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Local Project Making News 8-31-12


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ASU and the downtown Phoenix YMCA are breaking ground on a 63K SF, $25M expansion of the Y to serve students at ASU Downtown. The new facility includes a rooftop pool, additional basketball court and classroom space. Gabor Lorant Architects designed the LEED certification-candidate building, Sundt Construction is the GC.

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Central Arizona College’s Superstition Mountain Campus, 273 E. Old West Hwy., is opening a new building to double space available to the school in Apache Junction. The $21M copper-roofed building was designed by Richard and Bauer Architects and built by Adolfson and Peterson Construction. The new building houses classrooms, administration and the library. The new building incorporated renovation and remodeling of many older campus structures.


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Candlewood Suites is the first hotel developed within the Yuma Proving Ground. The development is part of the program by the U.S. Army to privatize base accommodation for transient personnel. The new facility features 92 rooms and has amenities similar to those found in facilities built on private land. It’s slated for a late 2013 completion.

Andrada Polytechnic High School, 12960 S. Houghton Rd., Vail, is scheduled for an official grand opening August 30th. The campus opened to students to start the school year with a college-prep focus on bioscience, health care, and transportation technologies.


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San Luis High School celebrated its 10th anniversary with the opening of its new 1,000-seat auditorium. Built in less than one year, the facility was designed by Patterson Thompson Architects, PC with Adolfson & Peterson Construction, GC. The district reports three-quarters of all work was performed by local subcontractors.

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With 55K SF of showroom, Restaurant Depot – a wholesale-to-independent-restaurateur supplier – is finishing its warehouse store at I-10 and 22nd St., Tucson. The outlet carries everything from uniforms and supplies to frozen foods.


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ASU Polytechnic and West campuses opened new residence and dining halls this week recognizing the satellite campus’ standing as full-fledged colleges—and not commuter schools. More than 300 students moved into the facilities at the two sites. Privately built by American Campus Communities, the two halls cost over $14M each.

Mountain View Family Church, 4815 W. Hunt Hwy., San Tan Valley, is scheduling its grand opening for September 22nd and 23rd. The long-planned facility has a 500 person sanctuary, current media technology and a café.

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The Yuma County Farm Bureau kicked off its new year in its new headquarters building, 32nd St. at Avenue 6E, Yuma. The new office is in the Plaza Del Este professional complex. LPC was the GC on the TI.