Agents Paul Serafin and Matt Morrell with De Rito Partners, Inc. negotiated the $1.4M sale of a 6,699 SF restaurant building at Alameda Crossing on the N/NE corner of Dysart & McDowell roads. The buyer was Rangel Enterprises, LLC for Martin & Patricia Rangel, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurants and the seller was AR 1733 North, Dysart LLC for Penny Pritzker, Deborah Harmon, Artemis Real Estate Partners.
The Sonoqui Wash Channelization Phase 2 project, a regional flood control channel located in Maricopa County, recently received an Honor Award in the annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona (ACEC). The project was designed by Stanley Consultants, a consulting engineering firm located in Phoenix.
“This project is a key element in the regional flood control plan for Maricopa County and the Town of Queen Creek. It reduces the floodplain limit and removes residential properties from the floodplain,” said Tim Phillips, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County. “And along with its primary flood control objective, the project also helps link adjacent communities, provides a recreational and open space amenity, and connects residents to local and regional trails and parks.”
Stanley Consultants also designed the downstream initial phase of the Sonoqui Wash Channelization Project (Phase 1), which was completed in 2008. That project also received an Engineering Excellence Honor Award from ACEC. Together, the two phases protect over 150 homes from flooding and provide open space and seven miles of equestrian trails. Phases 1 and 2 also provide an outfall for another upstream phase of the channel project (Phase 3) which will remove hundreds more residential properties from the floodplain.
Stanley Consultants has a long history of design and construction management on major flood control and water resources projects in the United States and internationally. In addition to Maricopa County, the firm has designed regional channels and basins for the Clark County Regional Flood Control District in Las Vegas, post- Hurricane Katrina levees and pump stations in New Orleans for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, numerous locks and dams in the mid-west, and large regional facilities for the South Florida Water Management District.
Developer/Building Owner: Phoenix Plaza, PT, LLC
General Contractor: Wespac Construction
Construction Manager: Cresa Partners, Jason Wery
Architect: Evolution Design, Inc., Roberta Thomas, IIDA, ASID
Location: 2901 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Size: 89,000 SF
Brokerage Firm: Lee & Associates, Craig Coppola
Estimated start and completion dates: June 2012 to September 2013
Subcontractors: Transact Commercial Furnishings, Audio Visual Recorders, Dakota Security
Project Description: The Phoenix office of this 900-lawyer, 19-office law firm focuses on patent and commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, real estate and business transactions, and bankruptcy.
The client’s main objective was to create an updated yet timeless aesthetic. This project was an occupied remodel phased across four floors over a15 month construction duration.
The scope of work included full service design that encompassed space planning, design, furniture selection, construction documentation, and construction administration. The project was recently recognized at the 2013 ASID Design Excellence Awards with second place in commercial office design.
Karen Collins, SRP
Karen Collins, the Senior Analyst, Water Sustainability Initiatives, SRP, manages water conservation and water sustainability programs for SRP’s Water Group. Prior to this position, Karen worked in SRP’s Energy Solutions Department, Commercial Customer Services, Economic Development, and she was SRP’s Corporate Economist for 5 years. Karen holds Masters and Bachelors Degrees in Economics from Arizona State University. She is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and has appeared on the local PBS show, Horizon. Karen has been with SRP for nearly 26 years.
Topic: Water/Power Nexus: The interconnectedness between water needed for power generation and the power needed to treat, transport and deliver portable water supplies.
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