Monthly Archives: August 2016

By Alexis Bachman for Payson Roundup Work is underway to widen State Route 260 for several turn lanes leading into the site for a proposed university. While no university partner has been named, those working on the project say signing a partner is imminent. They say construction on an academic building and two dorms should […]

By Chris Coppola for The Arizona Republic The vision for Tempe’s $177M proposed downtown streetcar line includes hybrid cars that use batteries to avoid overhead wires on parts of the route along Mill and Ash avenues. But some manufacturers of the vehicles say they can’t guarantee the batteries will have enough juice to handle both […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange If recovery from the Great Recession were a baseball game, Arizona would be somewhere in the seventh inning, according to the general consensus of panelists at last week’s Mid-Year Market Update hosted by the CoreNet Global Arizona Chapter. Among issues still impacting the market are a modest slowdown […]

Sales Transactions 1. Hines purchased the fully leased, 820KSF Goodyear Crossing II Class A fulfillment center in Goodyear for $56.2M from Gramercy Property Trust. Goodyear Crossing II features a 30-foot clear height, 268 spaces for trailer parking, 178 dock-high doors and is fully air conditioned. Bo Mills and Mark Detmer led the JLL team on […]

Source: JLL On behalf of Evergreen Devco Inc. and Evergreen-Apache & Southern LLC, the Phoenix office of JLL has completed the sale of 77 acres of land in Buckeye to Cardinal IG Companies, who will develop a 250KSF, build-to-suit advanced glass manufacturing facility at the site. The project will bring 100 new jobs to the […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The Scottsdale City Council will meet Aug. 31 to consider plans for a proposed new $5.1M fire station on the southwest corner of Jomax and Hayden roads. Both the Planning Commission and the Development Review Board voted to recommend the project submittal last month. The new station – #613 […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange National healthcare educator A.T. Still University has progressed in its efforts to expand its Mesa campus (AZBEX, April 5, 2016).  The city Planning and Zoning Board conditionally approved the university’s Planned Area Development modification and site plan review request at its July 20 meeting. ATSU’s campus in the […]

Awards & Accolades 1. For the second year in a row, Lincoln Property Company Desert West has earned a regional “The Outstanding Building of the Year” (TOBY) award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). LPC earned the TOBY for its management of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Building, situated in Central […]

Groundbreakings 1. City of Maricopa officials broke ground last week on the much anticipated Edison Road extension. The new roadway will be the main access for the future Estrella Gin Business Park and provide a bypass for traffic on Arizona 347. Edison Road will expand to four lanes west of Arizona 347, and then loop […]

Source: Valley Metro The Valley Metro Rail Board of Directors unanimously approved Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. as the Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) for the new 50th Street light rail station. The project is made possible by Transportation 2050 and is the first capital element to be implemented by Phoenix’s voter-approved initiative. Construction of the first […]