Kenect Phoenix has officially commenced construction. The fencing around the project has been expanded to include Polk street, which is now closed between Central and 1st Avenue. The parking lot has also been demolished, and excavation equipment is on site.
The mixed use live/work/play project, developed by Akara Partners and built by UEB Builders, is estimated to be complete around Fall 2019, reach approximately 280 feet, and add 320 new residential units to the heart of Downtown Phoenix.
This construction project has a webcam that can be accessed here.
The Stewart is a 19-story residential high rise currently being built at 800 N. Central Ave (Central/McKinley). The building will provide 312 units of transit-oriented living and 9000 square feet of retail to the Roosevelt area.
The Stewart will also include partial sections the original building that housed a 1940’s Studebaker dealership as well as a long-running record store (1972-2009)
The dealership was unique in that it featured a glass-encased rotating vehicle carousel right on the corner.
The project generated some controversy when, in the midst of negotiations with the city and community over historic preservation, the developer suddenly demolished sections of the building, rendering it ineligible for inclusion into the National Register of Historic Places.
Construction is due to be complete in late 2018.
- Address: 800 N. Central Ave
- Residential Units: 312
- Retail/Office: 9000 sq. ft.
- Floors: 19
- Type: Mixed Use (Primary Residential)
- Project Webcam: https://ueb.net/webcam30.html