Arizona Projects 10-15-21

12. Ravenscroft. Credit: 180 Degrees Design + Build

Awards & Accolades

1. The Arizona Public Works Association handed out its Project of the Year Awards at its 2021 Conference. The full list follows below. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your inspiring work.

Environmental Category – Less Than $5M

  • Project Name: Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
  • Managing Agency: Pima County
  • Primary Consultant: Kimley-Horn & Associates
  • Primary Contractor: Hunter Contracting

Environmental Category – $5M to $25M

  • Project Name: Twin Peaks-Blue Bonnet Road Gravity Sewer
  • Managing Agency: Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
  • Primary Consultant: Engineering & Environmental Consultants (EEC)
  • Primary Contractor: Achen-Gardner Construction

Environmental Category – More than $75M

  • Project Name: Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant
  • Managing Agency: City of Mesa
  • Primary Consultant: Carollo Engineers
  • Primary Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies

Structures Category – $5M to $25M

  • Project Name: Festival Fields Park
  • Managing Agency: City of Avondale
  • Primary Consultant: J2 Engineering & Environmental Design
  • Primary Contractor: Haydon Building Corp

Structures Category – $25M to $75M

  • Project Name: Kino South Sports Complex
  • Managing Agency: Pima County
  • Primary Consultant: McGann & Associates
  • Primary Contractor: Haydon Building Corp

Transportation Category – Less Than $5M

  • Project Name: Baseline Road Improvements (24th St. to Consolidated Canal)
  • Managing Agency: City of Mesa
  • Primary Consultant: Ritoch-Powell & Associates
  • Primary Contractor: Nesbitt Contracting

Transportation Category – $5M to $25M

  • Project Name: La Cholla Boulevard (Overton to Tangerine)
  • Managing Agency: Town of Oro Valley
  • Primary Consultant: AECOM
  • Primary Contractor: Hunter Contracting

Disaster / Emergency Category – Less than $5M

  • Project Name: Valencia Road Manhole Rehabilitation
  • Managing Agency: Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
  • Primary Contractor: Achen-Gardner Construction

Small Cities/Rural Communities (Transportation)

  • Project Name: Uptown Sedona Roadway Improvements
  • Managing Agency: City of Sedona
  • Primary Consultant: Kimley-Horn & Associates
  • Primary Contractor: Eagle Mountain Construction

Small Cities/Rural Communities (Environment)

  • Project Name: Wastewater Improvements Phases 3 – 5
  • Managing Agency: Town of Miami
  • Primary Consultant: HILGARTWILSON
  • Primary Contractor: KE&G Construction

Groundbreakings

2. The City of Chandler, Comunale Properties, Stevens-Leinweber Construction and Lee & Associates broke ground last week on Chandler Connection – a new Class A industrial development directly adjacent to Chandler Airport. This is Comunale’s market entry into metro Phoenix, with more Valley projects on the horizon.

3. A groundbreaking was held last month for The Alexander, a new $49M, 209-unit technology- and wellness-focused multifamily development in Marana. Thornydale Apartments LLC is the owner/developer.

4. The Arizona Humane Society will break ground in November on its new $46M campus near Papago Park.

5. Tri Pointe Homes started on 266 homes at the 316-acre master-planned Madera community in Queen Creek. Madera is being developed by Communities Southwest.

Progress Reports

6. As Gila County’s 11KSF Payson Complex Multipurpose Building nears completion, officials have announced it will open in two phases due to supply chain issues impacting the availability of HVAC components. Phase I will open in December, with Phase II opening in February 2022.

7. Nine of the 18 holes at the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course, currently being restored by owner Wilson Gee after years of legal fights, could be ready for play by Thanksgiving, according to recent testimony in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Completions

8. Mark-Taylor announced they are leasing The Piedmont , 707 E. 6th Street in Tempe in the Novus Innovation Corridor. The community comprises 318 luxury apartments.

9. McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy and Storage Group has finished construction on the 200MW Sun Streams II solar project, located on a 1,000-acre site in Arlington.

10. Sundt Construction, Inc. recently completed the south residential building for the Benedictine. This is the first of two multifamily structures surrounding the historic Benedictine Monastery in midtown Tucson.

11. The Empire Group of Companies held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Village at Olive Marketplace at 53rd and Olive avenues. The 204-unit Build-To-Rent community is more than 50% leased.

12. 180 Degrees Design + Build announced the completion of The Ravenscroft, a 30KSF performance venue in Scottsdale featuring a state-of-the-art concert hall and intimate jazz lounge. Architekton was the design firm.

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