The Encore on First

Located in the heart of Downtown Mesa, Arizona, ‘The Encore on First’ will provide a vibrant urban alternative living environment for the over-62s. The 81, mixed one and two bedroom, affordable apartments will cater to a growing demographic of independent seniors seeking a more convenient, stimulating, and sustainable lifestyle. The project lies opposite the Mesa Arts Center which offers performance art, theater, classes and art shows – indoor and out. Amenities within the project range from fully equipped fitness center, craft and events rooms, lounge, library, coffee bar, to outdoor water garden.

Sustainable design features include:

  • A photovoltaic renewable energy system sufficient to offset 50% of the common area energy load
  • Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV’s) installed in all units
  • Zero VOC on-site applied adhesives and finishes
  • Preoccupancy flush
  • No smoking policy building enforced
  • Dual flush toilets throughout
  • Low flow faucets and showerheads throughout
  • No grass landscaping
  • Improved roof insulation (15% above code)
  • Reduced heat island effect roof and wall materials, and
  • High performance Energy Star compliant windows



  • RED AWARDS 2014: Best Multi-family Less Than 250KSF | AZ Big Media

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