We come to you with exciting news regarding Christown Spectrum (“Christown”) on the southeast corner of Bethany Home Road and 19th Avenue. The owners of Christown are seeking to rezone the site as part of their vision to bring a new, vibrant, mixed-use development to the site. We are very early in the process still, and we look forward to hearing from you and working together.
Christown is primarily owned by Christown 1755, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company and Managed by Kimco Realty Corporation (“Kimco”), who proposes a multi-phased approach to evolve and expand upon the existing mix of uses (retail, service, entertainment, and office) to be much more urban in nature. The subject property is designated as Commercial in the City of Phoenix General Plan and zoned PSC. The site is mostly development with such retail tenants as Walmart, Ross Dress for Less, in-line shops and several restaurant and bank pads.
Going forward, Kimco plans to retain and add to the basic mix of uses while adding a residential component to truly create a live/work/play destination. With the light rail running adjacent to the site, the urban environment is prime for this proposal. The proposed Christown Spectrum PUD would allow the creation of a dynamic and vibrant urban environment, incorporating pedestrian‑oriented thematic areas, retail, commercial, multi-family residential, entertainment, hotels, and corporate offices, in a master planned setting. This broad mix of compatible urban uses will include a broad range of retail uses, entertainment, restaurants, apartments, hotels, Class A offices in low rise, mid-rise and high-rise settings, healthcare/medical services, professional occupations, insurance companies, financial, investment brokers, real estate, and flex-office.
Christown Spectrum intends to accommodate the full spectrum of business and commerce tenants from the small use tenants looking for quality space with nearby freeway and light-rail accessibility all the way to corporate headquarters in a signature building. The residential, hotel, and office components of the development will complement and support the corresponding amenities of retail shopping, restaurants, and support services. This broad range of uses will be integrated into an urban oasis with pedestrian pathways, seating, and an array of open spaces and plazas. The full redevelopment of the site will occur over time. So the PUD is proposed to be implemented in several phases and is divided by pedestrian or vehicular rights-of-way into blocks.
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