Chandler City Council has awarded Ryan Companies the request for proposal for the premier downtown property known as Site 6, located on Arizona Avenue, directly across from Chandler’s award-winning City Hall.
Ryan Companies, a nationally recognized company specializing in office development, construction and management, proposes to develop and lease a mixed-use project consisting of two office buildings and related retail and restaurants. Their plan includes outdoor dining, pedestrian walkways and open space.
“We expect this to be a signature development project in downtown,” said Kim Moyers, Downtown Redevelopment Manger for the City of Chandler. “It is expected to open up much-needed office space, bringing jobs to downtown, while building on the momentum we have as an entertainment destination.”
The project is proposed to be built in two phases based on market conditions and pre-leasing. Staff will begin negotiations on a development agreement to be presented to the council by spring 2015.
The 4.25 acre site is vacant, and entirely owned by the city.
Arizona Public Service Co. announces a Request for Proposal (RFP) from solar developers and installers to construct two 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic facilities – financed by APS through the company’s AZ Sun Program.
The RFP began on June 16, and interested parties are encouraged to participate in a bidder’s webinar on June 23. Additional information about the webinar and the RFP is available online at aps.com/rfp.
Projects must utilize commercially proven technology. When completed in 2015, the new solar facilities – one located on Luke Air Force Base and the other to be built in partnership with the City of Phoenix – will be owned and operated by APS. These facilities will join seven other AZ Sun Projects that are already online or under construction, totaling 170 MW of solar energy for Arizona – enough to power more than 42,000 APS customers.
With the AZ Sun Program, APS is investing in the development of solar photovoltaic power plants across Arizona. The program allows APS to partner with third-party developers and equipment providers to design and construct the facilities, which increase the opportunity for more developers to participate since project financing is provided by APS.
APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electricity utility, serves nearly 1.2 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).