Planning & Development

More MLB Housing Planned for Surprise

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX  A new 47-unit housing facility for the Kansas City Royals Major League Baseball team is being planned north of Greenway Road and east of Bullard Avenue in Surprise.  Harvey Badger Construction, LLC recently submitted plans for the

Budgets & Funding

COVID-19 News Round-up for April 28

Policy & Stimulus News  Congress OKs New $484B Stimulus, Relief Package  The House approved a nearly half-trillion-dollar emergency bill that provides more funds for struggling hospitals and will rescue a small business loan program that was quickly

People on the Move

Industry Professionals 04-28-20

Giving Back  1. Sierra Signs has created a unique way to inspire others to support the United Food Bank with an, “Arizona Strong” fund-raising program. The program involves providing “Arizona Strong” support decals that people can purchase and

Planning & Development

74-acre Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Mesa

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX  A new mixed-use development proposed to include employment/light industrial, multifamily residential and commercial uses is making its way through the City of Mesa.  On Wednesday, Mesa’s Planning and Zoning Board approved a request submitted by Beus Gilbert McGroder,

Local News

Arizona Projects 04-24-20

Awards & Accolades  1. High Street Residential (HSR), the residential subsidiary of Trammell Crow Company, and MetLife Investment Management announced that the Astor at Osborn, a 191-unit apartment building at 7th Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix, was awarded LEED Gold certification.   Groundbreakings  2. Construction of

People on the Move

Industry Professionals 04-21-20

Awards & Accolades  1. Winslow+Partners received an award for achieving Green Business Platinum level. The City of Phoenix offers a Green Business Leader Program, which is a voluntary sustainability certification for local businesses to receive recognition for waste

Budgets & Funding

COVID-19 News Round-up for April 17

Policy & Stimulus News  Governor Seeks Businesses Recovery Input  Governor Doug Ducey asked leaders from Arizona’s lodging and business communities to provide their feedback on a plan for economic recovery. The request seeks recommendations to help accelerate a business

Trends

Ariz. Construction Lost 600 Jobs in March

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX  Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 5.5 percent in March 2020, from February 2020, according to the latest report published by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.   The national rate increased to 4.4 percent from 3.5 percent in February. In March 2019, the state had a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.8 percent, and the national

Local News

ADOT Seeks Input for DBE Goals

By BEX Staff for AZBEX  The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced that it is seeking public input on its three-year Draft Disparity Study and overall Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goals for FHWA, FTA and FAA-funded contracts.  “ADOT is required to set a new overall annual goal for participation

Local News

Arizona Projects 04-17-20

Groundbreakings  1. Sundt Construction, Inc., and its joint venture partner DPR Construction recently started tenant improvements at the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building on the University of Arizona Biomedical Campus in Phoenix. The improvements, a $20M construction manager at-risk project, includes 48KSF of improvements on the third and

Planning & Development

UND Aerospace Plans Student Housing in Gilbert

By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX  As the University of North Dakota (UND) Aerospace pilot program, in partnership with Chandler Gilbert Community College at Williams Gateway Airport, has experienced exponential growth, the need for more housing for their students has also grown, according to

Budgets & Funding

COVID-19 News Round-up for April 14

Policy & Stimulus News  Legislators’ Wish Lists for 4th Stimulus Bill  As partisan bickering continues to plague discussions over a fourth round of stimulus and relief measures to offset fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Arizona legislators are making their