By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange
Even though Arizona construction has yet to return to pre-Great Recession levels, there are still a lot of high-volume, high-value projects going on around the state.
Using materials and information from our ever-expanding project database, we’ve compiled an overview of eight of the state’s top projects.
The Ritz-Carlton Resort and Hotel
Estimated Value: $1B-$2B
Location: Paradise Valley
Status: In Design – Construction Documents
The Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley will feature 200 casita-style rooms, adult and family pools, mountain views, an onsite produce garden, a citrus orchard and variety of high-end retail outlets. In addition, after the resort opens, 139 homes, ranging from 1,700SF villas to 6KSF luxury houses will be built around the property.
Five Star Development, LLC, is the developer. The first phase is expected to open in 2018.
Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway
Estimated Value: $972M
Location: Runs east and west along Pecos Road and then turns north between 55th and 63rd avenues, connecting with Interstate 10 on each end.
Status: Starting Construction
Construction of the South Mountain Freeway begins in early September at the I-10/Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) traffic interchange. The development team, Connect 202 Partners, will be responsible for 30 years of maintenance following the completion of the project in 2019, supporting construction with innovation and built-in cost efficiencies for the long term.
Project Tilden – Apple Data Center
Estimated Value: Phase 1: $125M-$150M; Total: $700M-$800M
Status: Under Construction
Phase 1, which is scheduled for completion in September, will be a 24MW critical load data center, as well as office space, a conference room and meeting areas. At final build out, the data center will have 120MW capacity. The current scope of work includes three POP/POEs of critical IT load.
The work is being managed by Platypus Development, Inc. (Apple).