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Arizona Cancer Center

ABA Project Profiles: Arizona’s Finest

Arizona Builders Alliance is a partnership between the Arizona chapters of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Building Chapter Associated General Contractors (AGC). It represents more than 250 contractors, suppliers and professional service firms in the commercial construction industry. Here are spotlight projects its members have been working on this year.

Airport I-10
Airport I-10_MG_1397And4more_MG_1397And4moreDeveloper: Wentworth Property Company
General Contractor: Wespac Construction
Architect: Butler Design Group
Location: Phoenix
Size: 604,658 SF
Brokerage: Rio Salado Commerce Park LLC
Value: $23M
Subcontractors: Suntec and Kortman Electric
Interesting fact: Consisted of three, Class-A industrial facilities on a 58 acre brownfield site.

Arizona Cancer Center
Developer: University of Arizona
General Contractor: Hensel Phelps
Architect: ZGF
Location: Phoenix
Size: 213,649 SF
Value: $88M
Start/Complete: June 2013 to May 2015
Interesting fact: Stakeholders include UA, City of Phoenix and Dignity Health

Canyon Vista Medical Center_01CanyonVista_1Canyon Vista Medical Center
Developer: RegionalCare Hospital Partners
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Architect: Gould Turner Group Architects
Location: Sierra Vista
Size: 176KSF
Value: $55M
Start/Complete: December 2013 to March 2015
Subcontractors: General Air Control, JE Dunn Construction, Sun Mechanical Contracting, Suntec Concrete, Wilson Electric
Interesting fact: Local subcontractor outreach strategies allowed for $31.5M of the total $42.1M subcontractor commitment to be awarded to southeastern Arizona subcontractors.

College Avenue Commons_ASU CAC Video WallCollege Avenue Commons
Developer: Arizona Board of Regents
General Contractor: Okland Construction
Architects: Gensler; Architekton
Location: Tempe
Size: 137KSF
Value: $54.5M
Completed: July 2014
Subcontractors: Audio Video Resources

Comerica Bank BC
Developer: CBRE
Comerica 3General Contractor: Caliente Construction Inc.
Architect: PM Design Group
Location: Peoria
Size: 2,500 SF
Value: $1M
Start/Complete: June to November 2014
Subcontractors: True Metal Solutions
Interesting fact: The building’s east elevation features a “dynamic glazing” system that transitions from light to dark with the intensity of the sun.

DC Ranch Clubhouse
DC Ranch Clubhouse_214-80-08Developer: The Country Club at DC Ranch
General Contractor: Wespac Construction
Architect: PHX Architecture; SB Design, LLC
Size: 9,500 SF
Value: $2M
Start/Complete: January to November 2014
Interesting fact: Awarded Best Clubhouse renovation of 2014 by Golf, Inc. Project included a patio extension and complete interior renovation.

IHS San Carlos
Developer: San Carlos Apache Tribe
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Architect: Rhode May Keller McNamara Architecture PC
Location: Peridot
Size: 184KSF
Value: $85M
Start/Complete: December 2009 to November 2014
Subcontractors: Delta Diversified, Performance Contracting
Interesting fact: More than 50 percent of the labor was performed by tribal members and included a high school program

Liberty Center at Rio Salado_Y5A8559Liberty Center at Rio Salado
Developer: Liberty Property Trust
General Contractor: Wespac Construction Inc.
Architect: RSP Architects
Location: Tempe
Size: 160KSF (Bldgs. 1 and 2)
Value: $30M
Start/Complete: August 2013 to May 2015
Subcontractors: Suntec, Wholesale Flooring, DP Electric
Interesting fact: This is the first two of eight possible structures, including four parking structures.

Paradise Valley High School renovationParadise Valley High School renovations
Developer: Paradise Valley Unified School District
General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Location: Phoenix
Size: 60KSF
Value: $15M
Start/Complete: May 2013 to July 2015
Subcontractors: Pueblo Mechanical, Schuff Steel, JENCO, Stone Cold Masonry
Interesting fact: This project is being built on an occupied campus and includes covered temporary safety walkways the students were able to paint.

Pima County Courthouse 4-6-15 (5)Pima County Courthouse & Parking Garage
Developer: General Contractor: Sundt Construction
Architect: AECOM
Location: Tucson
Size: 290KSF
Value: $92.75M
Start/Complete: February 2012 to April 2015
Subcontractors: Coreslab Structures, Sun Mech., Wilson Electric
Interesting fact: This building was originally intended to house the Pima County and Tucson courts. Tucson pulled out in December 2012.

Regency House Condominium Phase I and II Structural and Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
Regency House 3Developer: N/A
General Contractor: Caliente Construction Inc.
Architect: Gervasio and Associates
Location: Peoria
Size: 215KSF
Value: $6.4M
Start/Complete: May 2011 to October 2014
Subcontractors: Jones Concrete and Progressive Roofing
Interesting fact: Repairs encompassed eight years. Construction was completed in two phases, over four years, funded completely by individual condominium homeowners, during the depression.

Saint Xavier UniversitySaint Xavier University
Developer: Town of Gilbert
General Contractor: Okland Construction
Architect: SmithGroupJJR
Location: Gilbert
Size: 87KSF
Value: $30M
Start/Complete: July 2014 to August 2015
Subcontractors: Comfort Systems, Progressive Roofing, Kearney Electric
Interesting fact: Fast track programming, design and approved GMP within five months from start date.

SALT_RenderingSALT
Developer: OliverMcMillan
General Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Todd & Associates
Size: 497KSF
Value: $39M
Start/Complete: August 2014 to March 2016
Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete
Interesting fact: SALT is a four-story, 264-unit, class-A apartment community with direct frontage on Tempe Town Lake.

Talking Stick_IMG_1834Talking Stick Resort Pool Remodel, Phase II
Developer: Salt River Gaming Enterprise, a division of Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
General Contractor: The PENTA Building Group
Architect: FFKR Architects
Location: Scottsdale
Size: 5400 SF
Value: WND
Start/Complete: November 2014 to April 2015
Subcontractors: Performance Contracting, Inc, Total Shade, LLC, W.J. Maloney Plumbing
Interesting fact: The project has an operable DJ booth that raises from a below grade pit to three feet above grade though the use of a spiral lifting system.

The Village at Aspen PlaceThe Village at Aspen Place
Developer: The Village at Aspen Place LLC
General Contractor: Wespac Construction
Architect: NSPJ Architects
Location: Flagstaff
Size: 344,144 SF
Value: $37M
Start/Complete: April 2014 to December 2015
Subcontractors: Coreslab Structures
Interesting fact: This is the main housing component for the The Village center in Flagstaff. The multi-housing project consists of 226 units and 33KSF of retail.

Stop 2: Liberty Center at Rio Salado

DriveTime Automotive signs 96KSF lease at Liberty Center

Liberty Property Trust announced the signing of a 96,000 square foot lease with DriveTime Automotive Group for a new corporate headquarters in Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe.  It will be the third class-A office building that Liberty will deliver at its newly launched park since construction began in the fourth quarter of 2013.

“We are excited to continue the development momentum at Liberty Center at Rio Salado by providing an opportunity for DriveTime to expand,” John DiVall, senior vice president and city manager for Liberty’s Arizona region. “When designing Liberty Center at Rio Salado our intent was to design a first-class park to cater to high-profile companies such as DriveTime and we look forward to working with them to create an innovative new corporate headquarters that will reflect their identity.”

“DriveTime selected Liberty Center at Rio Salado not only for the central location and amenities of the Tempe Town Lake area but also for the quality of Liberty Property Trust projects,” said Ernie Garcia, Chairman of the Board of DriveTime.  Garcia continued, “We are confident that the new building that Liberty develops will be key to attracting and retaining over 300 new employees that will join the 250 existing quality employees that will work together under one roof at the new DriveTime Home Offices in Tempe.”

Located at 1720 West Rio Salado Parkway, the building will be designed and constructed to meet the LEED® Silver level of certification for new construction.  The building will feature high performance glazing, 16 foot open ceilings, a large atrium lobby, state-of-the-art telecommunications, LED lighting, and six-per-1,000 parking. Twenty percent of the building’s construction materials will consist of recycled content, including the concrete, steel, aluminum, and drywall. Liberty anticipates the project completion by November 2015.

DriveTime joins other new technology businesses that have moved to or expanded in Tempe’s urban core, adding thousands of new jobs to the valley city. “We are thrilled that DriveTime selected Tempe and Liberty Center and we were happy to work with the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation on this project. DriveTime will bring hundreds of new high-paying technology jobs and young people to our city to add to the quality growth we have seen in recent years,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell.

The architect for the building is Butler Design Group, the interior architect is PDO (Phoenix Design One)and the general contractor is Wespac Construction.

Fred Darche of Lee & Associates and Tom Adelson of CBRE represented Drive Time and Brand Anderson and Mike Strittmatter of CBRE represented Liberty in the transaction.

The lease agreement with DriveTime also brings Liberty’s year-to-date total leased space in Arizona to more than 600,000 square feet, a record for the region.

Stop 1: Hayden Ferry Lakeside III

Ticket To Ride: NAIOP Arizona Tempe Tour

The NAIOP bus tour is kicking back into gear this fall with plans to roll through the largest hub for Valley development — downtown Tempe. Tour trollies will cycle through stops at Marina Heights, Hayden Ferry Lakeside and Liberty Center at Rio Salado, where participants may network and meet the sites’ respective developers.

“The biggest catalyst to starting the bus tour concept again is the number of exciting projects that are underway,” says Parkway Properties Vice President and Managing Director Matt Mooney.

“Everyone in our industry experienced the challenges of the Great Recession, so to now have the Valley, and specifically Tempe, exemplifying such strong development in certain segments is worth seeing. Also, many of the major developments underway in Tempe are NAIOP member projects and this bus tour is a great opportunity to showcase the development prowess and expertise of NAIOP’s leading development firms.”

It’s also a way for members and non-members to meet with the developers of the respective projects.

“We wanted to feature Tempe as it is one of the strongest performing submarkets across all of the western United States, and these projects were chosen specifically because of their proximity and size,” says Mooney. “Marina Heights is the largest office development in Arizona history, Liberty Center is already two buildings into what will ultimately be a mixed-use park of more than 1MSF, and Hayden Ferry III is the first mid-high rise multi-tenant office building in this cycle.”

NAIOP’s end goal, Mooney says, is to give members insight into how and why the projects on the tour came together, what they will be and the trends to which they speak.

Where: Tempe Center for the Arts

When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Tickets: $50 for members, $100 for non-members (includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)

Stop 1: Hayden Ferry Lakeside III

Stop 1: Hayden Ferry Lakeside III

Stop 1: Hayden Ferry Lakeside III
Developer: Parkway Properties General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Architect: DAVIS
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Size: 311,505 SF (including parking garage)
Brokerage Firm: CBRE
Value: $42 million
Start/Completion: April 2014 to September 2015
Subcontractors: CECO Concrete, Kovach Building Enclosures, Kearney Electric, Comfort Systems, W.J. Maloney Plumbing

Hayden Ferry Lakeside was the first major development along Tempe Town Lake and precipitated other, more recent developments such as Marina Heights, the new home of State Farm. The boat-shaped, nautical-themed Hayden Ferry Lakeside buildings I and II were completed in 2002 and 2007, respectively. The last phase of the three-building project, HFL III, broke ground in May 2014. It is a 267KSF, 10-story, Class-A office building with one level of below grade parking that ties into an existing parking garage.

Stop 2: Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Stop 2: Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Stop 2: Liberty Center at Rio Salado
Developer: Liberty Property Trust
General Contractor: Wespac Construction
Architect: RSP Architects
Location: 1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Ariz.
Size: 155,000 SF
Brokerage Firm: CBRE
Value: WND
Start/Completion: December 2013 to September 2015
Subcontractors: Quality Building Maintenance, Speedie & Associates, Hunter Engineering, Arizona Traffic Signal, Buesing Corp., Gunsight Construction, Mister Bugman, Torrent Resources, Desert Services, JJ Sprague of Arizona, The Landscape Broker, Suntec Concrete, Coreslab Structures, Re-Create Companies, Bernies Brass, S&H Steel, E2 Innovations, Fine Line Cabinetry, Rite-Way Thermal, Diversified Roofing, AK&J Sealants, Walters & Wolf, American Direct, Demers Glass, Stucco Renovations of Arizona, Adobe Drywall, Berg Drywall, Wholesale Floors, Adobe Paint, Ganado Painting & Wallcovering, Trademark Visual, Partitions & Accessories, Thyssen Krupp Elevators, Ryan Mechanical, RCI Systems, Alpine Mechanical, DP Electric, Simplex Grinnell, Arizona Control Specialist, Cookson Door Sales, U.S. Mobile Communications, Norcon Industries, Standard Restaurant Equipment, Mountain States Drapery
At full build-out, Liberty Center at Rio Salado is a 1MSF mixed-use project at the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Priest Drive. The 100-acre property will focus on high-performance buildings with a sustainable design built to achieve LEED Silver certification. Designed to accommodate the businesses of today, the project features a 6/1,000 parking ratio and is just minutes from the downtown Tempe entertainment district and Sky Harbor Airport.

Stop 3: Marina Heights

Stop 3: Marina Heights

Stop 3: Marina Heights
Developer: Sunbelt Holdings / Ryan Companies US, Inc.
General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Architect: DAVIS
Location: Tempe, Ariz.
Size: 2,095,000 GSF
Brokerage Firm: Phoenix Commercial Advisors (Retail)
Value: $600 million
Start/Completion: 2013 to est. 2017
Subcontractors: Buesing, Suntec Concrete, Walters & Wolf, Delta Diversified, Harder Mechanical, HACI, Sun Valley Masonry, Brothers Masonry, Sturgeon Electric, Jencco, Kovach, Otis Elevator, Olympic West, Aero Automatic, Alliance Fire Protection, Berg Drywall, Adobe Drywall, Custom Roofing, Progressive Roofing, Red Pont, Speedie, CTS, Meade Engineering, Kraemer Consultants, EME, Design Element

This project is the new hub office campus of State Farm, a Midwestern insurance company. The LEED Silver design concept covers an area of approximately 20 acres and includes five office towers of varying heights; three to four stand-alone retail buildings; and two below grade parking garage levels.

Approximately 40KSF of retail amenities will complement the transit-oriented development and include food service, coffee shops, restaurants, business services and fitness facilities.
The site will also feature a 10-acre lakeside plaza, which will be open to the public. The total project will consist of approximately 2,040,000 gross square feet of office and retail space and 8,600 parking spaces.

Liberty Center at Rio Salado, a Class A LEED Silver office development in Tempe.

Ground breaks on second building at Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Property Trust will break ground this week on its second building at its new park, Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe. Located at 1910 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Building Two will be a two-story, 156,030 square foot Class A office building. The project is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification and the total investment is approximately $33 million.

“Leasing interest in Liberty Center at Rio Salado remains high, and we are excited to continue that momentum with this new building,” said John DiVall, senior vice president at Liberty Property Trust. “Beginning construction of Building Two on the heels of Building One (currently under development) will allow us to meet anticipated demand by delivering more Class A office space with structured parking at the right time in the market. Additionally, we will also be completing the park’s infrastructure and common area amenities.”

Last quarter, Liberty announced that it had signed a lease for the 76,162 square foot first floor of Building One.  The second floor of 78,000 square feet remains available for lease.

In total the park will offer more than one million square feet of office, industrial and flex space. Buildings One and Two are part of Phase I, which when complete will include seven office and one industrial building. Phase II, which will be located across Priest Drive, is slated to include a hotel, retail and additional office buildings.

The architect for building two is RSP Architects, the general contractor is Westpac Construction, and the civil engineer is Wood/Patel.

In 2012, Liberty Property Trust was selected by the City of Tempe as the developer for the 100 acre site located at Priest Road and Rio Salado Parkway. Liberty Center at Rio Salado is centrally located in the heart of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, offers unparalleled visibility from Arizona Route 143 and Red Mountain Loop 202, and is within minutes of Sky Harbor International Airport and Arizona State University. The location is less than five miles from the company’s fully leased 1.2 million square foot business park Liberty Cotton Center.

Liberty Center at Rio Salado, a Class A LEED Silver office development in Tempe.

Liberty Property Trust Closes Seven Deals in Arizona in the First Quarter 2014

Liberty Property Trust today announced it has closed seven lease agreements totaling approximately 425,000 square feet during a very strong first quarter of 2014.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this record level of lease transactions in Arizona,” said John DiVall, senior vice president at Liberty. “Our high volume of activity includes new leases and tenant renewals, both of which speak to the quality of our customer service as well as to the product we have available in the market.  We sense both office and industrial markets continuing to recover and we are very optimistic about moving forward in the Phoenix market as we continue to expand.”

The quarter was marked by three new leases and four renewals. New leases in the region include:

•    Power-One Renewable Energy Solutions, which signed a new lease for 105,542 square feet at Liberty Sky Harbor Center, located at 2626 S. 7th Street. The agreement brings the complex, which reopened last May after a complete renovation and rebranding, to 100% occupancy.

•   WageWorks Inc., which signed a new lease for 76,162 square feet at 1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway, which marked the first tenant agreement to be signed at the Liberty Center at Rio Salado, the company’s new Class A LEED® Silver office development.

•   The company also reports that it has signed a new lease for 42,639 square feet at 9801 S. 51st Street in Phoenix.

Notable lease renewals in the region include:

•   Veracity Logistics, which has signed a lease renewal for 74,124 square feet at 8313 W. Pierce Street in Tolleson. The company has been a Liberty tenant since 2011.

The Source Bakery, which has signed a lease renewal for 62,194 square feet at Liberty Tolleson Center. Located at 8601 W. Washington Street, the company has been a tenant at the building since 2003.

•   American Beverage Corporation, which has signed a lease renewal for 40,684 square feet at Liberty Sky Harbor, located at 2626 S. 7th Street. The company has been a tenant at the building since 2009.

•   Blood Systems Inc., which has signed a lease renewal for 23,455 square feet at 4405 E. Cotton Center Boulevard in Phoenix.  The company has been a tenant at the building since 2003.

In other news, earlier this quarter Liberty received LEED Silver certification for its newly opened building at 4500 E. Cotton Center Blvd. in Phoenix. The 139,403 square foot Class A two-story office building was built in 2013 and is fully leased to Aetna.

Liberty Sky Harbor Center, which is now at 100% occupancy.

Liberty Sky Harbor Center, which is now at 100% occupancy.

Rio Salado, Liberty Property Trust, WEB

Liberty Property Trust Signs First Tenant at Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Property Trust has signed a lease with WageWorks Inc. for 76,162 square feet, marking the first tenant agreement to be signed for the company’s Class A office development, Liberty Center at Rio Salado business park in Tempe. Located at 1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Building One is a two-story 155,000 square foot development that is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification, and is slated to come online in October 2014.

“The level of tenant demand for this project is high,” said John DiVall, senior vice president at Liberty Property Trust. “WageWorks is well suited for our new mixed-use business park and its employees will enjoy the contemporary amenities and the live-work-play environment that the park will offer. We look forward to celebrating the opening of their office in Building One later this year.”

“Tempe has been a critical hub for WageWorks and we are excited about expanding our local footprint and moving into the Liberty Center.  As our company continues to grow, this facility will become the new home of the WageWorks Service Center, designed to deliver outstanding service to our employer clients and their participants, and help us recruit and retain happy, healthy and productive employees,” said Joe Jackson, CEO of WageWorks.

WageWorks has leased the entire first floor of Building One, and the second floor comprised of approximately 77,000 square feet is available for lease. Building One is a part of Phase I, which when complete will include seven offices and one industrial building. Phase II, which will be located across Priest Road, is slated to include a hotel, retail and additional office buildings. In total the park will offer more than one million square feet of office, industrial, flex and retail space.

Tim Glenn, Jason Moore, Keith Lammersen and Jim Sadler with JLL represented WageWorks and Megan Creecy-Herman represented Liberty in the transaction.

Liberty Propert Co, Liberty Center

Liberty Property Trust Breaks Ground on Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Property Trust will today break ground on the first of up to 11 planned buildings at Liberty Center at Rio Salado business park in Tempe. When complete in mid-2014, Building One (1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway) will be a two-story 155,000 square foot Class A office building. The speculative project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The ceremony will be hosted by William P. Hankowsky, chief executive officer, and John DiVall, senior vice president of Liberty Property Trust with remarks by Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell.

“Today will mark the start of our largest project to date in Arizona, and we are excited to be getting underway,” said Hankowsky. “Our strategy is to create work environments that can make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. We believe that Liberty Center at Rio Salado – with its sustainable buildings and commitment to amenities such as an outdoor amphitheater and Wi-Fi – will provide a terrific location for creativity, productivity and innovation. This location in Tempe will offer a live-work-play environment.”

In concert with the development of Building One, Liberty will develop the formal entrance to the park near the southwest corner of the intersection of Priest Road and Rio Salado Parkway. Well-known local sculptor and designer Kevin S. Berry is developing an iconic piece for the entrance and several more that will dot the park. Landscaping will feature native plants and the bike and walking paths will link into the City of Tempe bicycle paths.

Liberty is in the process of earthwork and installing infrastructure in anticipation of announcing the development of a sister building by the end of the year. These two buildings are part of Phase I, which when complete will include six office and one industrial building. Phase II, which will be located across the road, is slated to include a hotel, retail and additional office buildings. In total the park will offer more than one million square feet of office, industrial, flex and retail space.

Liberty Propert Co, Liberty Center

Liberty Property Trust Breaks Ground on Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Property Trust will break ground on the first of up to 11 planned buildings at Liberty Center at Rio Salado business park in Tempe on Monday. When complete in mid-2014, Building One (1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway) will be a two-story 155,000 SF Class-A office building. The speculative project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.

The ceremony will be hosted by William P. Hankowsky, chief executive officer, and John DiVall, senior vice president of Liberty Property Trust with remarks by Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell.

“Today will mark the start of our largest project to date in Arizona, and we are excited to be getting underway,” said Hankowsky. “Our strategy is to create work environments that can make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. We believe that Liberty Center at Rio Salado – with its sustainable buildings and commitment to amenities such as an outdoor amphitheater and Wi-Fi – will provide a terrific location for creativity, productivity and innovation. This location in Tempe will offer a live-work-play environment.” 

In concert with the development of Building One, Liberty will develop the formal entrance to the park near the southwest corner of the intersection of Priest Road and Rio Salado Parkway. Well-known local sculptor and designer Kevin S. Berry is developing an iconic piece for the entrance and several more that will dot the park. Landscaping will feature native plants and the bike and walking paths will link into the City of Tempe bicycle paths.

Liberty is in the process of earthwork and installing infrastructure in anticipation of announcing the development of a sister building by the end of the year. These two buildings are part of Phase I, which when complete will include six office and one industrial building. Phase II, which will be located across the road, is slated to include a hotel, retail and additional office buildings. In total the park will offer more than one million square feet of office, industrial, flex and retail space.

Sierra Vista Hospital

New to Market: November, December 2013

|  Sierra Vista Regional Health Center Replacement Hospital

Developer: Regional Care Hospital Partners

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Architect: Gould Turner Group Architects

Location: State Route 90 and Colonia De Salud, Sierra Vista

Size: 175,000 SF

JE Dunn was recently awarded the $55M Sierra Vista Regional Health Center Replacement Hospital project. The 175,000 SF, 100-bed full-service acute care medical center will be located on Sierra Vista’s existing 77-acre campus.The project is scheduled to start construction in December and will implement a 15-month fast track delivery process. The project broke ground in October 2013 and expects to finish in 1Q of 2015.

 

Turner Spectrum Ridge

Turner Spectrum Ridge

Turner Spectrum Ridge

Developer: Turner Real Estate Investments

General Contractor: Renaissance Companies

Architect: Butler Design Group

Location: Eight buildings on E. Lone Cactus Rd. & E. Salter Dr.

Size: 10,944 SF to 20,040 SF

Brokerage Firm: Voit Real Estate Services

On September 25, construction began on eight free-standing industrial buildings ranging in size from ±10,944 SF to ±20,040 SF. The development includes block-fenced private yards, a minimum of ±1,492 SF of office, clear height 20- and – 24-inch evaporative cooling, 800 to 1200 amps of  277/480v power and A-1 zoning. Buildings are expected to be completed between February and May 2014.

 

Alta Scottsdale

Alta Scottsdale

Alta Scottsdale

Developer: Wood Partners

General contractor: WP South Builders

Architect: Womack + Hampton

Location: Granite Reef and Indian School roads

Size: 190,000 SF

Brokerage Firm: Michael Lieb

Wood Partners broke ground on two four-story Italianate buildings that will house 140 one-bedroom units, 76 two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom apartments with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, vinyl plank flooring and many locally sourced materials. Residents of this boutique community will have access to a club room and bar area for events and cooking demonstrations, a fitness center and a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired pool area. Tempered-air corridors will ensure that residents’ front doors are not exposed to the elements. Guests will be greeted in a hospitality-style entrance lobby. Construction on the $38M project is expected to finish in 2Q 2015.

 

|  Manzanita Hall Remodel

Manzanita Hall

Manzanita Hall

Developer: American Campus Communities

OWNER: Arizona State University

General contractor: hardison/downey construction

Architect: Studio Ma with Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Location: University Drive and Veterans Way, Tempe

Size: 218,000 SF, 241 units, 816 student beds

This student dormitory project located on ASU’s main campus features a full gut and remodel of the historic 15-story Manzanita Hall, which was originally built in 1967. The project, which began in February 2012 and ended in October 2013, cost $50.3 million. The new dorm rooms units with two or three bedrooms with one bathroom, and four bedrooms with two bathrooms. Manzy Square, the student dining facility, was also remodeled on the first floor of the building. New social spaces include a fitness center, mail and computer rooms, student lounges and a business center. Exterior improvements include new landscaping and courtyards, and basketball and sand volleyball courts. Subcontractors include HACI, Danco, Wang Electric, AZ Fire Protection, Adobe Drywall, Adobe Paint, Ikon Steel, Sun Valley Concrete & Masonry, American Openings, Kovach, Heritage, Mikada, Fine Line and Dickens Quality Demolition.

 

|  SkySong III

SkySong III

SkySong III

Developer: The Plaza Companies

OWNER: SkySong Office III, LLC

General contractor: DPR Construction

Architect: Butler Design Group

Location: 1365 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

Size: 145,000 SF office building and 1,000-space parking garage

The $18.9M SkySong Office III building is a new LEED Certified ground-up 145,000 SF core and shell four-story office building with interior lobby and restroom build-out, including site preparation and development of surface parking, new quadrant roads and a ground plus a four-story +1,000-space parking garage. Construction began in August and is expected to finish in July 2014. Subcontractors include Saguaro Steel and ProSteel, Coreslab, DP Electric, HACI, Irontree, Jones Concrete, Kovach, ALR, Stonecold, DPR Construction Self Perform Work and Otis.

 

|  Garmin International

Garmin International

Garmin International

Developer: Garmin International

General contractor: LGE Design Build

Architect: Cawley Architects

Location: Juniper Drive & Galveston Street, Chandler

Size: 67,000 SF

Garmin – Chandler is a new ground-up office building for Garmin International. This $10M project broke ground September 10 and is anticipated to finish in June 2014. The LEED Silver building features a parking ratio more than 6/1000, tilt concrete construction, a two-story atrium and outdoor amenities such as basketball and volleyball courts. This project will be designed, engineered and permitted in 120 days with construction scheduled for 240 days.

 

|  Heritage Marketplace

Heritage Marketplace

Heritage Marketplace

Developer: LGE Design Build

General contractor: LGE Design Build

Architect: Cawley Architects / AV3 Design

Location: Gilbert Road and Vaughn Avenue, Gilbert

Size: 31,000 SF

Brokerage firm: Brad Balbo and Matt Milinovich of Strategic

LGE Design Build has recently broken ground on Heritage Marketplace Phase I in the Historic District in Gilbert. Phase I consists of 31,000 SF split into two anchor restaurants and a two-story mixed use office/retail building. Total cost of Phase I is more than $7 million. Future phases will add an additional 30,000 SF to 40,000 SF of retail, restaurant and office space. Phase I pre-leases include Zinburger by Fox Restaurant Concepts and Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles. Completion is slated for 3Q of 2014.

 

|  Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Property at Rio Salado

Liberty Property at Rio Salado

 

Developer: Liberty Property Trust

General Contractor: Bid

Architect: RSP Architects

Location: Priest Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

Size: 810,000 SF

Liberty Center at Rio Salado is a 76-acre, high-performance mixed-use, office complex development offering tenants options for office, flex and light industrial, while providing excellent corporate brand visibility from the Red Mountain Loop 202, Priest Drive and Rio Salado Parkway. The development will later include retail and hospitality. Currently in construction documents, Phase I is a 120,000 SF speculative office building with 80,000 SF on the first floor and 40,000 SF on the second. The building orientation includes views of Camelback Mountain and Papago Park to the north. The campus incorporates a bike path of nearby Tempe Town Beach Park and also features an outside amphitheater. Liberty Center appeals to businesses with its central location and high visibility, as well as to the general public with its Sonoran Desert themed landscape and access to the existing Tempe Town Beach Park walking and bike path. The project is designed to be LEED Certified.