What were the largest construction permits in Phoenix in 2017? The research team at BuildZoom analyzed the data from its National Building Permit Database to identify the 10 most expensive building permits. Here are the 10 largest construction permits issued for Phoenix projects in 2017:
1. Grand Canyon University Missouri Parking Garage
Location: 5346 N. 29th Ave.
Details: The number one most expensive construction permit of 2017 was a $67.8 million, 800K SF parking garage for Grand Canyon University. The rapidly expanding university has poured millions of dollars into recent developments ranging from student housing to sports arenas. The addition of this five-level parking garage, located at the previously vacant lot at W Missouri and N 29th, will add 2,400 parking spots to the University’s facilities.
2. The Stewart (Phase 2)
Location: 802 N. Central Ave.
Details: This $52.9 million permit covers the second phase of construction for The Stewart, a luxury high-rise apartment building under development at 802 N Central Avenue. The permit covers the remaining construction of floors 8 to 19, as well as a full buildout of the interior architecture. This controversial project is located at the site of the former Stewart Motor Company Building, which had been under consideration for the National Register of Historic Places before its roof was demolished to begin construction of the high rise. Part of the original facade and spire were incorporated into the design of the new structure.
3. 28th & Camelback Apartment Complex
Location: 2727 E. Camelback Rd.
Details: Located just south of the Biltmore Golf Club, this five-story apartment complex will feature 253 luxury apartment units and a six-story parking garage. Currently under construction by developers StreetLights Residential, this 446K SF building is valued at $42.8 million.
4. City Center on the Park (Building A)
Location: 1313 N. 2nd St.
Details: This $42.3 million permit covers Building A of the City Center on the Park development under construction at 1313 N 2nd Street. Building A will contain 236 apartment units across five floors and 407.6K SF. According to Orion Properties, developers MT Builders LLC plan to eventually connect this structure to a separate four-story apartment building during a second phase of development. The project, located next to Margaret Hance Park, will also include a seven-level precast parking structure. In its entirety, the project is expected to cost over $100 million.
5. Broadstone Midtown
Location: 240 W. Osborn Rd.
Details: This 346.7K SF multi-family development contains four levels of apartment units over a two-level concrete garage. The $33.6M project, under development by Alliance Residential Company, will house 200 units.
6. Camelback Subaru Expansion
Location: 1521 E. Camelback Rd.
Details: This $33.5 million Subaru expansion will add a new three-story, 394K SF parking structure with employee facilities to the existing dealership located at 1521 E. Camelback Road. The contractors on the job are listed as DL Withers Construction.
7. Alta Central Multifamily Complex
Location: 4001 N. Central Ave.
Details: Alta Central is a 378K SF multi-family apartment under development at the cross streets of North Central and Indianola avenues. The four-story structure, which controversially replaced the unique pyramid structure of previous tenant Macayo’s Restaurant, will contain 223 units and is under development by Wood Partners and Macayos Real Estate Holdings LLC.
8. Circa Central Avenue
Location: 1505 N. Central Ave.
Details: Circa Central Avenue is a six-story apartment building under construction at Central and Wiletta. The building will feature 229 units within the top four floors, with the bottom two floors dedicated to parking, townhouses, and two creative office suites. Developers Ryan Companies LLC, Hunt Investment Management, Tilton, and Civitas are working with Seattle-based architect Studio Meng Strazzara to design and build the mixed-use project, located near the Phoenix Art Museum and Metro Valley Light Rail Station.
9. Biltmore Spectrum
Location: 4640 N. 24th St.
Details: The Biltmore Spectrum, under construction by Sun State Builders, will consist of two apartment buildings located along Camelback Corridor in Central Phoenix. The $29.3 million project will contain 476 units, and each structure will be five stories tall. The architects on the project, CCBG, state that the project will double the previous intensity of use on the site to 89 units per net acre, in keeping with plans to increase density in the district.
10. Liberty Logistics Center II (Building 2)
Location: 1500 S. 71st Ave.
Details: Developer Liberty Property Limited is constructing a $28.3 million facility as the second of three buildings constituting the 72-acre industrial park Liberty Logistics Center II. According to AZ Big Media, Essendant Company has signed on to lease 60% of the 437K SF building under construction at 1500 S. 71st Avenue.