kind residential facility for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, co-founded by former Arizona Cardinal Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda.

“The whole design of the Aspera community lends itself well to a P.B. Bell-developed property, built from the ground up with its purpose and surrounding community in mind,” Trueman said.

Residents at Velaire at Aspera will enjoy access to a pedestrian-friendly retail center filled with neighborhood restaurants, financial institutions, retail shops and fitness clubs.

Hilltop And McConnell, AZRE September/October 2011

Education: Hilltop And McConnell, NAU


Developer: American Campus Communities
General contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction, Inc.
Architect: Todd & Associates
Location: NAU campus, Flagstaff
Size: 434,058 SF

Hilltop and McConnell are two student housing projects combine for 1,126 beds in 419 units. The $60.6M project will consist of two separate developments: a modern residence hall called McConnell (550 beds) and a student townhouse community called Hilltop (576 beds). Subcontractors include Hilty’s Electric, Dial Mechanical, Associated Cement Contractors and TKO. Expected completion is 3Q 2012.

AZRE Magazine, September/October 2011
San Marcos Commons, AZRE Magazine January/February 2009

Mixed-Use: San Marcos Commons


Developer: Desert Viking Companies
Contractor: Scottsdale Residential Builders
Architect: Todd & Associates
Size: 15 acres
Location: SWC Chandler Blvd. & Arizona Ave., Chandler

The $100M, 15-acre mixed-use development adding more than 150,000 SF of retail, restaurants and office space the The Villas at San Marcos Commons. The Villas are comprised of 79 town homes varying between 2- and 3- stories. Phase I broke ground May 2006, with Phase II scheduled to finish summer 2009. Broker: Cambridge Properties

AZRE January/February 2009