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Local Projects Making News 8-17-12


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Banner Estrella Medical Center broke ground on its new $151M patient tower. Planned for 175 patient beds, McCarthy Building Companies is the GC, SmithGroupJJR is the architect on the project, on the southeast corner of Thomas Rd. at Loop 101 in the West Valley.

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ACE Construction Services is building its new national headquarters off I-17 and Loop 101 in north Phoenix. The painting services business is taking over the former Aerotech-Kalmar Laboratories, 2020 W. Lone Cactus Dr.

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Veritas Preparatory Academy opened its new east Phoenix campus in a 141K SF former Motorola building near 56th St. and Thomas Rd. The school boasts a library, gymnasium, football field and science labs. Operated by Great Hearts Academies, Veritas is one of 15 charter schools in the non-profit network. Vertias shares the campus with Archway Classical Academy, a K-5 school, and the Great Heart Academies headquarters.

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New memory care residence, Sarah’s Place, 6670 W. Butler Dr., Glendale, opened August 15 with facilities for 24 residents in private rooms on the Glencroft Senior Living Campus. The building, built with sustainable materials and energy-efficiency, is the first green building for Glencroft. Mennonite Health Services Alliance operates the not-for-profit facility.

Rusted rebar, cracks in the existing pool bottom and other unforeseen issues have pushed Oro Valley’s new 50-meter competition swimming pool behind schedule at the aquatic center. A mid-September completion is now projected. Crews have been working seven days a week, but swim competitors planning on using the pool are being redirected to other area pools. Amphitheater High School will share facilities with Ironwood Ridge and Canyon del Oro high schools and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy will use the pool at Flowing Wells High School.

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Fall openings are slated for Dunkin Donuts in October and Chik-Fil-A at Thanksgiving on the corner of Milton and Riordan roads in Flagstaff. Before the end of the year, Panera Bread will open in the third bay at the strip mall.


Maricopa Fire and City officials gathered on Thursday evening to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the department’s permanent station 572, which will replace a trailer that has served as the station for the past seven years. Photo Credit: Howard Waggner/Maricopa Monitor

Maricopa has broken ground on fire station 572 on the corner of Bowlin and Hartman roads. The new facility will improve firefighter quarters and area response times. The fast track construction will see the building completed by January 1.

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The Arizona Cardinals have added four digital ribbon boards to the Club Level of University of Phoenix stadium for the new NFL season. The boards will feature stats and ads from major sponsors Hyundai, Valley Chevy Dealers, Cox Communications, Papa John’s Pizza, and Albertsons.