“At Optima Kierland, a luxury condominium community in North Scottsdale which is set to be completed this month, residents can enjoy 5.5 acres of lush landscaping, including courtyards, a sun-deck and a dog park. “We offer a unique vertical landscape design system that features hanging vines, indigenous plants and other vegetation that grow upward on the terraces to not only offer privacy but [also to] provide shade from the sun and create cooler temperatures,” said David Hovey Jr., president of Optima. “Although we are in an urban setting, we value the importance of usable outdoor space.” he high-rise condominium project features underground parking to allow more room for tranquil desert landscaping, including a protected public pedestrian walkway at the surface level. “We feel this design is similar to a community park which is a nice benefit not only for our residents but [also for] the surrounding neighbors who can also appreciate the space,” Hovey said.”