Mesa featured in NYT’s ‘A Map of every building in America’

It’s always nice to see Arizona featured positively in the national news. The New York Times published today a detailed map of the United States filters out everything except human structures. The authors compiled the map from a massive data trove from Microsoft that outlines buildings only. The resulting interactive map is a fantastic illustration… Continue reading Mesa featured in NYT’s ‘A Map of every building in America’

Crane Alert: Application submitted for 200 Monroe project

The developer of the project at 200 W. Monroe has filed an application to erect a 340-foot tower crane. The crane is to go up in March 2019 and come down by September 2020. Overview Study (ASN): 2018-AWP-14797-OE Prior Study: Status: Work In Progress Received Date: 09/17/2018 Entered Date: 09/17/2018 Map: View Map Construction Info… Continue reading Crane Alert: Application submitted for 200 Monroe project

About the Light Rail

I had the good fortune recently to attend both City Council meetings regarding the Light rail projects around town. The first of which focused solely on the South Central extension and whether it is to be two or four lanes. I was impressed and heartened by the amount of people who came out to participate… Continue reading About the Light Rail

Project Profile: 201 Van Buren

Overview Project Name: ? Location:  SW corner of Van Buren and 2nd Avenue (201 W. Van Buren) Type: Mixed-Use Status: Proposed Construction Expected Completion: ? Last Update: 05-Nov-2018 Developer: PMG Builder: ? Design Contractor: Kimley-Horn & Associates Project Details 201 W. Van Buren is a yet-unbranded 2-phase residential project by Chicago-based PMG group under an updated GPLET… Continue reading Project Profile: 201 Van Buren

Project Profile: Berger Project

The Berger Project will be a 20-story multi-use tower located at Central and Adams, on the Southeast corner. New Orleans-based Berger Holdings bought the lot from the City of Phoenix in June for $2.8M. Berger won the bid over another development company which offered $700k more for the lot, but planned to build a 12-story hotel… Continue reading Project Profile: Berger Project

laMadeleine at Luhrs Tower to open Aug 15th

A new restaurant is coming to the Luhrs Tower at 1st Avenue and Jefferson. laMadeleine French Bakery and Cafe will open its 3rd Valley location on August 15th, according to several restaurant and construction workers I spoke with. The Dallas, Texas-based chain has been in business since 1983 and has 86 locations throughout the U.S,… Continue reading laMadeleine at Luhrs Tower to open Aug 15th

Project Profile: Arizona Center’s Palm Court Tower

The Palm Court Tower is a project taking place on the Arizona Center property at the Northeast corner of Van Buren and 5th Street. It will consist of a 31-story Residential tower on land converted from what is now a grass lawn bounded by palm trees. The building will cost $100M and will be designed… Continue reading Project Profile: Arizona Center’s Palm Court Tower

Developer buys Sing High property

Sing High Chop Suey House, a very long-running restaurant located at 1st Avenue and Madison St, will close its doors after nearly 90 years in business on September 30th; the result of the recent sale of the land the restaurant sits upon. Sing High has been serving Cantonese-style Chinese food in Phoenix since 1928, and… Continue reading Developer buys Sing High property

Project Profile: The Link PHX

The LINK PHX is a 30-story residential project by Chicago-based CA Ventures that is going up at 3rd St and Pierce streets. The building will add 257 units and approximately 7000 square feet of retail space to the area around Roosevelt row and the ASU campus. Once complete, the structure will be one of the… Continue reading Project Profile: The Link PHX

Project Profile: Block 23

Block 23, located on the Northeast corner of 1st St and Jefferson, is the site of a multi-use project currently under construction by RED Development and Streetlights residential. The multi-use project will add approximately 330 apartments to downtlwn, as well as 200,000 square feet of office, restaurant, and retail space. In addition, the area will… Continue reading Project Profile: Block 23