There was a rare sight on a quiet Central Phoenix neighborhood street last Thursday, January 31. Construction workers were framing model homes on Campbell Avenue, while a homebuilder, a councilman, and two school principals chatted about what this all meant for the Biltmore/Arcadia neighborhood. The small, animated group lined up for the photographer, as David Kitnick, President of Rosewood Homes, presented donations totaling $10,000 to Biltmore Preparatory Academy and Camelback High School.
Rosewood Homes, a luxury homebuilder, has won many awards (including the prestigious Eliant Homebuyers Choice Award for providing the “Best Overall Purchase & Ownership Experience” in North America in 2010, 2011 and 2012). It is constructing 18 luxury homes at 33 Campbell Place, near 32nd Street and Campbell Avenue, within walking distance of the two schools.
“I wanted to do something special for this fabulous neighborhood,” said Kitnick, a second-generation and 26-year home developer. “I am excited to see what the schools will be able to provide kids with these donations.”
"I am excited to see businesses and schools working together to build better neighborhoods," said District 6 Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who attended the ceremony.
Faith Burtamekh, the principal of Biltmore Preparatory Academy, which services K-8th grade youth and features an exciting language immersion program, was ecstatic. “This donation will benefit us in several ways. We will be able to provide more outdoor playground equipment to help combat childhood obesity. We can also use it to help more students participate in ambassador programs they would not normally be able to afford.”
“Community support is what drives student activities, and we cannot be more excited to have Rosewood Homes become a part of the Camelback community,” added Dr. Chad Gestson, the principal of Camelback High. “Our dream of completing a sand volleyball court for our students, especially our female athletes, is now a reality because of the generosity of Rosewood Homes.”
The Campbell 33 Place development is very appealing. It will feature single and two story homes, with plans ranging from 2,350 to 3,400 square feet. The homes will be priced from the high $400,000’s, with the Model Grand Opening scheduled in April.
Phoenix home values rose over 22% in the last quarter of 2012. Campbell 33 is more evidence that the Phoenix real estate market is rebounding. More information about Rosewood Homes is available at www.rosewoodhomes.com