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TicketForce to create mixed-use development in Gilbert

TicketForce-PERS-Hi-res, WEB

A new mixed-use building is coming soon to downtown Gilbert featuring more than 13,000 square feet divided into three stories, a commitment to social responsibility and uniquely: a plan to only house local Arizona businesses. Gilbert residents and owners of East Valley-based ticketing company, TicketForce, Brad Smith and Lynne King Smith, closed last month on… Read More →

Gould Evans hires three staff members

Ed Perez

Multi-disciplinary design firm Gould Evans’ Phoenix studio has added key staff members in three of its specialty areas: architecture, interiors and graphics. Since 2007, Gould Evans has worked to build an integrative design staff that is focused on assisting clients in solving complex design problems across markets. These new Gould Evans associates help “connect the… Read More →

The Newport at Tempe to break ground later this month

The Newport, WEB

Change is on the horizon for downtown Tempe, and as the city preps to dive headfirst into an extensive rebranding and revitalization effort, one local developer is leading the charge on the residential side. Risi Development’s 38- single family homes called Newport at Tempe (1106 E Weber Drive) is set to break ground Monday, Sept.… Read More →

Scottsdale Environmental Design Award winners showcase excellence

Bicycle Haus

When designing its new building, longtime downtown Scottsdale retail bicycle shop Bicycle Haus considered the distinctive character of the surrounding area. It created a strong street front identity by integrating bench seating into an outdoor plaza and orienting the building to face the mountains. Native desert trees shade the parking to the west, as well… Read More →

Haute For Charity: Couture At Its Most Creative

Couture

Gowns designed with recycled sign parts and steel cable; belts constructed of tile and linoleum. This is couture at its most creative. Couture garments made out of commercial construction materials — two worlds you wouldn’t expect to collide in such beautiful ways — paraded down the catwalk at the biennial International Interior Design Association (IIDA)… Read More →

Industrial Sector Suits Up

Coldwater Depot

If Q1 reports are any indication, the Phoenix metro’s industrial sector is suiting up for an interesting year. Intel finished construction on its 2.2MSF manufacturing fab in Chandler, Ariz. It sits vacant with hopes for adaptations into a manufacturing facility for chips. The 700KSF Buckeye Business Center is under construction without any tenants. Last year,… Read More →

Wood Partners to break ground on Alta Steelyard Lofts

Wood Partners - Alta Steelyard Lofts, WEB

Wood Partners will break ground in October on Alta Steelyard Lofts, a 301-unit luxury apartment community in downtown Chandler that will add distinctive rental units to the employment-dense, rapidly developing “Silicon Desert” core.   With a particularly urban feel in both architecture and density combined with convenient access to employers and entertainment, Alta Steelyard will… Read More →

Weitz Company named contractor for Hacienda at the River

The Freshwater Group

The Weitz Company announced its selection to build the Hacienda at the River project for Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. along with The Freshwater Group of Tucson. The project will include a 70,000-square foot, two-story health care center offering short term, long term and hospice care. Also included are 62 residences, offering assisted living and memory care,… Read More →

Reinventing the feel: Restaurateurs give Valley bars facelifts

The Beverly

Facelifts may be a dime a dozen in Scottsdale, but Genuine Concepts have brought the trend to the bar scene. The team behind The Vig, Little Woody and most recently, The King, are hoping to bring their experience to the property formerly known as Mabel’s on Main, and are transforming the Scottsdale Arts District space… Read More →

Garmin opens new research, development office in Chandler

Garmin, Chandler, WEB

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, Friday formally opens its new 60,000 square foot research and development facility in the Chandler Corporate Center. “We are delighted to open such a state-of-the-art research and development facility here in Chandler,” said Merlin Smith, director of auto OEM… Read More →

Top design firm expands to Phoenix market

24th at Camelback is the new location of D/P/S's Phoenix expansion.

A prominent design firm, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S), recently leased 1,750 square feet at Hines’ 24th at Camelback. The transaction is D/P/S’ first location in Phoenix. The firm, which has served clients in the Southwest for more than 50 years, is an ENR Top 500 design firm and is dedicated to helping build dynamic and sustainable communities.… Read More →

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

Luhrs, WEB

Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

Signature Flight Support buys Scottsdale AirCenter FBO

Scottsdale Air Center FBO

Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest network of fixed-base operators (FBO), opened its newest location at Scottsdale Airport. FBOs provide aircraft support services at general aviation airports. Signature’s Scottsdale facility includes a 12,000 square foot terminal and 145,000 square feet of hangar space capable of housing any large cabin business aircraft. Additional amenities include concierge… Read More →

90th Street Medical Campus planned for SRPMIC

Proposed rendering courtesy of GPE

A state-of-the-art medical campus will soon be built at the northeast corner of Loop 101 and 90th Street, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, less than two miles from the Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center. The 43-acre, mixed-use development will be named 90th Street Medical Campus. “We have had tremendous interest for this extraordinary… Read More →