Tucson, Arizona — Green Home For Sale

The Mercado District houses merge the classic elegance of historic Sonoran desert architecture with the resource-efficient design imperatives of today. In Phase II, twelve houses will be constructed along a narrow "walking street" closed to vehicle


Listing ID: 18400


  • Green Home

Annual Property Tax $0
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 1,680 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 0 sq ft
Year Built 2008

Property Description

The Walking Street - Mercado District of Menlo Park. The Mercado District houses merge the classic elegance of historic Sonoran desert architecture with the resource-efficient design imperatives of today. The rowhouse-style front elevations, interior courtyards, wrought iron balconies, and rich, integral color stucco and plaster evoke the grace and charm of towns such as Alamos or San Miguel de Allende. Our houses are adjacent to each other but do not share wall systems; each house has its own separate wall system for sound buffering and insurability. These are not condos but single family homes in the tradition of Tucson’s historic Barrio Viejo rowhouses. Please note: Phase II, the Walking Street has not yet broken ground. Photos in this listing are of Phase I houses on the first Plaza.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Rammed Earth Development, Inc.(www.rammedearth.com) has been a Tucson pioneer in green construction since the 1980's. As the general contractor building the Walking Street at the Mercado District, we at Rammed Earth Development, Inc. are applying our decades of experience in energy efficient design and construction to this project. Constructed of insulated concrete masonry walls, The Walking Street houses feature Marvin Integrity clad wood windows, gas appliances, and low water landscaping and qualify for Southwest Gas’s Energy Star program. Solar upgrades are available. As the future terminus for Tucson’s Modern Streetcar (currently under construction), this neighborhood is ideal for conservation-minded professionals working in downtown Tucson or at the University of Arizona (the east end terminus for the streetcar). Since the property is zoned for up to 50% commercial use, a portion of the house may be used for office, gallery or retail purposes.

This is a deliberately high density project, well-suited to the urban in-fill setting. Grocery stores, retail shops and restaurants within the neighborhood are currently under construction, so residents will be able reduce their reliance on automobiles. We conserve resources and reduce yard maintenance by maximizing the square footage of the house on the lot.

With seven houses nearing completion on the first plaza, our realtors are accepting reservations for the next twelve house to be built along a “walking street”. The walking street has eight different two-storied floor plans to choose from. In most floor plans, a kitchen, great room and master bedroom suite are located on the ground floor. The houses contain private outdoor space in the form of interior courtyards. The narrow walking street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic with garages accessed from rear alleys.

We believe that sustainability starts with authentic, durable building materials and timeless architecture that is responsive to people and their daily lives. We view our project as a living work of social sculpture and collaborate with our buyers to integrate their creative vision into the whole.


Neighborhood Description

With its walking streets, stone-paved community plazas, alley-accessed garages and integration of commercial and residential property, the Mercado District of Menlo Park embraces the New Urbanist philosophy of high density, pedestrian-friendly development. But it does so with a regionally appropriate flair. The Mercado District is being developed by a team of four different local custom home builders lending architectural diversity to the project.


Market Area

The Mercado District of Menlo Park is located in Downtown Tucson, one mile from the city center, at the base of Sentinal Peak (“A” Mountain), convenient to Interstate 10, adjacent to Rio Nuevo attractions along the Santa Cruz River. The Rio Nuevo attractions will include a University of Arizona Science Center, Tucson Origins Heritage Park, as well as hotel facilities and an open-air market (or Mercado). The Mercado District is close to the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, St. Mary’s Carondelet Hospital, the Santa Cruz River Park Bike Trail, and Saguaro National Monument West, as well as downtown arts venues such as the Fox Theatre, the Temple of Music and Art (home of the Arizona Theatre Company), and the Tucson Museum of Art.


School District

Tucson Unified School District


Community

Mercado District of Menlo Park


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Urban


Elevation of Home

Other


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free No
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Plaster - Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Concrete
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Flat
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft