AndersonBaron is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Grandfamilies Place of Phoenix on October 25th!
Construction began last Fall on this multifamily project, which provides safe and affordable housing opportunities for families in the unique situation of Grandparents raising their Grandchildren. We were able to work with Whitneybell Perry Inc. Architects on this 56-unit development located on South 18th Place in Phoenix.
This new family unit, the “Grandfamily” is a growing challenge not only in Phoenix but across the nation with an estimated 52,210 grandparents in Arizona raising their grandchildren, and 7.8 Grandfamilies nationwide (according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by the American Association for Retired Persons). This project replaced an area of existing housing and now provides new and innovative uses for these families to connect with others in similar situations and have a stable place to call home.
As landscape architects, we were able to provide amenities suited for grandparents and grandchildren alike, including a pool, multi-use sport court for basketball, volleyball, and pickle ball, and tot lots for smaller children. We created efficient use of the outdoor spaces with a lot of protective planting patterns and outdoor yards.
Co-owned by local non-profit Tanner Properties, Inc. and Alliance Property Group, Inc., Grandfamilies Place is an example of public and private entities working together to fulfill needs of the community.
We are also excited that Grandfamilies Place has been honored with the 2012 Exemplary Urban Multifamily Project Award by The Arizona Department of Housing. This award recognizes an outstanding multifamily rental project in urban Arizona that serves low-to moderate-income individuals, families and seniors. Grandfamilies of Phoenix received this award on October 4th, at the 2012 Arizona Housing Forum in Tucson.
Congratulations to Grandfamilies Place, Tanner Properties, Alliance Property Group, and Whitneybell Perry Inc. on such a great project!
For more information on the project, please feel free to visit the website, and two articles on the grand opening here: