adaptive reuse Archives

Concentrated Culture: The symbiosis of new-build and adaptive reuse

Portland on the Park, Courtesy of DAVIS

There are undeniable truths in commercial real estate. For instance — retail follows rooftops. However, when the right variables come together, the presence of retail can create a demand for mixed-use communities. This is a phenomenon Michelle Schwartz, associate at RSP Architects, has observed in her firm’s recent work. “Arizona has such a short history… Read More →

Petitioners seek adaptive reuse of GreenHAUS boutique

“Three Birds” by contemporary artist Lauren Lee

Roosevelt Row is known as a hub for culture, food, and art, but plans for a new residential space could take away decade-old murals. GreenHAUS owners Cole and Danya Reed closed their boutique at the end of last year and moved to Oregon in January to have more secure parental rights for the son they… Read More →

Phoenix Rising Investments starts Centrica redevelopment in Mesa

Centrica, Courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

Phoenix Rising Investments, LLC has begun redevelopment on Centrica, an up to 140KSF, class-A office building at 1550 W. Southern Ave. The adaptive re-use project located near the US 60/Loop 101 interchange in the Southeast Valley will turn three former big-box retail stores into an ideal location for companies seeking modern office space that offers… Read More →

The Luhrs Endures

Luhrs Building: Iconic building towers over important adaptive reuse project in downtown Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

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 →

Watt Communities announces multifamily, in-fill projects

The Enclave at 32nd

Watt Communities of Arizona has doubled its Phoenix project pipeline and brought its total local construction commitment to more than $21 million with the announcement of two new urban infill communities: The Enclave at 32nd Street and 16 Ocotillo. The move grows the company’s local presence and expands its product offerings to include single-family detached… Read More →

DOXA Redevelopment Project Receives LEED Gold Certification

by in Building Green | Business News

  With 17.8% of the total building materials content, by value, manufactured using recycled products, DOXA was pleased to accept the LEED Gold level certification this month for its newest Phoenix adaptive reuse development project. Located at Buckeye Rd. and 16th St. and once home to the original Smitty’s Grocery store, the 60,000 SF refurbished… Read More →

Green Building Is A Smart Business Solution

Green Building - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Building Green

Green building is inevitably a smart business solution. When it comes to the bottom line, companies that want to be in the black — go green. As building owners, developers, brokers and designers, the industry is trying to re-define how they do business to stay in business, and it is vital that these efforts align… Read More →

Waste Not Want Not – Successful, Sustainable Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive Reuse - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Building Green

Adaptive Reuse In this economy, it isn’t surprising that everyone is looking to get more for less. Whether you are an owner, representative or a member of the commercial real estate industry, the importance of delivering value has never been greater. Naturally, clients are looking to reduce cost per square foot, but they are also… Read More →