The city of Phoenix is seeking proposals from proposers who can help revitalize the Adams Street corridor in downtown Phoenix. Proposals that would rejuvenate the area along Adams and Second streets, adjacent to the Phoenix Convention Center and downtown hotels are highly encouraged. Proposers should address how their business will create vibrant places and active spaces that attract local residents and visitors to downtown Phoenix.
Proposals shall identify self-sustaining uses that support and enhance the experience for locals, convention attendees and visitors, downtown workers, residents, students and other downtown visitors. Successful proposer will generate increased sales and income taxes as well as rental revenues for the city.
The results of the recently commissioned Adams Street Activation Study encouraged restaurant, retail shops and other uses that support and enhance sidewalk activity on Adams St. at the Regency Garage. There are five retail spaces available for lease, including:
1. West Convention Center Building, Suite 130 – faces Second Street at 543 sq ft;
2. West Convention Center Building, Suite 150 – faces Monroe Street at 987 sq ft;
3. Regency Garage – 50 N. 2nd St. at 1105 sq ft;
4. 131 E. Adams St. at 1345 sq ft with a 292 sq ft patio;
5. 125 E. Adams St. at 11,895 sq ft with an 820 sq ft patio
The study of the Adams Street corridor is the vision and blueprint for the future. The proposal that achieves this goal is highly encouraged. For more information on the Adams Street Activation Study, visit phoenix.gov/econdev/reinvest/major-reinvestment-focus-areas. A Pre-proposal conference and site tour will be held on Sept. 25 at 10 a.m., at the Phoenix Convention Center West Building, Room 102B. Proposals will be accepted until Oct. 16 at noon.
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.
The City of Chandler is looking for proposals to add mixed use development, including retail and entertainment to its downtown.
The City has opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 4.6-acre property located on the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue commonly known as Sites 1-2-3. This property acts as the northern gateway to Chandler’s vibrant Downtown and is expected to be a catalyst for future growth of the area.
Over the last 15 years, Chandler’s Downtown has moved from being a place in need of redevelopment to a thriving destination location. As such, the low vacancy rate has become an impediment to recruiting new business to the area.
There is an enormous demand for commercial space, with an office vacancy rate of 4.4 percent, and retail and restaurant vacancies at about 2 percent.
The University of Arizona and Arizona State University both have a presence in the area, and two new apartment complexes will bring 450 new housing units to market, complementing the fully-sold townhomes built over the last five years.
Site 1-2-3 is currently vacant and entirely owned by the City of Chandler, requiring no site assemblage. The RFP will be open through Friday, Oct. 24, and is available at www.chandleraz.gov/downtown.
For questions, contact Kim Moyers, Downtown Redevelopment Manager at 480-782-3045.
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).