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.