Dominium, one of the nation’s leading owners, developers and managers of affordable housing, broke ground on a combined 605 units for family and senior affordable housing in Glendale on Feb. 27. Elected officials for Glendale and Maricopa County joined in the festivities, as well as leadership from the Arizona Department of Housing. 

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Dominium has been in the affordable housing industry for more than 50 years and manages more than 38,000 apartments in 19 states. Dominium has a national reputation of developing high-quality properties that they own and manage for the long-term. To help address Arizona’s housing crisis, Dominium has opened an office in Phoenix and is collaborating with the Arizona Department of Housing, the Arizona Industrial Development Authority, and a number of other investor partners. Dominium and its partners are investing over $1 billion in the state to develop affordable housing for essential workers and Arizona’s seniors. Dominium currently has over 1,500 affordable homes under construction across the Valley and an additional 1,500 units proposed in the next few years. 

“Dominium is addressing the affordable housing crisis in Arizona by increasing the supply of high-quality homes for essential workers and seniors,” said Owen Metz, Partner and Senior Vice President leading the Mountain West Region for Dominium. “Dominium believes that stable, affordable homes are the foundation for healthier lives and more vibrant communities.” 

Dominium and its partners held a groundbreaking for 67 Flats and Juniper Square, two apartment complexes on adjacent land for individuals earning no more than 60% of the area median income. Juniper Square is expected to open in the spring of 2026, followed by 67 Flats in the summer of 2026.

Dominium breaks ground on a combined 605 units for family and senior affordable housing in Glendale on Feb. 27. (Photo by Laura Segall)

The 67 Flats community is designed for families. The 875,141-square-foot complex will feature 384 apartments with 12 one-bed, 208 two-bed, 164 three-bed units. Outdoor amenity space will include a pool, open space, a playground, a soccer field, and a courtyard featuring ramadas with ample seating by the pool. Indoor amenities include a club room and a fitness center.

Juniper Square is a senior, age-restricted community. The 287,458-square-foot complex will feature 221 apartments with 66 one-bed, 131 two-bed, 24 three-bed units. Outdoor amenity space will include a pool and a central courtyard with a ramada and fire pits. Indoor amenities include a club room, fitness center, theater and salon.

The development is Dominium’s first new construction project in Glendale. This project will be constructed by W.D. Construction, a joint venture between Weis Builders and Dominium Construction and Architectural Services.

In October 2023, Dominium opened Vista Ridge, a 437,000-square-foot, 308-unit complex in Phoenix (Southern and 19thavenues). Designed for working families, residents will be able to access the South Central light rail extension. 

Also in October 2023, Dominium and its partners broke ground on two adjacent properties, the 492,000-square-foot Estrella Springs, and the 247,000-square-foot Suncrest Vista, 16895 W. Van Buren St. in Goodyear (Van Buren Street near Cotton Lane). Estrella Springs will bring 396 units of affordable apartment homes for families, and Suncrest Vista will bring 261 units of affordable senior apartment homes in the winter of 2025.