Awards & Accolades
1. The American Public Works Association selected the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $30M Virgin Bridge No. 6 improvement, completed last year, as Project of the Year among transportation projects worth between $25M and $75M, with ADOT as the managing agency, Pulice-Wadsworth Brothers Joint Venture as primary contractor and Jacobs as primary consultant.
2. P.B. Bell, in partnership with Cadence Senior Living, will begin construction on Inspira Arrowhead, a senior housing community within the Aspera mixed-use community in Glendale. The project marks P.B.’s return to senior housing. The community is slated for completion in January 2019, with reservations scheduled to begin in mid-2018.
3. The City of Mesa rolled out the figurative red carpet on Oct. 17 to mark the official groundbreaking for a new Residence Inn by Marriot. The 98KSF hotel, across the street from Mountain Vista Medical Center near Crismon Road and U.S. 60, will offer extended-stay lodging for patients and families at the hospital.
4. CA Residential, the multifamily investment and development division of CA Ventures, in a joint venture with Diamond Realty Investments, Inc., recently celebrated the groundbreaking of The LINK PHX, a 257-unit residential tower at 702 N. 3rd St. Scheduled to open in August 2019, the 30-story tower represents the first phase of a three-phase mixed-use development that will bring more than 600 rental residences and 21KSF of retail space to the Roosevelt Row Arts District over the next 15 years.
5. A pair of senior and veterans housing projects funded in part by the Pima County Housing Center broke ground in midtown Tucson. The complexes, going up adjacent to the TMM Family Services Inc. main campus, 1550 N. Country Club Rd., will offer 20 apartments intended to accommodate low-income seniors who live with a caregiver or family member.
6. The Colorado River Union High School District has broken ground on the new $32.5M fieldhouse approved by voters last November. Construction is expected to begin in early to mid-November and take about 14 months.
7. Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center will break ground later this month on Show Low’s largest-ever building project. NexCore Group is the general contractor. The plan includes three separate structures, the largest of which will be three stories high and 105KSF square feet in size.
8. Renovations to The Crystal Palace, including the addition of a deck, will make it Tombstone’s only restaurant/bar to have outdoor balcony dining. Construction began in June and should be finished by Thanksgiving.
9. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be closing its north runway repair flaking concrete between Jan. 8 and Feb. 21.
10. San Luis has widened a road improvement project as part of efforts to ease car access to schools on the north side. The city had only planned to widen the intersection of Juan Sanchez Boulevard, as well as 4th Avenue to include turn lanes, and to install a traffic signal. The expanded project now includes the widening of 4th Avenue and Union Street, and the replacement of underground utility lines made of asbestos with PVC.
11. With half the work completed on schedule, Arizona Department of Transportation crews are calling time out on the project to build a new traffic interchange at Interstate 8 and Araby Road so that agricultural traffic can move without restriction during the busy winter season.
12. Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has opened a new facility on the campus to let patients receive a variety of services in one space.
13. LBA Realty has renovated exterior and common areas of the Esplanade development at 24th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix and is looking to place new restaurants, a fitness center and creative office tenants at the prominent development.