New apartment communities are popping up everywhere, due to strong demand fundamentals and a growing desire for the flexibility afforded by renting rather than owning. The vast majority of multifamily developments underway in the Valley today target urban-style living. Mark-Taylor’s latest project, San Milan, is a drastic deviation from the emphasis on high-density living…smack dab in the heart of the Scottsdale Road corridor.

Located just west of Scottsdale Road on Princess Drive, Mark-Taylor is currently accepting reservations for San Milan’s one, two and three-bedroom homes averaging 1,200 square feet, with some approaching 1,600 square feet in size. These apartment homes are nearly 25 percent larger than the average being built today. The first phase of the community will be ready for occupancy in early October.

Mark-Taylor’s trademark open, expansive design aesthetic is apparent at San Milan and others in the company’s development pipeline. In addition to the excessive living area in San Milan’s individual apartments, nearly 40 percent of the development is pure open space. Perhaps the most attractive feature of all is the fact that San Milan abuts the Reach 11 recreational wash, which provides an abundance of hiking, horseback trails and a direct route to the Fairmont Princess Resort.

“The Reach 11 area will remain permanently undeveloped, which is a feature we can’t overstate,” said Mark-Taylor Executive Vice President Chris Brozina. “It provides an assurance that a large number of San Milan’s units will have views directly out over the unspoiled desert forever, and it gave us the confidence to give our residents direct access to this exclusive amenity.”

San Milan is highly amenitized with some of the trademark Mark-Taylor features the Valley has come to know, reinforced by the company’s ongoing status as a top developer and marketer of multifamily properties: guard-housed porte-cochere entry gate, poolside cabanas with barbeques and wet bars for entertaining, fire pits with cozy seating, and best of all, a more than 10,000-square-foot private resident facility that includes the industry’s largest gym, complete with a spinning studio, virtual personal trainers, and a luxurious clubhouse with a social lounge and cyber café.

San Milan’s interior features include private garages, kitchen islands, custom wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, distressed plank flooring, dual-vanity sinks, pendant lighting and oiled-bronze fixtures.