Optima Sonoran Village announces opening of final tower

first_imgOptima 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.last_img read more

Argos Open 2010 With Comfort Inn-vitational Sweep

first_imgArgos Open 2010 With Comfort Inn-vitational Sweep Lindsay Homme tallied 20 kills on the day (Photo by Jim Hogue) Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida volleyball team opened their 2010 campaign with a bang Friday, downing Southern Indiana and Eckerd in the opening two matches of the 2010 Comfort Inn-vitational. Head Coach Melissa Wolter’s squad rallied to down USI by a 3-1 count before dispatching Eckerd in the nightcap, 3-0.MATCH #1 – WEST FLORIDA 3, SOUTHERN INDIANA 1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-15)A mix of game-tested veterans and fresh blood paced the way for the Argonauts (2-0) in the opener, as UWF rallied for a win after dropping their first set of the season. Returning sophomore Lindsay Homme led all players with 15 kills, while transfers Chandler Carney and Katie Johnson added 11 and 10 kills respectively in their first match as Argos. Johnson also added 13 digs to notch a double-double.UWF struggled to recover after dropping seven of the match’s first eight points. Three straight kills from Homme knotted the set up at 13-13, but a blistering USI attack ultimately doomed the Argos in the opening frame. The Eagles hit.300 in the first stanza, which they won by a 25-21 count.The second set was a back-and-forth affair for the first dozen points, until another Homme kill put UWF ahead, 7-5. The monster attack set off a 15-7 run for the Argonauts that put them comfortably ahead. Another fresh face, Molly Pearce capped the set with her first career kill, giving the Argos a 25-17 victory.West Florida assumed control of the match with a dominating 25-14 third-set win. After an attack error by Mailande Parker tied the set up at 9 apiece, UWF rattled off a set-ending 16-5 run. After a pair of aces by newcomer Anna Stoecklein put the Argos on the brink, Homme put the set to rest with yet another kill.The final set was nearly as easy as the third, with Wolter’s squad coasting to a 25-15 win. An 8-1 spurt, capped off by another Homme kill, put UWF up, 21-12, and Parker ended the match with her ninth and final kill of the afternoon.Carney and Johnson weren’t the only players to shine in their Argo debut. Stoecklein led all players with 24 digs, while Pierce added 19 assists. UWF’s hitting percentage improved in each set, resting on a .221 mark. The Eagles hit .156 for the match, struggling to regain the form they showed in the opening period.Brittani Oliver led Southern Indiana with 16 kills, while Danielle LaGrange tacked on 14 kills and 10 digs.MATCH #2 – WEST FLORIDA 3, ECKERD 0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-18)West Florida’s first match of the day was a struggle at times, but the finale was a breeze, as UWF cruised to a three-set win. Johnson paced the squad with 10 kills; as a team, the Argonauts hit .376.A persistent blocking effort led UWF to a 25-16 win in the opening set. Homme and Jamie Nichols combined for three block assists, while Carney added a solo block of her own. The home side hit .276 for the set, led by Carney’s three kills. Eckerd, on the other hand, hit at a -.034 clip.The Argonauts controlled the second set with little resistance. UWF hit a sterling .500 for the set, and twice reeled off six consecutive points. Nichols smashed five kills in the set, while Carney wrapped up the frame with her first ace as an Argonaut.Eckerd mounted a charge in the third set, building a 10-4 edge, but the Argonauts whittled the deficit down and ended the match with their first sweep of the season. A Johnson kill sent the home fans to the house smiling, as UWF improved to 2-0 on the season.Nichols added nine kills on the evening, while Tricia Tirabassi collected a match-high 16 assists. Johnson totaled 10 digs for her second double-double in as many matches.Eckerd’s Alex Laton led the visitors with seven kills. The Tritons hit just .083 for the contest.UWF concludes the 2010 Comfort Inn-vitational on Saturday when they host Missouri-St. Louis. The match starts at 5:30 p.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more