New Multifamily Design Highlights Infill Expansion in Phoenix

Millennium Park Central rendering by Cuningham Group

Millennium Park Central Brings Updated Mid-Century Style and Urban Amenities to Revitalized Neighborhood

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Cuningham Group Architecture, an international design leader with offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Phoenix, Beijing and Doha, has announced design details of Millennium Park Central. The nine-story, market-rate apartment community is the residential component of the overall revitalization of the Park Central regional mall. Millennium Park Central is developed by The Dinerstein Companies, the project will seek LEED certification.

Set to open in late summer of 2021 Millennium Park Central updates Park Central’s rich Mid-Century Modern history with progressive elements, including exposed woods, rustic metals, sustainable fiber cement panels and dark masonry accents. The 278 living units include studios, one- and two-bedrooms in a nine-story high-rise configuration.

Outwardly, the building maximizes its proximity to two light rail stations and to re-emerging neighborhoods in midtown Phoenix’s urban core. Inwardly, the sophisticated mix of amenities includes a pool, spa, fitness center, resident lounge, secure indoor bike storage, technology center and a dramatic fourth-floor sky deck with dog park, lounge, outdoor kitchen and city views.

“It is exciting to design this central component of the revitalization of Park Central,” said Cuningham Group Senior Project Manager Nicholas Weidner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. “Working with The Dinerstein Companies, our project team, and the City of Phoenix allows us to make a positive impact on this quickly re-emerging district.”

Millennium Park Central integrates with Park Central’s other ongoing redevelopment strategies that include the adaptive reuse of the original shopping center, a 10-story parking structure, and a health science campus.

“The Park Central redevelopment aims to transform itself into a live, work, learn, shop and dine, pedestrian-friendly experience for residents and visitors. Our design of Millennium – Park Central  embraces this multi-use street-level vitality with level-one amenities centrally located to encourage our building’s connectivity to the neighborhood,” said Weidner.

The building’s south wing features a rooftop sky deck with dog park, outdoor kitchen, highlighting the surrounding urban city and distant mountain views.

The exterior pays homage to the mid-century style with clean vertical lines, incorporation of soft earthy browns and splashes of red.  An emphasis on the outdoors will be crafted with an indoor/outdoor experience for residents in the center courtyard pool that connects to the resident lounge.

The LEED certification path requires partnership with the owner and design team to creatively incorporate sustainability solutions in areas such as building materials, energy consumption, water usage, indoor air quality, recycling, bike storage, etc. 

About Cuningham Group

Founded in 1968, Cuningham Group has earned an outstanding reputation for delivering excellence in architecture, interior design, urban design, and landscape architecture for a diverse mix of client and project types. Awarded the American Institute of Architects Minnesota Firm Award, the firm is consistently recognized as a design leader and has grown to over 300 employees in offices in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, San Diego, Phoenix, Beijing and Doha.  For more information, please visit

About The Dinerstein Companies

The Dinerstein Companies is one of the largest apartment developers nationally having developed more than 59,000 units and 44,000 student housing beds across the country.  The Company’s over 60 years of experience in the business has laid a framework for continued growth and success.  Since 2013, all of TDC’s developments have met “LEED” Gold standards including two LEED Platinum properties, minimizing the development footprint and offering energy efficient saving to our residents. The Company’s Core Values have enabled them to set the bar really high and make each decision with the long-term in mind.

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