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New to Market: Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale

Developer: YAM Holdings
General Contractor: hardison/downey construction
Architect: K/G Architects
Location: Northsight Boulevard & Hayden Road, Scottsdale
Size: 150KSF
Value: WND
Estimated start and completion dates: 5/2014 to 2/2015
Subcontractors: Dickens Quality Demo, Blount Contracting, Hersey Aerni & Associates, Native Resources, Apache Pipelines

Project Description: Demolition of the old Jeep dealership and new construction of a two-story Harley-Davidson dealership in north Scottsdale. When completed, this new building, comprised of structural steel with infill glass and metal panels, will be the largest Harley-Davidson dealership in the world. The new facility will feature a first floor showroom space for bikes and apparel, as well as a kitchen, sound room and deluxe service department. The second floor will include support offices and the Hog Lounge, an indoor bar and seating area, as well as an exterior patio. Also included in the project is a large underground parking garage for inventory and employee parking, and a surface parking lot for clients with plenty of motorcycle parking. There will also be numerous shade structures erected on both the north and south sides of the building.


hardison/downey construction announces new hires

hardison/downey construction inc. (hd/c) recently welcomed a new Project Manager and three Project Engineers specializing in tenant improvement work.

Avi Shtayer joins h/dc as a Project Engineer with a BSE in Construction & Civil Engineering from Arizona State University. He is currently assisting in preconstruction work for the Harley‐Davidson of Scottsdale project, set to break ground next month in north Scottsdale. Prior to his career in construction, Avi served as a Sergeant in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) and worked as an International Security Officer for the Israeli Government.

ZanolSandra Zanol joins h/dc as a commercial construction Project Manager and is currently working on projects for All Saints Episcopal Church & Day School and Ottawa University.

She has extensive experience in commercial construction, particularly tenant improvement work, and has been in the industry for 12 years, working for clients such as Crisis Response Network of Southern Arizona, Café Valley Bakery and Refrigeration Supplies Distributor.

BobrowskiBrandi Bobrowski comes to h/dc as a Project Engineer with more than seven years of experience. She is currently working on preconstruction work for The Blue apartment complex, set to break ground this summer in downtown Phoenix.

Brandi has extensive experience with clients such as AT&T, Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Gila River Indian Community. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas and an MS in Construction Management from Arizona State University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

WestJosh West is a new Project Engineer with a BS in Construction Management from Arizona State University. He is currently working on the 1010 Lemon Street student housing project in Tempe.



RED AWARDS 2014: Merit for Iconic Development

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. Click here to view all 2014 RED Awards Winners.‎

Manzanita Hall
Developer: American Campus Communities
Contractor: hardison/downey construction
Architect: Studio Ma
Size: 218,000 SF
Location: 600 E. University Dr.
Completed: October 2013

manzyThis merit award winner can be appreciated by all the locals who have had generations of their families get the Sun Devil experience among the halls of this dormitory…To add to its local significance, this building also happens to serve as an underground pull box that feeds utilities from an underground tunnel system to ASU’s public safety and IT departments as well as the State DPS radio loop.

Honorable Mention:
Melrose Gateway Monument
Developer: City of Phoenix
General Contractor: Weitz
Architect: Gensler

Gensler_City of Phoenix_Melrose Final Rendering_night The 80-foot steel Melrose Gateway Monument, arched above the threshold of the Melrose Neighborhood District in central Phoenix, was fully fabricated and constructed in Phoenix. The steel was made from recycled content, its design abstracted from an organic floral pattern that strives to give a brand identity to the mid-century modern influences apparent in the neighborhood and its businesses.


hardison/downey construction Completes New High School Building For Phoenix Collegiate Academy


Phoenix Collegiate Academy, a free public charter school for 5th through 12th graders, has a new high school building ready for students coming back to classes this fall.

The building was designed by Steven Brenden Architect and built by hardison/downey construction.

rsz_2commons_4The 20,000 SF single-story building, at 12th St. & Broadway, includes classrooms, science labs, library, computer lab, lobby, student commons area and administration space housing staff offices, teacher workrooms, and conference rooms.

Since its inception, PCA has consistently been recognized as an outstanding educational facility, culminating with the distinction of being awarded the 2012 Arizona Charter School of the Year, given by the Arizona Charter Schools Association.

The success of PCA has landed it in the Building Excellent Schools (BES) family of schools nationally. In addition, it has recently been named recipient of the Inflection Point Grant, given by BES and funded by the Walton Family Foundation.



First Luxury Multi-Family Community in 5 Years Opens in Gilbert


Redstone at SanTan Village, the first luxury multi-family project to come to Gilbert in five years, recently celebrated the opening of its first phase.

The 382-unit project sets a new standard for luxury living in the area with amenities similar to those at a five-star resort.

Located directly across from the SanTan Village Mall at 1925 S. Coronado Rd., Redstone offers easy access to major employment centers along the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway in Gilbert and Chandler.

The growing cluster of healthcare and tech employers in the area includes Banner Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dignity Health, Intel and Paypal.

The community is being developed by Del Mar, Calif.-based LWI Properties, built by hardison/downey construction and managed by Mark-Taylor Residential. Financing was provided by Union Bank.

Designed by Architects Orange, the $45M community boasts finishes typical of custom homes, including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, attached and detached private garages, euro-style dark walnut cabinetry, large oval tubs, pendant lighting, pre-wiring for flat-screen televisions and high-speed Internet.

Redstone at SanTan Village residents will benefit from resort-style common areas, including a 24-hour fitness center with club-quality equipment, elevated spa area with a fireplace and flat-screen televisions, poolside cabanas, outdoor lounge areas, free wifi and a children’s playground area. The property also offers residents use of its upstairs-level club room that features an event kitchen and serving area, double-sided fireplace, Wii and Xbox gaming areas, a business center and multiple flat-screen televisions. The club room overlooks the pool area with retractable access to an outdoor lounging area.

“Redstone at SanTan Village fits perfectly within our luxury portfolio,” said Mark-Taylor Residential President Dale Phillips. “The attention to detail and the philosophy of the developers clearly comes through in the design and aesthetics, and we look forward to complementing this with our high-quality service and residential lifestyle.”


Octane Raceway Zooming Into the Pavilions at Talking Stick; hardison/downey is GC


hardison/downey construction is general contrator as Octane Raceway moves into an existing space at the Pavilions at Talking Stick, Indian Bend and Loop 101 in Scottsdale.

The project includes the demoliton and buildout of an indoor cart racing facility that also includes an arcade, conference/meeting rooms and full restaurant.

Architect for the 44,000 SF project is Tomecak Design.

Subcontractors include Adobe Drywall, Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company, Alpine Mechanical & Service, Niemeyer Bros. Plumbing, Wholesale Floors and Wilson Electric Services Corp.

Expected completion is May.


hardison/downey Adding 66 Bedroom Units, New Clubhouse to Phoenix Apartment Complex


hardison/downey construction is adding 66, two- and three-bedroom units in

16 buildings to a previously unfinished apartment complex, Cobalt Apartments in Phoenix.

Also included in the project is construction of a 2,300 SF clubhouse featuring a fitness center, kitchenette, lounge and leasing office.

Developer is Goodman Real Estate and the construction manager is Tilton Development. Architect is Todd & Associates

Subcontractors include American Openings, AZ Fire Sprinklers, Cabinets & Related Products, Custom Roofing Co., Delta Electric & Air, Genesee Southwest Builders, HCZ Framing, Heritage Interiors, Modern Group, Red’s Plastering, and Sun Valley Masonry (masonry).

Estimated completion is 1Q 2014.


The first kitchen was installed recently at Roosevelt Point, a new upscale urban apartment community in downtown Phoenix.

Roosevelt Point Construction Ahead of Schedule


Roosevelt Point is getting ready for its debut.

Downtown Phoenix’s newest apartment community will be ready earlier than planned according to Steve Schnoor, senior vice president and regional director at Concord Eastridge, developer for the project.

“We’ve advanced the move-in date up to August 1, 2013, from August 15, 2013, because of the great progress our construction teams have made,” Schnoor said. “A model apartment will be finished soon and will show prospective residents the quality finishes and high-end design of their potential new home.”

Roosevelt Point’s management team is busy alerting people who have leased apartments that they can plan to move in early.

“With so many graduate-level students leasing our apartments, it benefits them to move in early and get settled in so they can focus on classes as soon as they start,” said Donte’ Brock, community manager for Roosevelt Point. “This is fantastic news for them and for all of our future residents.”

Located between Third and Fourth Streets at Roosevelt Street, Roosevelt Point is in the historic Evans Churchill neighborhood, at the heart of Phoenix’s popular Roosevelt Row Arts District which is close to restaurants, night life, shopping and cultural attractions — including First Fridays — as well as downtown sports arenas.

The apartment community will offer a mix of furnished and unfurnished studio, one-, two, three- and four-bedroom floor plans. Each bedroom will have a private bath. Upscale finishes and fixtures such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances will be featured in each apartment which will also include a washer/dryer.

Amenities at the community will include a parking garage, media lounge, meeting rooms, hosting kitchens for entertaining groups and community events, as well as fitness and tanning facilities and spa-like swimming pools. All utilities, high-speed Internet and basic cable service will be included in the rent.

Retail space fronting Roosevelt and Fourth streets will be subdivided depending on future tenant needs. The company is seeking retailers that will appeal to all downtown residents.

Concord Eastridge is developing the housing, which will be owned jointly with EdR. EdR is the majority owner and managing member of the joint venture and will manage the community. Although EdR owns and manages several collegiate housing properties in Arizona, Roosevelt Point is EdR’s first development in the state.

General contractor is hardison/downey Construction.


ASA Phase 4, AZRE September/October 2011

Education: Arizona School For The Arts


General contractor: Hardison/Downey Construction, Inc.
Architect:  Orcutt | Winslow
Location: 5th St. and McDowell, Phoenix
Size: 25,700 SF

Phase 4 of the $3.3M project at the college preparatory and performing arts charter school includes completion of the final classroom building. With the completion of the 4-story building, the school will become independent from leased space. Subcontractors include CP Mechanical, Tpac, Wilson Electric, Encore Steel and Brothers Masonry. Expected completion is 1Q 2012.

AZRE Magazine, September/October 2011