Project update – Madison Jail rehab

The remodel of the old Madison Street jail is well underway and is approaching the final stages. The project, possibly the largest adaptive reuse project in Arizona to date, involves the conversion of the facility from a county jail to an office building for the Maricopa County Attorney. This will allow the County Attorney’s office,… Continue reading Project update – Madison Jail rehab

Subcommittee Summary – American Legion, South Convention Center, and eScooters

The Phoenix Planning and Economic Development Subcommittee met on June 4th to discuss several topics, including the American Legion Post #1, located at 7th Avenue & Grand, The South Phoenix Convention Hall, and the large Cemex property located along the Salt River south of Downtown. The nearly 2.5-hour meeting also included a presentation regarding an… Continue reading Subcommittee Summary – American Legion, South Convention Center, and eScooters

Aspire Fillmore Update #2: New Renderings

CCBG Architects, the architectural firm in charge of the design of the upcoming Aspire Fillmore development on 3rd and Fillmore, has posted several new renderings to their site. The project’s page also confirms several details regarding the development, including the project’s name, the total number residential units (254) and also a projected completion date of… Continue reading Aspire Fillmore Update #2: New Renderings

Phoenix transit corridors getting improved tree coverage

The City of Phoenix has been planting and replacing trees all along the Light Rail corridors in an effort to improve “pedestrian-friendly landscaping and improve [ADA] accessibility”, according to a press release from March. The project, which is scheduled to take about 18 months, will plant new trees in over 180 empty tree wells and… Continue reading Phoenix transit corridors getting improved tree coverage

Subcommittee Summary: Aviation & Transportation – May 7 2019: Disagreement over pace of redeveloping South Phoenix Convention Hall.

May 7th’s meeting of the City Council’s Planning and Economic Development Subcommittee revealed some apparent differences in opinion over the pace and direction of the City’s efforts to redevelop the South Phoenix Convention Center building. The subcommittee met to discuss possible options for the building, which is coming of age. Failing to redevelop the property… Continue reading Subcommittee Summary: Aviation & Transportation – May 7 2019: Disagreement over pace of redeveloping South Phoenix Convention Hall.

Subcommittee Summary: Aviation & Transportation – April 23 2019

Last month’s Aviation and Transportation Subcommittee meeting covered several subjects including a new non-standard sidewalk Treatment policy, an update to the Key Corridors Master Plan Update, and an update to the Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program. I understand this meeting took place a while ago, but still wanted to provide a decent summary since a couple… Continue reading Subcommittee Summary: Aviation & Transportation – April 23 2019

Watch for robots near 1st Ave & Monroe

Next time you find yourself near 1st Avenue and Monroe in Downtown Phoenix, you might encounter a large friendly-looking robot, just sitting on a park bench reading a book under a street light. Your might ask yourself: Why would a robot be taking the time to read a book? The answer lies within the story… Continue reading Watch for robots near 1st Ave & Monroe

X Phoenix (200 Monroe) – Update #1

The 200 Monroe project is now under construction, and the project’s name is officially ‘X Phoenix’. Chicago-based PMG Group is building a 1.2 million square foot, 23-floor residential facility on the 2-acre site located on the Southwest corner of 2nd Avenue and Van Buren, just blocks from the ASU Downtown campus. The new property will… Continue reading X Phoenix (200 Monroe) – Update #1

Block 23 – Update #1

The construction at Block 23 continues. The structure was ‘topped off’ at the end of January as it reached its ultimate height of 17 stories or about 230 feet. Workers have begun to affix finishing materials to the exterior of the lower levels and frame out the interior areas. Currently-announced tenants include a Fry’s marketplace,… Continue reading Block 23 – Update #1