By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
A five-story, 228-room hotel will be built on nearly six acres of the 136-acre Discovery Business Campus northwest of Loop 101 and Elliot Road, pending approval by Tempe.
Word on the street is that the flag will be a Homewood Suites by Hilton.
Wentworth Building Co., which owns the business park, is selling the hotel parcel to an undisclosed buyer in a deal that is scheduled to close in May. The buyer will choose the architect, landscape architect, civil engineer and general contractor.
Other construction is under way on the campus. A 237KSF building, to be completed by the end of March, will house Shutterfly, a company that sells photo books, greeting cards and photo gifts. The general contractor is Mesa-based Kennedy Design Build.
And the first of what will eventually be three office buildings for Northern Trust, being built by Wespac Construction Inc., is expected to be completed in November. The three-story structure is 150KSF and the other two buildings will be mirror images of the first.
The architect for both the Shutterfly and Northern Trust buildings is Davis; the landscape architect is The Design Element; and the civil engineer is Erickson & Meeks Engineering.
Already existing on the campus is 9KSF of restaurants, which are Jimmy Johns, Smashburger, Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, Chipotle and MOD Pizza. Also on the campus are four buildings fully occupied by office tenants; their sizes are 165KSF, 133KSF, 171KSF and 282KSF.
After the Northern Trust complex is built, one more space will remain, and that spot is expected to be developed according to market demand.