MODUS Development is leading an economy-friendly initiative in Arizona by announcing three additional net zero energy (NZE) projects in 2017. MODUS founder Ed Gorman has formulated a plan that will be eco-friendly, while also built as no extra cost as non-NZE projects, providing budget-friendly options.
In the first quarter of 2017, MODUS will break ground on Eclipse, a 20-unit luxury townhome residential community on 1.4 acres located on the southeast corner of McDowell and Granite Reef Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. Eclipse will become the third NZE community Arizona, as one of the only sites vacant for development in the McDowell Corridor, preceding MODUS’ MZ Townhomes and Equinox.
With an expected completion date within the third quarter, Eclipse will feature three three-story buildings with a total of 20 townhomes ranging in size from 1,811 to 2,065 square feet. The townhomes offer a two-car garage, two bedrooms, two baths and a third guest bedroom option. Architecturally unique, in the shape of an eclipse, the property will also feature a circular pool surrounded by lush landscaping. Home prices will start at $399,000 and adjusted for view premiums, upgrades and size.
MODUS’ third future project, also in Arizona, will be the second phase of their nationally acclaimed MZ Townhomes in Scottsdale (conveniently one block east of the Scottsdale Road and Camelback Road intersection). 11 townhomes will be highlighted in the new community, located within two three-story buildings that will vary in size from 1,313 to 2,171 square feet with both one and two-bedroom units with one and two-car garages respectively. Differing from the first development, the new townhomes will also feature large balconies, a private ground floor patio and a community heated pool and spa with barbecue. Construction is expected to begin mid 2017 with a planned completion date within the first quarter of 2018.
“Accomplishing net zero energy living in multi-family housing was something many didn’t think was possible, and we figured out how to accomplish it with little to no added cost while also obtaining higher rent and sales prices,” said founder of MODUS Development Ed Gorman. “Now, having the formula, and with eco-friendly building soon becoming a requirement in some states – California, for example, will require community residences be net zero by 2020 – it is my goal to help create a more earth-friendly (and budget-friendly) way to live without sacrificing style and comfort.”
Also in the first quarter, Gorman and his team will begin construction of one of the most groundbreaking and innovative new residential projects in Tempe, called The Roosevelt. This urban community – located only two blocks from downtown Tempe and immediately west of the bustling Mill Avenue district – will feature 32 three-story residences each including over 1,800 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two baths, large recessed windows and decks and a two-car garage.
Photos courtesy of MODUS Development.