Awards & Accolades
1. SkySong4, the 141KSF office and research building at the intersection of SkySong Boulevard and Innovation Place has achieved Silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design and construction.
2. Each year, the Arizona Multihousing Association brings apartment industry leaders together to celebrate the successes of the teams, individuals, volunteers and communities that are best in class. The list of honorees is available here.
3. Longtime Phoenix Broker, Ray Cashen of Cashen Realty Advisors, has sold more than $60M of land in the Stadium District. Cashen just completed a deal with Fore Properties Company to buy 18 acres in Zanjero next to the Cabela’s, to build 340 apartment units. Fore broke ground last week. Fore Properties Company entered into a joint venture with Zanjero Glendale, LLC. The 18 acres was valued in the Joint Venture at a price of $4.5M.
4. Non-profit and religious leaders broke ground Friday on a 40KSF building that will increase the homeless, medical and dental services offered by St. Vincent de Paul. The construction is adjacent to its existing dining room and clinics south of downtown. It’s the largest expansion of the St. Vincent de Paul main campus in more than 2 decades.
5. Studio Ma announces its newest designed housing project in Phoenix; Hollyhock Apartments. The project is Studio Ma’s latest urban infill project located in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix. This small density development provides 11 dwelling units with private gardens in one- and two-story apartments on a half-acre site.
6. In February, Connect 202 Partners, the developer responsible for construction of the South Mountain Freeway, started work in the Laveen area on foundations for northbound and southbound spans that will open with the freeway by late 2019. The Salt River bridges are two of 40 planned for the South Mountain Freeway, and they are by far the longest on the project at approximately 2,700 feet. Progress on the bridge foundations along the Salt River has been swift. Large drill rigs have bored holes up to 100 feet deep and towering cranes have lifted steel bar cages weighing more than 14,000 pounds that will create bridge piers. The remaining work will occur after ADOT receives permit approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees construction in designated waterways.
7. Arizona Department of Transportation crews are moving closer to completing installation of new in-pavement sensors that monitor traffic flow. Using electronic wires embedded in the pavement, the sensors have been used along many Valley freeways for years. The current project is installing additional in-pavement sensors as a more reliable replacement for acoustic devices that are mounted on poles.
8. Pioneer Park in Mesa is closing for the next several months. The park is getting an upgrade to provide updated amenities while preserving and improving the historic assets.
9. The Weitz Company recently completed construction of Club Solé, a multi-purpose clubhouse on Sun Health Services’ The Colonnade campus located in Surprise. Amenities include an additional dining venue and fitness space with locker rooms. Outdoor amenities include a bocce ball court, putting greens, pool with two resistors, botanical garden with community gathering space, walking paths, and a waterfall.