Awards and Accolades
1. REI’s 400KSF Goodyear distribution center became the first center in 2016 to receive both the LEED Platinum certification and the Net Zero Energy rating. REI worked with Butler Design Group, Rocky Mountain Institute, Merit Partners, Inc., The Renaissance Companies, DMW&H, KNAPP, CBRE and EDF Climate Corps to build the facility and earn the LEED Platinum certification.
2. The All-American Canal System has been named a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The canal is Arizona’s fourth such landmark, along with the Hohokam Canal System, Navajo Bridge, and Theodore Roosevelt Dam & Salt River Project.
3. Silagi Development and Management has broken ground on Chandler Airpark, a Class A business park of six single-tenant industrial buildings. Being built in conjunction with LGE Design Build, Chandler Airpark on Douglas Drive, west of Stearman Drive, is scheduled for completion in April.
4. The Humane Society of Southern Arizona has broken ground on a new facility at 635 W. Roger Road in Tucson. HSSA is seeking $3M to complete the project.
5. Workers have laid the first pavement for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, pouring and finishing concrete to widen eastbound Pecos Road where it connects with the Loop 202 Santan Freeway at Interstate 10.
6. Kicked off in mid-September and scheduled to wrap up in January, the Gainey Village Health Club & Spa in Scottsdale is unveiling an extensive expansion and remodel. The facility is also adding an all-new building by taking over a formerly leased space and turning a walkway area into a two-story group training center, creating 6KSF of workout facilities and staff offices.
7. The Mission at Agua Fria assisted living and memory care community, at 107th and Olive avenues, Peoria, has completed mass grading and earth work. Underground utilities and access roads will commence with building excavation to follow. The facility is managed and partly owned Revere Healthcare Ltd. Architect is Tyson and Billy Architects, and the local contractor is Sletten Companies.
8. Mountain Shadows Resort Condominiums, a 42-unit, $40M project led by Westroc Hospitality and Woodbine Development Corp., is scheduled to open in September near Lincoln Drive and 56th Street between Camelback and Mummy mountains. Floor plans range from 1-3.4KSF.
9. Conair has begun construction of its new Glendale distribution center that will add nearly 1MSF to the company’s existing 1.25MSF footprint near University of Phoenix Stadium. Erection of the exterior walls is nearly complete. When finished, the campus will be the second largest in the Valley. Butler Design Group is the architect.
10. Mainstreet Rapid Recovery Center is under construction at 5151 E. Pima St., Tucson. A $12.5M building permit was issued for the 48KSF center, which will serve up to 72 patients who need care after a surgery or injury.
11. Other recently-issued Tucson building permits include: a $3.5M permit for Miraval to add 10 bungalows to its resort at 16680 N. Lago del Oro Parkway; Port of Tucson adding a $13.6M, 238KSF warehouse at its 7225 S. Kolb Road facility; a $13M permit for the 96KSF Sage Tucson Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility at 2365 W. Orange Grove Road, and a $2.1M renovation at Precision Toyota in the Tucson Auto Mall.
13. Arizona Western College is putting the finishing touches on the new $1.8M Parker Community Center, which is being built across the alley from their Parker Learning Center at 1109 Geronimo Avenue. A ribbon-cutting and open house took place Dec. 12.
14. The Goodyear Police Department has taken occupancy of its new $7.77M, 21KSF Operations Center at 11 N. 145th Ave. The facility was designed by Architekton and built by D.L. Withers Construction.
15. Marriott International, Inc. has announced the opening of Element Chandler Fashion Center. The eco-conscious hotel features 107 rooms, natural lighting, 600SF of meeting space, fitness areas and amenities services.
16. LGE Design Build has completed a $600K, 4,758SF addition on the Tempe campus of Arizona’s Austin Centers for Exceptional Students. The additional space will allow students to utilize therapeutic interventions such as a sensory room with a ball pit, sand table, spinning swing and other elements designed to improve sensory integration.