Monthly Archives: March 2017

Source: Arizona State University/The Arizona Republic Roughly 40 percent of the nation’s roads and major highways are not considered to be in good condition, and about 70,000 of U.S. bridges are structurally deficient. During the 2016 presidential campaign both candidates seized on our failing transportation infrastructure, each promising heavy investments to rebuild roads and bridges. […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate nudged upward 0.1 percent in February to 5.1, according to a recent report published by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. The national rate improved to 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 in January. The state had a net gain of 27,100 non-farm jobs […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange The stereotype rooted in many people’s minds when thinking of Peoria is still one of retirees, isolated and aging developments, open areas with little infrastructure and a firm adherence to semi-rural and agricultural roots. Despite extensive growth, particularly near the area’s major freeways, that view remains a difficult […]

Progress Reports 1. The City of Eloy is progressing on its new city hall. As part of its efforts, the city is looking to refurbish its police department and associated facilities. 2. Iconic Design Studios is working on tenant improvements for Dental Marketing and Management Group to include custom exterior design and branding elements. 3. The Galleria […]

Company News 1. Yung Koprowski has announced the launch of her own firm, Y2K Engineering. The company addresses transportation and traffic engineering. 2. Cushman & Wakefield has moved into its new office at Esplanade V, 2555 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. The commercial real estate firm’s new 34KSF office is located on the third and fourth floors […]

By Rebekah Morris for the Arizona Builder’s Exchange The Opus Group has seen ups and downs in the local market. During the Great Recession, Opus Southwest left the market and eventually the entire company was defunct. In 2014, a new company named The Opus Group entered the Phoenix market, re-engaging with many in the community. […]

By Brenna Goth for The Arizona Republic As downtown Phoenix’s biggest park prepares for its national debut hosting NCAA March Madness fan events, advocates of a $118M redevelopment plan for the green space are shifting focus from creating a vision to finding money to execute it. City and community leaders are closer to implementing new plans […]

Source: Rose Law Group Reporter All roads led to Pinal County last week as three ADOT executives spoke in Casa Grande at a Pinal Partnership event. John Halikowkski, ADOT director, Michael Kies, director of ADOT’s multimodal planning division and Jesse Gutierrez, ADOT deputy state engineer for statewide operations, discussed the recent poor grade U.S. infrastructure […]

Sales Transactions 1. The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously to sell the Translational Genomics Research Institute headquarters on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. TGen, with major funding provided by its new partner Los Angeles-based City of Hope, has agreed to cover the $68M, plus an additional $3M in cash 2. Mandarina Luxury Apartment Homes recently sold for $25M […]

By Kevin Reagan for Casa Grande Dispatch The Casa Grande City Council received a thorough briefing Monday night on a proposed 1,500-acre recreation resort. City planners presented an overview of Dreamport Villages, the project expected to include an amusement park at the I-8 and I-10 junction, in advance of a pending decision to approve a […]