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Luxury Multifamily Community Opens in Oro Valley

Mark-Taylor Brings Its Signature 'Next Generation' Concept to Pima County

ORO VALLEY, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/14 -- Almost a year after breaking ground, Mark-Taylor has opened its first luxury multifamily development in Pima County, the Villas at San Dorado. The community is part of a mixed-use development set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Located at the southeast corner of First Avenue and Oracle Road (10730 N. Oracle Road), the 24-acre development marries an exclusive residential rental community with a walkable shopping destination in the shadows of gorgeous Pusch Ridge. The project is a joint venture of well-known apartment developer Mark-Taylor and longtime commercial developer Kitchell, who is overseeing the retail component.

The 274-unit community features the most spacious apartments in Southern Arizona, offering one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans averaging nearly 1,100 square feet. The Villas' features include some you may only expect to see in a modern, custom home, such as kitchen islands, custom wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, distressed plank flooring, dual-vanity sinks, pendant lighting, and private garages.

The "main street" style retail component is a multi-use center featuring a grassy civic space that can be utilized by the Town for chili-cook offs, farmer's markets, etc. A series of interconnected pathways and ramadas between the retail and residential developments lends to walkability, and a grand entry monument on Oracle Road promotes the 'resort-style' sense of arrival.

"With shopping and dining next door, this development becomes truly one-of-a-kind," said Mark-Taylor Vice President Chris Brozina.

The Villas will feature the largest fitness facility in the industry at more than 4,000 square feet, a spinning studio, virtual personal trainers, a cyber café with Mac and PC options, the quintessential lagoon-style pool that has become a Mark-Taylor trademark, and a guard-housed porte-cochere main entry gate.

About Mark-Taylor
Mark-Taylor is a privately-owned, Scottsdale based developer and manager of exclusively apartment communities. The company is consistently recognized as a leader and innovator in the industry and has developed and built more multifamily properties in Arizona than any other company. Mark-Taylor is continually ranked among the Top 100 Most Admired Companies and recently was ranked as the #1 Multifamily Property Manager by 2013 Ranking Arizona. Learn more at www.mark-taylor.com

About Kitchell
Kitchell is a full-service developer offering construction and property management services with specialties in retail, office, industrial and multifamily development. The company's Mountain Ranch Marketplace development, located in Goodyear, Ariz., was the state's first LEED-accredited retail center and was honored with a RED Award in 2011 as "Best Retail Project." Learn more at Kitchell.com.

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