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Arizona Projects 06-29-2018

Credit: Phoenix Business Journal

Groundbreakings

1. Scottsdale’s SkySong is building its fifth office building — the third new office building in the complex in three years and the tallest yet. A ground-breaking ceremony on the more than $43M building and accompanying parking structure is slated for early July.

2. Salt River Devco has started construction on a $15M, 77KSF Marriott Residence Inn at the NEC of Pima Rd and Vista Dr. in Scottsdale. At completion, the hotel will consist of 112 guest rooms. Todd & Associates is the architect and A.R. Mays is the general contractor.

Progress Reports

3. Sun Health, a nonprofit organization that operates senior-living campuses in the West Valley, is in the midst of $40M worth of construction and renovation projects. Projects include: a $16.5M facelift for Grandview Terrace, a $1.5M refresh of Grandview Terrace Health & Rehabilitation, $18.5M construction project called The Colonnade in Surprise, and $3.5M in renovations at La Loma Village Health & Rehabilitation.

4. The former Yavapai Downs horse track will reopen with a new name: Arizona Downs. The new Arizona Downs will re-open to the public in July for simulcasting after more than $2M worth of improvements to the facility. The general contractor is Midwest Construction, which has handled major renovation projects at Kentucky Downs, Remington Park and Lone Star Park.

Completions

5. The $2.5M Sprouts Farmers Market at Gainey Village has completed construction. The 27KSF tenant improvement is located at 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd. The architect was AAD: Fitch, Inc. and A.R. Mays was the general contractor.

6. The new Desert Willow Assisted Living Center at Sagewood, 4555 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix is nearing construction completion as workers install concrete masonry block in front of the two-story atrium entryway. Desert Willow will offer 44 contemporary designed one- and two-bedroom apartment homes, restaurant, fitness area, central living room, library and chapel.

7. CEMEX teamed up with Southwest Concrete Paving Co., the U.S. Forest Service and the Grand Canyon National Park Service to complete the work on the Desert View Drive project, which involved repaving the most frequently used roads, intersections, bus pads, sidewalks, and wheelchair ramps by the park’s more than 5M annual visitors, over a span of three months. Beginning in February 2018, CEMEX supplied 4,000 cubic yards of concrete for the job, all batched out of the Flagstaff Ready-Mix Plant.

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