ENCORE ON FIRST
PROJECT TYPE - Senior Affordable Apartments
COMPLETION - August 2013
CLIENT - Mesa Housing Associates LLC
CONSTRUCTION COST - $12 million
SIZE - 81 apartments
2014 - AZRE Magazine Real Estate and development (RED) Awards: Best Multi-family Less Than 250KSF
Located in the heart of downtown Mesa, Arizona, ‘The Encore on First’ is an 82-unit, transit-oriented apartment community for independent seniors who desire a more convenient, stimulating, and sustainable lifestyle.
The project lies south of the Mesa Arts Center. Amenities within the project range from a fitness center, event rooms, lounge, library, coffee bar, to outdoor water garden, pet exercise enclosure and bar-be-cue area.
Sustainable resources include 60 KW solar panels designed to offset fifty percent of the energy load from the common areas, electric vehicle charging stations, roof and wall materials designed to reduce the urban heat island effect, LED lighting, high-performance windows and appliances and for-loan bicycles for residents use.
Project Completed by Paul Jeffreys as Principal-in-Charge and Lead Designer while at SERA Architects