Optima, Inc. – the development and architectural firm known for its upscale luxury condos and apartments with hanging garden style in Scottsdale — has started construction on its latest project next to Kierland Commmons and Scottsdale Road.
The Optima Kierland project of luxury condos and apartments is starting its first phase of construction on a 12-story, 220-unit condominium building and a 10-story, 155-unit apartment complex.
“It’s going to be super high-end,” Optima Vice President David Hovey Jr. said of the apartments.
Optima already has two developments in Old Town Scottsdale.
The Optima Camelview development are condos while Optima Sonoran Village are luxury apartments.
Hovey, a vice president with the family-owned business and a lead architect and designer of Optima’s unique developments, said he is looking to incorporate and improve on some of the design elements and amenities at the Old Town developments with the new project.
“Each of the buildings can stand on its own,” Hovey said.
It also allows for phases of financing for the project.
The Kierland buildings’ rooftop pools will have elevated, negative-edge pool decks that Hovey says will eliminate the need for view obstructing railings.
Condo units can range between 720 square feet and 4,550 square feet with prices starting in the $400,000s.
Hovey said he’s opening to combining condo units if buyers are seeking larger blocks of space. He said he’s also seeing interest from affluent homeowners in North Scottsdale looking to trade desert landscapes and golf course for Scottsdale Road restaurants, shopping and other amenities.
Optima’s Kierland development will also have trademark landscaping built into its building’s balconies. There are two other buildings planned.