Developer breaks ground on affordable apartment units for families, seniors in Glendale

Feb 29, 2024, 4:05 AM

PHOENIX – A developer officially kicked off the process to create a combined 605 affordable apartment units in Glendale on Tuesday.

Dominium, which manages over 38,000 apartments in 19 states, will create two apartment complexes on adjacent land. They’ll be available for people earning no more than 60% of the area’s median income.

Juniper Square, an age-restricted community solely for seniors, is expected to open in the spring of 2026. The 287,458-square-foot complex will have 221 apartments with 66 one-bed units, 131 two-bed units and 24 three-bed units. There will be a pool and a central courtyard with fire pits and a ramada. Inside amenities include a fitness center, theater, salon and club room.

The other complex, 67 Flats, is for families. This 875,141-square-foot complex will have 384 affordable apartment units.

Those units will be made up of 12 one-bed apartments, 208 two-bed apartments and 164 three-bed apartments. It will have a pool, a playground, a soccer field and a courtyard. There will also be a fitness center and club room.

Dominium expects it to be open in the summer of 2026.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place at 6548 N. 67th Ave, which is near 67th Avenue and Ocotillo Road.

Developer wants to create sustainable, affordable apartment units in Valley

Dominium is working with the Arizona Department of Housing and the Arizona Industrial Development Authority to help address Arizona’s housing crisis, according to a company announcement.

The company will invest over $1 billion to develop affordable housing for Arizona’s seniors and essential workers.

Currently, Dominium has over 1,500 affordable Valley homes under construction, with another 1,500 units planned to pop up in the next few years.

Owen Metz, who leads the mountain west region for Dominium, said his company’s work serves Arizona’s vital need for more sustainable housing.

“Dominium is addressing the affordable housing crisis in Arizona by increasing the supply of high-quality homes for essential workers and seniors,” Metz said in a statement. “Dominium believes that stable, affordable homes are the foundation for healthier lives and more vibrant communities.”

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Phoenix Rescue Mission...

Phoenix Rescue Mission readies annual heat relief campaign

With the summer heat nearing, Phoenix Rescue Mission is launching its annual heat relief campaign to assist unhoused and at-risk individuals.

40 minutes ago

(AP Photo)...

Northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Shea Boulevard to close for 2 months

The northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Shea Boulevard in Scottsdale is scheduled to be closed for approximately 60 days, starting Monday.

3 hours ago

Hildale, Utah, is pictured sitting at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains, with its sister city, C...

Associated Press

Guilty plea by leader of polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out

A guilty plea by the leader of an offshoot polygamous sect near the Arizona-Utah border is at risk of being thrown out.

5 hours ago

Picture of the Mitsubishi Montero that Phoenix police suspect hit an 11-year-old girl in a crosswal...

Damon Allred

Hit-and-run suspect sought in Phoenix after injuring child walking in crosswalk

Officers are searching for a hit-and-run suspect who hit an 11-year-old girl walking in a school crosswalk on Friday, Phoenix PD said.

8 hours ago

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Police Department)...

2 men die, another critically injured in south Phoenix shooting

Detectives are investigating a shooting that left two dead and another seriously injured in south Phoenix, police said.

10 hours ago

Rattlesnake activity...

Nick Borgia

Warmer temperatures leads to increased rattlesnake activity in the Valley

The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center has seen an increase in rattlesnake activity in the Valley due to warmer weather.

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles



Here are 5 things Arizona residents need to know about their HVAC system

It's warming back up in the Valley, which means it's time to think about your air conditioning system's preparedness for summer.


Collins Comfort Masters

Avoid a potential emergency and get your home’s heating and furnace safety checked

With the weather getting colder throughout the Valley, the best time to make sure your heating is all up to date is now. 

(KTAR News Graphic)...

Boys & Girls Clubs

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

Developer breaks ground on affordable apartment units for families, seniors in Glendale