1. On behalf of developer Merit Partners, Stevens-Leinweber Construction began a 153.7KSF tenant improvement at 7506 W. Lincoln St., Tolleson, for MiTek. SLC will customize the facility with 4.2KSF of Class A office space, new state-of-the-art dock loading packages, a custom overhead door to manage oversized inventory, and 3,600 amps of additional power. MiTek is expected to move in February 2021.
2. Robert Porter Construction Co., Inc. started construction on the 16KSF Sun City Grand Clubhouse building at Grand and 103rd Avenue for Recreation Centers of Sun City. This will be the second activity building at the existing Grand Center facility. CCBG Architects is the design firm and the project is expected to be complete in Fall 2021.
3. Penske Automotive Group started construction on the new groud-up CarSense dealership at the Scottsdale Autoshow located at the Loop 101 and Indian School Road. The $8.5M project includes two buildings totaling 43.5KSF and is expected to complete construction in July 2021. John Mahoney Architect is the design firm and A.R. Mays Construction is the general contractor.
4. Robson Communities recently celebrated the initial beginning of the Canyon Club with a groundbreaking event for Quail Creek’s newest luxurious amenity. The multi-million–dollar facility will be home to many activities at the 55+ community located at N. Eagle Hollow Road, Green Valley. SHJ Studios and Kimberly Timmons Interiors designed the project.
5. Thompson Thrift Retail Group recently held a groundbreaking event for the 75KSF Sonoran Creek Marketplace shopping center. Developers expect it to be another year before the Sprouts-based complex opens to the public. Sonoran Creek received three permits for commercial shell buildings on the property, valued at $4.5M. It is also permitted for tenant improvement or Sprouts and on-site improvement. SPS+ Architects is the design firm and Thompson Thrift Construction is the general contractor.
6. Saunders Construction and BCS Demo started demolishing the Peoria Regional Medical Center and plan to have the existing structure demolished by mid-November 2020. First Service Medical purchased the seven-acre property and plans to replace it with a new state-of-the-art medical campus.
7. Mortenson and Pacific Hospitality Group, took a substantial step in the construction process for the Hyatt Place Phoenix Downtown hotel, and recently celebrated the topping out of the building and completed the full build of the model room. The 238-room, eight-story hotel broke ground in March 2020, and construction continues to be on schedule, with plans to open September 2021. Allen + Philp Partners is the architect.
8. Progress is being made on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $13.5M project to replace the old Interstate 17 bridge over Central Avenue south of downtown Phoenix. Cranes are being used this week to lift and place more than 20 steel girders to support the new southbound I-17 side of the bridge when it is completed. The first half of the project is scheduled to be complete by early 2021.
9. The 107-room Hampton Inn by Hilton Hotel, located at 20768 E. Maya Road, Queen Creek, will be open to the public on December 14th. This will be the town’s first hotel.
10. Since August, work has been underway on a $3.4M parking deck that will add about 70 new spaces behind the Gurley Street building in Prescott that currently houses the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and jail holding cells. The new parking deck is expected to be complete by early February 2021.
11. Construction on the new Alliance Home Improvement Center, 3600 N. Glassford Hill Road, Prescott Valley, has gained steam in recent weeks after its groundbreaking in late August. Crews have been laying the concrete foundation and building the block walls for the center and drive-thru lumber store, which is scheduled to open sometime next spring.
12. The first phase of the Eloy Police Department renovation project is complete and the city is looking for help with the landscaping of phase two. Phase two of the renovation project is underway after the demolition of the old City Hall and Police Department buildings and the city is looking for donations of six saguaros.
13. Construction on the new Gaines Park at Nash and Rimrock Streets began on September 28th and is expected to take another year for full completion. The project’s first phase, which includes the field itself, is expected to be ready by early to late spring. Doege Development is the general contractor.
14. ViaWest Group has completed construction on two spec industrial buildings totaling 140.4KSF, located at the SWC of Willis Road and Hamilton in the Chandler Airport submarket. This completes Phase II of the AZ 202 Commerce Park; Phase I, a build-to-suit for PODS® Moving and Storage, delivered in April of 2018.
15. Stantec recently completed a comprehensive drainage project for the town of Taylor’s Rodeo Grounds in partnership with Engineers Without Borders USA. Ultimately, the team designed a drainage system that could be easily maintained to ensure proper drainage without investing in additional maintenance tools and equipment.
16. Nearly four years after Velocity Retail Group started working with ALDI on their Arizona market expansion, the first stores in Chandler and Gilbert have finally opened to the public. The Chandler store is located at 2844 S. Alma School Road, and the Gilbert store is located at 845 N. Estrella Parkway. ALDI is on track to become the third-largest grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022.
17. Paradise @ P83, a new 352-unit, 330KSF, luxury apartment community developed by The Opus Group along with joint venture partner Principal Real Estate Investors, recently opened in the center of the P83 Entertainment District located in Peoria.
18. On October 29th, the new 166.3KSF We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened its doors, unveiling a contemporary ambiance and visitor-centric experience that raise the bar for Valley casinos. The resort is connected to a new four-story covered parking structure and the existing 246-room hotel.
19. The four-story, 240KSF Banner Ocotillo Medical Center, located on the SEC of Alma School Road and the Loop 202/Santan Fwy, opened on November 2nd. Starting with 124 patient beds, Banner Ocotillo is designed to grow and offers emergency care, intensive care, endoscopy, cardiac services, imaging, surgical services and women and infant services, including labor and delivery.
20. The City of Flagstaff‘s new three-story, 40KSF Municipal Court Building located at 101 W. Cherry Avenue, is now open. Kinney Construction Services was the general contractor on the project. The previous courthouse a few blocks away on Beaver Street has been closed and will eventually be demolished and utilized as a parking lot to deliver 154 parking spots for the downtown area.
21. Faciliteq is set to open its newest adaptive reuse project in November. Developed with sister company BWIQ (Build With IQ), the Five55 Melrose building, 555 W. Turney Avenue, Phoenix, transforms a former neighborhood fitness center into a modern co-working environment designed with the post-COVID world in mind. The team consisted of Erwin Architecture, Andrews Design Group and Sharpe Construction.