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

Phoenix looking to redevelop several properties in 2019

On Friday, the City of Phoenix’s Community and Economic Development department released a ‘wish list’ of properties they’d like to propose for redevelopment in 2019. The properties targeted are mostly parking lots along the Phoenix Light Rail corridor, with the exception of the American Legion building at 7th & Grand, and a City admin building at… Continue reading Phoenix looking to redevelop several properties in 2019

New Project: The Central Park

Phoenix, meet your newest mega-project! Pivotal Group, a private equity firm based in Phoenix, is seeking to develop a 2.3 million square foot project on a vacant 15-acre lot on the Northeast corner of Central & Indian School (4141 N 3rd Street). If early documents are any indicator, the project is very ambitious. The proposal,… Continue reading New Project: The Central Park

Most Walkable neighborhoods near Downtown Phoenix

Phoenix is widely regarded as a car-dependent city. So it might surprise you to learn that several of our neighborhoods are rated as ‘Very Walkable’ (or close to it) by a company that rates neighborhoods according to how friendly they are to pedestrian life. A Seattle-based company called Walk Score (acquired by Redfin in 2014)… Continue reading Most Walkable neighborhoods near Downtown Phoenix

Project Profile: Kenect Phoenix

Overview Project Name: Kenect Location: 355 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ Type: Mixed-Use (Residential/Retail) Status: Under Construction Expected Completion: Fall 2019 Last Update: 26-Oct-2018 Developer: Akara Partners Builder: UEB Builders Project Details 23 Stories (285 feet est.) 320 Residential Units (Studio to 3-bed) 8,000 Square Ft. Ground Floor Retail Amenities to include a fitness center… Continue reading Project Profile: Kenect Phoenix