This Could Be Phoenix | Uptown Row
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Uptown Row

About This Project

The Ranch Mine is a national award-winning, husband & wife architecture firm in Phoenix that specializes in designing for homeowners and developers with the pioneer spirit, the dreamers and seekers that continue to push the envelope to create a better life.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

We have three core beliefs that guide our design process. Honor the Past, Challenge the Norm, and Inspire the Future. We strive to achieve those three qualities whether we are redesigning a historic 1920’s bungalow, designing an addition to a midcentury modern gem, or creating an infill house to write the next chapter of a neighborhood’s history. Every project has a unique client, set of requirements and location, but the goals always stay the same.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Uptown Row consists of 10 single-family attached homes on a greyfield site in Uptown Phoenix. They are located in an ideal location as a transit oriented development less than 1000 feet away from the 7th Ave / Camelback Rd Light Rail station on the edge of the Pierson Place Historic district. Pierson Place is a very diverse historic district, built out both pre and post-war, featuring 16 different architectural styles and numerous housing typologies. It was originally platted as a suburban area, but now sits right in the center of Uptown Phoenix. Uptown Phoenix has a fantastic collection of amenities within walking and short biking distance from the project, including Colter Park, The Newton, Uptown Plaza, Camelback Village Square and the first phase of the Grand Canalscape.

SITE DESIGN

Uptown Row is designed as the transitional component of the neighborhood, nestled between the historic district and the heavily commercial area abutting 7th Avenue. The neighborhood has a history of diverse housing typologies including single and multifamily developments. Uptown Row is sort of a combination of both, providing individual ownership in a collective context, sharing public spaces and benefitting from efficiencies in infrastructure. The 3 story units are designed as row houses, with pedestrian pathways leading to the front entrances off of Mariposa St., similar to what you would find in beach cities in Southern California. The development includes a shaded sidewalk along Mariposa St. with plenty of windows looking over it (eyes on the street), providing a more pleasant and safer pedestrian experience to the Light Rail and shopping centers for the current residents of the neighborhood.

UNIT DESIGN

There are 2 unit types in the development. “The Avenue” is a 2057 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit with a den and street-side home office space. “The Pierson” is a 1651 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit with a den. The units were designed for smaller families looking for modern, low-maintenance single-family living in an urban setting.  Each unit has large, multi-slide glass doors out to a private ground-level courtyard and a 3rd story roof deck, connecting the interior spaces with the community and providing panoramic views of the city skyline and mountains. The street elevation includes rusted steel, a nod to the heavy commercial areas to the west, and face brick, a nod to the oldest house on the opposite bookend of the street, a 1924 adobe structure. The pedestrian accessed parts of the building elevation project in an out, at lengths less than 23 feet to keep with the dimensions of the single-family homes in the historic district.

COLLABORATORS

This project is in collaboration with E-Project and is driven by Boxwell Southwest, a local developer and general contractor. The real estate team representing the project is The Caniglia Group, and more information about the units can be found at uptownrowphx.com. The project expects to be completed in early Spring 2016. Follow the construction along on Instagram at @theranchmineofficial or on our Facebook page.

Project Location

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Created By

Cavin Costello - The Ranch Mine

Occupation

Architect

This is an envisioning of the possibilities of this location, and is by no means a project that is planned or overseen by the site or property owners. With these hypothetical projects, we hope to spark a conversation to help imagine the city's future, and our ideas do not reflect actual plans.

Date

September 28, 2015

Category
Residential
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