Optima Sonoran Village, known for its luxurious high-rise living spaces, award-winning architecture and world-class amenities, has opened its fifth and final tower.Located on the Southeast corner of 68th Street and Camelback Road, the final phase of Optima Sonoran Village features 176 residences across seven stories including one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes with rents starting from the $1,700s to over $5,000. Floor plans range from approximately 776 to 2,089 square feet. The third and final phase is currently leasing and beginning initial move-ins — new residents have the option to tour four new model homes, as well as select from 26 new floor plans.Optima Sonoran Village offers high-rise urban living, unparalleled amenities, as well as spectacular views. The final tower boasts a rooftop Skydeck, exclusive to residents of that tower, complete with an outdoor kitchen, firepits, spa, sundeck and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain. The final tower also features the most elevated finishes thus far, including modern plank flooring throughout, roller shades, built-in closet shelving, European-style flat-front cabinetry, polished granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The homes offer 9ft ceilings, full-size washers and dryers, and like current homes at Optima Sonoran Village, large private terraces, Optima’s distinctive vertical landscaping system, and unparalleled views. Many first-floor homes also offer expansive yards in addition to the outdoor living areas.“No other project in Downtown Scottsdale compares to the amenities package that we have at Optima Sonoran Village. Our elevated finishes were selected specifically to be at the same level as our condominium projects,” said David Hovey Jr., AIA, president of Optima. “Also, what sets us apart from other developments is the amount of exterior living space. I don’t know of any other development that offers this amount of exterior usable space. It is like having another room in your home.”The 19,000 square foot Residents’ Club features amenities unmatched in the market including a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor basketball court, racquetball, indoor lap pool and spa, entertaining space with catering kitchen, pool and ping pong tables, locker rooms with saunas, steam rooms, lounge, massage rooms, and hydrotherapy. There are also two outdoor resort pools and spas with fire pits and towel service. Additional amenities include putting greens, a community pet park and garage parking.“Principal Real Estate Investors is excited to have partnered with Optima on the development of Optima Sonoran Village’s third and final phase,” said Kevin Anderegg, Managing Director of Principal Real Estate Investors. “This development captures the increasing demand for urban living while offering the Scottsdale market something it can’t find in the average apartment community. We look forward to its continued success.”The four other towers in the community, as well as the commercial space are fully stabilized. Prior to opening, Optima Sonoran Village has already leased 30 percent of available homes in the final tower and expects a successful lease up.Optima Sonoran Village is surrounded by upscale shopping and dining destinations in Old Town and Scottsdale Fashion Square. The community features several onsite retail businesses, including a resident favorite, Kaleidoscope Juice.For over 40 years, Optima has designed, developed and built architecturally significant communities in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the Chicago metropolitan area. Optima is well-known across the Valley for its award-winning and visually striking architecture, sustainable green design and lush vertical gardens. Optima has repeatedly delivered the most amenity-rich, wellness-focused, in-demand luxury high-rise offerings.To learn more about Optima Sonoran Village, visit https://www.optimasonoranvillage.com/. To schedule an appointment with a leasing professional, call (480) 990-7400.
France-based Lab, which is developing the power plant building, commissioned RSS to test the equipment over the course of three separate two-day visits.Gary Coleman, site engineer at RSS, said: “We need to complete the tests in line with the stringent requirements of the site. The beams within the penthouse area of the building were required for installing filler bags and a separate contractor required certification of the hoists and beams so they could use them. The contract included the inspection of chain blocks and trolleys as they were installed. Remedial works will be handled as required.”Coleman also pointed out the project’s biggest challenge: “The client specifically stated that no pulling of the steel structure is allowed anywhere on site. This meant we had to adopt a more complex testing method from start to finish, adding time, cost, and manual handling.“We carried out testing by using live loads (or weights). We transported weights in our vans to site – a 625 kg weight and a little basket tare weight [weighing 34 kg]. We also bolted a 5-tonne safe working load (SWL) bracket into the concrete floor, held in place with four M12x120 mm through bolts. Once we had completed testing, we used a grinder to cut off flush to the floor and hammered the remainder below floor level to ensure no trip hazard remained.”www.ropeandsling.co.uk