The public will have its first opportunity to experience the vision for the largest mixed-use development in Arizona's history beginning Saturday, January 26, with the opening of the new CityNorth Sales Gallery. Situated at the northeast corner of 56th Street and Deer Valley Drive off Loop 101, the sales and marketing center conceptually and physically embraces the CityNorth (www.CityNorthAZ.com) experience through a series of interactive, multi-sensory exhibits in more than 7,000 square feet of cutting-edge space.
"After years of thoughtful planning, we are delighted to give the public their first true glimpse into the dynamic elements that will define CityNorth," said Kenneth Himmel, President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Related Urban, the co-developer of the first phases of CityNorth with the Thomas J. Klutznick Company.
"This effort has been about place-making; using public space, great architecture and a relevant tenant mix for the customer to create an unprecedented new standard for urban living." Open seven days a week, the public is invited to visit the gallery for a free tour, Monday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The experiential tour engages the senses through a variety of state-of-the-art displays that tell the story of CityNorth including the urban lifestyle and amenities and the many residential and commercial opportunities available.
"I want to congratulate Related Urban Development and Thomas J. Klutznick Company on the launch of the CityNorth Sales Gallery," said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. "This exceptional, one-of-a-kind facility will showcase the CityNorth mixed-use development, which will be an economic engine for the City of Phoenix."
Like other celebrated cities of the world, CityNorth will feature distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own personality. High Street, which debuts October 2008, will be a classic urban setting with approximately one million square feet of specialty boutiques, restaurants, Class A office space and luxury living space. In fall 2009, the project will debut 54th Street, a bustling commercial corridor, and The Boulevard, with elegant condominium residences, luxury retail and creative office environments. Sales of the second phase of residences overlooking The Boulevard, CityNorth's grand public space featuring Phoenix's first Nordstrom departmental store, will commence in the second quarter of 2008.
"CityNorth is a unique destination that will incorporate engaging public spaces and world-class architecture to provide a sophisticated and convenient lifestyle for residents and visitors," said John Klutznick, vice president, Thomas J. Klutznick Company. "Our effort has been to build a community that people will not only embrace, but one that future generations will cherish."
Focal points of the Sales Gallery include a conference-room sized, (19' x 12') 1:20 ratio scale model, of the first mixed-use phases of CityNorth: a detailed representation of all buildings, streets, public spaces and landscaping. The tour also includes a unique radius theater presentation with five negative-edge flat-screen monitors. CityNorth animations will loop from one screen to the next, providing visitors, prospective residents and tenants with an overview of the many vibrant experiences that will surround them in their future home or office at CityNorth.
Signature Properties, the exclusive residential broker for CityNorth will maintain full-time offices within the Sales Gallery to assist prospective buyers interested in purchasing one of first 99 condominium residences in this initial offering. "CityNorth's energetic urban core will have regional importance for the Desert Ridge community as well as the entire Northeast Valley of Phoenix," said Phoenix Vice Mayor Peggy Neely. "The development sets a new standard for mixed-use urban centers that will deliver a variety of city living experiences with shopping, dining and working opportunities."
The Sales Gallery will be open for public tours at 5515 E. Deer Valley Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054 beginning Saturday, January 26. Drop-in visitors are welcome Monday - Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Call 480-355-0202 or visit www.CityNorthAZ.com for more information.