The Domain at Tempe
The Domain at Tempe (formerly Campus Suites on the Rail) is an ideal case study for illustrating thoughtful design within the Tempe Transit Overlay District (T.O.D.). The project fronts the new light rail line and embodies the spirit of transit motion. As one of the early pioneers of redevelopment in the Apache Boulevard area, the team was challenged with a site occupied by three separate mobile home parks. The team worked with residents to relocate them and then managed the abatement of harmful materials on site. The team also faced challenges with existing infrastructure and neighbors in close proximity during construction. The team overcame the challenges and the result is a 731,400 square foot private student housing development that contains 299 residential units and a total of 964 bedrooms in close proximity to Arizona State University. The Domain at Tempe brings resort-style amenities to student living with three swimming pools (lap-pool, jacuzzi and large splash pool), a 10,000 square foot clubhouse incorporating a 4,000 square foot gym with private TVs, game room, tanning salons and a rooftop social deck. All units are fully-furnished and include the latest in technology and contemporary appliances. A detached five-story, above-ground parking garage provides 1,000 parking stalls. The development also features 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail fronting the light rail. In addition to innovative building elements, the project itself is a significant contribution to the surrounding area and a perfect example of sustainable, transit-oriented community redevelopment.