Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise was joined by WESTMARC president Sintra Hoffman, Congressman Lorenzo Sierra, Heers Management president Brett Heers and other Arizona civic and business leaders at a VIP reception to celebrate the opening of Avalon Apartment Homes. The property, which is located at 2005 N. 103rd Ave., in Avondale, has been making headlines as it is the first luxury multi-family complex to open in Avondale in more than a decade.

“Heers Management couldn’t be more proud to bring these luxury-style apartment homes to Avondale.  Throughout our company history, we have made it a point to deliver responsible and sustainable projects to the communities we are fortunate to be a part of.  Avalon Apartment Homes is that type of project here in the West Valley,” said Brett Heers, president of Heers Management, which owns and manages Avalon Apartments as well as five other bustling apartment communities in the West Valley. 

“Projects like these would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of City staff and of course, the Mayor and City Council. The Avondale City Council and the city planning department under the direction of Tracy Stevens and senior planner Rick Williams, were instrumental throughout the entire process.”

Avalon Apartment Homes are ideally located right off the I-10 and Loop 101 and just minutes from State Farm Stadium and the Westgate Entertainment District as well as theatres, shopping and several grocery options. The development features one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 700- to nearly 1,200-square-feet.  Unique amenities include: a 2,500-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center with outdoor Cross-Fit training station; resort-style pool with cabanas; lush landscaping; pet experiences, including two pet parks on property; and a social pavilion with barbecues and a fire pit. 

“Avondale prides itself as a wonderful community for people to live, work and play. As one of the area’s fastest-growing communities, the City strives to provide open spaces and recreational amenities, and works to attract quality businesses and employers to the area,” says Mayor Weise, who also spoke during the VIP reception. “Developments like Avalon are critical to ensuring the businesses and employers we attract to our City will have first-class living spaces and state-of-the-art amenities for years to come.”

“The West Valley is home to 1.6 million residents, a thriving business community, abundance of education options, and world-class sports and entertainment amenities,” says Hoffman, who also addressed the crowd at the reception. “Together, thanks to projects like this, we are one voice moving the West Valley forward.”

The $80 million, 400-unit luxury apartment home complex broke ground in August 2017. To date, the luxury apartments are already 50% occupied. 

Inland Empire Builders served as the general contractor, and Eric Miller Architects served as the architect on the project in partnership with Heers.

Quarles & Brady zoning attorney Ben Graff was particularly proud of this accomplishment in Avondale. 

“It was great working with Brett Heers and his team to take this development from concept to brick and mortar.  Avalon stands apart from other multi-family developments in Avondale and we are grateful to have earned the approval and support from the Mayor, City Council, and Planning Department,” he said. 

Among the other VIP guests joining Mayor Weise, Hoffman and Congressman Sierra and Heers were Avondale Vice Mayor Bryan Kilgore, Avondale Councilmembers Tina Conde and Veronica Malone, Avondale economic director Daniel Davis, Avondale assistant city manager Gina Montes, Avondale assistant superintendent William Santiago, Arizona Coyotes vice president Mike Berry, Washington Federal senior vice president Paris Davis, Pioneer Title Agency vice president Tom Davis and many more.