Monthly Archives: April 2017

By Peter Cheng for East Valley Tribune Tempe officials are proposing to bury trolley wires at several points along the streetcar line. The council wants to bury lines on Mill Avenue between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, including the two “gateway” intersections. The streetcars would be equipped with batteries to power them along those […]

By Jessica Boehm for The Arizona Republic Gilbert‘s trendy dining district could soon offer a second parking garage with valet service and street upgrades that would make it easier to snag a taxi or ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft. The Town Council took initial steps last week to add an $18M parking structure to the […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Heaven knows there’s nothing like reporting on political sniping or speculating about leaders’ next career moves, but in the kerfuffle over Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s State of the City address this week, a couple items of particular interest to the A/E/C committee got buried in the coverage. Sure, […]

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Skydiving. A large private prison. While those are the thoughts most commonly associated with the City of Eloy, the current council and staff are working hard to improve that perception by doubling down on their downtown area. The anchor will be the future $7.5M City Hall. According to […]

Groundbreaking 1. Cypress Office Properties, LLC has announced that construction has commenced on phase one of a $50M renovation of Renaissance Square in Phoenix. The $10M first phase includes upgrades to both building’s lobbies, the lower level lobby, elevators, the creation of a 7KSF multi-purpose conference facility and construction of multiple, high-end, move-in ready office suites. […]

Awards & Accolades 1. Cushman & Wakefield recently honored 25 individuals and teams in each of its brokerage service areas including capital markets, tenant representation and agency leasing. 2016 Top 25 Producers in Phoenix: Eric Wichterman, Capital Markets – Office Michael Hackett and Ryan Schubert, Capital Markets – Retail David Fogler and Steven Nicoluzakis, Capital […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent in March to 5.0, according to a recent report published by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. The national rate improved to 4.5 percent, down from 4.7 in February. The state had a net gain of 8,800 non-farm jobs over […]

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation As the Interstate 11 environmental study progresses and new proposed corridor alternatives have taken shape, the Arizona Department of Transportation is once again looking to the public and agencies to get involved and comment on the work that’s been done over the past year. Six public meetings have been scheduled […]

Source: City of Phoenix The South Central Light Rail Extension project is moving forward to final design. Last week, the Phoenix City Council approved a $50M agreement with Valley Metro to fund final design and pre-construction activities on the five-mile extension on Central Avenue between Jefferson Street and Baseline Road. “This (is) another major step […]

By Rebekah L. Sanders for The Arizona Republic County officials across the state are waiting anxiously for the Arizona Legislature to deliver its 2018 budget to Gov. Doug Ducey, warning they could be on the brink of financial disaster if the state doesn’t throw them a bone. Counties have shouldered more than $500M in funding […]