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.
2. The Madison School District broke ground on a $13M performing-arts center April 25.
3. North American Development Group (NADG) and the team at AZ Architecture, have announced an expected opening in May for the Eldorado on 1st luxury residential development in Scottsdale. The project consists of a group of seven adjacent city homes located at 6901 East 1st St.
4. Brycon recently completed the City of Phoenix’s 27th Avenue Compost Facility. The $13.2M project is the first solid waste infrastructure project in the U.S., and the first in Arizona, to earn the prestigious Envision recognition. The project included 8.71 miles of pipe and 8.52 miles of conduit and is capable of processing up to 110,000 tons of green and food waste per year.
5. TrueCraft Residential has built 36 high-end townhouses in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. The Novella at Arcadia is located on 36th Street south of Camelback.
6. Studio Ma has finished work on The Brokery, a real estate co-working office located in Phoenix’s Arcadia neighborhood.
7. Work has wrapped on Banner Behavioral Health Hospital at Miller and Earll Roads in Scottsdale. The first stage for opening of the facility is set for August.
8. The City of Maricopa officially opened a new loop connecting Edison Road to State Route 238 on April 18.
9. Intel found a second use for its Ocotillo Campus parking lot in Chandler by installing a 7.7 megawatt solar carport array over 3,200 of its parking spaces. The solar carports provide enough energy to power about 1,160 American homes through the course of the year and will be used as part of Intel’s energy mix for its Ocotillo plant.
10. The Westward Ho Apartments at Central Avenue and 1st Street have re-opened after owner Cathedral Development Group completed $17M worth of renovations. The renovations to the iconic landmark were focused on enhancing energy and water efficiency features, new cabinets, floors and fixtures, among others.
11. LGE Design Build wrapped up work last month on the $2M, 13.5KSF Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert’s trendy Heritage District.