Construction is nearing completion at the Summit at Copper Square, a 22-story residential tower across the street from Chase Field and a couple of blocks from Phoenix Symphony Hall and the Phoenix Civic Center.
The above view is from the top of the 4th Street Garage just south of Chase Field. You also can get a sense of the proximity to the ballpark with this woefully inadequate but well-intentioned photograph.
The Summit is on the left; the main entrance to Chase Field is on the right.
Prices and floor plans vary depending on the floor on which you’re looking: on the fifth floor, for example, there are units ranging from 800 to 1,400 square feet. The same goes for the sixth and seventh floors. There are 1,500-square foot units from the eighth to the 19th floors, and two-bedroom units are sprinkled among the predominately 1-bedroom designs. The top three floors include penthouse-sized suites.
Amenities include a swimming pool with a spa and deck, an exercise room, saunas in the men’s and women’s locker rooms, a meeting room and a “party room on top floor with open deck overlooking the Valley.”
One entertaining note comes on the front page of the official site where we’re told
“… not only is it in the heart of Phoenix’s business district, it’s also just a short walk or rickshaw ride away from some of the greatest activities and entertainment the Valley has to offer …”
I’ve seen many, many, many bicycle taxis in downtown Phoenix (albeit none in the above photograph even with the Diamondbacks playing at home). But a rickshaw? Doesn’t that require someone to be moving the carriage on foot via a couple of poles? But I digress.
Prices for these lofts are running from the mid-$400s into the low seven figures for the penthouse units.
The Summit at Copper Square is but one of several new high-rise residential units under construction in the Phoenix real estate market. Many others are long completed and have resale units for sale.
On the new construction, I offer the standard advice: DO NOT VISIT THE BUILDER WITHOUT YOUR OWN REAL ESTATE IN TOW. (Even if it isn’t me, though there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be.) It may not seem important initially but at some point you will want your own individual representation in the transaction.
Unless you have an agent with you on your first visit, you will be working with the builder directly as an unrepresented buyer. The sales agent does not and will not represent you and does not and will not look out for your best interest. The sales agent works for the builder and the builder alone.
End of standard disclaimer regarding new builds.
If you have questions about The Summit or any other high-rise lofts here in the Phoenix area, call or e-mail me and I’ll be happy to answer whatever questions I can.
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