downtown phoenix Archives

CityScape ‘For The Health Of It’ series helps you get fit

CityScape
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

For those who made “New Year, New You” their 2017 mantra and maybe have fallen off the wagon a bit, CityScape Phoenix is giving you a second chance to kick it into gear with the week-long “For The Health of It” series starting Feb. 27 through March 3. Right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, CityScape will… Read More →

Hotel coming to First and Polk Streets in Downtown Phoenix

Hotel
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Hospitality

Development has started on a 210-room, 11-story Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Phoenix, near the ASU Downtown Campus, according to an announcement from Mortenson. The hotel is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018, and is located at the intersection of First and Polk Streets. PK Architects and Design Force are the… Read More →

Artlink redesigns First Friday free trolley routes

Artlink
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Getting around to see all of the destinations in Downtown Phoenix during First Friday is a mighty task. Artlink Inc. is making it easier for First Friday attendees by redesigning the paths taken by the free trolleys circling Downtown Phoenix into three new routes. The routes will lead to Grand Avenue, Roosevelt Row/Central Arts and Warehouse… Read More →

You can hear the dribble now: Final Four closing in on first Valley visit

The official Final Four Phoenix 2017 logo on the podium at the Phoenix Convention Center on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Nicole Praga/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

There’s a skill that’s important both in playing basketball and in hosting major sports events. Being nimble. And thus Arizona leaders and event organizers feel confident they are as prepared as possible to host the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four for the first time. As Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton pointed out today, championship events regularly… Read More →

Downtown Dunkin’ Donuts opening benefits Make-A-Wish

Copyright: jlende / 123RF Stock Photo

Dunkin’ Donuts is opening its first Downtown Phoenix location at 102 N. Central Ave. on Wednesday, January 11. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will be offering 50 cent cups of medium hot and iced coffee from Wednesday to Friday, Jan. 13. For each sale of medium hot and iced coffee, 100 percent of the proceeds… Read More →

Report: Phoenix office absorption reaches 10-year high

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

Phoenix added millions of square feet of new office space in 2016, and companies filled that space at a near 10-year-high absorption rate, according to the Q4 2016 Phoenix Office Insight report released last week by the Phoenix office of JLL. Collectively, this activity improved the Valley’s office occupancy picture, pushing total vacancy rates down 120 basis points… Read More →

Trends redefine core assets in the Valley

CityScape
by in AZRE Magazine

While some criteria for classifying a building as a core asset a decade ago still remain, changing trends in the market and tenant demands are recalibrating the way we think about core assets in the Valley. Property value, land scarcity and an institutional component originally drove market demand for core assets. The same is true… Read More →

KatzDesignGroup finishes 3 downtown Phoenix restaurant interiors

The Noodle Bar is located in a historic district in downtown Phoenix. (Photo courtesy of KatzDesignGroup)
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Phoenix-based KatzDesignGroup recently served up three restaurant interior projects in bustling Downtown Phoenix ranging from a fast-casual eatery at CityScape to an upscale Italian dining establishment at Collier Center. “Restaurants are a playing a big part in creating the new culture of downtown,” said Principal Beth Katz. “KatzDesignGroup worked with these three unique restaurants all within three blocks… Read More →

Stay and skate at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Stay

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering a ‘Stay & Skate’ package during the Holiday season as folks head to downtown Phoenix to enjoy CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix. From Nov. 26 to Jan. 7, folks can stay at the hotel starting from $144 a night with the “Stay & Skate” package after enjoying a day at the… Read More →

Fixing the food desert problem in downtown Phoenix

Copyright: iimages / 123RF Stock Photo
by in AZ Business Magazine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a “food desert” as an area with little to no access to fresh, affordable and healthy food. The USDA has categorized several Phoenix locations as food deserts, one of those being downtown south of Roosevelt Street. There have long been efforts to remedy the problem of food accessibility and… Read More →

Arizona Center will get a $25 million makeover

Scheduled to break ground in early 2017, the Arizona Center renovations will take approximately nine months to complete.  (Rendering courtesy of Parallel Capital Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co.)
by in AZRE Magazine | Retail

Arizona Center, Phoenix’s original downtown entertainment destination located at Third and Van Buren Streets, will undergo a significant transformation beginning early 2017. Acquired by Parallel Capital Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co. in December 2015, the new Arizona Center will embark on a $25 million makeover in 2017. “The Arizona Center refresh will create a new model for… Read More →

Is Downtown Phoenix safe for ASU students?

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

With dozens of high-rises and restaurants being added to Downtown Phoenix’s city sprawl, safety concerns among Arizona State University students living in the area are still high. The close proximity of local hospitals and news stations downtown made ASU’s Phoenix campus location ideal for journalism and health students alike when they began construction in 2006.… Read More →

Adaptive reuse project revitalizes Roosevelt Row Arts District

The Blocks at Roosevelt Row (Photo courtesy of Desert Viking)

A NEW DOWNTOWN PROJECT MERGES CHEF-DRIVEN DINING, ARTISAN RETAILERS AND WORKING ARTIST STUDIOS AND GALLERIES TOGETHER IN ONE COLLECTIVE SPACE ~The Blocks of Roosevelt Row Indulges Guests with a Place to Connect, Create and Collaborate~ Desert Viking Development is thrilled to announce a new project underway revitalizing a portion of the Downtown Phoenix’s beloved Roosevelt… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Integrate moving to Downtown Phoenix

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Another one of the Valley’s most successful homegrown software companies is relocating its headquarters from Scottsdale to Downtown Phoenix.  Integrate, a leading developer of marketing software has leased the entire 19th floor Penthouse Level of 111 West Monroe, advancing a trend of both established technology companies and entrepreneurial start-ups leasing space in the building.  “Integrate… Read More →