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Fann Contracting wins big at Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards

The Partnering Excellence Awards competition, which began in 2005, is designed to recognize partnership teams that demonstrate a high degree of achievement through their practice of partnering principles and their application of the partnering processes related to the transportation industry. At the 2016 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards, presented at the ACEC Arizona Conference in Tucson, Fann… Read More →

Sky Harbor Towers redevelopment nearing completion

Sky Harbor Towers
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

The Muller Company, in a joint venture with investment firm Harbert Management Corporation, announced that the $20 million redevelopment of Sky Harbor Towers office complex is nearing completion of its first phase. The 13.6-acre, two-building office campus located at the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Route 143 is anticipated for move in this spring.… Read More →

Valley Partnership breakfast to focus on Trump’s infrastructure plan

by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership’s January 20 breakfast is going to be a twist on the typical forecast popular this time of year. This month’s panel will discuss how the state of Arizona is preparing for President-Elect Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, and how the real estate development industry will benefit from these opportunities across the Valley. The panel will… Read More →

ASU showcases sustainable pavement methods

sustainable pavement methods

The 13th Annual Arizona Pavements/Materials Conference took place on Arizona State University’s Campus Tuesday morning to demonstrate six different types of sustainable pavement. Demonstrations took place on Orange Street and McAllister Avenue where folks from ASU, the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration showcased the sustainable pavement types. “What we have here… Read More →

WESTMARC’s Sintra Hoffman champions West Valley

When WESTMARC’s board of directors was looking for a new president and CEO to lead the economic development organization, Chairman Bill Sheldon said they were looking for a West Valley brand. In Sintra Hoffman, Sheldon said WESTMARC got a West Valley brand with statewide connections. Before taking the leadership role at WESTMARC earlier this year,… Read More →

Here’s how to protect yourself from frivolous ADA lawsuits

ada non-compliance

There is a wave of frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits hitting Arizona, but now it’s not just in the hospitality industry. “All types of businesses are affected, from big box stores to small mom-and-pop businesses,” says Lindsay Leavitt, a litigator who practices commercial litigation, personal injury, administrative law and labor and employment law… Read More →

Drivers on most-traveled roads in Arizona to get new, improved freeways

most-traveled roads

Drivers will temporarily encounter construction delays but ultimately end with longer, wider freeways and other improvements to some of the most traveled roads in Arizona under a five-year plan from the Arizona Department of Transportation. Building the South Mountain Freeway in the southeast Valley and improving roads near Tucson, Scottsdale, Wickenburg, northern Arizona and along… Read More →

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff engineer earns honor

Parsons Brinckerhoff

John Louis, a senior engineer in the Tempe, Arizona office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, is the recipient of a 2016 Arizona Transportation Legacy Award. The Legacy Awards are presented annually by the Arizona chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The awards recognize outstanding individuals from government,… Read More →

Combs Construction honored for Indian country project

Combs Construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Combs Construction Company Inc. of Phoenix won two national Associated General Contractors’ awards for construction and partnering excellence for its improvements to State Route 86, east of Sells on the Tohono O’odham Nation in Pima County. The awards, which were announced during the association’s annual convention in San Antonio, are considered by many to be… Read More →

ADOT hosts small business transportation expo

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold an event Wednesday, Feb. 10, offering tips and tools to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo, scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon at Glendale Civic Center, will allow attendees… Read More →

Gila River Indian Community files lawsuit against FHA/ADOT

Tribes Pursue Retail Projects

The Gila River Indian Community (the “Community”) filed a lawsuit today challenging the recent decision by the Federal Highway Administration and the Arizona Department of Transportation to build the South Mountain Freeway along a path that borders the Community and that runs directly through the South Mountain, land that is sacred to Community members. According… Read More →

AZRE Source: Planning & Zoning Update

State of Arizona The Arizona Legislature is considering a measure to keep certain affordable housing rules from coming to Arizona via a statewide prohibition. Senate Bill 1072, a so-called “inclusionary zoning” ordinance being used in some other states, would ban cities from requiring developers to provide a certain percentage of new or refurbished units for… Read More →

Skanska makes roadway improvements on SR87

The Phoenix office of Skanska is close to completion on improvements to SR87 Slate Creek Curve in Sunflower, Ariz. A key focus of the project has been to improve the safety of the roadway, an area vulnerable to rock fall from the surrounding slopes. The $6.1 million roadway project for the Arizona Department of Transportation… Read More →

Upcoming Valley Partnership breakfast covers transportation

federal transportation bill
by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Nov. 14. This month’s program will feature an update on current road, highway and infrastructure projects in Valley’s construction pipeline. Panelists will discuss projects currently underway as well as those projects slated for near and long term development and how they will… Read More →