Happy Valley corridor rising up, new restaurants slated for 83 Marketplace

Four restaurants have been slated for 83 Marketplace at 83rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road. This is a conceptual rendering of the development. [Submitted photo]

By Philip Haldiman
Independent Newsmedia

A high-interest intersection in Peoria just gained a little more interest.

MDC Land Development announced its first four culinary concepts within the 9-acre 83 Marketplace, a restaurant/retail center at the southeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road.

The restaurants are Deem Proper, Scottsdale-based S & V Urban Italian, AVENIDA Modern Mexican and Toronto-based Bagels on Fire.

AVENIDA Modern Mexican is the newest concept from the team behind REVOLU modern taqueria & bar, which is located in the P83 Entertainment District.

The 83 Marketplace is proposed for about 50,000 square feet of family-friendly, pedestrian-oriented, high-end retail and restaurant space. Theses tenants are scheduled to open late spring 2019.

“When we started this project our number one priority was to bring upscale dining and services to the community,” Mark Cavan, president of MDC Land Development, stated in a news release. “We’re delivering and this is just the start. We look forward to continuing the momentum and making 83 Marketplace the go-to destination for the all the surrounding neighborhoods.”

City council approved the site plan for 83 Marketplace in August 2017.

Planning Director Chris Jacques said construction documents for two buildings on the property — one 8,736 square feet and the other 6,639 square feet — are in the second review with city officials. He said various civil permits for grading, landscaping and on/off-site infrastructure have been pulled.

The intersection at Happy Valley Road and 83rd Avenue is poised for extensive development over the next few years with a 24,600-square-foot office plaza consisting of two buildings on the southwest corner named Black Mountain Center, and a 25-acre commercial center dubbed The Trailhead on the northeast corner.

Mr. Jacques said the site plan of the former was approved in May and construction documents are in first review with city officials. The rezone application for the latter is in second review with the city, he said. Neighborhood meetings, as well as planning and zoning and city council meetings have not been set.

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