1. Built 21 years before statehood, the Pinal County Courthouse, Florence, is reopened following a $6.1M remodel. The historic 1891 structure has been remodeled to house the board of supervisors, clerk, budget department, and auditing staff.
2. Sidewalk superintendents can catch up on the missed action while McCord Hall was constructed at the W.P. Carey School of Business on the ASU campus. A time-lapse photography visual is available from AZ Family, Channel 3. The 129K SF building has a solar array on its roof generating a surplus of power used by other buildings in the Carey complex.
3. ADOT has opened the new flyover interchange at Cordes Junction, Hwy. 69 and I-17. The 16-month project included rebuilding the bridge over Bug Creek and increasing capacity and safety for the Prescott, Prescott Valley exit from the interstate highway. The project topped $50M, and will be completed in its entirety in June.
4. UMB Bank earned LEED Gold certification for its new full-service banking center in Scottsdale. The branch, the first in Arizona to be certified as “net zero” will produce as much energy as it uses from its roof mounted solar power array. The bank has seven LEED certified branches in Arizona.
5. Dutch Bros. opens its first northeast Phoenix location this weekend with a drive-through facility in the Paradise Village shopping complex, Tatum Blvd. and Cactus Rd. The new drive through is located adjoining the Chase Bank branch.
6. A party on the patio is the prize for the person coming up with the best name for Monti’s on Mill Avenue new covered patio. The iconic restaurant at Rio Salado Pkwy. and Mill Ave., Tempe is using Pat Foley Construction as the GC to build the 2K SF outdoor dining area overlooking the park and lake. Entries are being accepted via email until February 2nd.