Bell Mirage Estates is a 60-unit affordable housing project owned and developed by Community Services of Arizona (CSA), a nonprofit organization. CSA’s focus is to strengthen the safety of at-risk individuals and families and integrate them into the community. The project’s 5-acre site provides a pedestrian link to the adjacent Lizard Run recreational area. The 60 units are designed in a townhouse configuration, orienting units to the street, sidewalks, indoor amenities, and neighboring parks. Each of the community’s 12 buildings house 4 to 6 units of two or three bedrooms. Amenity space includes a clubhouse, business center, landscaped courtyards with BBQ and lounge seating, and children’s playground.
Architecturally the buildings are designed as traditional, flat-roofed desert dwellings. The composition of buildings of different sizes and varied accent colors further creates a village character where internal front doors orient to an inviting green space and recreation complex at the core of the community.