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Novak lists a variety of features that it’s been there for a long time.”
make the proposed development especially Volk says the site was chosen about four
appealing to the overall community, such years ago by project leader Doug Stephan
as tree-lined boulevard entrances, colorful and the Nautica team.
walls and courtyards, artist-designed “Chandler has the third best
fountains and shaded areas throughout. demographics in Arizona,” Volk explains.
Novak emphasizes that the project, “It’s the perfect place for a mixed-use
which will be accessed directly across development like this.”
from Fulton Ranch’s entrance at Lake
Drive, is a good fi t for the neighborhood. Award-winning
“It works in the context of what’s already architect on board
being built, what’s around it, and it retains South Shore’s buildings are being
the employment-centered concept of the designed by award-winning architect
original zoning,” she explains. Barry Berkus, named one of the world’s
In her offi cial fi ndings for the Chandler Top 100 Architects by Architectural
City Council, Novak states that “staff Digest. Berkus, also dubbed “one of the
is of the opinion that replacing offi ce/ 10 most signifi cant fi gures of 20th century
showroom and light industrial land uses residential architecture” by Residential
with a mixed-use employment center Architect, will give South Shore a
project … furthers the City’s goal to distinctive fl air that will help enhance the
promote new development in growth project’s visual appeal.
areas and develop unique, sustainable “We wanted it to be something
projects which benefi t the surrounding different,” says Volk. “We don’t just want
area.” this to be another shopping center or residential development, but a destination
location that will draw people to its unique character. We’re really fortunate to
Different kind of development have Barry Berkus on this project with us, and the results will be spectacular.”
South Shore’s project design includes a hotel, offi ce buildings, restaurants, loft Construction on South Shore is estimated to begin in early 2010, with the fi rst
residences, townhouses, a gated, single-family home community and shops, all phase of the project completed about a year after breaking ground.
centered on a 1.6-acre lake. Nautica Development Group, the Scottsdale-based ”We just got approved by the City Council,” Volk says. “We have at least a year of
company that is currently constructing the Shops at Pecos Ranch, is behind the construction drawings and planning ahead.”
project, but assures City offi cials that South Shore will be unlike anything Chandler
has ever seen.
Miriam Van Scott of Kerby Estates is a freelance writer and Chandler transplant from the
“It’s very unique,” says Ron Volk of Nautica Development. “South Shore is a
Washington, D.C. area. She can be reached at Miriam@SanTanSun.com.
town center with an Old World theme. There will be a lake in the middle, with
shops and restaurants along the water and a bridge spanning the lake. There’s
an island restaurant, a pavilion restaurant and lots of places to walk, relax and
unwind. Once it’s completed, South Shore will look like part of the community, like
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