Trends

Western Multifamily Permits Climb in July

// Aug 25th, 2014
Western Multifamily Permits Climb in July
By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Western multifamily building permits echoed increases in overall residential permitting and climbed 27.7 percent in July over June. The increase... 
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Local News

Owners Want to Swap Business Park for Freeway Fronting SFRs

// Aug 27th, 2014
Owners Want to Swap Business Park for Freeway Fronting SFRs
By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Map credit: City of Mesa General Plan land use classifications are usually designed to segregate compatible uses. Adjoining a freeway at... 
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Legislation issues

Congress Provides Highway Funds Just in Time, but It’s a Short-Term Fix

// Aug 5th, 2014
Congress Provides Highway Funds Just in Time, but It’s a Short-Term Fix
By Kent Hoover for Phoenix Business Journal Congress avoided an interruption in federal funding for road projects by temporarily replenishing the Highway Trust Fund. Photo credit: Jake Dean/bizjuornals.com Federal... 
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National News

Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits

// Jun 24th, 2014
Arizona Leaders in Uproar as FAA Moves to Reduce Building Height Limits
By Kristena Hansen for Phoenix Business Journal Proposed height limitations on buildings near airports could impact developments surrounding Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Photo credit:... 
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Budgets and Funding

Proposed Budget Will Reduce Phoenix Public Art Projects

// Jul 8th, 2014
Proposed Budget Will Reduce Phoenix Public Art Projects
From left, Biltmore Partners Foundation members Patricia Nelson, Jeffrey Fine and Karen Litton on the “Magic Carpet” project at the 24th Street and Camelback Road underpass. Photo credit:... 
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Green / Renewable Energy

Fed Energy Deal Paves Way for Zia Transmission Line

// Aug 18th, 2014
Fed Energy Deal Paves Way for Zia Transmission Line
Original source: Santa Fe New Mexican Photo credit: wilderness.org SunZia Transmission Line Clears Defense Site Hurdle The 515-mile SunZia transmission line, which would carry wind and solar... 
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Local Projects

Arizona Projects 8-22-14

// Aug 22nd, 2014
Arizona Projects 8-22-14
Groundbreaking 1. Construction has begun on the 116KSF campus for ViaSat at the Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe. Owned by Phoenix-based Levine Investments LP and built by PCG... 
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Economic Development

Trade Through Nogales Could Exceed $35B In 2014

// Aug 25th, 2014
Trade Through Nogales Could Exceed $35B In 2014
Original source: Arizona Business Magazine The State of Arizona has prepared the Border Communities Roadmap. Four state agencies are collaborating with Arizona’s border communities’ work... 
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People on the Move

New Faces, New Features, New Opportunities with City of Phoenix

New Faces, New Features, New Opportunities with City of Phoenix

By Eric Jay Toll for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Part 1 of 2 parts: AZBEX profiles owners and the way they work as part of the... 

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