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Infill development planned for 16th Street

Watt Communities of Arizona has announced its latest urban infill community: 16 Ocotillo. The development sits on 2.8 acres at the southwest corner of 16th Street and Ocotillo Road, between Maryland and Glendale avenues in North Central Phoenix.

It is within walking distance to the area’s burgeoning 16th Street “Restaurant Row,” a Sprouts grocery store and diverse retail services. The community is being designed as a gated, single-family detached home community and is located near Piestewa Peak, which sits just one-half mile away.

The 16 Ocotillo land acquisition closed escrow on May 8 for $1.6 million. The buyer was Watt New Leaf-16 Ocotillo LLC. Ray Cashen of Cashen Realty Advisors represented the property seller, The Estate of Mon Jame Lee and The Lee Living Trust.

In late 2013, Scottsdale-based New Leaf Communities and Watt Communities of Santa Monica, Calif., announced their joint venture (Watt Communities of Arizona) and entered the Phoenix market with two inaugural projects, including Biltmore Living, a 40-unit townhome project located less than a mile south of 24th Street and Camelback Road.

“These are urban locations within established employment cores,” said Steve Pritulsky, president and CEO of Watt Communities of Arizona. “They match the quality and vibrancy of their neighborhoods, and will allow residents to move from renting to owning without giving up their urban lifestyle.”

For more information, visit http://wattcommunities.com.

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  1. Em wooAugust 2014 at 8:35 pmReply

    Any comment about what’s being replaced by this development? It looks like another historic type home that’s being destroyed without a peep as to what it represents in terms of our young city’s historAandrey – sort of like the 100+year old bungalow across from the LDS church near 20th st. & Missouri, which was bulldozed a year or 2 ago and now looks like a series of concrete bins ready to receive various sizes of river rock. How about a little effort to acknowledge these small pockets of local history, developers?

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