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OSHA heat reminder for Phoenix

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August 4, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

With sweltering temperatures impacting Phoenix today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is reminding employers to protect their workers from heat illness. OSHA’s FREE Heat Safety Tool App can calculate the heat index for a worksite, and displays a risk level to outdoor workers. With a simple click, users can get reminders about protective measures that should… Read More →

Work underway on first phase of Skyline Regional Park

Skyline Regional Park
August 3, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | New to Market

Skanska has started work on phase one of the 8,675-acre Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. The $3.95 million project for the City of Buckeye includes roadway construction, park features including entry gate house, entry gate monument and gates, ramadas, rest rooms and a pedestrian/equestrian bridge across the Skyline Wash. The work consists of subgrade preparation,… Read More →

LGE Design Build completes 63,000 SF Papago Tech

Papago Tech

LGE Design Build has completed construction on Papago Tech, a 63,000-square-foot research, development and manufacturing shell building near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Arizona State University. Papago Tech, 500 S. 48th Street in Phoenix, is located on 48th Street and Washington. The building has 24-foot clear height ceilings, ample power and freeway visibility. Silagi… Read More →

Arrowhead Towne Center to undergo construction in August

Arrowhead Towne Center

Construction of a new transit center at Arrowhead Towne Center in north Glendale is scheduled to begin Aug. 3. The facility, which is scheduled to open in early November, will include new passenger amenities, including shaded bus shelters, free wi-fi, electrical outlets for phone chargers, bus pullouts and landscaping. The current location has no dedicated… Read More →

P.B. Bell celebrates anniversary of their largest acquisition

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P.B. Bell, a leader in multi-family housing development and management, is marking the one-year anniversary of its biggest acquisition by celebrating improved occupancies stemming from the completion of major renovations within the seven-property portfolio. The acquisition, which closed in July of 2014, included nearly 2,800 apartment units in complexes throughout metropolitan Phoenix. The transaction represented… Read More →

Bahia in Scottsdale Airpark breaks ground

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Scottsdale-based developer, SAXA, Inc. and Caliber Companies groundbreaking ceremonies were held July 23rd for the new Bahia 101 Class-A Building. This event marks the development of North Scottsdale’s first commercial Class-A building in over 5 years. Planned for 40,000 square feet of space, the new 3-story commercial office building is on a 2.5-acre site, located within Horseman’s… Read More →

Partnerships form for new Troon North development

Troon North

In the first of several ventures, Remington Nevada and InterCapital Development have teamed up with locally-based Capital Asset Management (CAM), Phoenix, to purchase The Villages at Troon North Phase II, a 67,000 sq-ft office condominium project and The Villages at Troon North Phase III, a future upscale residential condominium development. Collectively, the properties sit on… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s expands to Biltmore Commerce Center

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has committed to a 27,265-square-foot office lease at Biltmore Commerce Center, a Class A Camelback Corridor office building that was purchased just months ago by office investment and management expert Lincoln Property Company (LPC) and a fund managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree). The company will move into Biltmore Commerce Center next month,… Read More →

WSM Architects wins Green Valley Recreation award

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Green Valley Recreation, Inc. (GVR) has hired WSM Architects of Tucson to conduct a comprehensive assessment of GVR’s 14 facilities and develop a 10-Year Strategic Master Facility Plan. With approval of the GVR Board of Directors and the signing of the contract on July 15, WSM will begin the year-long project, which includes an assessment… Read More →

DOL cracks down on illegal practices in construction industry

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For the last five years, the Department of Labor has investigated 16 companies in Utah and Arizona for misclassifying employees as contractors. It came to a close on April 23 with $700,000 owed in back wages, damages and penalties for more than 1,000 construction industry workers in the Southwest. However, this is hardly the end of the… Read More →

Cree LED lighting helps Petro Store save 68 percent on energy

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Opportunity 4 Sons’s tedious and costly maintenance plan made simple with Cree LED lighting solutions. With twenty-one food and petroleum stores in the local Phoenix, Arizona area, Eric Seitz, Owner of 4 Sons Food Stores, Inc., was paying for a lot of lighting maintenance. “I was growing tired of the maintenance and expense involved with… Read More →

El Mirage Road offers additional access to Vistancia’s services

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Vistancia residents and visitors will enjoy a new alternate route to the community’s neighborhoods and shopping centers located along Vistancia Boulevard. At just under a mile, El Mirage Road construction from Vistancia Boulevard to Lone Mountain Parkway is complete. The new stretch of the four-lane roadway and adjacent bike lane also offers easier access to… Read More →

Restoration underway for historic downtown Phoenix building

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A massive effort is now underway to restore a beloved historic landmark at Monroe Street and Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. The long-vacant Professional Building, which was built in the early 1930’s, will reopen late this year as the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown. Minneapolis-based CSM Corporation purchased the property in December 2013 and began… Read More →

AZRE Source: Planning & Zoning Update July/August 2015

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City of Avondale The City of Avondale has announced that the Development and Engineering Services Department has created and enabled a web based software that will allow anyone to submit applications online and receive approvals digitally. The site is called Accela Citizen Access (ACA) and Electronic Document Review (EDR). ACA & EDR allows Development and Engineering… Read More →