PHOENIX—Developers Ray and VeLa recently revealed the groundbreaking of Ray Phoenix, a design-forward multifamily residential building that features one of the region's most comprehensive amenity packages, spacious studio, one and two-bedroom apartment units with floor-to-ceiling windows offering mountain and skyline views, a ground-level exhibition venue and retail, and a site-specific mural in the resident lobby by renowned American multimedia artist Alex Israel.

Designed by architectural firm Johnston Marklee & Associates, in partnership with Lamar Johnson Collaborative, the building will be located in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, with an aim to enhance the community by making art, architecture, and design highly accessible to its residents.

Co-developed by Ray and VeLa, the 26-story, high-rise building will encompass approximately 523,000 square feet, including 401 residential rental units— 193 studios, 116 one-bedrooms (including den and duplex options), and 92 two-bedrooms (including duplex and penthouse options)—a large fitness center, yoga studio, outdoor resort-style pool, communal kitchen and fireplace lounge, sunken lounge with theater experience, dog wash stations, indoor and outdoor gardens, workspaces and more, according to a prepared release.

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