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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:41 PM   #321
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Phoenix is voting next month on whether one particular block in the city should have a gas station instead of being vacant.

No wonder there is so much sprawl.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 02:14 PM   #322
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Old September 12th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #323
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There may be a job for me in Sun City West, AZ at the hospital there. I understand that this is a planned retirement/nursing home community, and probably would not want to live there.

How are the nearby areas? My impression was that the best places in Phoenix for young people are Tempe and perhaps Scottsdale, both of which appear to be quite far and not really accessible by expressway. I've had enough of commuting long distances here in Detroit. Are there any good places (preferably with new housing/apartment developments) for young, single minorities around Sun City (i.e. within 5-10 miles)?
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Old September 27th, 2011, 06:10 AM   #324
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Glendale, AZ which I guess should be under 10 miles.

Best place to live in that area is Scottsdale IMO. But it is about 30 miles approx and you already ruled out the option. I would still say that it is worth considering.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #325
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There may be a job for me in Sun City West, AZ at the hospital there. I understand that this is a planned retirement/nursing home community, and probably would not want to live there.

How are the nearby areas? My impression was that the best places in Phoenix for young people are Tempe and perhaps Scottsdale, both of which appear to be quite far and not really accessible by expressway. I've had enough of commuting long distances here in Detroit. Are there any good places (preferably with new housing/apartment developments) for young, single minorities around Sun City (i.e. within 5-10 miles)?
Surprise is a new suburban city right next to Sun City with young people. Lots of new homes at bargain prices.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #326
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More than 4 million square feet of industrial-building space and at least 5,000 apartment units are under construction or in the planning stages in the Phoenix area, real-estate analysts said. There are even a handful of office-building projects under construction or scheduled to be built in the East Valley.

That’s positive news for the construction industry, which until recently had been limited almost entirely to government-funded projects and smaller, tenant-improvement jobs. It also is good news for the Phoenix area’s unemployed, given that many of the projects, when completed, will add hundreds of jobs to the area.

As businesses continue to sign leases on the remaining, large warehouse and distribution-center space in the Phoenix area, a growing number have chosen to have facilities built specifically for them, said Craig Henig, senior managing director of CBRE, a commercial real-estate firm in Phoenix.

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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:32 PM   #328
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Old May 17th, 2012, 01:29 PM   #329
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Old May 17th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #330
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New $52M Apartment Complex in Phoenix Adds to Student Housing Boom

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A major new residential project broke ground in downtown Phoenix. Located on a 3-acre site south of Roosevelt Street, between Third and Fourth streets, the $52-million project adds fuel to a current building boom of campus-related housing in the Southwest region.

Developed by Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Concord Eastridge and Memphis, Tenn.-based EdR, the unnamed apartment complex will contain 326 units within two buildings, one seven and the other eight stories high. The ground floors will include a total of 7,500-sq-ft of retail space, to be subdivided among several tenants depending on demand.

Crews with Phoenix-based general contractor Hardison/Downey Construction began working on site infrastructure and utilities prior to the March 6 official groundbreaking. In addition to the 302,000-sq-ft structures, the project includes a five-level parking garage with approximately 400 spaces. The Tempe, Ariz. office of Ayers Saint Gross designed the project to appeal to older students and young professionals affiliated with Arizona State University’s downtown campus, University of Arizona’s College of Medicine and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

The project is anticipated to be complete by July 2013, with units available for leasing by the 2013 fall semester. Rent levels have not been determined.

The land, a long-empty plot located within the arts district known as ‘Roosevelt Row,’ was purchased for $3.1 million by developer/owner Concord Eastridge and majority owner and property manager EdR.

“Downtown Phoenix is experiencing a surge of new building activity, and this housing development is a fantastic addition to the city, the neighborhood and the area’s economic growth,” says Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who spoke at the groundbreaking.

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Phoenix Airport Sky Train Project Performs First Test Run


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This week marked a major milestone on the $1.5-billion PHX Sky Train project, as Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton sent Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s new automated train on its first official—albiet short—journey on Monday.

“Built during the worst economy since the Great Depression, this project has put a lot of people to work,” Stanton says, adding that 6,000 workers were employed during the first phase, and 2,000 are currently working on the second phase.

The Phoenix office of Hensel Phelps Construction built the first phase at a total project cost of $640 million. Monday’s brief two-minute demonstration test run began at the East Economy Parking train station, one of three stations built during that phase. The station cost $32 million to construct and contains 165 tons of structural steel and 3,375 cu yds of concrete.

Once the first section of track is operational in early 2013, up to 16,000 passengers a day are expected to board the trains operating every three to four minutes and travel between Terminal 4 (Sky Harbor’s busiest terminal) and the 44th Street METRO Light Rail Station, which connects to the regional light rail system.

While the East Economy Station won’t be air-conditioned, the Bombardier-manufactured trains will be. Airport officials tout the electrically powered, fully automated train system as one of the most advanced in the U.S., as well as one of the most sustainable. Stanton says the project is the first airport people mover in the U.S. to seek LEED certification.

Monday’s event kicks off several months of testing for the new train system. Technicians will initially be operating the trains in manual mode, to test the vehicle clearance on the guideway and in the stations, says Anne Kurtenbach, aviation program manager for Sky Harbor. “They will also be testing speed control, switches, power and onboard communications and control,” she adds. Vehicles will be tested individually, rather than in their final configuration in two- to three-car trains.

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Old May 17th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #332
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10 Story Tower To Rise At Tempe Town Lake Complex



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A new office tower is in the works at Hayden Ferry Lakeside in Tempe, Ariz. Phoenix-based Ryan Cos. US Inc. will develop and build the 10-story office tower located at Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.

Sunbelt Holdings, Scottsdale, Ariz., acquired the plot of land at Hayden Ferry Lakeside as part of a larger portfolio from original developer SunCor in 2010. The new tower will be the third office tower at the development along the shores of man-made Tempe Town Lake.

The 250,000-sq-ft office building is the first commercial high rise to be break ground in downtown Tempe since 2007. "Staying ahead of the upcoming demand, Ryan recognizes the need for additional Class ‘A’ office space in Tempe,” says John Strittmatter, Ryan Cos. southwest division president. Leasing has tightened considerably in Tempe in recent months, especially at the existing office buildings at Hayden Ferry Lakeside – currently 94% leased, compared to 51% last summer.
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Superior Court Building completed:

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Old May 17th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #334
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Great updates Desertpunk,
I can't wait for the skytrain to be completed all the way to the rent a car center and Terminal 2
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It's been a long time since anything cool popped up in this thread. New things in Phoenix look so bright and clean and stay that way under the desert sun, too.

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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #336
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SkySong, ASU’s Scottsdale Innovation Center, could pay Scottsdale $130,000 in 2014 for its investment in the project. The city has invested $81.4M for property acquisition and infrastructure improvements for the 42-acre complex. In return for a 99-year ground lease, the foundation agreed to build 1.2M SF of office space in phases over 24 years and share with the city 50% of the profit from operating the facilities. SkySong now includes two 150,000 SF office buildings, and work could begin on a third office building early this year. Also, construction is expected to begin on a four-story apartment complex that will wrap around the complex’s parking garage. The foundation is required to add 150,000 square feet of office space every three years to meet the terms of the lease.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 06:41 AM   #337
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I can't wait for the skytrain to be completed all the way to the rent a car center and Terminal 2
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More on the way! Phoenix is in turnaround much faster than many had predicted 3 years ago. Lots of apartments coming in and office buildings won't be far behind!
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Hotel Palomar

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May 11 2012

Will the real downtown Phoenix please stand up?

The contrasts in the evolving downtown core are striking.

On one hand, CityScape has brought a new vibe, a refreshing sense of a downtown on the move. Walk though the center courtyard of the mixed-use project at lunchtime, and experience a sight not normally seen in downtown Phoenix: people. A lot of them. You can feel the urban heartbeat!

In a few weeks, the 250-room Hotel Palomar will be opening there — another jewel in the redevelopment efforts of the central city...
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Old May 20th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #339
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Phoenix/Tempe/Scottsdale/Chandler are about to start growing big again

industrial, residential, office and tourisms are booming again in the valley
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CyrusOne data center breaks ground in Chandler

CyrusOne's 1 million sq.-ft. Chandler facility is U.S.' 2nd-largest

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Houston-based CyrusOne LLC broke ground Wednesday on a 1 million-square-foot data center in Chandler intended to serve the information-technology needs of large companies on the West Coast.

When completed, it will be the largest data center by far in the Phoenix area and second-largest in the U.S., surpassed only by the 1.1 million-square-foot Lakeside Technology Center in Chicago.

The project includes 90,000 square feet of multitenant office space, which also makes it the first major speculative office project to break ground in the Phoenix area since the recession hit.

While the company would not disclose the project's cost, citing competitive reasons, CyrusOne Chief Technology Officer Kevin Timmons said it is employing a new design for the facility that it has dubbed "massively modular."


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