The Row, a retail and entertainment property destined to kickstart downtown Chandler’s culture hub, has been delayed. As of press time, The Row’s expected 2015 groundbreaking is being delayed due to City of Chandler and developer agreements that need to be finalized. An issue, as reported by the Arizona Republic, includes potential need to add soil to the site for building support.
Construction of a new transit center at Arrowhead Towne Center in north Glendale began in August. The facility, scheduled to open in November, will include new passenger amenities, including shaded bus shelters, free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets for phone chargers, bus pullouts and landscaping. The project is being funded by Macerich and City of Glendale.
A July transaction assembled 215 acres at I-10 and 83rd Avenue in Phoenix to make way for a $300 million mixed-use business park called TEN. When complete, the project will become the largest freeway industrial employment site in Phoenix. Irwin Pasternack is the property owner, architect and developer. Within the next year, the project is expected to break ground.
Skanska started 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, restrooms and a pedestrian/equestrian bridge across the Skyline Wash. The park will also offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and other passive recreation activities such as wildlife viewing and camping.
Last summer, P.B. Bell purchased a seven-property portfolio that included about 2,800 units. Since taking ownership of the properties in Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix and Glendale, occupancy rates have increased by up to 8 percent and have reached an overall average of 97 percent leased. P.B. Bell has renovated about 300 apartment units and invested nearly $9 million into community improvement projects, such as new paint and landscaping, remodeled clubhouses and fitness centers and updated pool areas.
A.R. Mays Construction completed EVO Swim School, a 6,030-square-foot, single-story, wood frame building on 2.5 acres with site improvements that included the build-out of an indoor pool, viewing area, showers, locker rooms for men and women, and staff training rooms. The outdoor pool has sail canopies above it to help add shade and maintain cooler pool temperatures.